- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love this jacket for many reasons, but one of the main reasons I love it is because it is SO versatile! This such a great piece for hiking, touring, Nordic skiing, light running, and I think the all black model looks stylish for all around town.
I have mostly used this for hiking and cross country skiing. It's got decent wind resistance and the insulation keeps you warm where you need it. The material is durable and strong for active hiking through tough terrain. The four-way stretch is great for when you are using your arms with ski poles and bending down and maneuvering for transitions, etc. The water resistant material is great for skiing days where it's not snowing out but there is chances of you brushing up against snow, etc. And when the weather pics up the slim profile of this jacket and light insulation fits perfectly underneath a shell.
This is definitely my favorite go-to jacket any time I am rushing out the door for a quick adventure!