Took a big gamble and hit the jackpot....

Reviewed by thewedge from Texas on Monday, January 19, 2015
Years ago I bought a Marmot soft shell jacket on STP. It quickly became my go to jacket. It was hands down the best soft shell jacket I've owned (and I've owned a bunch let me tell you). Like an idiot, I decided to donate it to Goodwill about 6 months ago. What was I thinking?? Since then, I've been searching for a worthy replacement. I'd settled on a Patagonia Adze. Patagonia is no doubt quality, but for all its hype that jacket just was not warm. Cold, meet the Jack Wolfskin Timberline. I took a huge gamble on this jacket knowing absolutely nothing about the brand. Frankly I liked the look and the reviews were enough to persuade me to at least give it a chance. This jacket exceeds my expectations in just about every way. The craftmanship is as good as any I've seen. The microfleece interior lining is actually warm (what a concept) and the fit for me could not be more perfect (I am 5'11'', 185 lbs and the Large fits me like a custom made suit). Exterior phone pocket is a big plus for me. Branding is very subtle which I prefer. Windstopper is amazing. The only quirk about this jacket is the zipper enclosure is reversed (but I've already become used to it after a few outings). Zippers on the one I received are black, not grey like in the pictures above which I actually much rather prefer this. This jacket will not be headed to Goodwill any time soon and will be me go to jacket for years to come. I'm now very much impressed with Jack Wolfskin jackets.
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