- November 11 2011
Bought this for my husband as a gift so I cannot attest to how it fits him yet, but I love the way it looks and feels. The outside looks like it will block wind and some rain. The inside is lined with a thin layer of microfleece (NICE!!!) This is to be his "clean cut--not too puffy or campy looking travel jacket that can fold up and stow away easily". I expect he will wear it all the time....but that is the description that prompted me to look for a jacket of this style. He didn't want to take his down sweater jacket on a work trip because it looked too "puffy" and like he was going "camping". When I showed him a picture of this he said it was perfect and exactly what he wanted without knowing exactly what that would look like! Ha ha!
- October 27 2011
Great Fall Coat
This coat is great--the XL fit my friend who is 6'5'' 210 lbs perfect. coat is great for fall and early winter and not bulky at all! I love patagonia and this color is a good change from the basic black jacket. I'd recommend to anyone looking for that October/November New England weather. If you layer this with something warm underneath can probably go through some winter days as well.
- January 17 2011
I am 6'7 and the arm length was closer to 36inches rather than 37 inches. Most Patagonia XL jackets fit me great except this one. It is a great jacket. Very Comfortable just arms are a little too short.
- January 4 2011
Bought this jacket for my husband as a Christmas gift. He was looking for a soft shell jacket that could be worn in the winter, but also double as a spring ski jacket. This is exactly what he was looking for. Fits great and the sleeves are not too long like in other Patagonia products. Highly recommend.
- December 31 2010
Great shell for mild winter days
I was looking for a lightweight outer layer for moderately cold days (30F-50F). This jacket fits the bill perfectly. The fit is roomy, but not too loose (I'm 6' 190lbs and bought a Large). The sleeves are a bit long, but not bothersome, and the wrists can be cinched if desired. I wear this over a lightweight R4 fleece for the colder end of the range, and alone for the warmer end. I will mostly wear this around town, but could see myself using it for skiing if I need something light. It does not seem like it would be as warm as my fully waterproof hardshell for skiing in cold conditions, but I have not fully tested it yet. One wish: a drawstring around the waist. The bottom is a bit loose for my taste, but not a deal-breaker. Also considered the Guide Jacket, but ultimately settled on this one due to a bit more warmth, and slightly longer, looser fit.