What is the Boreas Pull-on, exactly? Is it a long-sleeve shirt? Is it a soft-shell jacket? It's hard to pin it to one particular category, because its performance spans so many.
In basic terms, the Boreas is a lightweight stretch pullover made of Matrix SWS (Single Weave Stretch) fabric. The hood makes it look like a cold-weather piece in photos, but it's really at home providing sun protection in warmer climates, whether they are deserts or glaciers. That's what's so interesting about the Boreas - you could wear it on the beach in the summer just as easily as on a trek to base camp in the Himalayas.
- Weight: 260 g
- Polygiene® STAY FRESH odour control treatment
- Under helmet hood
- Deep venting YKK chest zip
- 1 YKK zipped chest stash pocket
- Flatlock low bulk stretch seams
- Open cuffs
- Fit: Slim
- Warp: 75d+40d
- Weft: 75d+40d
- Air perm: 8-10CFM
- Weight/m: 131g/m
- Comp: 86% Polyster/ 14% Spandex
- Oeko Tex certified
- Polygiene Treatment
- UPF: 50+
- Additional Information
Material Synthetic Properties Insulating, Quick Drying, Wicking
Customer Reviews 5 item(s)
Year Round Performance
Had this piece for a few seasons now and absolutely love it. It's a great outer layer to wear multi-pitch rock climbing or on the skin track. The hood offers excellent sun and wind protection and can stretch to fit over a climbing helmet. I use this piece year round for multiple sports.
Can't Live Without It
The boreas is truly awesome. I wear mine almost everyday, it is the type of layer that you will always keep in your pack no matter what season - it is that versatile.
Awesome year-round piece
This is one of my favorite layers. I wear it on windy days when I'm canoeing, chilly days of climbing, or as a summit windshirt. It fits perfectly and the stretch is great for movement. Just buy it. You won't be disappointed.
A must have layer for any activity. Light weight, 4-way stretch, zipper chest pocket, scuba hood, wind blocker, whats not to love? I use the Boreas year round, between base and mid layers while skiing, wind layer while hiking or climbing, light weight top once the sun goes down in the summer. Really, there isn't a time when wish you weren't wearing this top.
Great lightweight jacket with excellent dry weather protection
I’ve had this jacket out on the trails for a few days now and it is pretty sweet. I’ll cut to the chase and avoid rehashing other reviews you might have seen. The Boreas is lightweight (think shirt), dries super fast, is extremely breathable, and the hood and collar are perfect size in that they are not restrictively Read More...
Great lightweight jacket with excellent dry weather protectionI’ve had this jacket out on the trails for a few days now and it is pretty sweet. I’ll cut to the chase and avoid rehashing other reviews you might have seen. The Boreas is lightweight (think shirt), dries super fast, is extremely breathable, and the hood and collar are perfect size in that they are not restrictively snug nor will blow around in high winds. I played around with these features today on a trail run in 45 degree weather and found the Boreas to be more breathable than I expected. In my unofficial test I zipped the Boreas up tight and tried to overheat the jacket. I never felt clammy or wet despite wearing the jacket next to my skin.
The downside to this garment is that it provides no softshell-like wet weather protection. There is no beading of any kind going on even when the jacket is held vertical and water is dropped onto the face. In sum, the Boreas is a superbly breathable, lightweight, excellent fitting, wind resistant jacket, but it will not provide you with any wet weather protection. This jacket will be a welcome addition to my minimalist backpacking list as it is very versatile, but I certainly will still be packing a hardshell in case of any rain. If you are a warmer weather dayhiker, than this is all the jacket you need.
Also, fit is different than the exodus. The Exodus was too tight for me in the sleeves/bicep/chest areas, while the Boreas fit me perfectly. 195lbs, 6 ft = Large.
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