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Take the chill out.
- Lightweight 30D nylon ripstop is wind- and water-resistant
- Brushed tricot-lined collar adds next-to-skin comfort
- Elastic cuffs with hook-and-loop tabs, hem elastic drawcord, and full-length storm flap on zipper keep out drafts
- Packs into one of the front hand pockets for easy transportation
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- Gender: Male
Very impressive that this packs into its own handpocket, which is awesome because the handwarmer pockets are microfleece lined so it becomes a nice fleecy pillow. Right amount of pockets in the right places and the hem drawstrings are NOT in the pockets which I like so much better. The cuffs are the best kind with velcro and some rubber stretch. For me, this is a great layer. Also sweet on it's own. It's on the light side, so it's good to about 40 degrees, 35F if you run warm but no more. Sizing is pretty true to size. I fall inbetween sizes and went up to make sure I could layer underneath if I wanted and it's not to baggy with just a long sleeved shirt underneath.
How small does this compress down to? Is...
How small does this compress down to? Is it comparable to a midweight fleece in warmth?
Larger than a grapefruit, smaller than a volleyball.
This is made to be comparable to a down sweater--maybe slightly less so--so definitely equate this to a heavier fleece or maybe a wool jacket. Primaloft is one of the best weight-to-warmth ratios for a synthetic that you'll find and tends to work better than down in wet/humid climates...
Fitting over layers
I use the Outdoor Research Neoplume Jacket for both a stand alone around town jacket as well as layering with an eVent shell. It works well and serves it's function. eVent tends to be chilly shell fabric due to it's breathability. When temperatures get cold this jacket comes in handy. This jacket is nice and warm. Fits pretty true to size recommended in the sizing chart.