A well-designed jacket that exceeds expectations

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Philly hiker from Pennsylvania on Thursday, December 4, 2014
I had been looking for a Gore-Tex jacket for a long time (years), and finally decided to purchase the Sasta jacket because it was from a Finnish company. I figured it would be durable and well-designed. Little did I expect so many compliments from friends - it is a pleasing grey color, is slightly shaped but fits comfortably with a shirt and wool sweater underneath, and is surprisingly warm. It has huge pockets with long side zippers. I'm not sure exactly why the zippers are so long, but the pockets are great for changeable weather when I need to carry hat, gloves, wallet, and keys with me. In the past month, we have had rain, sleet and several inches of snow. There is a giant hood that makes an umbrella redundant. If you're looking for a something with lots of bells and whistles, this jacket has a simple design - no extra small pockets, and the hood does not fold away.
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