I have had this jacket for a few months now and it has been great on brisk mornings. The velcro closures on the sleeves have worn the fabric on the cuffs a bit prematurely and the water resistant coating didn't last long. The wind proofing is excellent. The regular fit of the jacket is true to size and comfortable. Overall I would recommend this jacket,
I love this softshell...the size L fits true to size for me (5'11", 170 lbs), and I like the regular fit. It gives me a little room to layer underneath, as I don't need a "technical" fit for climbing or anything. It also seems to be the perfect weight for me...I live in SC, and the winters aren't usually that cold. This will probably be a good jacket for most of the "cold" season down here. And it helps that I got a great price on it...it was on sale, AND I took advantage of the recent 96 hr 15% off sale. I suggest signing up for the Moosejaw emails to take advantage of such things!
"Very lightweight, comfortable, warm and windproof jacket."
I recently purchased the Adze jacket as a replacement for my Mountain Hardwear Android jacket. I was very pleasantly surprised by the weight of it. When I am wearing it I almost forget I am wearing a jacket. It is extremely comfortable indoors and outside. I haven't had a chance to test it in very cold conditions yet but I feel like it will perform well in comparison to my previous purchase. All in all this is a very good jacket for the price. Great for fall or winter weather.
Up front, the jacket is awesome. I'm 6'3" 195-200lbs and the large fits perfectly. Even the sleeves are good to go (my shirts are usually 36" long at the sleeve). Everything you'd expect out of it fits with the dozens of reviews, i.e. here and on Outdoor Gear Lab, etc. The one thing I overlooked was the color. I ordered the Paintbrush Red because I thought it would stand out nicely on the snow or in the woods. Wow. It is perfect for hunting season, if you're into that sort of thing, because it is seriously orange. Not even a little bit of red to be found. Anyway, I'm returning the orange jacket for the Wax Red color. Can't wait for the weather to cool off and to use the jacket.
I got this one in "Paintbrush Red" and it is ORANGE!! I mean, this sucker is bright and obvious. Whatever the activity is, if your party can't locate you in this, the next trip needs to be to the eye doctor. Performance wise, I love it. Watch the video to learn about the features - I have nothing new to say there. Wind, rain and temperature resistance is what you would expect from a softshell. I do like the pockets a lot (look at the picture - the pockets go from the seam below the pocket zipper to the seam above the Patagonia logo). Would definitely buy again.Also, Moosejaw price matching rocks.
I got this jacket back in December and it's become my everyday jacket, even in a Michigan winter. With a warm pullover on underneath it, this jacket has kept me warm down to 25-30 degrees. It fits me rather well as I'm 6'3" 185lbs--a little loose in the midsection, but then it fits a heavier insulating layer. The sleeves are rather long which is great. I highly recommend this jacket.
I picked this jacket up on sale and absolutely love it. I'm a big guy who is warm blooded. I made it through an NC winter with nothing but this jacket. It's warm without being hot. It protects from wind and in a light rain you will only want for a hood. I recommend this jacket to anyone looking for an everyday jacket in all weather conditions.
Great jacket!!! Stops wind as described. Fits a bit slim so if your needing to layer underneath, you might get a bigger size. Adjustable cuffs are great for keeping you hands free. Material is durable, I don't see this thing ripping from a simple snag. This jacked has made me very happy on 30 mph windy days!!!
"The bottom line is.. it's top of the line."
Bought this jacket for my boyfriend. He loves it. I love it. It is the most flattering jacket with great features. Love that it blocks wind and resists water. A great jacket for climbing or just looking really ridiculously good looking.
"Great overall jacket for any outdoor activity"
This is an amazing jacket. I do track and field and so far the weather hasn't bothered me once.100% windproof, decently waterproof(unless you get hosed down by the fire department), and its really warm. The microfleece doesn't seem like much but it's really warm, I was able to stand out in 40 degree weather without shirt and it kept me cozy. Yes the sleeves are long but not a huge issue as they can substitute as gloves. Since its windproof, the jacket isn't too breathable. An amazing jacket at an amazing price, anyone looking at this should definitely pick it up, won't be a disappointment. Also, I'm 5'6 at 120 pounds, and I'm able to wear my NorthFace Khumbu under.
Reading some reviews before my purchase I was worried about the length of sleeves, but it wasn't warranted. I am 6' 165 lbs with a fairly athletic build. I am usually a Medium in Patagonia shirts and this jacket is no different. The sleeves are on the longer side, but similar to my R1 Hood. Patagonia gear usually has longer sleeves than many other companies, which is a good then when you are athletically proportioned and actually using the gear for its intended purpose. You don't need to worry about developing a gap between your jacket and gloves while fiddling with your ski touring gear or stretched out on a bike. If Patagonia gear usually fits you, this jacket will too
"high quality excellent piece of outdoor gear."
This is a well made, good looking multifunctional softshell. Even though this jacket is made for the outdoors, I bought it to use around town and to wear to the office. I am 5' 10", 160 lbs and have a 42" chest and a large fits me just right. I can comfortably layer beneath it or over it. The sleeves don't ride up my forarms when reaching above my head. The only improvement that I would make would be to increase the size of the internal chest pocket. It will barely hold a cell phone or wallet. Overall this is an awesome jacket!