Jared Harzanwrote a review of Basin and Range Empire 3L Shell Jacket - Men's on February 27, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I've been using last seasons model for all of this season. The jacket was purchased on sale, and for the price I paid I think it is a great jacket. It feels well made, blocks out the wind, keeps me dry, and I've gotten a number of compliments on its appearance. It also fits the layers that I need for the coldest days (wool baselayer, thin fleece, thin down puffy) without being excessively baggy. All in all, a great success.
A few comments on issues that kept it from a full 5 stars below:
The pockets are all smaller than I want them to be. Each and every one of them would benefit from being larger.
More pockets would be nice too...
The hood is helmet "compatible", but with a helmet on and the hood pulled up I have seriously reduced range of motion with my head. As a snowboarder, its pretty hard to look uphill when merging. I only wear the hood up on the really windy days because it helps so much to block the wind. Just wish I could turn my head more with it up.
Once again, the above items are minor in terms of the big picture. I like the jacket and definitely will be looking to hang onto it for as long as possible. But there is room for improvement.