After a long and winding ascent, the balmy summer conditions of the valley are far behind and the rarefied air of the alpine pass blows briskly. It's not exactly inclement weather, but it's cool enough to warrant a dash of protection for a lunch in the meadow and for the long descent ahead. Something wind-resistant, ultra-breathable, and svelte enough to have been packed in the first place.
The Northwoods Windshell is an evolution of the Northwoods Jacket. Now with a low profile hood and longer back, the Northwoods seals tightly against wind. And at only 112 grams (4 oz) it disappears easily into a jersey pocket or pack. After all, the best shell is the one you actually brought with you.