- Review by Gregg
One thing you'll notice right away: zippers, zippers, and more zippers, all of which are left-handed (pull on the left), which takes some getting used to. With the liner in and the vent cover on there are three zippers down the front, so you really have to pay attention to what you're zipping.
My biggest annoyance is that you can't put the thermal liner in without the waterproof liner. This is true of a lot of jackets of this type. Why do manufacturers think I want get ride through a downpour and have the outer jacket be soaked? And despite claims of "breathability", the waterproof liner is still like wearing a plastic bag in any heat. It's not terribly difficult to put in, but it's not something you can pop in in a minute when the rain starts.
One of the best features is the cuffs. The zippers that hold the liner sleeves is on the outside, so the liner doesn't bunch up when you take it off. Also the adjustment strap doesn't make the cuff bunch up; with them pulled tight you get get the cuff inside gloves with relatively small gauntlets.
Overall I would recommend this jacket for three seasons. You won't be wearing it when the temps hit the high 80's but the rest of the time it's great! (Posted on 9/25/13)
- Review by Adam
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