I’ve hardly worn a shell jacket with standard chest pockets over the last year and a half. I’m more used to single centre positioned chest pockets or the Napoleon pockets on the Spitz. I think it’s because when I’m cutting about on a mountain I don’t really want to put my hands in my pockets on some of it, there’s a stumbling and falling to my death element to that particular action.
But on Monday on the trails I had my hands in the pockets on the LIM Ozone. Comfy it was.
So that kind of settles it for the WHW. I’ll take the Ozone. I can see hands in pockets a few times on the way down. Besides, the venting works very well through the pockets too.
So pockets have their place. If only they were velcro backed so that place could be different places for different occasions.