on 7 March 2014
I have a black one of these and its SO toasty warm- especially as a mid layer with my montane waterproof jacket (both windproof) I cant believe how such seemingly susbtanceless clothing can keep me so WARM and DRY. I was a bit sceptical and have been lugging about the countryside in heavy restrictive regatta and such gear but I'll never go back now!! Its worth the extra dollar- not that much difference to be fair- for being able to move so freely and for carrying so little weight! I hardly know Im wearing it!!
Im a little concerned that tho the material is down proof, the stitching is not- I shall be keeping an eye on if the current 'bleed' settles down (sic!) if not- my lovely jacket will be empty in an unspecified time..! The lil bu**ers keep escapin!!
This jacket -which road tested shower proof (hour long shower) also packs into a mega small stuff sack and is ideal for popping in your backpack for the odd chilly evening. I can see me getting a lot of use out of it. Its going to Switzerland in a couple weeks.
And Ive already got my nikwax. Unlike some reviewers- Im aware that nothing lasts forever- especially not waterproofing. Unless you want to wear stinky heavy oilskin.
Recommend this as a good light mid layer and windproof outer layer for milder but not minus weather.