Pairing hybrid construction, unique fabrics and forward-thinking design, Outdoor Research’s new Enchainment jacket ($199, men’s and women’s versions) looks like a hard-shell and breathes like a soft-shell, providing superb weather protection for exploring alpine locales. Its tightly woven nylon face fabric is water-resistant, and stretch panels in key areas ensure excellent mobility.
Spring into Action: New Outdoor Gear Guide
Brooks Sports - Bothell / brooksrunning.com
Cascade Designs (Platypus and Therm-a-Rest) - SoDo / cascadedesigns.com
Diamondback - Kent / diamondback.com
Filson - SoDo / filson.com
Outdoor Research - SoDo / outdoorresearch.com
REI -South Lake Union / rei.com