b'JACKETSWeatherBeatersKeep moving in all conditionsBY KELLY BASTONE AND RYAN STUART Black Diamond HighLineStretch $299Waterproofing, breathability, durability,packability, comfort, sustainability youre lucky if your jacket has a few of these attributes. The HighLine has them all. Most notable is the PFC- and palm-oil-free DWR treatment from Green Theme Technology. Unlike most DWRs, the process uses no water, and its applied at the fiber level, making it more permanent than topical coatings. It also firms up the jackets individual fibers, which Black Diamond claims re-duces microplastic shedding. We tested the HighLine by bushwhacking uphill in the rain for three hours, followed by a hose-down. It came through with-out a scratch or a leak. That said, the jacket doesnt feel like armor. Its durable three-layer construction is comfort-able, with light, stretchy 15-denier nylon and ajersey-knit lining that feels like a well-worn tee. But what we noticed most was the breathability.With the pit zips cracked we never overheated, even during a week of soggy, 70-degree hikes in Kauai. Weighing less than 13 ounceslight for such a bomber shell and scrunching down to grapefruit size, its the whole package. 12.7 oz (mens, pictured) / 10.7 oz (womens)32OUTSIDEBUYERSGUIDE2020 | HIKE AND CAMPSBG20_HIKE_GOYJackets_rlsd_449487.indd 32 3/31/20 11:04 AM'