Affordable Hard Shell Jacket — This waterproof hardshell from Columbia, the Men’s EvaPOURation Jacket, was among the best bargains at the OR show. At $99, it competes with jackets that cost twice as much and offers comparable features and breathability.
We tested it last month and were impressed with the jacket’s ability to keep us comfortable and dry in the rain, without breaking the bank. Bonus: The jacket is light at just 11 ounces in a men’s medium size.
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