The definition of Salence is described as a clear sense of well-being in the midst of chaos. This has been built into a business model by the technical outwear company, Salence headquartered in Hoover, Alabama. Salence creates a line of six technical waterproof and weatherproof lightweight and heavyweight jackets, parkas and hoodies. Salence recently gave us the chance to review one of their pieces. We normally are attracted to more classic outerwear, but a cashmere topcoat isn't going to fare well in a rainstorm. We decided to try the Truss.
The Truss is a waist length long sleeved waterproof/weatherproof zip front jacket with a hood. It is composed of unlined stretch polyester. Flat seams on the inside provide a comfortable fit with ease of movement. It's heavy enough to feel substantial against the cold and a brisk wind, but light enough not to feel like you're hauling a pound of bricks.
We ordered a medium and the as usual the fit was spot on in the shoulders and chest but was a bit long in the sleeves. Speaking of the sleeves there is an interesting hidden pocket sipper on the forearm. The front pockets are deep extending all the ways to the front hem ans are lined in warm fleece. The chest closes securely with a leather trim snap which also ads a nice stylish touch. While we're not fans of hoods on jackets this hood fits snug and secure versus others we've tried. The jacket is composed of fine gauge stretch polyester twill with stretch waterproof membrane and Climashield "CONTUR" a breakthrough brand of insulation that combines durability with a soft, slim profile for ultimate flexibility.
-Waterproof fabric - Stretch insulation - YKK waterproof zippers - Extra deep hand pockets - Hidden sleeve pocket - Waterproof snaps - Shirt tail cut - Leather Trim
Salence products can be found in the following stores and retails at $395. Overall we were pleased with the construction, fit, fabric, and function of the Truss. Unfortunately we didn't get the chance to put it through its paces since the weather has been to warm and dry. However, we're confident the jacket would hold up well in it's element, the outdoor elements that is.
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