I got this jacket because it’s 8% Dyneema, so theoretically shouldn’t rip very much. We’ll see. Was a bit stiff for a while, but it’s loosening up. By far the best use is the crazy number of pockets.
Starting to wear this almost every day.
They claim it’s good to -40F. I’ve tested it to 5F and it was warm with just a t-shirt underneath.
Super light 2.5L jacket. Seems to wet out really easily or maybe I’m just sweating too much in it. Not sure.
Maybe my best jacket. Possibly better than my Patagonia Nano-Air. The wind goes through it just enough to keep me cool all the time. Very little sweating. If you run hot, this is the jacket for you.
Insulation: Polartec Alpha
Polyester / Elastine
NanoPro 3L soft shell. Haven’t had a chance to use it in wet weather yet.
So far this jacket is perfect for ~50F weather. It’s very light, mildly water resistant since it’s not down, and comfortable.
The only problem is the sleeves are too long. Considering getting it tailored.
Update: ended up returning it and getting a size smaller. Now it’s slightly too snug, but the sleeves are much better.
Super warm down jacket.
Update: This thing is crazy hot. I put it on to go for a walk in 50F weather and within five minutes I was sweating. There is absolutely no reason to wear this above 40F, maybe even 30F.
In retrospect, I would have been better off with the lighter version of this to wear over my Nano-Air, but oh well. Now I just have to swap them as I get warmer or colder.
Outdoor Research Skyward II Jacket and Pants.
Uses AscentShell 3L instead of Gore-Tex Pro. Perfect for me since it supposedly lets more air through.
Going skiing tomorrow with this. We’ll see how it goes.