The Arcteryx Men's Squamish Hoody is a light wind jacket, great as a layer or on its own. You can pack it into its own pocket and toss it anywhere for easy access. The hood keeps your head dry. The extra durable Squamish Hoody is waterproof and windproof. So convenient.
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Squamish Hoody
Lightweight, nylon ripstop textile with mechanical stretch that resists the wind and has a DWR finish to repel moisture
#3 Vislon front zipper with wind flap
Low profile StormHood
Single chest pocket, stows jacket
Elastic and Velcro cuff
Hem drawcord can be adjusted to seal out drafts
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Squamish Hoody
Weight: 5.5 oz / 155 g
Fit: Athletic, hip length
Gossamera - 100% nylon
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I own a few other pieces of Arc'Teryx gear and got the Squamish for a needed windshirt. Have taken it out on regular trails and into the mountains on a couple of occasions, and it has done a great job of keeping the wind out and is fairly breathable (I did have a bit of condensation but that was after some pretty brisk walking on a long ascent). So far seems pretty durable even though the Squamish is very lightweight and packs down very small when not needed. Hood is awesome too and easily adjustable. It is expensive and there are other similar pieces out there but I went with the Squamish based upon my experience with Arc'Teryx and their construction and attention to detail.
I own a few other pieces of Arc'Teryx gear and got the Squamish for a needed windshirt. Have taken it out on regular trails and into the mountains on a couple of occasions, and it has done a great job of keeping the wind out and is fairly breathable (I did have a bit of condensation but that was after some pretty brisk walking on a long ascent). So far seems pretty durable, and very lightweight and packs down very small when not needed. Hood is awesome too and easily adjustable.
"Great Windshell, but pricey and not needed"
Wonderfully constructed, great storm hood for wear under or over helmet, one cross over breast pocket, velcro adjustable cuffs,decent zippers, adjustable hem cords. Purchased this windshirt in my regular size as most companies now allow for baselayers in their sizing. I tried this windshirt over a mid-weight baselayer, then over the mid-weight baselayer and a Montbell BC synthetic mid-layer jacket. I also tried it as a mid-layer with and without the synthetic mid-layer jacket under an Arcteryx SV shell. The conditions were similar: twenty to twenty-five mph winds, gusting to forty, with intermittent sun and rain at about forty degrees. I found the windshirt did not make an appreciable.
I use a windshirt as a mid-layer for heat retention during the winter to cut grams. From spring to fall I wear it over a t-shirt or thin base-layer when needed. As on other Arcteryx jackets there are no pockets at the hips, only a small crossover pocket on the left side of the chest. It really isn't good for much. The hood is nice, very adjustable. The material is wind and water resistant. The articulated cut of the arms is a great feature. I also like the heron color. In short, the jacket will do as it says, but it's pricey, about $70.00 more than the windshell by Montbell. The Montbell doesn't have the awesome dead fossil bones on it, but works just as well.