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A jacket with no real purpose

I was excited to get this jacket based on the positive reviews. When I received it I was disappointed. I got the jacket in green and actually think it does look pretty cool and has just enough shine. But the lack of functionality definitely over-shadows what I like about the looks. While the jacket is very light and packable, the fleece sides limit its warmth. It is only slightly warmer than my Mountain Hardware fleece, but not warm enough to wear below 30 degrees. I can only see a real use as a mid-layer.
As for build, it is an athletic fit which I like. I typically wear a L (6'2" 200), but an XL fits well for me. I love MH products, butthe materials in the Zonal jacket seem cheaper than any other MH product I own.

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