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Topic - Westcomb Specter LT Hoody - disappointing (sorry, TobyA)

nb290 on 27 Apr 2010 - p54BE1B33.dip0.t-ipconnect.de
just tried a Westcomb Specter LT Hoody, prompted by TobyA's positive review. I'm pretty disappointed in both the jacket and the review!

The jacket

- rides up when moving arms overhead
- the peak isn't stiff enough
- the hem drawstring works only at the back and thus pulls the jacket into a funny shape when tightening the drawstring
- and most drawstrings are "hidden" and therefore not glove-friendly.

My humble Rab Momentum is much, much better and only 25 grams heavier!

Westcomb gets a very good write-up on here, but to judge frm this particular garment it looks like these ex-Arcteryx people aren't quite there yet. In summary, the jacket is light and has a large-volume hood, but is otherwise badly designed.
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