Worked Very Well on Kilimanjaro
By Pilot841032274401 October 19, 2011
I bought this jacket in September for a trip to Africa to climb Kilimanjaro and go on Safari. I am very pleased with the jacket. I used it over various layers to go from the rainforest regions low on Kili all the way to the summit. For the summit climb, I wore this jacket over two Icebreakers (260 and 320) and an REI Powerstretch fleece. I really like that the jacket never felt like it was binding and it was great at keeping out the wind and rain without making me sweaty underneath. Also, when I wasn't wearing it, it easily rolled up to fit in the bottom of my daypack (with my girlfriend's jacket as well).
When I first got the jacket, I was worried that the hood did not detach. However, that proved to be a bonus in that it did not allow the rain and wind to freeze the back of my neck. When I didn't need the hood, I rolled it down and inside - nice.
I am 6 ft and 160 lbs with a 31" waist. The medium fit me perfectly. I thought that it was going to be too tight at the waist with multiple layers. However, it was perfectly snug with the three layers above at -20 C.
The pit zips are good (they open up or down). And, I like the little "iPod pocket" just inside the right lapel. I put my GPS in there for Kili.
I also used this on safari for the cold and wet mornings.
Nailed It? 3 Yes
- [shell] Bombshell Lite (3-layer, mechanical stretch)
- Fabric Waterproof Rating:
- 20,000 mm
- Fabric Breathability Rating:
- 20,000 g/m²
- yes, full-time
- 3-D Ergonomic
- Center Back Length:
- 24.5 in
- underarm zips
- Powder Skirt:
- (exterior) 2 front hand, (interior) 1 chest stash
- Wrist Gaiters:
- 13 oz
- Recommended Use:
- ski touring, lightweight backpacking, climbing
- Manufacturer Warranty: