- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: M
Jacket is quality - it’s immediately apparent. Also that it’s sized BIG. I’m 5-10 / 190, bought a Medium and I’m justtttt on this side of NOT returning it for a Small. Anyone under that can probably buy a Small with confidence if you like more form-fitting stuff.
The back covers a good portion of your behind. Arms are def longish, zipper quality gives me some pause but will be tested over time and the hood sits slightly askew when the jacket isn’t fully zipped. But when it is zipped, it’s perfectly molded and well-designed for full coverage. I almost get the impression how the hood lies is an afterthought, since it appears to be designed to usually be up. The dark cherry color is beautiful and more classy / subdued than I feared it might be. Jacket itself is solidly built and insulated with good, deep hand and inside chest pockets. Not bulky, just weighted-blanket comfortable. By the time May rolls around you won’t be wondering where it is until probably Oct. It’s def wayyy more than a light-insulation raincoat. Plenty of room for multiple-layers. Basically I see this as an excellent jack-of-all trades / master-of-none jacket for a place that has garbage weather a large % of the non-summer. Its not a pure backcountry shell but is def styled like one. Excited to test it out over an entire fall-winter-spring. Now that I’ve seen the build-quality I think the jacket would be a value even at full suggested retail - but getting it on sale is even better. Backcountry ordering, shipping and delivery process was stellar per usual. #End