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Syncro

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Syncro

Manufacturer: Mountain hardwear

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Page By: J.J.

Created/Edited: Mar 20, 2007 / Mar 20, 2007

Object ID: 2902

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Product Description

Hooded Synchro Jacket

Superior weather resistance in a sleek, technical package: Conduit™ Soft Shell laminate holds wind and water on the outside and warmth on the inside. Weather protective exterior taping and a fleece inner deliver performance and style.

Features

Micro-chamois lined chin guard
Attached hood
Interior water bottle pocket
Interior zip pocket
Hidden PowerStretch® cuff
Superlight Pit Zips are welded and water-resistant
Welded arm pocket with water-resistant zip
Welded hand pockets with water-resistant zips
Two welded chest pockets
Exterior taped, water-resistant seams
One handed hem drawcords

Additional specs

Usage:
Ice / Alpine Climbing / Snowsports

Weight:
19.66 oz / 557.00 g

Laminate:

Conduit™ Soft Shell (This three-layer lamination is a membrane with a stretch face fabric and a knit fleece backing. The laminate is quiet, supple, lightweight, waterproof and breathable. As in the Conduit™ membrane, it is made of interconnected hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecules that actively work to draw moisture vapor away from the body.)

Body fabric:

Synchro SBT, (100% 40D False Twisted Nylon 66 Twill allowing durability, abrasion resistance and mechanical stretch. 176 x 124 thread count and 3-layer Conduit™ with high breathability and waterproofness and backed with a high loft Super Brushed Tricot. Weight: 3.1 oz/yd.)

Link:http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Product.aspx?top=1&prod=323&cat=8&viewAll=False

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J FoxGreat in California not so good in England

Voted 4/5

Ever since I got this jacket a few years ago I use it just about exclusively. My hard shell seems to always sit in the back of my pack now. That is if I am climbing in California!

In England on the other hand the hard shell tends to get used a fair bit still. This jacket can handle a mist or light rain for a while but you'll need something more substantially weatherproof in the Lake District.

But it does what it is designed for well. It flexes well and is pretty wind resistant. As is the case with most soft shells a great jacket for alpine climbing in the Sierras but not an all rounder.
Posted Jul 2, 2007 6:35 am

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