Icebreaker Helix MerinoLoft Hooded Jacket

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bob from Minnesota on Monday, March 2, 2015
I bought this jacket as a mid-layer to keep me warm when hiking, skiing (alpine) and hunting. These are not high intensity activities but can generate a fair amount of body heat. I have in the past tried to layer light weight down jackets but they did not breathe very well and would get clammy. This jacket has proven to be a great solution.

Pros: The fit is tight and right - no binding and trim enough to fit easily under my shell.
The zippers are first rate - glide smoothly and feel like they will last a lifetime.
The jacket breathes (though it's too warm for cross country skiing or running).
High zipper to keep out the wind.
Wool lined pockets.

Cons: The hood cinches down but could use a second set of drawstrings to allow for a better fit.
It's a bit heavy for backpacking.
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