I have herd from some other web sights that Cloudveil's quality has fallen in the last few years but I will chose not to comment as the stuff of theirs i have I have not had long enough for the vote to be in yet. I have an RPK I like the fact that it has pit zips I like the little snitch chord it has on its neck to tighten up the collar a bit, the hood you can zip off. I don't think the collar is tall enough. and the hood is almost to large. But the gor-tex soft shell is way warmer than you would think that it is for how thick it is.
I had a Patagonia Premo Flash the main reason i got rid of it was the lack of pit zips But the collar and hood where a good size and sealed around your head well. As for Patagonia's environmental record that is one of the reasons i try NOT to do business with them now. I just cant give money to a compony that openly give some from every purchase i make from them to a cause i am against. I know that is hard to find in the outdoor clothing industry it seems but i Just don't want to read 5 pages in there catalogs about how drilling for oil in the Alaskan National wild life refuge will kill every thing up there when i am paying $5 a gal for diesel fuel in all of my equipment just to keep my business ruining. (sorry for the rant)
Dose any one have any info about Cloudburst that I see in an lot of Cloudveil stuff?