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Singletrack Mind

Singletrack Mind

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Singletrack Mind

Singletrack Mindwrote a review of on May 25, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: large

I had the chance to try this jacket out this past weekend, went camping at Mt Pinos, weather dipped down to the low 40s at night, had the jacket and only had a tshirt underneath. Kept me warm and toasty throughout. It's very lightweight, too light in fact, that I thought it may be too delicate. But initial impression was that it held up. Down does leak out the shell though; it's my first down jacket so I don't know if this occurs to all super light weight down jackets. Jacket is compressible and packable using one of its hand pocket. Because the zipper is not reversible, once packed, you are looking at the back side of the zipper. The waist is an elastic hem, and not a drawstring. I normally wear a size MD, but had to upsize to a LG. The MD was tight around the chest area, once I got the LG, it was perfect. Overall, it fits great, very light, toasty, and a good looking jacket. The blue color tends to look purplish than a deep blue. Looks and feels delicate though, so I am careful when I wear this jacket. Giving it 4 out of 5 stars because of no drawstring around the waist, and in packed form, the zipper is not reversible. Hope this review helps. PS Backcountry rocks!