Excellent Insulating Layer!

Reviewed by Kirk from SE Alaska on Monday, February 22, 2016
When i bought this jacket a few months ago I thought I was going to primarily use it back-packing or on day-hikes on cold days. It has quickly become my go-to jacket for every day use. With just a t-shirt underneath, I can throw this on and be comfortable in temperatures ranging from 10 to 50 degrees. It's a bit warm above 40...and below 10 you might get a bit chilly if you are outside for long.
I haven't tested it in lots of rain yet, but it performs great in light rain/mists (at least for a few hours).
I haven't tested it on a multi-day hike yet, but it is so light and packs up so small i'm confident It'll be a great jacket to bring on most trips.
The exterior materiel does seem fairly fragile. Whenever i snowboard I use it as my insulating layer and throw a shell on top to cut the wind and protect the down jacket. Likewise if a trail cuts through bushes or brambles I would put another layer on to protect it.
Hope this helps.
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