Stay nice and toasty with the Icebreaker Stratus 3/4 Jacket's MerinoLoft insulation when you step outside, no matter what the weather looks like. The recycled polyester fabric with merino wool lining offers durable protection against freezing winter winds, while the feminine cut accentuates your figure. The two hand zip pockets easily store your essentials and the flattering thigh length protects you from the elements.
- Recycled polyester face fabric
- Merino wool lining
- MerinoLoft insulation
- Regular fit, thigh length
- Two hand zip pockets
- Item #ICE00E1
- Q & A
The Perfect Jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: S
This season I was on the hunt for a parka style down Jacket that would be good for running around town and for playing in the mountain towns. I wanted one that was stylish yet functional. I get cold easily and was tired of my legs and butt getting cold. I love the longer jacket. I tried this jacket on with a variety of other options and this one was a keeper due to several factors:
1. It was highly praised by some friends living in Chicago that love it. Hey if it can hold up to a Chicago winter it should work well in Denver and for my travels.
2. More weather resistant than any of the down versions I tried - Merinoloft will hold up and still keep you warm if it does get wet and it does have a water resistant finish, If I remember correctly. Also the Merinoloft is said to keep the heat in much better than the down. I have yet to prove this as I've not worn it in a cold enough environment to give an accurate comparison, but in the times I wear it, its been very warm. And my experience with Merino is I'm always much warmer and happier in it than any other fabrics. Also there is no molting of feathers to worry about.
3. It is a nice design and very stylish on. I tried both an XS and S and Kept the XS for my friends mother who just moved here from Las Vegas and she loves it. she is shorter than I am and it so flattering on her. I kept the small as i have a broader back and shoulders, due to climbing and gymnastics, and the XS didn't accommodate them very well. The S works well and allows for layers under it , but isn't as fitted and flattering as the XS is. It still looks nice, but there is just a little more looseness to the over all look, and I would prefer it a little more tailored look like the XS is for my friends mother. If I wanted to sacrifice arm movement I could stick with the XS ... alas I went with the small.
Overall I really like the jacket and would recommend it. I've been a fan of Icebreakers products and Merino wool for years.