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on June 16, 2014
I define a wind breaker as a light outer jacket that stops the wind and maybe some light rain from getting through. It seems like most stores do the same. This, however, is not that; it's a heavy, completely non-breathable polyester shell. It's got mesh on the inside, though I don't know why, because there's nowhere to wick sweat too, it just saturates. For cold-weather activities, where you will be wearing several layers, I imagine this would be a very good outer layer, most certainly keeping out all but the most stubborn rainstorms and raging winds. But I needed a windbreaker for warm-weather activities in case of a sudden squall or the wind picked up (l hike in the mountains) and this was suffocating and, after a few minutes, soaking wet with my sweat on the inside. It's not a bad jacket, but it should be listed as a shell, not a windbreaker. I did not actually try the hood, but it folds up into the collar, which is a little big and bulky; again, I wouldn't care if I was wearing layers and, say, a turtle-neck, but without that, the collar kind of irritated my neck.