"Subtly gets you props from the outdoorsy at your day job; a decent midlayer in the backcountry"
I got this last year because my North Face down was looking distinctly worn, un-poofy, and thoroughly unsuitable to wear in front of stylish company. Since, the Aphix has become my go-to in-town jacket, and has survived some hiking, scrambling, and small-mountain climbing.Thoughts:-Less poofy and less warm than the TNF down, but more practical for it. More useful for shoulder seasons, and can layer for the deep-freeze.-Sheds light precipitation well.-Taffeta is very light, and may snag. Add a shell for heavy-duty use.-Cut is classic Arcteryx. Collar is the right height, but not snug–add a scarf or muffler to warm it up. Sleeves are very long; I fold the cuffs in unless I'm wearing gloves. Cuff cinches would be nice. Hem is normal-length, and cinch works well. No pit zips, but hardface fleece there instead of 3-layer insulation.-Very light and packable.-Indubitably stylish.Overall, eminently practical, but not totally technical. One you'll use.
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