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Simply a great jacket. I use it in town, while skiing, backpacking, on the sea......one of TNF's best product ever....
does the job for cheap
Not a bad choice for an affordable hooded insulated jacket. I mostly use it for around town chores during the winter, but I've skied and backpacked with it and don't have any complaints.
FANTASTIC Do it all jacket!
Great all around jacket. Light, packable, WARM but to the point where you don't overheat- its odd, perhaps its the PrimaLoft. Very, very comfortable, only grip is I wish it had an interior mesh pocket, but regardless it is still a great buy .
Not to bad
While the jacket is very stylish and light, it really doesn't seem that warm i wore it in 40 degree weather and the wind cut right into it and I was kinda cold actually. The stuff sack on the XL does not work properly cause it is made for the Small, Medium, and Large only. It almost took 2 people to close the zipper. Im going to keep the jacket, but ill only use it for a light jacket i dont feel it will hold up in 20 degree weather or lower. If you are going to use this jacket you might want to pair is with some kinda of shell maybe.
Undeniably the best
In my opinion the best multi-purpose on the market. Insulation is AMAZING for how light the jacket is. Not a bulky feeling like most insulation jackets. Take it anywhere, snowshoeing, boarding, skiing, to a party or the movies...THE BEST! Fits into day packs with ease! Im 5'10" 165lbs and bought a medium and still have room to add the right base layer to deal with certain conditions! If you like to stay dry, keep blistering wind off your skin and cozy on the slopes, YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH THIS JACKET...i just cant say enough!!!
"Multi-purpose" says it all
When I received the jacket in delivery, I was quite surprised by how light it was despite having read the reviews about its weight prior to purchase. For testing, I wore it over a single T-shirt on a 35F weather, and felt okay. I also wore it on a 25F day with winds at 20mph, lowering the wind chill ot 5F, with a fleece layer underneath. I did feel a tiny tiny bit of chill in the second instance. It would feel extremely warm if I wore it with a fleece layer on the first instance, and also warm if I wore it with a fleece and another decent layer on the second instance. Or I could just wear this jacket, and put another winter jacket over it to feel completely warm (as I said, this jacket is so light and small that you could really do that without feeling bulky and constrained). Bottom line, this is a good winter jacket for temp. above 27F or so, and a great midlayer for anything below (No, this jacket alone prolly won't be good for those frigid temperatures). Oh, yes, once again lastly, you can't tell from the photos how light and small this jacket is.
The most warm and insulated jacket I've ever gotten for myself. It's worth the money... I would recommend it to all my friends. It fits perfect. Thanks guys
I originally just got the redpoint jacket (not the optimus), but being a small guy, this jacket fit big on me. I decided to trade the redpoint I had in for a redpoint optimus and I was pleasantly surprised. In addition to fitting me well and not being so big and boxy, this one has many nice additions that I liked such as a hood and some cinches to keep the cold air out. I really do love this jacket and I wear it every chance I can. The only bad thing I can possibly think to say about this jacket is that sometimes the zippers are a bit stubborn, but, that's such a small complaint in the amount of praise this jacket deserves.
This is by far the best jacket I've ever had. Living in Poland - home of heavy rains, snows and deep freezing temperatures...this jacket simply kicks ass! Although it's pretty "thin" and light, it's by far the warmest jacket I have. I do lots of walking/hiking and it keeps me 100% warm and dry. If it becomes too hot, simply stuff it in your day pack, or pack it away in the on board stow away pouch. It is well worth the money, and I highly recommend this jacket you'll be glad you did too. I rarely post, but think this deserves spreading the word.
I LOVE this jacket. I daily have to walk to class in 40 degree weather, sometimes much less and this thing saves me. With just moderate layering underneath I feel just as warm and cozy as if I was indoors. On the really bad days, a nice beanie and my hood up guarantees I won't get any chills. It is so thin and lightweight yet the insulation is much more than adequate. I'll be walking with friends wearing two sweatshirts and a beanie and I'm always the one who isn't complaining about the weather. Love, love, love it. This is going to be in my winter-wear arsenal for years to come.
Great for late autumn
Soft, light weight, thin. It works for me at temperature around 10-15C (50-60F) for casual walking activity. Good water repellent. Zipper is not as smooth as it should be.
Get this jacket.
I've only had the jacket for a month now, but I've taken it from Portland to Chicago and I can't say enough good things about it. It's not bulky like other down jackets but it's damn warm and the water resistance is great. I've been in some pretty heavy rains with it without a problem, and it dries really quickly.
a new favorite
feels good and looks great. for active winter sports in moderately cold conditions. it is not a heavy coat. it compresses to the volume of a large grapefruit, and has a comfortable fit that allows for layering. unfortunately, no vents or powder skirt. it runs a little short on the torso and the hood is a good size for the head but doesn't make it over a helmet.
I spent the winter skiing in Utah and Colorado and loved wearing TNF Optimus jacket. It is light, comfortable, warm for it's intended purpose and packs up fairly small when you want to pack it. Found myself wearing it everywhere. Only down side is no ventilation for when I needed to cool off a bit.
Extremely warm and lightweight
This jacket is absolutely warm. I am able to wear a T-shirt in 20 degree weather without being cold at all. The fit is snug, so I would recommend you to order a size larger than what you would normally wear.
Great, light-weight coat
I bought this coat for a trip to London and it was the perfect choice. The coat is lightweight and not bulky - great for travel and very low-hassle. It's extremely effective at shutting out the cold and is rain-proof. Don't hesitate to buy this jacket.
BEST JACKET I'VE EVER WORN!
this is the first jacket I've worn w/ Primaloft insulation. I am amazed at it's warmth, but also how it seems to only keep you as warm as you need to be. I can wear this jacket inside my house, and not overheat. Then, I wear it outside in sub-zero temps, and I am perfectly warm. Also, it blocks the wind amazingly well. I walked my dog in 30-40 mph wind and no wind got through. BUY IT!
I haven't had the chance to try it in cold weather yet, but it seems not as warm as I hoped (all though warm enough at about -10 deg Celsius). A little loose around the mid section (I'm skinny). Overall I am very pleased, the above the only negative.
If you like the Redpoint you will like this jacket. The hood is a nice addition. I just wish the sleeves were adjustable other than the stretchy elastic.
Good Bang for Buck
Deceptively light...I was a little skeptical at first if this jacket would keep me warm as an outer layer during the cold Canadian prairie winter. Well, after the first really cold snap this year I'm a true believer! I wore it around town in below 0 temps with a light sweater underneath - no problem. The ONLY annoyance I have with this jacket is the design of the hood. As it is basically integrated into the collar as one piece, you can't really have the collar zipped up without the hood either on, or awkwardly bunched up at the back of your head/neck and around the ears.