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SUMMIT SOFTSHELL JACKET

SUMMIT SOFTSHELL JACKET

Product Review (submitted on July 3, 2019):
This jacket is a great buy for the money. I have very few complaints with it. One complaint is that the sizing runs small. I am 6'3 215 lbs and i regularly wear an XL. Before purchasing the jacket I read reviews and watched You Tube videos on the jacket, and from what I gathered the jacket ran small. I ordered a XXL and it fits pretty good. The overall jacket length is great (it also has a drawstring on the bottom, so you can sinch it closed and keep yourself warm). The arms are a little long, but the extra length comes in useful (you can adjust the Velcro straps on the wrist over your gloves to keep the snow/wind out). With the arms being a little long the shoulder pocket zippers are a little hard to unzip (this may also be because the jacket is brand new) The lining is a nice fleece and the overall thickness of the jacket is some what thin (you may be able to use it backpacking), but with the wind-breaking material exterior, the middle breathable membrane, and the fleece on the interior. I used the jacket during work last night and I was pleased with it. The temperature was about 15 degrees. The jacket is just roomy enough that you do not feel restrained when wearing a Kevlar vest and multiple layers. The drawstring waist allows me to keep my duty belt accessible while wearing it. I have found the rear tube pocket great for keeping a traffic vest, gloves and face scarf. The loop Velcro allows me to affix my city's patches on the arms while working, and remove them while I wear the jacket as a civilian. One complaint is there being no interior or exterior storm flap. In windy situations I can see the wind cutting through the front zipper. I also have found the armpit zippers not that useful since the front zipper is bi-directional you can cool your self off a lot quicker by pulling the bottom zipper up and the top zipper down. I think the jacket could do without the pit zippers, but I am not a clothing designer, so they must be useful others