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Jeffrey U.

Jeffrey U.

Jeffrey U.

Jeffrey U.wrote a review of on March 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Everyone needs a good poofer in their kit, and so far, this one has performed exceptionally and in every way I hoped it would. I’ve had the jacket about a month and in that time have taken it on multiple ice climbing and snowshoeing trips. On cold trips in the backcountry it has served me well as a midlayer. On cold ice climbs, the hood keeps me cozy under my helmet. As a photographer, keeping batteries warm in the winter is always a struggle, but the inside zippered pocket makes it easy to keep them close to my body heat, and the size of that pocket means I can fit in a couple extra snacks or my phone as well. When it’s time to shed a layer, this is my first choice, as it packs down unbelievably well. When I’m at home, headed to class and walking around campus, this is my go to jacket. Not only does it look great, but it manages to keep me comfortable no matter the temperature, warm when it’s 20 and cozy (but not too hot) when it’s 50.

I’m 6’1” and 170, and I think the large is perfect for this jacket. It allows room for layering underneath (i’ve had thermals, a synthetic long sleeve t shirt, and a fleece all underneath comfortably) yet still doesn’t look too big or baggy when wearing it with just a t shirt underneath.
The material is lightweight, so just as with any puffy, I pay extra caution when hiking through dense wooded areas, and keep my shell on over it to protect from tears. This is a factor with any puffy though, so I don’t view it as a negative in this particular jacket.