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Great jacket for layering through the seasons. The reason I purchased this jacket was to have an alternative to the Anorak 8, (also a great piece). I wanted an every day jacket that has flexibility, with options for layering over different garments for cooler/warmer weather, and being able to easily adjust for temperature changes with those layers. This is perfect for that. Pockets are important to me and this jacket has many: The number of pockets allow for so many options, and the hood as well. This is my favorite style of hood by Fjallraven. Great for wind and sun protection. Cozy over a wool watch cap. Highly adjustable for different conditions. The neck protection when the hood is not up is also a great feature. A thin scarf kept in one of the many roomy pockets can add a lot to your comfort for when the temp drops. One of the benefits to the many pockets in the jacket. A lot of lightweight and useful kit can fit in the pockets. Paired with a wool shirt or liner and a vest makes for comfort in different temps. There’s a lot of physical room for layering, which makes this a very useful garment. I like the look of this jacket as well as its functionality. Draw string adjustments make for a good fitting. I like the idea that I can carry a small sling pouch for water bottle and heavier, small kit that I don’t want in the pockets, and put all the light stuff in the pockets, for every day use, saving precious space in the small bag. I can also go out with this jacket with no bag, if I chose, for shorter outings. Plenty of room for a small water flask and pocket Bushcraft stove, fire starter, maps, bandana, gloves, knitted cap, and so many other things to accommodate different needs. Even though this is considered a mens jacket, I think it’s great for women too. I am a female, and have tried other mens jackets from Fjallraven that were beautiful, but didn’t accommodate the hips well. The drawstring at the waist seems to sit at a place that makes this work nicely for female torso. It doesn’t sit too low. (Medium-tall female) The flared out bottom accommodates the wider female hips as well, not binding at the hips while also being appropriately sized at the top. I’m so happy to find this jacket at Ray Mears site. I feel this is a fabulous jacket to keep lots of small kit organized and easily available. I’m familiar with Fjallraven quality, and this jacket meets the mark for me. Along with its great functionality, I think it also looks good, which is an added bonus. I would be comfortable wearing this in an urban environment as much as camping out in the bush. Great travel jacket. It’s made for adventure!
Anonymous16th April, 2022