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k0tp318776 wrote a review of on September 30, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

I've waited for the right conditions to actually wear this jacket. They came, windy and cold rain. The jacket performed outstanding. I wear a long sleeve T-shirt under this jacket, I don't like the feel of 'plastic' on my arms, this works well. The look of the jacket I like. The size of the jacket runs large. This I don't mind for those times I like to keep a large sweater or small pack on. It does have adjustments on the side to take up the extra room when not needed. The adjustment is fast and easy both ways (done and undone) by simply pulling a cord and releasing it when finished. Wrist size adjusts with Velcro. No wind came through and no rain at all. I was worried about sweating inside of the jacket, but, as of yet this has not happened outside of what I would have while hiking. I remain (happily) surprised by that. I like the location, size and functionality of the pockets, all are a plus from me.
I'm 5' 10", 224 lbs. I wear a 2X comfortably, in this particular jacket if you don't wish the "extra room", order one size down and you will not have to worry about it being too snug. I like this jacket, it works well and stores in a tight ball in my pack or pocket. Cleaning is a snap, just rinse it off, stuff comes right off, not much sticks to it. I would absolutely recommend this to a friend with the only warning being that of the size.





k0tp318776 wrote an answer about on February 1, 2013

My wife and I are in our mid 50's (I say this because you are probably more suitable to the cold then we are). We took the bag down to 9 degrees and were perfectly comfortable and warm. Pad stayed under us at all times. My wife and I had no problems carrying the weight involved. For a zero degree bag it is indeed heavy, but the quality of the bag is supreme and worth it to us.