Great lightweight jacket

Reviewed by Ski in VT from Vermont on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Purchased the black jacket in medium. I'm 32 yrs old, 5'6", ~145 lb, 36B, generally a size 10 pant. My clothing style tends toward basic pieces with accent accessories or patterns. I'm very average in sizing, I don't have long/short arms, or a long/short torso. I find that I'm usually a medium in outdoor clothing brand tops, no difference in this jacket. I live in VT, ride my bicycle to work daily, ski in the winter and hike in the summer. I expect to use this jacket for all of those activities.

Jacket fit/look: The sleeves hit where I expect (the top part of the cuff extends to the base of my thumb, the bottom part at my wrist. The jacket hits about two hand widths (including thumbs) below my belly button. The shoulders are not tight, I can stretch my arms over my head without feeling constricted. That being said, it's not stretchy fabric, so I wouldn't think of this for climbing. It's been great for biking to work so far. The upper sleeves are more spacious than the lower sleeves, and you can see that slightly when wearing the jacket. I don't think it it makes a huge difference, but you can see it. The height of the collar is just over 3 inches, it's nice being able to snuggle my chin into it. Overall, I like the look of the jacket and feel that it goes well from the outdoors to the city.

Warmth: It's holding up to temperatures in the 30-35 F range quite well with a light-mid weight long sleeved base layer underneath. I'd definitely layer up more if it gets any colder than that or if it's really windy. Definitely does a better job of blocking wind than my softshell jacket does.

Cons:
- Fill leaks (but I've come to expect that out of any lightweight puffy, at least the synthetic fill doesn't stab you when it escapes like down does!)
- No cinch cord for bottom of the jacket (I like cinch cords, I know not everyone does)

Pros:
- There's hidden elastic cuffs in the sleeves to help keep warmth in
- Jacket stuffs into its pocket easily (it's on wearer's right).
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