great lightweight backpacking jacket
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jason from wisconsin on Saturday, April 4, 2015
This jacket performed well above expectations. I tend to sweat a lot when backpacking and then get cold. This jacket definitely helped keep me dry, even when it got colder than expected and we were backpacking in 30 degree weather. All I needed was a light base layer and this. The Polartec Alpha insulation in this definitely exceeded my expectations. It's the mid-layer I've ever owned that actually was wond resistant and breathable enough to stay dry. Finally, you can't beat the weight, if you looking to reduce your backpacking weight, replacing a heavy/bulky mid-layer jacket with this is definitely worth it.