Glad I purchased!
I love the fit and rich blue color of this vest. I am sure it will get a lot of wear. Mountain Hardwear is always a favorite. I look forward to adventuring in my vest.
I love it
Things I love about this jacket: - it feels super soft, cozy, comfy and happy - it fits close to the body, keeping in warmth, yet doesn't overheat and doesn't "stick"--I hate clothing that sticks - it's sleek in design, which means you don't bulk up really quickly in adding layers - the blue jacket is vibrant, the color is "happy" :) and I get many compliments on it Other details: - the arms are long but not too long. I could theoretically "cuff" them up one roll, but when I wear them with another layer, I don't really need to. Alone, I might but I might also keep them longer and cozier. - the neck/throat line is warm and not too tight yet also not too loose. I can't stand either extreme. - to give a sense of its warmth: I wear a normal cotton shirt, this jacket and then one other high-performance fleece jacket, plus my neckwarmer, and I'm good to go in weather from 20 degrees through the 30s, not counting windchill. (Well, and a hat, and jeans, boots, etc). For Cappadocia and similar high wind deep winter climates, I'd add one more shell on top. - I can't speak to how long the jacket lasts as I bought it only a few weeks ago, just in time for our most recent snowstorm. The only drawback is no-one believes something that looks so cute and light is really such a strong base layer. More people need to discover Mountain Hardwear!
Easy to recommend this outstanding jacket. I am a slim 5'7 125lbs and found the small was a great fit. I work outdoors and in the winter, having good gear is essential. As with all their products, the details (such as finishing on cuffs, pocket size and placement as well as interior zipper cover) are all scrupulously put together and make for a jacket that can be taken anywhere. Hands down outstanding--my next purchase will be a microfleece hoodie from them based on my experience.