Great jacket

Reviewed by Ryan from Colorado on Sunday, October 11, 2015
Performance:
I was looking for a multipurpose rain/ski jacket and this one fit the bill. Took it backpacking in the Tetons and ended up hiking in consistent rain but stayed completely dry. I love the high neck for performance purposes (see look, below), and am even adjusting to the extra neck zipper idea (though honestly, it's a bit over designed). The hood works beautifully (it can be adjusted and keeps rain off your face). The pit zips are more "waist zips", but they're better than no pit zips at all. Zippers all work well. I'm looking forward to wearing it skiing.
Overall: slightly heavy for backpacking, but not a problem if you just wear it the whole time. Excellent for rain and snow.

Fit:

Because I'm 5'10" with a long torso and narrow hips/shoulders, I have trouble finding performance jackets that actually fit. Either they are too big in the waist and shoulders, making me look boxy, or they're too short. Often they're both. I ordered this jacket in a small and it fit perfectly. Long enough (may be too long for smaller people?) but also flattering. Works great with a midweight jacket underneath. When I put it over a big down jacket, I have some trouble bending my arms.
Overall: good for those with long torsos. can't speak for others.

Look:
I ordered the aqua color and it's really pretty. I prefer to wear the collar zipped all the way up b/c when it's partway zipped, it's too large (kind of outdated looking, IMHO).
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