Awesome California Jacket

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Johnny Wishbone from Folsom, CA on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
I'm in northern California. We have extremes if you go looking for them, but generally it's a lot of middle ground in terms of weather.

This jacket is awesome for taking the edge off without being bulky or heavy. It blocks all of the wind, most of the moisture, and yet breaths fairly well.

On my scale, a size medium weighs 8.8 oz. Not the lightest windbreaker out there, but keep in mind, most windbreakers don't have a fuzzy liner. This lightweight jacket is lined and provides way more warmth than you'd ever guess such a compact package could.

I wore it the other day on a day that was supposed to just be windy and gray. But, about 15 minutes out it started to drizzle, and then drizzle turned to rain. While not a rain shell, this jacket performed well. I stayed warm and dry walking in the rain for about 40 minutes. No part of the fabric "wetted out," however the jacket is still new.

Even though many will disagree, I do wish this jacket had side pockets. I never use a zippered breast pocket and consider them mostly for looks. I seldom wear gloves and a side pocket gives me a place to temporarily warm a hand.

With regard to sizing, I'm always torn between a large or medium. My chest is 42 inches and my sleeve length is 35 inches at 5'10" and 175 lbs. The medium fits trim and that's what I wanted. I'm glad I went with a medium. I usually wear this with only a t-shirt or long sleeve t-shirt underneath.
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