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CAD2953463wrote a review of on August 15, 2011

5 5

I got this same jacket about a year ago here at a super sale price. My son outgrew his OR softshell jacket, so I got him this jacket to replace it. Besides the 2 zippered handwarmer pockets and zippered Naploleon chest pocket, there is an open pouch pocket inside to store a water bottle or a hat and gloves. This is a well made and very durable softshell. It has a trim athletic cut, and is just right to wear in mild Fall, Spring, and even cool Summer days.
For colder weather or Winter use, you can add a heavy weight long underwear top or a 100 weight fleece shirt underneath it. If it is colder than that, you can easily add an insulated jacket or vest over the top of this jacket for additional warmth. It is raining hard today and in the low 60s, so I am wearing my Off Width Jacket while I write this!

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CAD2953463wrote a review of on August 15, 2011

5 5

I got these watershoes for my son and myself to wear for swimming, kayaking, and stream crossings while hilking. We have a lot of sharp rocks and ledge here in NH, so protecting the toes and feet is important. These shoes offer more protection than open-toed sandals, flip-flops, or those neoprene water shoes do against rocks, old fishing hooks, or broken glass.
But these watershoes are almost like trail running shoes. The soles give outstanding traction, and the mesh sides keep the air circulating in hot and humid weather. While lightweight, these shoes are durable and comfortable enough for all day wear. Finally, they come in a nice earth toned color that blends in with your clothes and your surroundings, unlike those other loud and obnoxious colors that some designer thinks that customers will buy! I love them!

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CAD2953463wrote a review of on January 25, 2010

5 5

This is a great jacket---almost the perfect lightweight softshell that I was looking for. My son, the snowboarding college student, has "acquired" my Mountain Hardwear Alchemy jacket that I bought here last year. So, I had been looking for a replacement jacket, but this time in a more versatile lightweight version. The Offwidth jacket fills the bill.

The material is tough enough to stand up to abrasions, yet still stretch when you move. It turns back the drizzle and light rain, and stops most of the wind. It is not totally windproof, light a Gore Windstopper equipped model, but does enough of the job that you shouldn't need another layer for winds 25 MPH or less.


My only complaint would be on the fit. True, it did say "athletic fit" in the advertisement. But this jacket fits much more closely to the body than my Alchemy jacket ever did. I got both jackets in XXL. I was able to wear a PowerStretch jacket under my Alchemy. I will have to drop several pounds before I could try that with this jacket. But, now I am more motivated to keep working out and stick to my diet! My son will not be getting this jacket so easily.

Keep in mind that this is a light weight jacket, While the Alchemy alone kept me warm to 20 degrees F or so with just a mid-weight long underwear top, this Offwidth jacket is best suited to 35 degrees F or better with the same top. If I was snowshoeing or crosscountry skiing at a fast pace, then I can stay warm with the Offwidth jacket to about 25 degrees F. When I stop or slow down, I need to pull out my Primaloft vest or pullover.

Still a great jacket, and I hope to get 3 season use out of this model. The Alchemy was just too warm for anything but winter use here in New Hampshire.

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