This is A Shell
Reviewed by Asics Lover from Chicago on Sunday, December 15, 2013
This jacket is not insulated, it is not warm but it is wind proof. You must layer for warmth. As long as that is what you are looking for, this jacket is great. Great fabric, great pockets - I especially love the wrist pocket and the pit zips. I love that it is machine washable and Arcteryx recommends washing. Yes, you may have to retreat for waterproofing - but you can throw is the washer and dryer. Big plus! I would give 5 stars if it was insulated.