Many zones in Patagonia have an average wind speed of 40mph—perfect for testing the Cross Wind as we explored ridges topped with ancient fossils and rivers accessible only by low-draft jet boats. In the event there’s sun, Cross Wind offers up UPF 40 UV protection in addition to DWR finish Wind20 woven rip-stop fabric. At 80gm/m2, Club Ride’s choice surprised with remarkable abrasion resistance, packability and the ability to fit under a helmet. Reflective accents jump out when near civilization – or a rescue is on the way.
Tester Quote: “After paddling, trekking, fishing and boating at Terra Luna resort near Puerto Guadal, I had a hard time even trying other jackets. Having something this small and reliable made it easier to stay prepared, even for evening walks when the wind kicked up from the north across General Lake Carrera.”
Best For: Three-season travel, inclusion in daypacks for emergency use
- Sport Fit
- Reflective accents
Size: S - XL
Materials: Wind20 (polyester woven ripstop), DWR treatment