Reviewed by PaulB from Sydney, Australia on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
As a number of reviews have said, this is neither a shell, or a padded GTX jacket. I have had it for 6 months now and really like it. So far have used it for general wet weather wear and for skiing. It performed really well for both activities, and looks and feels great, but I suspect for pure trekking it might be a bit heavy.
Reviewed by Grafickman from Merced, CA on Monday, December 3, 2012
Over the years I've owned numerous brands of Gortex jackets, and this one is by far the best made. Excellent material, hood design, pit zips, zipper quality, etc., and great fit and length. Some people reviewed this jacked as too long and I have no idea what they're talking about. I'm 5'8" with large shoulders and purchased a large. The jacket is a classic mountain parka length, meaning it covers your behind. Mountain parkas are not supposed to come to your waist; they're supposed to extend to the bottom of your behind. One complaint - the stupid left hand zipper. What's up with that? Is it just a Euro lefty thing? If you can live with the left zipper and want a great Gortex mountain rain parka, this is it.
Reviewed by grilliams from oakland, ca on Thursday, November 29, 2012
have given up on lightweight packable jackets as they generally leave me feeling clammy and often aren't long enough. Am 6'4" and the xl fits perfectly--sleeves are long enough but not too long and length is perfect. falls below the waist a couple inches below the top of rainpaints so you don't get that dripping down your pants when you bend over or have layers hanging below jacket hem. Is a bit bulky. Mesh inner layer and heavier fabric than the packable jackets but is very well made and seems like it will last a long time. For the price it's a steal.
Reviewed by aleks from martha's vineyard, MA on Saturday, September 15, 2012
I bought this jacket for my hiking trip to Himalayas, with intention to wear it in the city during the winter as well. I am 6.6 180 pds. with very long torso. slim and long cut of the jacket fits perfectly. sleeves are long, jacket goes beyond my waist. It is an soft shell jacket with no padding. another warm layer underneath will make it super cosy and warm. I am very happy with it. price was good too I believe.
Reviewed by StitchYouUp from Lexington, KY on Friday, August 24, 2012
I had to get on here to report that this is a dope jacket. Given some other reviews, I was a little apprehensive about the size. I'm 5'10'', 165 lbs, average build and ordered a Medium. The tag says US Medium but has a big L on it (for the French market I assume). Thank god it fits perfectly because this is a really well made high-end jacket worth a lot more than I paid for it. I was tired of cheap-o North Face and Columbia stuff that lacks any style and this is exactly what I wanted.
Good job Millet and Derailed for the sweet deal!!
Best Uses: Daily Use, Going Out, Travel, Work
Describe Yourself: Casual Dresser
Pros: Attractive Design, Comfortable, Great Color, Lightweight, Stylish, Versatile, Warm