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As soon as I saw this jacket, I knew that it would be excellent for using in a high seat or deer tower, which it certainly is. I've spent many hours in high seats, still and silent, feeling the cold gradually seeping into my knees and thighs, and this jacket greatly reduces that problem. It's warm, light for its size, and convenient to put on and take off. The sleeves are a good length, and the sizing is generous, which is logical considering that the lower half can be folded up inside the upper half to form a hip length jacket. In full length mode, I would recommend undoing the bottom press studs when walking in woodland as stepping over fallen trees and streams causes them to pop open. It's also quite vulnerable to catching on briars but that's just the nature of a long jacket. It's a great jacket for wildlife watching as the irregular shape disguises the typical human outline. However, there are a couple of modifications which would make this jacket even better. If the hood had a longer peak and a volume adjustment, in an emergency you could pull the hood forward over your face and sleep in this jacket without your nose getting excessively cold. A short zip below the main zip would mean that when sitting, the knees and thighs could be completely sealed in, eliminating draughts and retaining warmth. Everything else is pretty much spot on. A great testament to this jacket is the fact that I always feel slightly resentful when I have to take it off, because it's just so warm and comfortable! This jacket is a permanent fixture in my rucksack now because it's such a great security blanket.
Barry Cheadle31st March, 2021