"Awesome jacket, but don't be rough with it, and stay away from trees."
I bought this jacket because of its super light weight and breath-ability.I also use this jacket for hiking, or just around town; usually layered over a hoodie. It's proved extremely good at repelling rain, as well as blowing sand in the Great Sand Dunes and snow in the Rocky Mountains.I found it's downfall when hiking. The fabric can get caught on trees and bushes and stretch out and rip. If it stretches out but doesn't rip, it turns an ugly yellow color. Luckily, the jacket is the same color as duct tape. My $200 jacket now has duct tape in 4 places. I still love it though as it's so comfortable and versatile.
I bought this jacket after getting stuck in the rain without a jacket. I did a bunch of research and read a ton of reviews. This jacket rocks in almost every way the few downsides.1.) The hood is made for a helmet so if you’re not wearing one the hood is kind of in the way.2.) The zippers on the pockets should zip open up so if they get caught or pulled down your stuff stays in because they are being pulled closed. I have this complaint about all clothing manufacturers. Other than that I love the thing. I have a Medium, I'm not a big guy (5'7" 165) and it fits snug if I layer it with a fleece the armpits are tight so keep that in mind when you size.
Great lightweight, very packable, breathable hard shell. Helmut fits great over a helmet, but a little floppy without one. Pit zips are great. It seems pretty breathable, even in the Everglades in the summer.The material is very thin, but so far it has surprisingly held up to minor bushwacking. It seems to fit pretty trim, so you may need to size up.
"love it, will wear for 3 seasons almost always and for winter one of my other four high end shells"
this jacket is sweet - 10oz of bliss smooth and soft as silk. This is a gram counter jacket - so know that before you buy. If you are looking for a meaty blizard jacket think arcteryx theta ar. If you are looking for a shell with all the features at 10oz think only quark. I can't say enough and as I wear a baseball hat almost always the hood wraps perfect so not an issue for me. How anyone could give this less than 4 stars confuses the &% out of me. Three season waterproof jacket can not be layered over a denali but its not built for that. It can go 200 weight fleece or over a soft shell. It keeps my pack sub 20lbs. I dont know what else to say although i think the last reviewer had no idea