- October 21 2011
super warm jacket - plan to take it up to a 20,000+ foot alpine climb. the jacket is a great value compared to other brands, packs small which is a great advantage when backpacking.
- October 20 2011
This jacket is the bomb! It's the best weatherproof down jacket I've ever seen. The hood fit is outstanding - tight and adjustable enough to wear with a helmet, and I love that it's removeable. Also love the adjustable cuffs. Other reviewers said it ran large, but I disagree - if you plan on wearing this over your regular winter backcountry layers, the overall fit is just right. I usually wear a medium (5'7", 135#) and got a large in this jacket, and it is perfect for throwing on over my ski wear in the bc. If I was only planning on wearing it around town I would have gotten a medium or even a small. The only downside is that it is kind of heavy and bulky, but that's the inevitable tradeoff - lightweight and small vs. bigger and burlier. I plan on carrying this in my ski pack on all my backcountry excursions, and pulling it out for lunch stops and winter camping. This jacket will be one of the best pieces of emergency safety gear in my pack (I'll even offer it to a friend if someone gets hurt and needs an evac - but hopefully that won't happen!). LOVE THIS.
- August 30 2011
Super Warm Down Jacket!
Purchased jacket to climb Rainier. Jacket kept me super warm and it's Conduit SL layer helps to ensure no precip during the trip caused the down to clump. I wish it was waterproof, but the Conduit SL is more than acceptable w/o taped seams. I love the fleece lined pockets and the large hood. Fits maybe slightly larger than MH fleece jackets so it fits a little long on me, but I think that's a bonus in this case. Can't wait to get out and use this jacket more. The quality of the jacket is very good, and I expect to have it for many years.
- August 5 2011
fantastic sub zero jacket
High performance jacket that keeps you cozy and warm in the coldest conditions. Just used it at camp and as my back-up jacket for climbing and skiing at higher altitudes in Bolivia, and in some fierce winds, and was well protected. Detachable hood and other great features like lined pockets and collar. I am 5'7 and athletic build- Medium was the perfect size. WARM!
- January 16 2011
Jacket worth the cost
I bought this jacket for use snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and hiking in the winter time in the Aridondacks and Green Mountains. This jacket is extremely lightweight so it won't slow you down while working hard. It also really is windproof and the water just beads right off of it. The hood is ideal for windy days, it had two strings and pently of room for a helmet if necessisary. If you are looking for a really nice looking jacket that is light and had all the perks of a professional outdoorsman jacket this is the coat for you. Also, I just like the way the coat looks.