- February 9 2012
Warmest investment ever!
I've been eyeballing sales and colors of the thunder jacket since 2010! i finally stumbled on a good deal through altrec.com in my size and a desirable color w/ their famous online deals; live in Beaverton so i make a midnight purchase and get it the day after, SO fast. This jacket is versatile, fits flattering, you can layer a short/long sleeve tee, or an athletic zip up long sleeve jacket and the thunder jacket still doesn't look tight on. i'm a down fan b/c i love it's layering techniques where the down always moves accordingly when your layering but still evenly warms you. now i must admit i'm not the slimmest medium out there, 170lbs and 5ft8 and have LONGER than normal arms, and this medium seems to curve me really well and doesn't look tight at all-feels roomy but not baggy; sleeve length measurement starting from the underneath of the arm by the armpit is 23in, so it goes midway down my hand yay! it's so soft i tend to want to be so careful of things snagging b/c of it's true silky feeling, but i'm playfully rough with my dog, hiking, backpacking, biking, kayaking, and running around everywhere and this jacket is solid. the idea of packing itself into its hand pocket is a great touch! love that the left pocket inside has like a tnf logo loop string so that once packed in it can be clipped to a bag of some sort so long as you have like a carabiner. i ordered the kokomo green and was just stressing out that it was going to be too bright for me as i waited for it in the mail, lol. but once i received it i was so pleased that it's actually a beautiful DARK emerald kinda green. still much like the green shown in this pix but like a deeper shade darker. if you have a balance ball, the Giam 65cm ball set they offer as a green ball, is actually identical to the kokomo color. i always wear black so that's why i was hesitant.
- February 4 2012
Best Jacket Ever
It is a great jacket, light weight and you want to use it in and outside when it is very cold weather. keep you cool and not very hot!! I really recommend it to a friend cause it is for rainy, cold and windy days!
- January 30 2012
A must-have mid-layer. This is the lightest, most comfortable jacket I have ever owned. I even wear it inside instead of a fleece. It is warm and I wear it alot on its own. But once it gets below mid-20s....you'll need to use it as a mid-layer. I wear it underneath my ski jacket when I ski, and most of the time I am roasting. I'm 5'4'' usually a size 4, and the small fits great.
- January 3 2012
This is a great jacket! It is warm but lightweight and is easy to store as it folds up very small. Great for camping. I can't wait to see if it is good in the snow as well. Altrec is a great company and totally backs up their products as well.