Best Soft Shell So Far

Verified Buyer Reviewed by FishEx from Montana on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The Lodestar Jacket immediately became a favorite for high-exertion backcountry skiing. Venting is great for the ski in, and once all the zippers are closed up, the jacket is totally windproof and warm. Hood is gigantic (as intended) and I haven't worn it with a helmet yet, but should work great for in-bounds and more aggressive lines in the back country.

I'm 5'10" about 200 pounds and usually fit a Large in outerwear. Since this was advertised as a trim fit I went with the XL and am happy I did. Sleeves are on the slightly longer side for me, but that's much better than the alternative. Jacket feels roomy, but not sloppy. According to most gear manufacturers, my shoulders are a bit broader than they should be, given my 35" waist. This jacket works with my proportions pretty well and I've been more than comfortable on the last few outings while wearing it in 10 to 30 degree winter environments.

All construction seems top-notch and OR has some of the best customer service in the outdoors industry, so if anything ever goes awry I'm confident that they will take care of me. All in all, a fantastic investment in quality gear at really nice STP pricing!
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