Outdoor Research Avido Jacket â€“ A glorified windshell.
It is always a good idea to pack a jacket when you head outdoors, but sometimes it dosenâ€™t make since to take a full windshell or rain jacket. This is especially true during the summer months and in warmer climates. So, what is one to do? Well, the Outdoor Research Avido Jacket is a good place to start. It has enough of the features that you need for protection, but is super lightweight, both in your pack and on your wallet.
One look at the Outdoor Research Avido Jacket and it is easy to see that it is inspired from your basic track suit style jacket. The Outdoor Research Avido Jacket however has way more backcountry features than those types of jackets.
While the Outdoor Research Avido Jacket isnâ€™t made to withstand prolonged exposure to the rain, it can handle short, unexpected rainfall pretty well. This is thanks to its DWR coated ripstop nylon. Another nice feature of the Outdoor Research Avido Jacket is all the mesh found inside. There is plenty of mesh where it counts to help keep you dry and cool.
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Why they rock:
- Lightweight, breathable 40D stretch nylon ripstop body
- DWR finish resists moisture
- Mesh accents offer venting under arms and behind shoulders
- Two mesh-backed front pockets and one mesh-backed, zippered rear pocket
- Drawcord hem adjustment
- Elastic cuffs
- Avg. weight: 8.3 oz./235 g (size L)
Seat-of-the-pants rating: 8 out of 10
For the price and size of the Outdoor Research Avido Jacket you canâ€™t really afford to pass it up. It has enough features to justify buying it and is small enough to toss in any pack without thinking twice. For around $80 the Outdoor Research Avido Jacket is pretty much a no brainer.
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