Mountain Hardwear Men's Griffin Jacket:
Intended for cool weather activities like hiking, climbing and backpacking, the highly breathable Griffin Jacket from Mountain Hardwear features durable Hybrid Stretch Nylon and Recon Ripstop panels backed by a waterproof and breathable Conduit laminate. Unlike some soft shell jackets that either stifle you in full waterproof/windproof protection or leave you overexposed with filmy fabric layers, the Griffin features waterproof and breathable panels on the front with weather resistance everywhere else. When you consider that your jacket tends to get more wet in front as you hike (especially if you're wearing a backpack) the weather-ready configuration makes a great deal of sense. Welded pockets and laminated cuff tabs enhance garment durability without creating the leaky compromises found in heavier soft shells with conventional stitching.