great to use as outer layer

Reviewed by JR from USA on Monday, November 10, 2014
I've wanted a shirt-jac for a while to use around the farm, and finally bought this one. Most of the canvas shirt jackets I found online are listed between $40 and $70, but Sierra Trading Post had this one for $38 plus a 30% off + free shipping offer, so it was a great deal at only $27. This item runs slightly large, definitely built more like a thin jacket than a heavy shirt (I was expecting the latter). I bought a medium and washed it in hot water, which helped to shrink it some, though it is still roomy enough to wear several layers underneath. The main body is lined with microfleece, though the sleeves are instead lined with that smooth, quilted nylon that you see in most jacket sleeves. The hand warmer pockets are a nice touch. They are hidden in the side seam, instead of towards the front as on a regular jacket, so your hands and arms rest further back than usual when placed in the pockets. I've had this for a week, and with 2 or 3 long sleeve layers underneath, it remained comfortable with outside temps down the 30's.

Overall, this item is comfortable and tough, worth the price, best used either by itself as a light jacket or with a couple layers underneath, but expect it to run slightly large.
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