Classic, Elegant Styling
By bboybatac March 25, 2010
I found it frustrating that I had no reviews to read on this jacket (anywhere on the internet) when I was considering purchasing it. Despite the lack of first-hand criticism, I took advantage of the opportunity when it popped on Whiskey Militia at an outstanding price. I had just received its delivery earlier today and have been continually trying it on as I can't keep my mitts off of it!!
I opted for the "Red Tweed" colorway which has a bit of the "Subway" print detail on the front chest pocket lapel as well as on the inner liner of the adjustable Velcro cuffs. The Capp3l Wallingford Vented Pants with the same "Subway print" apparently changes color at colder temperatures. I have yet to test whether or not the fabric on my jacket does the same. The red itself is textured w/ black specs giving it a darker hue in certain light. "Rustic" best describes the color which is to say, if your expecting bright red, look elsewhere. It definitely has a tweed feel to it.
As boasted on all generic descriptions of this item, the inner lining is printed with black and gold graphics and plenty perforated. It is quite elegant as well as the "suede" inner neck lining which I'm almost sure is a polyester microfiber.
Do check out the "Cappel Outerwear Tech Video" at http://ridesnowboards.com/cappel/norwich-jacket as many of the key features of the jacket are explained.
Finally, I'd like to comment on the fit which was my biggest concern. Thankfully, a medium fits loose. I am 5'10" 170 lbs, and I can layer a base as well as a baggy mid-layer comfortably.
Overall, it's a beautiful jacket!!
Nailed It? 0 Yes
- [Shell] Strata HD II with Teflon DWR; [lining] satin
- Waterproof Rating:
- Breathable Rating:
- Core Venting:
- Underarm zips
- 2 Hand, 2 chest, 1 internal mesh, 1 internal cell, 1 internal media, 1 goggle
- Seam Taped:
- Yes, fully
- Powder Skirt:
- Yes, removable
- Zip-in Compatibility:
- Recommended Use:
- Manufacturer Warranty: