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I really like this jacket, it is truly a great item. I have another very similar in style but the outer material is harder/stiffer than on this and it feels a little constrictive; not so on this one. The outer material is soft like a soft shell and the fit is very good. There are two zips under arm, one at the hem that can be taken up to facilitate removal and another at the armpit that can be taken down for ventilation. The zipped pockets join (kangaroo pouch) and there is a sinch cord inside to draw the item close to the body. The internal fleecey lining is not overly bulky and really performs well. I wear this with a long sleeve v.thin baselayer (arcteryx - v.good) and I find this more than enough even going out on early chilly mornings. I did try this with a further microfleece too but O felt a little uncomfortable and it's not necessary. I would suggest this item be worn stand alone whilst performing low to moderate activity - working around camp, short excursions and the like. For those thinking about layering, this acts as a base and midlayer in one. The softness of the outer layer permits a thin gore-tex style jacket to be worn over the top for additional protection (the ventilation zippers help). As stated, it is best to get a close fitting size. I don't tend to sinch the hem, I find it more comfortable this way, I do on my waterproof jacket. My only issue is with the wrist bindings - I find they shorten the arms and look a little odd when done up (obviously it is a simple and appreciated solution, however it is just my observation). All in all this item is very versatile and useful in most situations, equally at home in urban environments too.
Dan Lane9th March, 2018