Review by: vegastradguy, 2003-06-06
This is a stellar jacket. Where to start? The Schoeller material makes it both bombproof and weather resistant, although I would have to say from my personal experience, it would take a hurricane before you needed a rain shell. I wore it in 60mph winds at work one day, and barely felt it through the fabric. Stellar. Adjustable waist, cuffs, and neck make it able to completely seal you off from the outside world. Chest pockets make accessing your topo a breeze, even when wearing a harness. No waist pockets, which is kind of a bummer, but if you're just climbing it isnt a problem. Weight is hardly and issue at less than a pound. Finally, I even wore it in 90 degree weather (climbed in the shade, approached in the sun) and didnt get overheated! How awesome is that?
This is definitely going to be my primary jacket for all outdoor activities. Pricey, but WELL worth the cost!