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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Excellent for city and travel
on October 31, 2012
This jacket is pretty toasty and comfortable as well as very light weight. The finish is just slightly shiny, about halfway between matte and gloss. It looks attractive but does not overly scream for attention. The fit is on the trim side but seems normal. I usually wear a medium and the medium fits me just fine. I could put a hi-tech layer under it if I needed to but have not felt the need to thus far. I am 6 feet and 169 pounds. I use it for travel and not outdoors stuff so can only speak from that experience. These are not "waterproof" (I use a Marmot Precip as an outer shell with this jacket if need be) but I have used it with an umbrella in steady but not heavy city rain and it has repelled water just fine. In wind chill I have been quite comfortable. It gets good points regarding value for money as a down jacket. I also rate it highly for design as you can adjust the sort of things on it you would want to for comfort and getting cozy. As an overall item I think five stars is not exaggerating. Some Canadian users I have read have used it down to -15 C (about 5 F) and rated it well. I have worn it in 28 F or so (-2 C) and have no complaints. I have no problem recommending it.