Expensive. 130 for a lightweight windshirt is getting a little bit sarcastic.
In comparison 65 for a lite speed, 60 for RABs hooded quantum windshirt, 100 a houdini, 100 for Haglofs hooded shield jacket or Norrona's Aero60 etc.
Of course this might not matter to you, or you might find it to have compensating advantages. Still.
Not obvious in this case because the premium is quite non trivial - and some of those other companies aren't remotely cheap! - and while the durability is no doubt not bad it won't last for ever given the fabric weight.
The hooded Haglofs shield is notably heavier - 200g vs 140/150 or so? - but does seem very nice.
The hood is certainly very nicely (unusually for a wind shirt) adjustable - both overall volume and side strings so can get it properly tight. Same system as their light waterproofs I think? Stretchy/air premeable back panel too which may be of use. Probably a bit more durable from the fabric weight.
Still a non trivial premium over a light speed of course, but might be justifiable.
Oh definetly. In fact if weight isn't at issue it might well be 'better' (if nothing else durability say). The squamish does claim to have a helmet hood though, which I slightly doubt if the shield would manage.
The weight certainly isn't trivial though because its 200 vs 140 for the squamish or 120 for a houdini. Thats not large in overall terms but, for the pedantic, almost enough to put them in different categories (and it is a big percentage difference!)
For instance RABs alpine jacket is only 216g in Large with a really terrific hood etc.).
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