Customer Reviews Of:
Craghoppers Compresslite Packaway Jacket - Insulated (For Men)
Closeouts. A low-bulk insulating layer that packs down small, Craghoppers Compresslite Packaway jacket is a cold-weather travel essential with a low-profile hood.
Average Rating based on 13 reviews 4.923076 0 5
Verified Buyer Reviewed by T.Olsen from Wyoming on Friday, March 17, 2017This turned out to be a great jacket. It is much warmer than I anticipated for how light it feels. Sleeves are almost a tad short but I do have quite long arms, so the fit is still good.
Reviewed by Geb from In the Mo. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017First to everyone who said it runs small, wow it really runs small. I was going to return this I bought a XXL and I usually run between a XL and XXL, XXL's run pretty big on me. I'm a normal male I don't have Gymnast arms or anything. It's let's say snug.
I can probably get a base layer under this and not much else. It's tight in the shoulders in back too.
So I went to return it and by the time STP takes the shipping fee's out it wasn't worth it.
So now the good, after wearing it a few times, I have gotten used to it. It is well made and good materials in my opinion. When I first tried it on I thought it was not going to breathe well, but it does. It's meant to be light and it is. It is warm for its weight and I definitely wanted the hood. Not a lot of whistles and bells but it selling point is pack-ability and light weight.
It would have been perfect if it was a little larger, I would like a draw string around the hood and for me a little longer in the arms. I think I paid $31 ish for it on clearance and with shipping. For that price if I Hulk-it-out and seams split it might make it more comfortable. I was actually thinking of cutting the arms off at the elbow and sewing it closed, similar to what the Sitka Shacket looks like, basically a vest with short sleeves.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sam the CPA from Virginia on Wednesday, January 25, 2017I bought this coat for my wife and liked it so much I bought another for me. For any price this is a great coat, but it is even better given the very low price. You will love this coat!
Reviewed by Tom from SF Bay Area on Wednesday, January 18, 2017Appears to be well made of good materials. I am 6'2"/190+lbs/35" sleeves, and find the XL fits perfectly across the shoulders and in sleeve length, though I wouldn't want it any smaller. It fits close to the body, so I would not count on multiple and/or thick layers underneath. The Craghoppers website describes this as "Active Fit....Designed to contour the body with cutting in specific areas for a slim fitted feel."
This is a UK-based brand. This model has some favorable UK reviews on YouTube and outdoors review sites; these particular jackets are sold in the US through National Geographic's online store, so the inside label and a tiny tag underneath the right pocket have the NatGeo logo. My only design complaint is that it would be nice to have zippered chest pocket (inside or outside) to carry a phone. The only pockets are the two (generously large and warm) hand pockets.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by brandxs from atlanta on Tuesday, January 17, 2017wore as second layer during recent 25 degree day. Stayed warm and comfortable
Reviewed by West Virginia Hiker from West Virginia on Thursday, January 12, 2017I had shopped around for a mid layer for cold West Virginia winters. I bought this to a back up to a Name brand 300 fleece bought at another online discount shop. The description was not what I received. ST always delivers.
I am a woman 5'9" and women's sizes in this jacket were not good size. Bought men's med. Perfect fit. Warm and well made. Light in weight but not warmth. Could not be happier with this purchase!
Reviewed by Kent from Philadelphia on Tuesday, January 10, 2017I was looking for a non-down packable jacket, saw this and it looked like it would fit the bill and it does.
I had a Medium added to the cart and was ready to buy it, but read the reviews about it running small and switched to a Large. I'm very glad I did. The large fits me very nicely and I can tell a medium would be too small in the shoulders. For reference, I'm 5'9" 165 pounds and wear a 16 32/33 dress shirt. I bought a Columbia Omniheat Jacket last year in a medium and this feels like it fits me the same as that.
I haven't had a packable jacket before, but I'm happy with the purchase. I was able to stuff it in the bag without too much effort. Seems like it will be great for traveling. Too soon to say for certain, but it seems like it will provide decent warmth with a sweater or something underneath.
Thumbs up... if you're close to in between sizes, err on the side of the larger one.
Reviewed by The Lee from New Jersey on Thursday, December 22, 2016Very light & warm jacket. So lovely color (Alpine green), very soft fabric & lining material, excellent wind-resistant, and good water repellent features exceed all my hope.
My body spec is 5'9"/180+lb, 42"chest, 35"waist, Large size fit me perfectly. very good.
I recommend this jacket to all of you
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Milo from Western NY on Wednesday, December 14, 2016Lightweight and warm. At first I thought a jacket this thin wouldn't be very warm, but it is. I'm glad I bought it.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by aging hiker from Calif. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016Surprisingly warm, a great buy.
Usually wear MED., but the LARGE is perfect for me .