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U.L. Stretch Wind Parka Men's


Updated 01/16/18 (EST)

The UL Stretch Wind Parka is an incredibly light windbreaker

Reviewed on January 12th, 2018

The UL Stretch Wind Parka is an incredibly light (4.1oz) windbreaker made for active wearers. Built of Ballistic Airlight rip-stop nylon, the fabric is fully wind resistant, packable, yet allows for breathability and solid protection. Fully featured, with two side zip pockets, drawcord hood, and drawcord waistband, the UL Stretch Wind Parka is a solid asset to any runners quiver of gear.

from Trail and Ultra Running


Reviewed on May 5th, 2017

No matter the season, when traveling through the mountains, the threat of wind is always a factor. Protection against gusts strong enough to knock you off your feet is key. An effective “wind layer” should be able to shield you from the wind, have a moderate degree of breathability and pack down nice and small in your pack, attributes that the Stretch Wind Parka carries. The garment is built with tightly woven, ultra-thin nylon fibers that result in a thin, lightweight body that’ll also safeguard you from the elements. The piece packs down into its left breast pocket for easy storage and has a DWR coating to shed light moisture. - See more at: http://freeskier.com/stories/16-lightweight-shells-mid-layers-spring-adventures#sthash.CghLCaeL.dpuf


Lint from Linthikes.com reviews the U.L. Stretch Wind Parka

Reviewed on April 6th, 2017

Thru-hiker Lint has recently reviewed the U.L. Stretch Wind Parka on his website Linthikes.com. Read what he has to say after using the U.L. Stretch on some recent outings on Colorado trails.

"I’ve never had much luck with wind jackets. I’ve tested several different models, each claiming to be the latest and greatest, but nothing I tried ever struck me as useful enough to own. I know a few ultralight die-hard hikers swear by their wind jacket/umbrella combination for staying dry, but all the wind jackets I’ve tried either weighed the same as a rain jacket, or were so wispy and delicate that they shed zero precipitation. Good for blocking wind, but useless in the slightest mist. I want something to bring with me on training runs in the mountains. I’ll hike all day with an umbrella, but running with one is awkward. While poking around the Boulder MontBell store last week, I spotted the new Stretch Wind Parka. It debuted in stores recently, and lately I’ve found myself thinking about giving wind jackets another shot."

from Lint Hikes.com