Women’s Exposure 2 Gore-Tex Paclite Plus Jacket – Perfect Shield from Wind and Rain
Women’s Exposure 2 Gore-Tex Paclite Plus Jacket Review
I was searching for a windbreaker jacket when I found the Women’s Exposure/2 Gore-Tex PacLite Plus Jacket by Mountain Hardwear. I wasn’t in the market for a new rain jacket but this rain shell is the perfect shield from wind AND rain. Living in Colorado means you need lots of different outerwear, so being able to consolidate the two is a huge plus for me.
The material is extremely pliable and lightweight, yet so durable. Even when I was fully zipped up and cinched down with the brimmed hood on there was no restriction of movement. It also folds up into its own pocket so I can store it in my purse or backpack for a rainy day without adding any weight to my bags.
I took a day off work earlier this week and brought this jacket along with me on a hike. The day was much warmer than I’d expected so I didn’t think I would need a jacket, but of course, once I’d gained enough elevation the breeze picked up, and my tee-shirt alone wasn’t cutting it. It is exactly what I needed – and just in time for summer when all you really need is a lightweight jacket that will keep you dry in case of rain.
I’d say quality is the most important factor in a new jacket, but when you’re throwing down for a quality jacket of course looks and comfort are huge considerations. The color of this jacket definitely jumped out at me. I went with the “Washed Turq” because I like a pop of color, but I’m a big fan of subtle color, and Mountain Hardwear nails it with the cool blues in this design. If you’re not into the two-tone situation, it is also available in a black (“Dark Storm”) or a gray (“Light Dunes”).
I love the way it fits as well. Outerwear often has a baggy look to it, but when I put this jacket on and zipped it up I felt like it had a more tailored look and fit. This jacket is straight-up sexy! I’d recommend this piece to anyone looking for a practical, stylish jacket that will last.
Nicole Doty grew up in Florida and shocked all her friends and family when she moved to Denver in 2014 and became “outdoorsy”! Nicole loves living in Denver and tries to balance her life as a Human Resources Professional working in downtown Denver with her love for being outdoors and spending time in the mountains. Favorite activities include camping, hiking, skiing, drinking wine, snowshoeing, and yoga! As a new mom, she is enjoying sharing her love for the outdoors with her son Archer. Every day is a balancing act, but when you have the right gear you feel ready for anything!