Gear Review

3 5

Meets expectations, could improve

Ok, its a Down jacket and you´d expect it to keep you warm in very cold weather. The jacket does exactly that. I used it in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru for the first time in a 5 day trek, low temps but not extremely low or rainy. The jacket warms you up rapidly and keeps you that way as long as you may need. I would definitely suggest checking the length because it is a couple of inches short, and that may mean your waist can get really cold. (The North Face equivalent doesn´t have that problem). It also leaks very few feathers and I believe it would not do very well in rainy conditions (of course you should have an outer shell or pay more for the water resistant jacket). If its length is not an issue for you, I definitely would recommend it.