Written on: 08/07/2014 by PalaeoMan (1 review written)
This is an exceptional jacket and I cannot fault it. Yes, it's expensive but worth every penny. It is beautifully tailored and the material unlike GORE-TEX is soft but still retains its strength and abrasion resistance. It is extremely comfortable and the hood draws down around your face nicely, but still enables you to hear anyone speaking whilst walking. You may find that you need to wear less underneath with this jacket, because it keeps you nicely warm when hiking; however, it wicks moisture away from the body exceptionally well. It also has the ability to roll up and secure the sleeves as well as having arm vents. Some have criticised the placement of the arm vents in that they believe they are not located well. However, for me they work perfectly since often my arms become quite sweaty. The jacket is also easily washed using Nikwax Tech Wash and TX Direct Wash-In reproofing.
Personally, after wearing this jacket I would never return to wearing GORE-TEX again.
Because I like this jacket so much, I have recently purchased a second one to replace the original when it eventually wears out.