NOLS Issued Gear
Reviewed by George from Texas on Monday, March 20, 2017
I first wore one of these jackets when I rented it from the NOLS gear inventory for one of their 2015 horsepacking trips in Wyoming. Warm, comfortable, (relatively) light, and the fit was right. Nice jacket, but what I really wanted was an ultralight down jacket. I tried the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer, and the Patagonia Ultralight down jacket, but the sleeves were too long, and the body too narrow and long on both brands. So glad I found this one on STP, and couldn't be happier with this synthetic puffy jacket. I do a lot of backpacking, and while I swear by my down sleeping bag, I think synthetic is a better choice for a jacket because I'm more likely to need it when I'm not sheltered from the elements.