Impossibly light. No BS, it works.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: L
I'm a climber and hiker, and this piece is basically perfect. It does exactly what it is supposed to - blocks wind and keeps you warm. When you pick it up, it seems impossibly light and too thin to trust as your puffy. But, incredibly, it just works. The hood really fits over a helmet.
This is not a winter belay jacket. Do not expect this to keep you warm while top roping ice in the NE. But if, as the name implies, you're moving fast and light, this is a no-brainer, idiot-proof layer that weighs nothing and should always be with you. If my objective was Rainier in the summer, 100% this is in my pack.
Quick word on price - I don't usually advocate spending this much. I paid $225 on sale and that's still a lot. But bottom line, at least in this case, you get what you pay for.