Hi-Tec Windy Point Shell Review

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Fit & Shape

Automatically this feature of any garment can easily make your run comfortable or not, depending on the shape and fit of the garment.

I must admit, that when it comes to the fit of this type of garment, I personally think it is quite difficult for the designers to design a shell that is both comfortable and yet functional and funky – especially when it comes to the ladies specific side of technical gear.

You don’t want the garment to fit too tight, nor do you want the shell to fit like a parachute, and this is where Hi-Tec hit the sweet spot – If I didn’t know better I would have thought that they had a lady designer on board especially for this side of the business.

The single handed hem draw cord is a nice feature for keeping out the cold from underneath and giving you that more fitted feel for those cooler days.

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The arm length on the Windy Point was impressive, it was not too long or too short and I didn’t feel that the sleeves were the size of a hot air balloon, to have some space left for when running with full winter kit. It still fitted comfortable even with my Hi-Tec Rachela (ladies specific thermal top) topped with a short sleeve moisture management tee.

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Another spec that normally tends to get the better of a runner is when the elasticated wristband sleeve cut off the blood circulation halfway through your run, and this was also a comfortable fit, not fitting too tight, but also not too loose for the cold air to enter.