Wind Shielding, Water Resistant, Sturdy
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My front-seat opinion is that this jacket fit me a little too baggy for my liking--I bought a LRG and I'm 6'3'' 180lbs. It was a loose in the body, especially the lower body, and the bungees tightened it down, but still a little too baggy.
It did keep my dry in the rain, not downpours, but regular rain. Another criticism I have is that the inside of the jacket was stained by my polyester shirt because of the constant pressure from the backpack shoulder straps on top, jacket in middle, and shirt underneath. Didn't affect performance, but looks nasty.
The wrist velcro straps are helpful for keeping your arms drier and the warmth sealed in. The pit zips are great for trudging uphill. Overall, for the weight and price, this is a solid shell, it'll keep you shielded from the strong winds--even on Mt. Washington--and dry from moderate-strength rain. For downpours or a more athletic fitting jacket, you might consider another.
Me pictured with color DILL on summit of Mt. Washington.