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.
The Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody is a super lightweight, durable and compressible hooded wind jacket. This windshell stows in the chest pocket for ultimate packability. Made with a lightweight yet durable mini-Ripstop textile with mechanical stretch, this hoody features minimal seams and an air permeable PU coating for enhanced wind resistance and temperature regulation. Ideal as a windproof layer for warm weather activities and perfect for rock climbing, hiking and biking. Don't leave home without the Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody.
The Arc'Teryx Squamish Hoody blocks the wind without getting in your way. This jacket is so light you'll barely notice it on your body or in your pack. It's also super-compressible, so it won't take up much space. The fabric stretches, but it also resists tearing. While the Squamish Hoody blocks wind, it doesn't prevent excess heat from escaping. This breathability keeps your temp on a nice even keel, so you stay comfortable. As alway, Arc'Teryx provided an articulated design and fantastic fit.
When the wind whips up a shower on your return loop to the car, pull out the super-lightweight Arcteryx Men's Squamish Hooded Jacket and get back to the trailhead without running for shelter. This wind- and water-resistant shell packs into its own chest pocket and weighs less than a sandwich. The Luminara fabric is light and packable but still has a substantial feel so you won't feel like you're wearing a plastic bag, and it actually looks good enough to wear around town.
The Arc'teryx Squamish hoodie jacket provides durable protection from the whistling winds and sudden showers that appear unexpectedly on springtime hikes.
|Actual Weight:||Blue Onyx, M: 165g|
|Back length (in.):||Unavailable|
|Clothing Fit:||Trim Fit|
|Fabric:||Nylon / nylon blend|
|Fabric Breathability Rating:||breathable|
|Fit:||Athletic, hip length|
|Material:||Luminara™—Nylon weave fabric with wind and water repellant coating|
|Recommended Use:||hiking, trekking, climbing|
|Shell fabric:||Ripstop nylon|
|Weight:||5.2 oz / 146 g|
I use a windshirt as a mid-layer for heat retention when hiking or trekking during the winter. From spring to fall I wear it over a t-shirt or a thin base-layer. As on other Arcteryx jackets there are no pockets at the hips to interfere with a backpacking or climbing harness. There is only a small crossover pocket on the left side of the chest. I use this for keys if I go for a day hike. The Squamish hood is nice, very adjustable. The jacket material is both wind and water resistant, durable and very well crafted. The articulated cut of the sleeves is a great feature. The cuffs are adjustable for reducing or increasing air flow. I also like the heron color. In short, the jacket will do as it says, but it's pricey. It's $70 more than a Montbell windshirt which is a little heavier and full cut, but the Montbell doesn't have those awesome fossil bones on it if that's your thing. Personally I like the athletic fit and lighter material. I don't like feeling that I'm hiking in a noisy nylon sack in windy conditions. The Squamish works great for me in every situation where I need it.
Purchased this and a Patagonia Houdini to compare. Feels like a higher end jacket with the velcro wrists, and opaque material - but it should for the higher prices. With that said, it might be overkill unless on sale.
It is also sized larger than the Houdini @ 5'9" and 200 lbs the Squamish is one size too large in XL, the Houdini is just about right in XL.