Super light, insulating piece

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Wisco Disco from Truckee, CA on Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Pros:
-Unreal weight to warmth ratio
-packs down into one of the hand warmer pockets, which doubles as a storage pouch
-pocket pouch has a loop and dedicated zipper pull, which works well
-drawcord hem cinch
- seems to cut with a slightly longer arm length


Cons ( some are personal )
- Bulky cut. Almost every mountain hardwear jacket i have ever tried on, is a more boxy cut in the body, this jacket is no exception
- not a fan of the shiny coating on the outside of the jacket
- cinch cord is long and kind of hangs off the bottom of the jacket and could get snagged relatively easy
( my cinch cord hangs down even farther because i am slender in the body so it has to be cinched even tighter to close the air gap at the bottom of the jacket. More annoying than anything)
I can feel the wind through it ever so slightly, although i didnt expect it to be a windbreaker

Bottom line
-I am 6' tall 170lbs with long arms. on the slender side
-I ordered a large
-Normally I would not be able to stand keeping this jacket because of the bulk in the body and the "cut" of the body of the jacket. However the warmth to weight ratio and the fact that the sleeves are long enough for my "monkey arms" is good enough for me to justify keeping this. And of course the awesome deal I scored on this from STP.
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