Reviewed by Stuck in DC again from East Coast on Thursday, February 3, 2011
Overall: A decent jacket/down sweater for [$]. Would not spend more than $75 for it. Cons: The zippers' teeth are too small, as are the zipper pulls. They are hard to manipulate with gloves on, and ice and snow clog the teeth. A bigger gauge zipper would fix this problem. The ventilation zips run up the chest instead of under the armpits, and thus don't ventilate well enough.Pros: The pockets are good size, and have clips to attach important items too. Great to not have to worry about losing keys, light, etc. Very warm jacket. So far it seems solidly constructed (10 days skiing, 2 hikes).
Best Uses: Backcountry, Casual Wear, Hiking, Skiing
Reviewed by theoflow from New York, NY on Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I am a snowboarder so baggy fit is usually a bit better for comfort during the day. I got this confused with another Oakley jacket that has the same pattern but is TOTALLY different. First off this doesn't have a hood or powder skirt, so usability on the slopes is poor. A regular fit on me would be a Medium, so I got this in XL. The sleeves are XL, but the waist just barely got below my "lowered" waistline.