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Great Purchase for a native Floridian!
on November 4, 2012
As someone whose idea of cold is in the 60s, and "are you kidding me?" weather is in the 40s, I was kind of nervous about my recent (October 2012) trip to Colorado. I intended on doing the typical touristy scenic drives and hikes: Pikes Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park,etc. Besides an impractical leather jacket, I only had a light fleece jacket, and I knew that I would have to get something that would be more warm and provide some protection against the possible nasty weather changes. I actually ended up going to Outdoor world and tried on several jackets, and finally decided on the Cubist 2.0 from Columbia. It was relatively light, was warm without being too stuffy, looked great, and was around the middle of the road price-wise (my shopping philosophy). I did a quick scan on Amazon's iPhone app, and noticed it was the same price on their site ($180), so I purchased it without regret. Upon getting home, I double checked on the website, and noticed the price was much lower, so I ended up returning the jacket to Outdoor World, and purchased it from here. Even with express shipping, I saved > $60 which was a win in my book! Weird that the app didn't show Amazon's discount price though...
As for the jacket itself, it performed excellently during the trip. At first the weather wasn't too cold, which was disappointing, as I wanted to get some use out of the jacket. As soon as I drove up to the Rocky Mountain trails however, the temperature soon dipped into the 30-40s, and it gave me an excellent opportunity to try it out. I will say I was absolutely impressed with the comfort and quality of the jacket. When it started snowing on one of the trails (my first time seeing snow, by the way), I felt extremely comfortable with only a long sleeve shirt on underneath. I never felt like it was too stuffy or bulky, it always felt just right. I won't get into all the technical details of how awesome and futuristic this jacket is, suffice it to say that a lot of research went into making this an ideal jacket for cold weather. I joke with my friends that it's a jacket from the future, and I actually don't feel that's an inaccurate assessment. I felt like I could have been out in the snow all day and would have felt just as comfortable as when i first put it on in the store. I have gotten many compliments from family and friends regarding the comfort, quality, and look of the jacket (I bought the black and grey model). I am absolutely pleased with my purchase, and even though the chances of me wearing it down in sunny south Florida are pretty slim, I look forward to my next cold weather adventure!