For the times when you need a jacket but don’t have room, or don’t want the extra weight, or just when you want to have a back up look no further than the Stoic Wraith Shell.
Stoic Wraith Shell Features
- Material: Nylon
- Hood (non-removable)
- Fit: Athletic
- Weight: 2.5 oz
- Pockets: 1 front zip
- Price: $70
Stoic Wraith Shell Review
The Stoic Wraith Shell is the shell that’s almost not there. Coming in at a mere 2.5 ounces it literally is almost not there. It is the perfect “emergency” or back up jacket to have. It packs down super small, small enough to easily fit in your pocket. When it’s in your pocket you hardly notice that it’s there.
It is the ideal jacket to cut the wind or shed a light rain. While it’s not fully waterproof it is DWR coated and will offer protection from light precipitation.
I was skeptical on how well it’d breathe. I thought for sure that it would be a sweat lodge. To test breathability I wore it on a warmer day paired with a baselayer, a long-sleeve merino layer, and then the Wraith. I was pleasantly surprised to see that when I was running the Wraith did a good job of breathing. Then came the real test. Once I was nice and warm I removed the long-sleeve layer to see if the Wraith would stick to my arms and be uncomfortable. Once again whenever I was on the move the Wraith was breathing and moving moisture. Once I’d stop, though, all bets were off.
The full time hood is nice and just big enough to cover your head. It is full-time and needs to get tucked inside so it doesn’t flow in the wind like a tiny parachute.
One thing to note that I didn’t think of is because the jacket is nylon it will pick up your funk. I haven’t washed mine yet so I don’t know how it will do in the washer. Washing in Nikwax Tech Wash or something similar should do the trick.
- Super lightweight
- Picks up and holds odors
The Wraith is a great back up shell, great for trail running, great to go in the pack.
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