Attached Helmet Compatible Hood - The 3-point adjustable hood is roomy enough to wear over a helmet, yet cinches comfortably down when worn without one. Bungee cord on each side of the hood and a third in back simply adjust with one-handed ease, keeping your other hand ready for the unexpected
Adjustable waist system - Easy to adjust with one hand; just pull the cinch-cord within the hand pockets to lock out the elements. Press the one-handed release on the outside hem to loosen the jacket back up
High collar with Velour lined chin-guard - Provides comfort and protection from the elements for your neck and face
1 Napoleon pocket (men's only) - provide easy access to crucial gear. Stash your essential items in the conveniently located chest pocket
1 Bicep pocket - convenient easy access stash pocket for small items
Internal media pocket - Easy to access pocket keeps your MP3 player, iPhone, or other valuables secure and dry
Velcro cuff closure - Keeps snow, wind, and rain from creeping in right at the wrists
Venting zippers - For those moments of extreme heat generating activity, conveniently located underarm zippers open the jacket to maximize air circulation to cool the body's core
340 NRS Polartec NeoShell - Fly weight nylon ripstop with breathability and waterproof performance. Nutshell technology works continuously without sacrificing hand, stretch and durablity
360 NP Polartec NeoShell - Durable water and wind proof nylon weave with revolutionary breathability and stretch performance
20 SPI - 20 stitches per inch exceed industry standards by at least 2x. This higher SPI allows for a lighter, yet stronger fabric seam giving a lifetime of wear and tear while reducing weight as additional topstitching isn't needed
Micro Seam Taping - Creates the thinnest waterproof boundary while creating a more pliable seam without the added weight
Laminated zippers, waist hem and wrist hem - Super durable fabric adhesive affixes these critical areas, creating waterproof, stitch-less, lightweight seams with weld-like durability and ultra clean aesthetics
YKK PU zippers - Provide smooth operation with watertight performance. Reduces weight by eliminating the need for storm flaps
Articulated sleeves - Integrated strategic pocket areas allowing for unrestricted movement in any position
"The Apoc is the Neoshell to go with if you want to extend the seasons you use it in."
I like to play outside, & when I do, I sweat! I've tried on the Neoshells from North Face, Marmot, EMS... all included a heavier lining layer that would be nice in the winter... but not in warmer weather. As I wanted to be able to use this for at least 3 of 4 seasons, I went with the Westy Apoc.
I just want to warn consumers about the warranty process at Westcomb. "Our product warranty is extended to the original consumer and valid only with original proof of purchase." If that receipt is not at the full price of the product you will not receive warranty service due to purchasing a close-out item. If you are lucky they might give you that amount toward another full priced item. GE is no Gore-Tex when it comes to warranting Event.
I'm 6'1" 170lbs. The medium fits like its tailor made. I would wear this for almost any weather conditions. Dry and comfortable in the heavy rain in New Orleans. Breathes very well, never clammy. Recently skied Telluride and was suprised by the wind protection at high speeds. Hiked Palmyra peak on fairly warm day carrying skis and never felt sweaty - very breathable. Lots of good pockets. Only complaint is the arm pocket is on the right arm (aren't we all right handed?)
"Best shell ever made, should be mandatory that every human wear one at all times."
I've been a gear junkie since my diapers were made of Gore-Tex. This is by far the most comfortable and light weight shell I've ever owned, worn or lusted after. Fit is perfect, not lose but not super tight (I'm 6'2" & 200 lbs,, large fits like a tuxedo on George Clooney with a nano puff underneath). The new shell fabric is quiet and stretchy just like it is advertised. I've yet to wet it out (no rain use, just snow) and have worn it around town and skiing and it has been lusted after by all I encounter. The price is steep but jacket nirvana is priceless.