Reviewed by old guy from east tennessee on Thursday, March 7, 2013
This jacket is a great light weight jacket that does what Mountain Hardwear says it will do --- block the wind. It does that job in a great manner. We tend to have some damp, cold, blustery days here in east tennessee. The body of the jacket does a great job of blocking this wind. The sleeves of this jacket are made of some sort of soft shell. The soft shell blocks the wind; but allows the arms to become cold due to conduction if ya dont wear a pretty good insulating layer under the jacket. I use a medium to heavy fleece or merino wool shirt. If ya do that; the jacket works very well down into the thirties or so. This is a great jacket; but it is a light weight jacket.