by R LouisfromGood as I expectedI got this for a trip of Pennsylvania and it's worked out really well - it was almost exactly what I wanted. The fit is great for me - which means it fits someone with long arms and a really narrow chest and long waist. The chest has plenty of room for someone with more bulk in breasts or waist.
It's waterproof to a point, like most things, and the wind proof is pretty good but not perfect. It makes an excellent outer-shell for colder weather which was exactly what I was hoping to find, but also has a nice lining that makes the 'not breathing' tolerable for wearing over a tank top in humidity. The pockets zipper - which I love - and it scrunches down pretty well for packing.
The zipper only has velcro closures at the top and bottom. It seems to work fine for holding the flap down but I'll reserve judgement on it, and on its durability, until I've had it more than a month.
Still. So far, so good.
Date published: 2013-05-29
Rated 5out of5
by courtandsparkfromgreat travel jacketI bought this jacket to take on a trip to Central America, it was on sale. It is so lightweight, I rolled it up and it did not wrinkle. Wore it on chilly mornings or windy weather. Has a great hood that zips in. It looks great on, the colors are fashionable and it is fitted. I even wore it with a black skirt one evening to dinner.
Great buy, I will have it for years.
Date published: 2013-04-11
Rated 5out of5
by pndbearfromGREAT jacket!I use this jacket ALL THE TIME! It is almost exactly what I was looking for. The cut is AWESOME! I went through all the active brands, looking for a lightweight jacket that still kept me warm and this is the only one that fit perfectly, and in my opinion is a reasonable size in all areas. I wish the colors were more interesting and bright but they are not horrible. The only con I've noticed is that the netting on it (yellow stripes) is already starting to wear and I've only had it about a month. I'm going to keep an eye on it but hopefully it won't get too bad for a while. It is ridiculously comfortable, keeps me at the right temperature and doesn't take up much space in a bag at all. I love REI gear, it proves to be the best time and time again! Please, more colors!!
Date published: 2013-04-07
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