The best jacket I've ever owned. Never cold and tons of compliments from friends about how steezy and sick a jacket this is. Nearly emptied my life savings for it, but I'd say pretty much worth it.
This jacket is pretty technically nice. It is really waterproof (even though the material is cloth and not the usual canvas-like stuff), and is really warm, too.
It has a really warm liner in it, but it doesn't take up much volume, so you don't get a puffy jacket in any way. I can wear just one layer underneath on a -20 day and be pretty warm still. If it gets too hot, just undo the pit-zips, and that will get some good ventilation.
10K breathability and waterproofing
The weight is the only issue. It is damn heavy, and because I got the bigger size, it's boarderline restrictive. Nothing I can't handle, but some people might care.
Such a nice looking jacket. Classy tweed material all over, but having it big like the xl is will guarantee you won't look like a grandpa or anything. Nice big front pockets, big zip-offÂ hood, zip-off pow skirt, ipod pocket, sunglasses case, wrist gaters,Â etc.
Really cool all-over print on the inside as well. Hippy vans and snowcats.
Hmmmm. I paid way too much. That's basically the biggest downside. I think $350 shipped to Canada. If you buy it in Canada from retailers I think it's almost $500. The nicest jacket I've owned, but definitely too pricey.
Regular fit I think. I'm 6' and I got an xl, but I'm a pretty skinny guy, so the pow skirt doesn't even completely wrap around me right.
I'm sure I could have gotten a large, which would have technically fit me better, but to get the baggy steeze the size up is the best bet.
Â The length is great in both the body and the arms, so everything is covered really nice.
I've only ridden with it for about 15 days on the hill, and I'm telling you, it looks brand new still. I've run into trees, fallen on concrete, and abused this baby like crazy, and the material just takes it and doesn't tear at all.
Can't say that about my Oakley pants (that's a different story)...