I have had the pleasure of using the very light, greatly constructed Strafe Cham Jacket over the past couple weeks while splitboarding in the Tetons.
Strafe Cham Jacket Review
While wearing the Strafe Cham Jacket for this test I wanted to see how its breath-ability was. I did 2 Glory laps back to back which is a 1600′ vertical gain going up the boot pack. Temperatures were at that line when it is hard to decide what layer to wear when you are hiking.
I was very surprised that I did not have to shed the Strafe Chame Jacket as a layer. When I got to the top to transition it kept me warm enough no problem. Lap after lap, the Strafe Cham Jacketworked perfectly on the way up and down. The breathability this Strafe Jacket is capable of is amazing.
Cham Jacket Features
Some of the features on the Strafe Cham Jacket include a hood to go over your helmet with a cinch strap, removable powder skirt, 2 large chest pockets which can easily accommodate a set of skins, iPhone pocket with routing options for your headphones, interior chest pocket, shoulder pocket, 18 inch long pit zips, hood drawcord, waist drawcord, and velcro wrist closures.
I wear a helmet and the hood is a great fit leaving very little gaps. The drawcords pull nicely to snug it up around your face for wind protection. The chest pockets I really liked, however, the zipper is 12 inches long and not ideal for little things as they can easily fall out but works great for skins. If you are making laps on shorter faces this is ideal skin storage.
If you do put little stuff in them make sure to close the pockets or the little items will fall out. The pit zips worked great also. Sometimes with pit zips, it can be hard to open and close them but that was not the case with the Strafe Cham Jacket. The zipper smoothly operates with no hang-ups. I personally never wear a powder skirt so I appreciate a removable one as it zips on and off with ease.
5 out 5! The price is on point and you truly get what you pay for. If you are someone that likes to earn there turns or a lift slayer The Strafe Cham Jacket is a great choice. To wrap it up I would rate the Strafe Cham Jacket ($425)