‘Think of Salomon’s hybrid Drifter Air as a sort of ‘fleece plus’ for moving fast in cold, dry conditions and you won’t go far wrong’
Outdoors Magic: Great breathability, neat fit, added protection for shoulders and chest, close-fitting under-helmet hood, thumb-loops.
Outdoors Tragic: No hem adjustability, limited warmth and wind protection, cuffs don’t roll up.
Outdoors Grabbit? Yes if what you’re after is a fleece on steroids… the Drifter Air is most fleece, but with lightly insulated and wind-resistant shoulders that give extra warmth and abrasion resistance too. We found it worked well with a light windproof shell – strip down for the climbs, layer up when things get flatter and cooler if the wind gets up. It’s at its best in cold, dry, still conditions, but the high fleece content means it works just fine as a mid-layer too if it gets wet or windy. Features are mostly good, but we’d have preferred and adjustable hem for better sealing and stretchier cuffs to allow forearm venting.
Salomon Drifter Air Mid Hoodie Ratings
Fleece-based insulation layer with added synthetic areas / Pertex® Quantum fabric on shoulders and chest / lightweight zoned PrimaLoft insulation / Polyester fleece body / twin zipped chest pockets / elasticated hem and cuffs / non-adjustable stretch hood / reflective trim on upper sleeves / thumb-loops incorporated in cuffs
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