Close to perfect but short in the front
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
MY initial impressions of this jacket are that is a solid, no frills, lightweight jacket with one annoying design flaw. The material is light, moves well, and seems durable, although I haven't put the durability to the test yet. The fabric is a little noisy but not as bad as i though it would be. The jacket packs down fairly small and is easy to throw in a pack as insurance. My biggest complaint so far is that the front of the jacket is pretty short so the front of shirts and insulating layers stick out a couple inches below the jacket and can get wet in the rain. you can get around the issue by tucking shirts in and tightening the hem of the shell so jackets stay stuffed inside but it is still kind of annoying in an expensive jacket. I'm 6'0" 175 Lbs wearing a medium for reference. If the If the front was a little longer this jacket would be pretty close to perfect for me.