About Sierra Designs Lava PrimaLoft® Jacket - Waterproof, Insulated (For Women)
Closeouts. The lightweight, water-resistant PrimaLoft® insulation in Sierra Designs' Lava jacket provides cold-busting warmth, and Tropozone waterproof breathable technology keeps you dry in nasty conditions.
Completely waterproof construction with all seams sealed
Tropozone waterproof breathable technology
Seams sealed with PVC-free tape
133g PrimaLoft® ECO insulation in body, 100g in sleeves is highly compressible, retains warmth when wet and is made with recycled fibers
Reviewed by pfcello from Kingston, Ontario on Monday, December 3, 2012
I use this jacket as an every day about town jacket and wish it were a bit warmer and longer. It comes closest to the older style similar Serra Designs jacket, but that one worked better for me. I can't get it any longer it seems. Why do they always have to change things that are great already! I would recommend it only for limited use, or with an eye to global warming making it more useful. I haven't had a chance to test whether it's water and windproof.
Reviewed by hashihime from Kalamazoo, MI on Sunday, December 2, 2012
This jacket won't win any "fashionable" points. It's boxy and the material makes a slight crinkly sound. I thought it looked flimsy. BUT, it's amazingly warm. It's long enough to cover my sweaters and sweat shirts; sleeves are long for a short person, but easily cinched with velcro without looking obvious. I wear walking to work, to walk dog, and when I do my conditioning hikes with a backpacking pack several times a week. The jacket is not puffy and so easy to strap down the pack. Down to the lower 30s F, I walk with only a long sleeve shirt under--bearing in mind I'm carrying a pack that covers my back. I'm hoping with pack carrying, I can use the jacket even at much lower temps, with another layer underneath. Without the pack at temps in the mid to lower 30s F, I wear another layer beneath and a scarf around my neck. Two nice inner pockets and underarm vents. I can't speak to waterproof, because I haven't tested that out yet. As some other reviewer said, it has an enormous hood.