I posted earlier, but I just wanted to give this some more credit. I have been wearing this jacket in Denver during the recent cold weather. This morning on my way to work it was -4 when I got in my car. I was shocked to find that I was still warm. Last night when I was shoveling it was -6, I had on this and a MH Shell jacket and was warmer than I thought would be possible for those types of temperatures. This jacket is simply incredible.
First, this jacket is seriously light, I have a small and it is under 7 oz. It packs into the pocket which is a huge plus. It is windproof and it is water resistant, but I haven't had a chance to test it in the rain yet. I have worn this with the Patagonia torrentshell with just a t shirt underneath it was 20 degrees and windy and I wasn't cold at all. Even on sale I thought it was a little too pricey but this jacket is just phenomenal.
This jacket is so light it feels like you're wearing nothing at all. I'm 5'8" around 150 lbs and the medium is perfect. I can fit a small but if I have anything other than a tshirt under it i feel like Tommy Boy wearing Richards sport coat. "Fat guuuuy in a little coat". I also have a +4 ape index and the sleeves fit quite nicely as well :) As far as warmth goes this this is BOSS. This is my first down jacket and i was blown away at how warm it is. I was walking my puppy the other night at it was in the upper 20's and I was toasty warm with just a hoodie underneath. I'm really interested to see how it performs when i go somewhere really cold, I can't wait!
So far I have loved this Jacket! It is very light but also warm for it's weight. I have not had a chance to take it out in anything below 40 degrees yet. So this winter will be a better judge of its performance. But so far I have been very happy with the product.
"A must have for all mountain activities"
Great product for all cold weather activities as well as a stand alone layer for cool morning jogs or fall trecks in the woods. Really light , great insulation a must have especially if you are a minimalist hiker!!