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Torch jacket

 
Torch jacket

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Torch jacket

Manufacturer: Mountain Hardwear

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Page By: 96avs01

Created/Edited: Apr 3, 2008 / Feb 17, 2009

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Product Description

Moves when you move, stretches when you stretch, but doesn’t give an inch to the elements. WINDSTOPPER® Soft Shell and our patented zWeld seam (welded, stretchy and impervious to water) create a windproof, exceptionally weather-resistant shell for ice and alpine climbing. See why Backpacker Magazine selected the Torch for a 2006 Editor’s Choice Award. MSRP $260

Features

Interior MP3 player pocket with earphone exit and remote control exit
Laminated cuffs with Velcro® closure
Attached hood with brim
Welded hand pockets with water tight zips
Welded chest pocket with water tight zip
One handed hood adjustment
This product is a "Top Pick" by Rainier Mountaineering, Inc.
Features our patented zWeld seam

Weight: 18 oz.
Colors (men's): Tiger, Lava, Black

Initial Review

This jacket is far and away my favorite piece of gear. It has a narrow cut, and tends to be very form fitting. It does an excellent job shedding both wind and most precip, while also providing great ventilation options with the pit zips and venting Napoleon pockets. The jacket has a very soft feel, but the material is incredibly durable and I have yet to snag or tear it. The hood fits well over a helmet. I love this jacket, and have spent nearly 150 days in the backcountry with it, including 18 straight days on Denali. Can't write enough good things about it!

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