super nice jacket

Verified Buyer Reviewed by cckiger from Mariposa, CA on Thursday, December 29, 2016
I've been looking for an insulated jacket for hiking that is waterproof, breathable and has pit zips. I find it easy to overheat in my current jacket and really want pit zips. So far I REALLY like this jacket. It is very light weight and not bulky. Love the cuffs as so many jackets are tight in the cuff, and when I try to put on waterproof gloves I can't get them under the cuff without help. This jacket is great that way. I can fit my phone into the inside pocket, which is super since I use a navigation program on the phone. The jacket seems thin, which concerned me. I've worn it in wind in the 30's and it is warm. I think Primaloft is a super insulator. My reason for the 4 stars is that I really wish the hood either detached or rolled up. I like to wear a rain hat and rain can get into the hood. I've added my own way to roll the hood up so we'll see if it works during the next rain. Also, more pockets would be nice. All in all, very pleased. Have not had it out in extended rain but for an hour or so it has been very waterproof. With North Face's reputation, I expect it will be good at keeping one dry. I am 5'4", 110 lbs and the small fit perfectly. However, I like to have the option to layer and went with a medium (even though color choice was nicer in small). I'm very glad I did. It does not seem excessively big in the medium.
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