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Wind Cheater (WC)
A versatile shell / midlayer that is useful in most conditions short of rain. Available in multiple colors.
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special runs (+) based on interest - sign up for notification list if interested. standard colors restocked regularly but can go quickly. if you can add it to your cart, we have it. if not and you want it, sign up for notification list -- it might be in our next weekly restock.
elk brown
ranger green
elk brown detail
ranger green
pit zip
Velcro cuff
handwarmer and Napoleon pockets
fur ruff
description Description


When First Spear showed us a production sample of their Wind Cheater, we were struck by how close the overall cut was to our prototype mountain parka. When FS offered us the chance to do a derivative version of their Wind Cheater with the things that were important to us, we jumped at it. This garment is the perfect backcountry shell / mid layer for a wide range of conditions short of rain. The slightly stretchy Cordura Ambush fabric is on the robust side for a wind shirt, breathes better than most wind shirts, and cuts the wind and light moisture quite well.

Our Wind Cheater has the following features:

  • 1lb 8oz in size large
  • Properly cut - order your t-shirt size and you'll have a garment suitable for use in the backcountry with room for movement and a layer underneath (same sizing as FS Wind Cheater)
  • Fully contoured and adjustable oversize hood can be worn over a helmet but is manageable without one
  • Zipper half and velcro tab arrangement for removable coyote fur ruff (available separately)
  • HPG "Napoleon Cargo Pockets" - dual oversized napoleon pockets are positioned above a pack belt but low enough you can get at them while wearing a Kit Bag. Behind the napoleons are open side entry hand warmer pockets.
  • Mixed HPG and FS branding
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Pit zippers for additional ventilation
  • Drop tail with drawcord at bottom hem
  • #8 main zipper

Differences between FS Wind Cheater and HPG Wind Cheater:

  • FS has sleeve pockets, HPG has none
  • FS has low side entry zippered handwarmer pockets, HPG has Napoleon Cargo Pockets as described above
  • FS has velcro loop on shoulders, HPG doesn't
  • FS has velcro loop on top of head, HPG doesn't
  • HPG has zipper / velcro arrangement for optional coyote fur ruff, FS doesn't



Neck, chest, and sleeve length in that order going down   

XSmall Small Medium Large XL 2XL 3XL
20" 21.5" 22.25" 23" 23.75" 24.5" 25.25"
44" 47.5" 50.5" 53.5" 56.5" 60.5" 64.5"
32.5" 35" 36" 37" 38" 38.5" 39"

build Specifications
Weight: 1.50 lb
Length: 0.00 in
Width: 0.00 in
Height: 0.00 in
Dimensional Volume: 0.00 in3
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