Excellent Belay Jacket
Reviewed by telern from Front Range, [...] on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I bought this for my belay jacket in ice climbing. As the previous reviews stated, it's warm. It's warm enough to walk the dog in a tee shirt in single temps warm. I bought an XL and it fits over my winter layers just fine. The hood is cut large enough that it fits over my helmet generously. There are 2 cinch cords on the hood that might get in your way, but this is a minor notice. It does not pack down super small as in the size of a Patagucci Nano Puff Hoody jacket, but you're buying a 650 fill down coat. It packs down to a small pillow size. There's the external left and internal right chest pockets which are generous for whatever you desire to fill them with. Two hand pockets that are pretty deep. A minor observation would be the zipper flap is pretty thin. I was expecting a bit more insulation in this area. Overall a 5 star rating if you get it on sale.