Yangshuo, China, El Potrero Chico, Mexico, Jackson Falls, IL and Alaska
I love this jacket. It goes every where I go when there is cold weather in the forecast. Definitely stands up to the test. The only problem I have with it, other than being made in China, is that the zipper went out on it. What's the point of having a windproof jacket that doesn't zip up, right? The zipper is a micro-zipper and could use a bit of beefing up in my opinion.
The hood tightens up real nice around the face and hugs my head keeping my dome nice and snug. It doesn't fit a helmet, but might work well underneath. A chest pocket would be wicked, but then it would add another spot for the wind to bust through. So, all-in-all, I'm very happy with my jacket... now if I can return it for a new one that would be great!
I've used this tent several times in southern China leading rural backcountry hikes with teenagers. It goes up in a flash, is hassle free, and is warm on chilly nights. It says its a four person tent but there is room for 5 or 6 smaller people. The vestibules are HUGE!
Rain doesn't stand a chance against this behemoth if it is guyed properly.