Light, warm...and I even like the color
I hadn't heard of this brand but took a chance and ordered this as a replacement for my lightweight down hoody that I use for high altitude backpacking/bikepacking in the summer and wear casually as an outer layer in milder, dry (but windy) winter temps. Really pleased overall with the quality of this one, especially at this price point! Love that it's windproof (except I notice some draft around the zipper) and has good loft. Feels like a great warmth-to-weight ratio. Collar is high enough to tuck your face into. Material is high quality and has a nice soft hand. Sleeves are long enough for my long arms. And I LOVE the color choices, neutral/muted options (that aren't black) can be hard to find in women's performance outerwear! A few quibbles: the hood is a little short for my proportions. Volume is fine, but the length from the shoulders (where it attaches to the body of the jacket) to the top of the hood is short (if that makes sense), so that with the hood up, I notice the shoulder seam pulls up a bit. No room for a helmet. The stuff sack is sewn in to the left pocket, which in theory is nice as you'll never lose it, but I'm starting to be annoyed by having this weird extra material in my pocket whenever I put my hands in there or need to pull something out. It would be easy to cut out without damaging the jacket material, though. I'll definitely look to this brand when I need to replace my more serious down hoody (for extreme/colder conditions), too!
Montana on 12/28/2021