Westcomb Specter LT Hooded Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

Virtual Pack: Westcomb Specter LT Hooded Jacket

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by Will Rietveld | 2008-01-26 00:14:00-07

This product feature was published in conjunction with the Virtual Pack Project from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008. Click here for more information about the ORWM 2008 Virtual Pack Project.

Westcomb Specter LT Hooded Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008) - 1
The Specter jacket in size Medium is a little small on our model, but its design and features are evident.

Westcomb is a new Canadian company introducing a full suite of cutting edge products at ORWM08. Their Spector LT is a minimalist eVENT hooded shell jacket. It has drawcord adjustors on the hood and hem, one Napoleon pocket on the front, a dropped tail, Velcro adjustable cuffs, and a full water-resistant front zipper. The weight is 11.2 ounces (by our measurement), MSRP is $299, and it is currently available in sizes S to XL.

We chose the new Westcomb eVENT jacket because it has a minimal but essential feature set, and its clean design and construction. The Westcomb Cruiser Hoody is an anorak with a similar feature set; however it weighs the same as the Spector because it has heavier fabric on the shoulders for more durability while wearing a backpack.


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"Westcomb Specter LT Hooded Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)," by Will Rietveld. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
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Michael Martin
(MikeMartin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: North Idaho
Westcomb Specter LT Hooded Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008) on 01/26/2008 14:41:07 MST Print View

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Westcomb Specter LT Hooded Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: Westcomb Specter LT Hooded Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008) on 01/26/2008 21:18:37 MST Print View

Too bad, nice jacket, but still no pit-zipps.

I didn't think Event needed pit-zipps, but there is 1 thing that changes that, (IMOP)

When a jacket has a 20d nylon as the outer shell it breaths much easier than the 2 I have with the 30d.

I wish there was some more info on this jacket about this.