Icebreaker Viento Hood Soft Shell Jacket
Verified Buyer Reviewed by MCO from Colorado on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I love the fit and feel of this jacket. The quality of the design and the materials is great. It runs true to size - I wear a M/L in icebreaker and Smartwool shirts depending on how form-fitting the cut is and the Medium jackets within the Icebreaker line fit me perfectly. The Viento has a subtly more feminine cut than most soft shells that flatters without over doing it. It looks nice and sleek with just a light shirt or several layers. I wore several layers under the jacket the other day knowing the conditions were going to go from chilly to very warm - light t-shirt, light long sleeve, and Cascade fleece jacket. The jacket stretched to accommodate all the layers without looking like Michelin Man and I was still able to move freely. I chose the hooded version because sometimes I want that little bit more protection from chilly wind than just a hat provides - the hood is not large - which is nice in that it doesn't feel bulky when you're sitting/driving but it's big enough to wear over a winter hat if conditions should call for it.