Reviewed by Matt from VT on Monday, December 28, 2015
I read reviews on both the soft shell and this version of the jacket and ended up getting both. An XL in the windstopper and a L in this one. The XL fit fine but was a bit short for my liking. Got this one in a L and love it. It absolutely does run big. A large is almost bigger than the XL windstopper version. Very soft putter fabric. Quiet, waterproof and very warm. The hood had an inner lining that contours to your head so the hood doesn't fall in your eyes. Since I use this jacket to fish the only thing I would like to see are the two front big pockets turned into normal zippered pockets and the wrist straps that tighten down have more velcro allowing for a tighter seal around the wrist. The jacket is a nice insulated cold weather jacket and kept me warm this weekend when it was below freezing on the river. Very impressed with the quality of it.