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Paul M.

Paul M.

Paul M.

Paul M.wrote a review of on March 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I've been looking for a good down jacket (my first) for a few months now and believe I found a winner. I purchased the Steel Onyx one that was on sale and Backcountry shipped it to me in two days. Great color and great price! After opening the package and seeing how light and thin the jacket was, I thought there's no way this thing could be much better than a wind breaker. I put it on and the fit is very nice. I'm 6'4" tall and the medium fit just right. I was concerned the sleeves would be too short but they were not and the jacket isn't bulky either. If you are much taller than 76" you will probably need to consider something else. Temps that day were about 34 degrees and sunny with a stiff breeze so I headed out for a walk around my neighborhood to test it out. I was wearing a short sleeve t-shirt underneath, a fleece cap and gloves. The wind didn't penetrate the jacket at all and after walking for a few minutes I actually had to lower the zipper some due to getting a bit too warm. Overall I'm quite impressed with this jacket. I believe it would keep you warm down to 20 degrees with a light fleece underneath it. It's not bulky, the color is nice, and Backcountry had a great price on these with fast shipping! Kudos to them!