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Wind Cheater (v2)
Wind Cheater (v2) (WC)
A versatile shell / midlayer that is useful in most conditions short of rain
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+ limited run - If you are able to add it to your cart, we have it in stock. If we don't have it in stock, email indicating your interest in this color in this product and we'll email you when we have it again. Some colors we only do once a year or less.
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ranger green
pit zip
Velcro cuff
handwarmer and Napoleon pockets
helmet compatible hood
fur ruff
fur ruff
build Specifications
Weight: 1.50 lb
Length: 0.00 in
Width: 0.00 in
Height: 0.00 in
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.

V2 Changes:

  • Straight cut sleeves
  • Added 2" of material to front of jacket

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
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