For a fully waterproof, minimalist race top the new Kamleika Phantom is spot on. With unbelievable stretch and comfort this hoodie is perfect for activities where you don't want your movement to be restricted. Fantastic upgrade on an already great line of waterproof shells.
OMM says: Hoodie format stretch waterproof. Designed for minimum weight and maximum freedom of movement during performance mountain running.
Kamleika's unique blend of stretch, low weight with waterproof performance has been at the core of OMM clothing range for 10 years. AW17 will see the 3rd iteration of the Kamleika range with 37.5 technology improving breathability by 300%, enhanced shaping throughout and award winning features. These enhancements keep the Kamleika as the top choice for runners who embrace running in extreme conditions.
OMM's Kamleika Phantom Hoodie uses the new and improved Kamleika fabric which has become softer, stretchier and more comfortable with each new outing. It doesn't feel like a traditional waterproof shell, in fact, it doesn't feel waterproof at all. However, it is waterproof and it works really well with an increased level of breathability in this version.
This is a minimalist design which is not going to suit everyone, there are no zips or pockets on this hoodie. That is not to say that there are no features at all. In fact it has a hood, with foam to stiffen the peak, that can be adjusted with a simple draw cord on the back depending on the conditions, the hem also has two draw cords to adjust it and there are elasticated cuffs and thumb loops. The comfort of this top, particularly when running, is amazing but the lack of a zip for getting it on and off will certainly stop some people from buying this version but I personally prefer the simple, no-fuss approach of it.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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