Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody Men’s Windbreaker Jacket
Men’s Performance Windbreaker. Arc’teryx is one of the best performance outerwear companies around. They are located in the Canadian Coast mountain wilderness so they are just steps away from testing their gear in their own backyard. Their gear is a little pricier than other windbreakers you will find in this list, but if you’re looking for the best high-performance outerwear, then this is probably the windbreaker you want to buy.
The Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody Men’s Windbreaker Jacket ($140) is made from a nylon ripstop textile with mechanical stretch that resists wind and has a DWR finish to repel moisture. It is also loaded with features that you’ll only find in higher end jackets. These include a #3 Vision front zipper with wind flap, a low profile storm hood designed to block the harshest elements without inhibiting mobility or vision, that can also be adjusted with a one-handed drawcord.
Additional features include an adjustable Drop back hem, laminated die-cut velcro cuff adjusters, articulated elbows, and gusseted underarms. Anatomical shaping provides enhance motion and eliminates excess bulk.
Even with all of these features, the Squamish Hoody folds up into its own check pocket for easy packability.