Gear Review

4 5

Nice Jacket, Odd Fit

Nice piece, obviously one of the lightest on the market. Has no hand pockets, as others have mentioned, but why would you need hand pockets on a piece that is meant to be layered? I am in love with my Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka, which, with and XL seems perfectly tailored to my body (6'1", 185). However, this jacket in XL did not fit. I listened ad read that the jacket was short, so I was expecting that, however the sleeves are just giant! There seems enough excess material in the sleeve that they could have had a longer, better fitting jacket than what the final product was, at least for me anyways. IMO, I would try on before you buy so you know how the fit will be. On a positive note, the 900-fill down is superb and the outer layer of fabric is durable enough to withstand a decent amount of abuse.