Lightweight and very warm

Verified Buyer Reviewed by hiker mom from Virginia on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
I would give this a 4 1/2 star if possible, the only negative I found with the Ivy jacket is the amount of down in the snap off hood seems less than in the rest of the jacket. Also the hood is very large, helmet compatible, if you need that. Was looking for warmth without cold spots like I've felt in many of the lightweight, sew-through baffle construction down jackets made for climbing and backpacking. The box chambers do the trick. Plus, it's longer and covers well. At 16 oz., I can take this backpacking/use in camp during cold weather, but it's also nice enough to wear around town. Water seems to bead up and roll off. I'd prefer less bulky zippers at the pockets, but they are so warm who cares. The sleeves have an inner elastic cuff that's snug, but it sure keeps the cold out. I'm 5'6, 135 and the medium fits well.
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