"The fit is great and so is the look - no pockets make it hard to call this one a jacket."
I bought this b/c it reminded me so much of a favorite Patagonia Jacket that my wife bought me as a gift long ago - before she was even my wife. That Patagonia was and is a great, durable jacket with huge pockets that doubled as vents. This Ibex jacket only had the one chest zip that is popular for putting a smart phone or ipod type device in. No hand warmer type pockets at all. I'm a guy. I carry stuff around and as much as I loved this jacket I had to return it for this one reason. I need a place to put my stuff. Put some hand warmer pockets on the next version and I'll buy two. Also, I didn't like the big reflective stripe. A bit of reflective piping is one thing but this was way too much. I also felt it would probably deteriorate over time. I liked the fact that the closures at the cuff were elastic and not velcro which also tends to wear out over time. A very tidy and stylish looking jacket.
The wool back and softshell front of this jacket is amazing. It sits right at my waist in the front and slightly lower in the back. The arms are slightly tight - an athletic fit for sure. The wrists are also slightly tight, but comfortable. the collar is taller than most- I like it too. I am 5'9'' and 225 pounds (fat). I wear XL in most sizes and this jacket fits true to that. Not too big, not too tight. Every measurement is ideal for me. No hand pockets is a plus for me - as this is a layering piece. The chest pocket is plenty. Zippers feel durable. The entire jacket feels like it will last a long time. I've only taken it out once - so I can't speak to its lifespan. GREAT jacket!
DETAILS AND RULESHere are some rules about this 3XREWARD thing....
A maximum of 50,000 bonus promo points can be earned on the 3XREWARD promotion code. Moosejaw Points are cut in half for sale items. So, if you get something on sale you'll actually get 15% back in points instead of 30% back. Promo Points cannot be earned on Gift Cards, Patagonia, Kuhl, Western Mountaineering, GoPro, Garmin, Suunto, Marmot, and Arcteryx Footwear. This promotional code is good through May 3, 2015. Your reward points won't show up in your account until after your order is shipped. See site for all program details.
Free Shipping All orders over $49 ship free via Economy shipping. All Moosejaw Brand orders over $12 ship free via Economy shipping. All other orders under $49, Economy shipping is $5.95.
Moosejaw Rewards You earn 10 points for every dollar you spend on Moosejaw.com or at our shops (5 points for discounted items). That's like getting 10% back to spend on MoosejawRewards.com. So if you get a $200 jacket at Moosejaw.com you can turn around and get a $20 tee at Moosejaw Rewards. You are signed up and earn points automatically when you make a purchase and give your email address.