Women's Mithril

Reviewed by dachswan from North Dakota on Monday, January 27, 2014
Before I reviewed this jacket, I wanted to try it out in various conditions, temps, and moods, to make a good assessment. I have been using and will use this jacket in the Winter as an outer shell for snowshoeing, so I am basing my review on that activity. 

If you ask my husband, he will tell you that I have a few too many jackets. He will also tell you that this is my pride and joy. I talk about it all the time. It is tough to find a jacket that works in all (cool to cold) conditions, and this does it all. It is windproof, waterproof and breathable and is of excellent quality and durability. I guess I am a pretty good salesperson, because he ordered the men's version for himself.

I have used this jacket when it's been anywhere from -15 degrees (F) to 30 degrees. Typically, if I'm working, I can easily get by with one or two thin base layers underneath, even if the wind is blowing 20 mph. If needed, I wear a fleece, vest, or lightweight jacket underneath as a mid layer and it is a comfortable fit. 

The thing that stands out to me the most with this jacket is the windproof quality and the hood. It makes it possible to have a life outside during the Winter months. Wind does not penetrate this jacket. It just doesn't. We have had crazy wind this Winter with crazy low wind chill temps and it doesn't even phase this jacket. The hood stays put where I want it, even with long hair, a hat, Buff, goggles, and earbuds tangled around my head.

Other features I find awesome:  taped zippers and seams, elastic/Velcro cuffs, bottom hem drawstrings, and drawstrings around the hood. The zippers stay where you want them and the pulls are easy to grip with gloves or mittens. The inside zipper pocket is super handy.
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