1.8 ounces! (medium pullover). 3.3 ounces. (full zip, hood, cinches, medium). This jacket is available as a super simple and super ultralight pullover or as a full zip. It’s constructed from 1.0 oz Hyper D (uncalendared), which is a 20d fabric that has more breathability than the Argon Wind Shell options. The hood on zippered jackets has a face shock cord and a rear cinch so the hood can be loose fitting or snug. The cuffs have elastic openings. The pullover version gets an ultralight crossover hood and simple roll hem cuffs.
The functionality of an ultra light wind shell should not be understated. I have replaced many of my light/mid weight insulation layers with wind shell layers due to the shocking amount of warmth provided at such a low weight. Not only does it block wind and prevent evaporative and convective cooling, but it holds a pocket of warm air around your body that provides decent insulation. The Argon 90 wind shell layers provide a good balance of breathability to windproofness (40cfm) that is suited to lower levels of activity with great wind protection. HyperD is a large jump up in breathability that is much better suited to higher levels of activity while still maintaining good protection from wind. At 20mph you will start to feel some wind cutting through a bit, but it still stops a lot of it. While I don’t know the actual cfm rating of this fabric I would estimate it somewhere around double that of Argon 90 and it is much more comfortable when putting out a higher effort. It also has a very soft feel that is nice against the skin. These can double as cozy sleep layers.
While it has a DWR coating, I wouldn’t expect much moisture resistance. Since it is not calendared, it can develop “runs”, which are purely aesthetic. Omitting the calendaring process is what allows Hyper D to have such high breathability, but it means that individual fibers can get pulled and slightly misaligned with the fibers next to it. This shows as “pulls” across the weave. Usually they can be pulled back out and over time as more of them occur, they show up less. As mentioned, they are purely aesthetic and don’t affect the performance in any way.