Gear Review

5 5

Utah Mountains--one year later

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great jacket. I bought it as a fall-back shelter for prolonged outdoor adventures or for days when I'm out in the weather all day for work or play. I bought an XL, bigger than my normal L, to fit over the other layers I would be wearing.

It is too warm for hiking or climbing, but works well for camp, belay, or delays on the trail.

After two winter seasons of use I found it to be plenty durable; use normal cautions when wearing.

The other day at work I was stuck out in sub 20 degree weather for an entire day. At the end of the day when I was exausted and chilled, I put it on and powered through to the end, cosy and warm.

The jacket covers me to below my butt, has a great hood, and the arms are plenty long. Good use of down--no cold spots for me.

I would recomment it to a friend.