Field Notes: Fast. Light. No performance barriers. The single zippered chest pocket is the only venting and storage space in this micro weight piece. Elastics cuffs are among the most minimal we’ve seen, suitable for speedy travel in non-abrasive or brush-free alpine and flatland environments. Single-pull zipper operation is tolerable for a lightweight piece as snagging and catching are minimal. The inner elastic hood bill is a major plus for the piece to provide a better weather seal and cut luffing in high winds. Fabric hand is fairly soft and quiet considering Bonatti’s intended use. Without a doubt, the Gaura Pink colorway gets seen in foggy conditions
Pros: Nothing to stop you. Affordable price for 2.5 layers. Responsible manufacturing with Bluesign certification.
Cons: Minimal room for mid-layer, single pocket that needs to stay unfilled to allow ventilation.
Tester Comments: “This one takes confidence to select and wear as it walks (and hikes and runs) a fine line between worthwhile protection and ethereal construction. Named after the legendary alpinist, find your higher self in this jacket.”
Key Attribute: Weight
Best For: Faster-and-lighter day hikes and overnight treks to transect rougher terrain
Weight: 4.5 ounces
Sizes: XS to L
Fit: Active Fit
Material: AdvancedSkin Dry (2.5-layer) nylon
Cash Back Amount$10.55