Way warmer than I expected
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: M
I got this jacket a few weeks ago and hadn't been able to test it due to a warm winter. These past couple days our temperatures dropped, and today I decided to go on a little photoshoot with my family in the canyon. Temps dropped to -11F (yes that's -11 degrees Fahrenheit) with a windchill warning and the sun had already dropped, I decided to put it to the test and only wore a short sleeve shirt underneath. This jacket kept me so warm, I forgot it was -11F until I took my hands out of my pockets and they froze after just a few seconds. I spent around an hour or more standing at the same place, sometimes walking but nothing to increase my heart rate, and was still incredibly warm. The jacket is very well made and fits like a charm, I could've gotten away with a small but I've been super happy with a medium. The jacket is also stronger and more durable than I expected it to be. After several uses, I haven't had problems with the zipper, as Peter M mentioned below, you just have to make sure they engage well first.
I did test it several more times around the 20-30º range with just a shirt and I got too hot and had to zip it open to vent a bit. I tend to run a bit cold as well but I'm extremely happy to have found this jacket.