Rated5out of5byD from CanadafromLove this jacketI've received so many compliments on this jacket. It's traveled with me on many an occassion, and has never failed me yet! With the snug-fitting hood (though the only part that's not very complimentary looking), thumb-holes on sleeves, and nice fit overall (plus, the purple color -- my favorite!), this jacket is great! It seems perfect for life in the Northwest. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated5out of5byLoungeactfromI live in this jacketAn absolute perfect layer jacket for me. I practically live in this jacket and am worried I'll wear it out and won't be able to replace it. The fit is absolutely perfect. I'm 5.6 and weigh 170lb, wearing a large. I'm an athletic build, but do have womanly curves and I find it impossible to find a perfect fit in jackets (always compromising). They are usually tight in the waist, or if I size up, too large in the shoulders. If I don't size up, the chest is tight. This one has enough stretch to give me the perfect fit between waist, bust and shoulders. It accentuates perfectly. The sleeve length is perfect, but I don't usually have a problem here. The thumbholes are placed perfectly and I like the mesh rather than full thick fabric on the inside part of the thumbloop. The hood is perfectly sized, not too big, not too tight. The zipper comes up just enough to provide the extra warmth, but does not scratch or look hokey. I've used this jacket as a mid-layer for skiing and hiking. Outer layer for running (but am worried I'll wear it out and won't be able to replace it) as well as for travels on airplanes, etc. I've taken this one to Alaska (used it as a mid-layer under a gore tex jacket) and Florida (inside jacket) - it is the most versatile piece of clothing I own and cannot believe it is an REI brand piece. None of my high-end brand gear is as versatile or form fitting as this one. Also, the pocket on the arm is perfectly sized. It fits my iphone, which is not the case in many of my other brand running jackets... Please bring this back in many different colors, I am terrified I won't be able to replace the one I live in.
Date published: 2012-12-25
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