Umbrella? Check. Jacket? Check check. Permanent weather staple? Check, check, check.
This shell is the most versatile, comfiest, and handiest piece of outdoor clothing I own now. Just purchased it two weeks ago after waffling about for a year or so -- I can't believe I waited so awfully long! I'll be wearing this all summer through hiking, biking and wet excursions. It balls up into a tiny package and will fit into the bottom of my small CamelBak pack but opens up into a long, lightweight lifesaver. The magnet on the hood and back of the jacket keeps everything from flopping and flying around in a windy rainstorm but isn't so strong that you're unable to pull it up over your head. Another note about the hood: Large enough to fit over a ponytail without drowning my entire head and the stiffer brim doesn't flop or fold in heavy rain or high winds. The pit vents are SUPER nice for running or biking in, making your immediate cool down very handy. The pockets are large enough to pack a passport, phone and keys, but not so large that they bag the jacket down. It layers well, especially if you buy it a size large (I have a crazy long torso for a size medium, so I bought a large). Over all, it's a wonderful, amazing jacket that actually looks great, too! Compliments have been plentiful and the bright green (bc.com doesn't have it this year) really stands out.
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