Gear Review

5 5

light, packable, and warm

This is a great layering piece. For the sale price, I don't think that there's anything better. The construction is solid, the fill is uniform and the fit is about right. I'm 6'1" and have a long torso and arms and aside from slight bagginess in the body, the large fits great. The elastic wristbands are a bit odd at first but I ended up really liking them, though they are a little tight even on my narrowish wrists. I love the purple color and the pertex fabric. I wore this as my only insulating layer on a three day through hike in the Olympic National Forest. Being a rain forest, the weather was wet, and because our summer started so late here, I was in snow for one of the days and near the snow level on another. Even with temps into the low thirties, gusting winds and a lot of ambient moisture, as well as pouring rain, the jacket kept me plenty warm with just an OR Helium rain jacket over the top of it. I absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a good insulating piece. It performed great even in some of the worst wet weather circumstances you're likely to come across short of a tropical storm.