Best Lightweight Wind Jackets

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Best Lightweight Wind Jackets In this article and videos we will discuss what we look for in a Lightweight Wind Jacket, talk about a few of the brands of Wind Jackets that we stock, and follow that up with our selection of the Top 5 Wind Jackets.

There are numerous Gear Of The Year, Editors Choice awards, and “Best of” or “Top” articles on the Internet. There are also numerous sources of reviews for Wind Jackets. ProLite Gear has been selling lightweight wind jackets since 2003. During that time we have logged a great deal of time in the field with the various offerings in the market.

We conducted Breathability, Wind Resistance, and Water Resistance performance tests on the Patagonia Houdini, Rab Cirrus Wind Top, Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer, Montbell Tachyon, Arc’Teryx Squamish Hoody, and Montane GL Slipstream Wind Jackets.

Based on that experience, here is our current selection of the Best Lightweight Wind Jackets, along with product reviews of the top Wind Jackets we tested.


Wind Shirt Performance Tests
Wind Shirt Performance Tests
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Jacket Review
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Jacket Review
Montbell Tachyon Review
Montbell Tachyon Review
Arc'Teryx Squamish Hoody Review
Arc’Teryx Squamish Hoody Review


The videos below are older wind jacket product videos that you may be interested in.

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Video 1
Camp Magic Jacket Video
Video 2
Mammut Wing Half Zip Video
Video 3
Montane Slipstream GL Smock Video
Video 4
Patagonia Houdini Jacket Video
Video 5
Rab Cirrus Wind Top Video


Wind Jacket Product Comparison Grid

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