Lightweight, breathable, waterproof, versatile, and warm are just a few of the words you want to hear when picking a jacket to take on your next adventure. And the new Shift LT hoodie from Westcomb delivers on all fronts.
The lightest jacket on the market made with ripstop nylon Polartec® NeoShell® fabric that’s not only waterproof and windproof, but also breathable, the Sift LT tips the scales at a shade under 12 ounces. So you gram counters won’t mind keeping one in your pack “just in case.” Its breathability makes it a smart summer choice, and it’s also durable enough for use as a winter shell over some warm layers.
To keep the elements from creeping in, the Shift LT has one-hand cinch cords at the waist and hood (letting you keep your other hand on your gear), velcro closures at the wrists, and a high front collar with a velour lined chin guard. And the hood? It’s designed to fit over a helmet when skiing, biking or climbing, but to also conform to your head, should you be wearing it sans helmet. A Napoleon pocket in the chest provides easy-to-get-at waterproof protection for your phone or other gear.
And since the designers at Westcomb knew you’d be wearing the Shift LT for more than just waiting for a bus in the rain, they gave it a burlier material on the sides and under the arms for durability, and articulated sleeves to give you the ability to move your arms in any direction without grabbing or restriction. And that works whether you’re climbing the side of a rock face, or hailing a cab.
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