To help dial in fit there are cords at the waist and around the hood. There is also a healthy amount of Velcro at the wrists.
Other thoughtful touches include reflective logos, a fleeced lined inner collar, and an extended lower back panel.
On the trail, the All Mountain Jacket did an excellent job keeping me dry. It packs down small enough that I carry it on almost all my outdoor adventures (including the occasional hare scramble), yet it still looks brand new after being hosed down repeatedly. If I were only rating this jacket based on the performance and quality of the materials, it would receive a glowing five-chili review. However, since it does cost $200, I have to nitpick. My biggest gripe is the size of the hood, which barely fits over some helmets. I also discovered that the interior media pocket is too small to accommodate larger cell phones.
If you’re in the market for a high quality waterproof layer, the All Mountain Jacket from Alpinestars is well worth considering. At $200, it’s not cheap, but neither is good gear. Now if only that hood was a little bigger…
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