Reviewed by Dandy like a Dandelion from New York on Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Technically, it is a great jacket and no detail was overlooked. The proprietary to DofN fabric (a little heavier, it's 82% wool) isolates from wind very well. The hood offers adjustments making it very comfortable to wear. The armpit vents with a mesh underneath, which is great, offer great regulation of temperature. Wrist cuffs are very comfortable. The two front pockets have (1) inside zip pockets making sure that the valuables won't get lost and (2) have magnets – new to me – to assure that they stay together. I wore this jacket in really windy conditions with temperatures in lower 30s without wind-chill factor and it protected me very well. I don't know yet how it handles snowy-rainy conditions. As for size, it is true to European sizing. I got it in S and I'm 34"-25"-37" in chest-waist-hips respectively. I have plenty of room to layer underneath. My concern was the combination of colours this jacket is offered in. I like orange and I like cream so I ordered it in orange/off white; it looked like an "elements" jacket, one orange piece here and another cream there. I sent it back. I reordered it in raspberry/forest green and what a difference! Both colours are darker making it a less chunky in appearance and, since my cold-weather pants tend to be in darker colours, I have no problem coordinating this jacket with my clothes. I'm happy with this jacket; it's another great purchase from Sierra.
Best Uses: Hiking, Outdoor activitiies, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Walking
Pros: Comfortable, Nice in appearance, No detail overlooked, Warm