Versatile and tough
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Medium
Love these jackets I own 2. They are some of the most versatile and durable pieces you can find, rugged enough to hike through forest and rock, water repellent enough for even medium rain, really well vented for a great range of temps and climates and wind resistant enough for almost any climate, paired with its own keb hoody or just a thick wool sweater or fleece it’s basically a rugged low tech winter shell for skiing too. I grab these almost every time I go out and especially if I’m worried about damaging a fragile gore Tex type shell or if it’s gonna be jammed down in a pack, I dot have to worry about this one getting damaged. And if it ever does it’s super field repairable . The wax system is not fully waterproof it will soak over time and needs redoing every so often depending on the level of water and wind repellence you desire (vs breath ability) but not more than once a year and it’s fun. Just use a blow dryer basically to melt it in evenly wherever you want extra repellence.
Great tall collar also, that’s the original reason I bough it, great for windy days and cold nights.
Has chest pockets and side zips for venting heat and reaching inside to pants pockets, vest pocket, insulation layer pocket etc.
I’m 6’1, 33 waist have a size M though L would work as well.