Daniel M.wrote a review of Backcountry Murdock 850 Down Jacket - Men's on February 3, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Fit: I like the fit. It is not restrictive nor overly baggy. With a base and a mid-layer it still provided good range of motion.
Function: This is a great mid-layer that can function as an outer layer in many circumstances. But it’s not a down parka, which I like. In single digits over a dress shirt and light sweater I could feel the cold starting to seep in after a few blocks of city walking. At the same time it can be very warm. Below-zero resort skiing with a base layer and sweater, I was starting to think about dumping heat after two easy runs. I didn’t want a jacket that I couldn’t wear around without overheating. This fits the bill. Pockets are great as well. Nicely thought out lining in the hand pockets. Roomy chest pocket. With right mid or outer layer it will pack plenty of heat. The hood is sublime. I was pleasantly surprised with how much warmer it made the jacket. I really couldn’t be happier with the jacket and would easily give it 5 stars, except . . . the zippers are terrible. The main and pocket zippers regularly stick. I don’t know what zippers cost or what margins BC was looking for or needed on this jacket, but the decisions they made on the zippers were big mistakes. This jacket would be perfect with them. It’s probably not enough for me to return the jacket because I don’t think I’d find anything else that does the other things this jacket does as well as it does, but the fact that I’m even considering returning a jacket that is otherwise so good is evidence enough of the issues with these zippers.