Reviewed by mora from california on Thursday, February 14, 2013
I was not sure about the fabric since there is little info and it is hard to see on the pics online. I usually prefer to go all natural, all wool and have many merinos items from Smartwool and Icebreaker. But I love the combination of Nylon and merino which produces a more versatile fabric, very warm, wind and rain resistant and yet very low bulk so it can either be worn as a jacket by itself or layered under a another one in very cold climate. The best part is the high collar and hood. This garnment is extremely well made in every details and well worth the price even if you had to pay full price for it. I purchased the XS for my 10 years old daughter (she's an average 10 year old size and very slender) and it fits her great because it is stretchy and the shoulders are cut in such a way that they adjust to your actual size (slighty longer sleeves which she loves and a longer lenght which is much better). She has room to grow and layer under it. The XS also fits me (5'1 and 120 pounds) but with limited layers underneath. It is perfect for Northern California. Overall I highly recommend this new fabric by Smartwool.