2 out of 5 Best Windproof Jackets for 2015


Windproof or Waterproof?

A wind jacket is much lighter and you won’t sweat that much in it compared to a waterproof rain jacket. My own preference goes towards carrying a wind jacket AND a rain jacket with me and wear them according to the current weather situation. If it’s raining, I am obviously going to wear a waterproof jacket but if it’s dry but only a cold wind is blowing then I quickly pull on my wind jacket over my fleece to stay warm.

Here comes the list with the 2 out 5 best windproof jackets for 2015.

Award-winning wind jackets

1. Arcteryx Squamish Hoody Editors Choice

Weight: 155 grams
Fabric: Luminara™—Stretch nylon ripstop
Awards: Outdoor Gear Lab Editors Choice

Arcteryx Squamish Hoody comes with a hood, full front zip and a front pocket. This jacket also has cuff adjusters and a reflective logo.

  • quality of materials
  • breathability
  • compressable
  • handles light rain
  • cuffs adjustable
  • hem drawcord
  • helmet compatibility
  • soft to skin
  • adjustable hood drawcords
  • DWR finish
  • 145 grams

2. Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer™ Hooded Jacket

Weight: 59 grams
Fabric: Whisperer 7D x 10D Ripstop

The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer™ Hooded Jacket is similar as the lighter Anorak model however it comes with a hood. In case of windjackets I would go for a hooded model on your next hiking trips. Our Editor’s Choice when low weight should be the most important factor.

**You can purchase both pf styles at Ginza Boutique!

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