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11 of 11 people found this helpful
on January 7, 2012
I really like this jacket, especially for the price. The stitching is good quality, which is what will go first. It is warm but not too warm. I use this for everyday use and its just about enough for the fluctuating weather here in Maryland, or even quite a bit north of here. For use in winter activities like skiing or snowboarding, it more than enough warmth.
For warmer weather, the liner is not going to be as warm as a stand-alone fleece jacket, but it's great for cool but not too cool weather. The outer jacket is waterproof for light to moderate rain. To get something completely waterproof like Gore-Tex, you will have to pay much more, so this is a great all-around for just regular use. Plenty of pockets for stuff with nice pocket zipper loops to open with gloves. The zipper is smaller, but it has a plastic cover that won't freeze your fingers or get in your face when zipped up to your chin. A decent compromise in my opinion.
Compared to North Face, you get a lot more for your money. It may not be as warm, and the stitching isn't as bullteproof, but most of us won't need that level of stitching and reinforcement. It's also about half the cost since I paid well below MSRP. Overall, I'm extremely happy with this jacket. It will serve me for a long time.