Rated4out of5byRagnarok-N-RollfromA quality product, and form fittingI believe this jacket is a good value, as it serves two primary purposes... A nice lightweight Alaskan jacket from spring to fall, and a liner for a winter coat.
During the colder months I wear the Neo under my carhartt zip jacket, and find it very comfortable. The chest pocket carries a holstered Kahr P380 BUG, accessible if time/situation permits. Wearing two jackets provides me with more pockets for daily carry items, such as keys, flashlight, mace, spare magazines (x2), lighter, pocket knife, cigs, wallet, spare car key, and acquisitions, all without being cluttered - particularly if distributed between the two jackets and a pair of pants.
Even 25 above zero, it kept me warm enough standing still in relatively light wind, with only a tshirt underneath and no outer layer. But I could feel some of the wind coming through the sleeves. The entire inner portion of this jacket is lined, which I greatly appreciate!
This jacket goes with me everywhere, and I am usually wearing it. Everything from hiking, camping, atv/snowmachine, daily jogging, gatherings, etc.
The brown version seems slightly lighter in person, but not dramatically. Shell material is durable and feels nice against my hands, unlike other jackets of this style, many which feel terrible if touched due to my dry/rough hands.
The zippers have no pull strings, but rather a rubber nub on the tab, making the jacket more stream less, yet maintaining the ability to to easily grip them.
Fit is quite nice. I prefer form fitting clothing, as long as freedom of movement and comfort is catered to. The Medium size jacket looks great on a physically fit, 5'11" tall guy (me), coming from myself and many women.
I honestly can't say anything bad. I like what it is, not what I wish it was. Constructive: Make this version in a thicker lightweight canvas as well, because it would be more durable.
I bought the jacket in-store, originally intending to buy the Thorofare jacket... Out of stock I assumed.
Date published: 2012-10-16
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