Best wind shirts?!
Nov 11, 2021 at 5:37 pm #3732076
If you already have/had a rain shell you plan to keep for a while longer (as tech develops to deliver a one-shell solution for rain & wind), what are the best wind shirts? Low CFM high MVTR. I would really appreciate a response on this. I’ve read the great research (thanks Stephen & others) & am looking for a net/net on a wind shirt. Or Helium Wind Hoodie? EE Copperfield? Houdini? The sales are on & I want to upgrade from a fauxdini to a wind shirt that pairs well with my Alpha Direct. THANKS!!Nov 11, 2021 at 6:38 pm #3732079Monte MastersonBPL Member
@septimiusLocale: Changes Often
Montbell Ex Light or Tachyon Parka
“as tech develops to deliver a one shell solution to rain and wind”
I too enjoyed reading Stephen’s findings even if they were technically a little over my head, but I don’t think I saw mentioned what is probably the closet to being a viable hybrid (rain/wind) jacket and that’s the Berghaus Hyper 100 3 layer Hydroshell Elite Pro. MVTR rating of 50,000 and HH of 20,000. I haven’t bought one (yet) because I’d have to order from the UK, however from all the research I’ve done it’s probably as close to being dual function as anything that’s come along so far. Some members on another thread which pondered the idea of such a hybrid shot down the concept of a rain/wind jacket saying it’s not realistic…. yea whatever. I hardly ever hike in sustained rainfall for more than about 30 minutes anyway before I stop to pitch a tarp, so the eventual wetting out of a sub 4 oz (M) Hyper 100 wouldn’t be a big issue for me on 2 season SUL missions. https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/mens-clothing-c1/mens-waterproof-shell-c51/waterproof-jackets-c203/hyper-100-shell-jacket-p7219Nov 11, 2021 at 9:11 pm #3732086JohnBPL Member
@johnnyh88Locale: The SouthWest
The EE Copperfield in 7D and an alpha direct fleece make for a very versatile set of layers that only weighs a little over 5 oz. The Copperfield in 7D feels noticeably more breathable than my Montbell Tachyon. Timmermade has some interesting windshirts too.Nov 13, 2021 at 7:29 pm #3732164
Thanks Monte and John for your input.Nov 15, 2021 at 10:32 am #3732296Gary DunckelBPL Member
I’m not up on the newer materials, but I’m a big fan of my 3 Marmot wind shirts (REI had a killer sale on them a few years ago). They are made from Pertex Quantum. I applied a DWR treatment to the back and shoulders, which nicely repels a mild rain shower. If the rain lasts awhile I just get under a big tree and wait it out.Nov 19, 2021 at 10:40 am #3732739Diane “Piper” SoiniBPL Member
@sbhikesLocale: Santa Barbara
I have an EE Copperfield in 10d. I love the thing. I wear it all the time in normal life. I can’t tell you if it’s “the best” but I’m happy with it. One of the best things about it is how small it packs down. I can carry it in a small fanny pack along with all my other stuff. I used to have a Houdini and I loved that thing too. It also fit in my small fanny pack and it had the benefit of not looking quite as shiny as the Copperfield.Nov 20, 2021 at 11:18 am #3732799Bill in RoswellBPL Member
@roadscrape88-2Locale: Roswell, GA, USA
Timmermade is using a material for windshirts called Hyper D. The 20d fabric is said to be more breathable than Argon 90. The pullover weighs 1.9 oz. At $95 looks like a bargain. Full zip is 2.5 oz. adds $35. Custom sizing avai!able. May have to try with my quarterly bonus check! Doesn’t look shiny either.Nov 21, 2021 at 9:39 am #3732837
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