This hooded, nylon ripstop wind shell with a durable water-repellent (DWR) finish provides lightweight protection on the trail.
|The North Face Altimont Hoodie||$30.99 - $39.95|
It is actually really hard to find a nice lightweight shell for kids, this jacket fits the bill. A wind shell is an important part of my backcountry gear list. My daughters have taken this item on several backpacking trips so far. We have not used this shell in light rain but has a windblock it is very effective.
I read the description on this jacket and felt it would sufficient for the job as my daughter was in need of a new raincoat that would be versatile and would work for her upcoming camping trip.
Not the case when the jacket arrived. It is really a windbreaker, I can't see it witholding any type of rain, the pocket feature is cool but not neccessary nor needed. We went with the resolve instead which is more of a raincoat and has warmth to it, this jacket had no warmth factor at all.
I returned and re-ordered, unfortunately didn't know it would cost be $6.99:(