Shells do not need any frills or excess - they just need to keep you out of the wind, rain, and snow when the gods are angry. But damn, wouldn't it be nice if a waterproof shell didn't feel like a wet grocery bag when you were moving at an aerobic pace in inclement weather? The Summit L5 LT is stripped down to the essentials and built from FUTURELIGHT™ waterproof breathable fabric. It is ushering in a new wave in breathable waterproof technology that leaves other competitors in the ice age. This jacket easily packs down to the size of a grapefruit when you throw it in your bag, but you won't need to be going through the on-off dance nearly as much with the breathability characteristics of Futurelight. Just put it on at the trailhead, forget that you ever had it on all day, and feel comfortable for both up, down, and during snack breaks.
The L5 LT has a standard cut that can easily fit midlayers underneath. The hood is fully adjustable with a laminated wire brim. PU zippers provide a clean no-frills closure that helps to keep out the snow and rain. A single chest pocket on the inside and outside keeps it simple and straight forward. Easy adjustment points are located at the hem and hood to cinch down the jacket during inclement weather. This is an ultralight, weatherproof jacket that you'll never need to take off throughout a day of backcountry touring.Specifications:
Fabric: 20D x 30D 81 g/m² FUTURELIGHT™ 3L—100% recycled polyester face fabric with non-PFC durable water-repellent (non-PFC DWR) finish
Weight: 340 g