VOORMI FALL LINE JACKET WINS ELEVATION OUTDOORS PEAK GEAR AWARD
ELEVATION STAFF reviews Voormi Fallline Jacket
What It Is: This water shedding, breathable shell looks and feels more like a beefed up hoody. That’s because it uses a new Core Construction technology that weaves the membrane which provides its performance into the fabric itself, rather than using it in the sandwich construction you find in standard three-layer shells. This makes it easier for designers to put those properties in soft, stylish fabrics that would otherwise get wet and heavy out in the elements.
Why It Won: It works. We have been testing a prototype for several months and it has endured nasty squalls just as well as shells with more traditional water shedding, breathable membranes. While we will most likley still pull out our battened-down old-school three layers for rainy weather, we are confident wearing this shell all winter long. Plus, it looks good enough for bar hopping. Voormi has impressed us before with their fabrics. Oh, and Voormi is based here in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Where We Took It: Berthoud Pass and Rocky Mountain National Park