Excellent for intended use
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I took this jacket with me up to a 12k peak summit, and it kept me nice and warm over my base layer Smartwool long-sleeved shirt. The ventilation kept me from sweating on the trek uphill. I pulled the hood up, cynched it down, and put my sunhat back on over it to withstand the biting cold and wind at the summit.
On the way down, it kept me warm until I unzipped once back down from tree line. I folded it back into its own pocket and stored in my backpack at my next break.
At 4 oz, it took over for my heavy hard shell on many trips.
I have taken this wind jacket with me on every hike and backpacking trip. It works wonderfully underneath my down vest. I even sleep in it on cold nights.
If you are looking for an inexpensive, multipurpose, sturdy yet lightweight wind jacket, buy this. Just don't expect it to keep you dry in a rain storm as it's not a rain jacket.