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Great Layer

I us this as a layer for skiing. As other reviews will attest, this jacket is super light, and remarkably warm for its weight. My go to 1st layer (under a shell jacket) for skiing is an Arcteryx Atom LT jacket, which has a full zip + Powerstretch panels for ventilation, and so can be used over a wider range of temperatures. For myself, the optimal temperature range for wearing only the Patagonia Down Shirt (over a base layer) is around 15 - 25 degrees F. It works great in combination with the Arcteryx Atom when temperatures are lower and I'm not sweating a ton. Other things I love about this are: it's so small when compressed I have a hard time telling it's in my backpack; it's fairly windproof; it fits well and never catches on my jacket or other layers; the zipper goes fairly far down so one can get good (if not full) ventilation. Probably my favorite thing about it is that is so comfortable and light that I can't feel that it is on me. (The warmth tells me something must be there.)

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Are you saying that this jacket keeps you warm at temperatures in the teens?