Ryan E.wrote a review of Special Blend Beacon Insulated Jacket - Men's on December 6, 2012
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This jacket is great. Very warm with minimal materials so it doesn't feel bulky.
The fit is great, a little on the larger side but in a good way. I wear a medium and the sleeves hang over my hands (without gloves) which is nice because I don't have to worry about snow getting in. Mid section is roomy but still tight enough so you don't feel like your swimming in the jacket. It's just a great fit.
Plenty of pockets and the outside ones have a fleece lining so your hands stay warm if you don't have gloves on.
Materials feel very durable and I can already tell this jacket will last for many seasons to come.
Haven't used the hood so no comment on that.
All in all a great performing jacket, and good looking too boot. Don't let this one slip by.