careful with the fabric
By receipt2150763 February 24, 2012
I really liked this jacket. I unexpectedly got to test it out the first day I got it. It was supposed to be sunny and 50, but instead it was in the lower 40s/upper30s, windy, and cloudy. This jacket performed fairly well (ie. kept me warm and did a decent job of keeping the wind out) considering the conditions. I would have been warmer in my big puffy, but was relatively comfortable in this lightweight newbie. My only complaint is that the fabric isn't super sturdy. I had to return the product, because the front ripped on my hike out. I'm not really what it caught on, but I got to the car and there was an obvious TINY spot where feathers were making an appearance. Given the type of fabric, I didn't see how I could repair it and still have it look nice. If you are nice to your jackets and don't need high performance gear for hiking/climbing/etc, then this would be great for running or hanging out around town. The fit was form fitting. I'm 5'3" about 120 pounds and a small was perfect for a couple of thin layers. You can see the feathers, but that didn't bother me too much. I just needed fabric that was a little tougher, but then of course, you give up some of the light weight.
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