Gear Review

3 5

Interesting cut and look

I really wanted to like this coat. I wear A LOT of mountain hardwear and it is one of my favorite brands. This jacket was...well...kind of matrix-y and had a weird fit. I found that it fit tight and cut in under my arms. I did think it nipped in at the waist and was flattering but it was just uncomfortable. I nearly always wear a small (or XS) in Mtn Hardwear/NF/Marmot/etc. Definitely no room for sweaters. I thought the quality was great and the look very distinctive and edgy. I love the idea of a long soft shell but due to the fit (I thought going up a size would throw off the trim look) I returned it. I ended up getting the NF Insulated Grace which slides over a blazer for work and still has a sleek look. Tuja is a cool idea but didn't work for me.