Ultra lightweight (<100g), packable wind-breaker jacket for winter road running, all season trail running and long distance trekking. Scramble's top pick in their "ultralight wind jacket" category (see full review here).
Colour: Clematis Blue / Safety Yellow
Sizes: M (38" - 40"), L (40" - 42"), XL (42" - 44")
*see sizing below
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|Brand / Manufacturer||Mizuno|
|Clothing Section||B1 - Upper Body|
|Clothing Layer||Mid & Active Outer Layers|
|Sub-Type||Activity - Dynamic|
|Materials||100% Polyamide (Nylon)|
|Properties||Ultralight, Packable, Highly Wind Resistant|
|Package Weight (approx.)||205 g / 7.23 oz|
|Item Weight||96 g / 3.39 oz (Large)|
"The Mizuno Hoody Wind Jacket is designed for runners but if looked after will serve long distance mountain trekkers well. It's a stripped-down, hooded wind jacket with a minimal pack size, that weighs almost nothing, will resist a light shower, but most importantly, blocks the wind. The adjustment-free hood is perhaps the highlight; compatible with beanies and caps, it moves with the head with no noticeable hindrance to ones field of view (vertical or horizontal). With decent venting options and a nice silky feel, the Mizuno is a very comfortable, featherlight option, and for those who like lightweight softshells (especially hoodless ones) is an excellent, year-round supplement. Mizuno's Hoody Wind Jacket is Scramble's top pick in the Ultralight Wind-Top category." (from Scramble's Review)
The Mizuno Hoody has a non-adjustable but well-sized hood with elasticated edging which works very well over both beanies and baseball style caps. With or without additional headwear, the hood, which covers the top of the head but doesn't droop down near the eyes, doesn't block peripheral vision as you turn your head.
The Mizuno Hooded Jacket zips up into its own back pocket which contains an elasticated strap, allowing runners to carry it attached to their upper arm or clipped to a belt. The hem is elasticated and at the wrist there's a 10cm stretch panel which covers half the circumference of the wrist, enabling the wearer (depending on the size of their forearms) to roll up the sleeves to the elbow. Further venting is provided by four simple vents across the upper back and of course the full length zip. So, although it's not that breathable, being wind proof, Mizuno have made sure runners and trekkers alike don't boil in the bag.
Mizuno's sizing is pretty sensible. Scramble's editor has a 42" chest and is 5ft 8" tall and wears a size Large, this will fit over a winter merino baselayer and a light softshell jacket at a push (though Scramble recommend wearing it under a softshell - see review and pic below).