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
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
- 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
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!