Great color, long arms, moderate protection

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kerstin from Vermont on Monday, October 6, 2014
I didn't realize until I read the tag on this jacket that it is not the warmest in its class. It's called "M2," which, the tag says, "offers a great balance between weather resistance, breathability, and thermal protection, excellent for a wide range of activities in moderate conditions." I bought this jacket for cross-country skiing, for walking and running in the fall and winter, and for general protection from the wind and cold. It doesn't sound like this should be the one. However, I tend to get really hot while doing any of the above, so I think if I layer a fleece or some wool underneath, I should be fine. The arms are long on me - I'm 5'5'', 160 lbs, with broad swimmer's shoulders and a size 38 C chest-but that's ok (more warmth, I figure, while I'm gripping my ski poles.)
The blue-on-blue color is pretty, the hood is snug, and the collar comes to my chin and a little beyond. My sister saw it on me and thought I should keep it. I will, and I hope I don'g regret not seeking out a warmer version. The price was right for a jacket of this degree of quality.
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