Rated 2 out of 5 by PickiePickie Ultralight, yes. Windbreaker, no.
I can't agree with those who thought it was a windbreaker to any extent. I wore it outside on a chilly Florida morning and might as well not have had it on. It's cute & fits well, but I need something that gives at least a little wind protection. It's going back.
February 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BobM10 Great Shell
Excellent light weight and tough shell. Love the very hard to find hood in a jacket of they type. I wear this over a LL fitness fleece when I mountain bike 30-40 degrees. Once it goes below 30 I add a LL river driver shirt as a base layer and I am good into the low teens which is about as cold as it gets here normally. The hood fits nice under my helmet as well and easy to remove during my ride if I get too warm. If they added some vents the jacket would be perfect.
January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JanetHW Running favorite
I run each morning in the Pacific Northwest, where it's not so cold but lots of mist. This jacket is really lightweight so I can choose my warmth by the shirts I wear underneath.
Soon I'll be getting back into bike riding. If it turns out to be a sunny day, I can stuff the jacket into its little case that fits easily in my bike pack.
December 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MiaJ Great buy, quiet and comfortable
I bought this for running on cooler days and in light rain. It's my favourite run jacket. It has a decent length even in petite, and is tissue-soft and quiet. It's so light I could probably fold it into a pocket or purse. It has excellent wind resistance and warms me right up. I definitely recommend this for casual lightweight wear. Generously cut in size too.
November 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NearSeattleMom I love this jacket!
I love everything about this jacket. It's super lightweight, and I mean tissue paper thin, which is just what I was looking for. I wanted a jacket to run in that wouldn't weigh me down, but that would be just enough when it's cool outside or windy. I got the visibility yellow/green color, and you can't miss me, which is great for where I live. It's a longer length, which I like because it covers my bum, and the pockets are placed just right - not too high. They zip, too, which is great for carrying my keys. And finally, the hood is perfect - deep enough that it covers my head without creeping back, and snug enough that it doesn't fall down while running. I will say that it doesn't wick moisture well, so if you sweat a lot while running this may not work for you. That's not a big issue for me, so I can overlook it. All in all, a great jacket.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by scarletto Great - and Weightless!
Bought this a year ago and finally had a chance to use it on a trip to Iceland. Great and lightweight jacket for layering. Fit over a sweater or fleece - slight stretch fabric is VERY comfortable. No noise fabric. Wore it in a light rain and it kept me dry and comfortable. Zip pockets, as always, are perfect for not losing cash or keys. Folds or rolls up into nothing, so I had it tucked into my purse and ready at all times. Elastic hood stayed in place without blocking my side vision. I am a fussy shopper - no complaints about this jacket!!
August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OSUfaninMichigan Ultralight Wind Jacket
This is just what I needed for cycling, walking, and hiking on cool days. This jacket is very thin, but is warm and blocks the wind. I have taken it on my morning walks and on my bike. It is great! I got the orange in large even tho I am a med person. The med probably would have fit fine, but I like room to move when on the trail or on my bike. I find it rather hard to stuff it in the bag, but it does go in, and it is compact. When you pull it out, it is wrinkled, but they fall out fast, so not a big deal at all. This jacket does what it was made to do.
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TundraRunner Great for running
I bought this jacket because I need a light outer layer for running in our breezy, unpredictable weather. It fits the bill perfectly! It keeps me warm without adding any weight, washes beautifully, dries quickly, and packs like a dream. When temps were in the 30s, I could wear it over a wool underlayer and now that temps are more in the 40's, I can wear it over a t-shirt and be perfectly comfortable. I got the bright yellow for visibility and feel that much safer when I have it on, knowing that it would be very difficult NOT to spot me in that color! I agree with other reviewers that the zipper is a bit sticky at the bottom and that a bit more reflective material would be ideal, however, those are small things in light of the jacket's overall utility.
June 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by edumom12 Ultralight shell
Exactly what I need for hiking and Nordic walking. I live near a lake where the breezes can be chilly and unpredictable so I'm often caught out with too few or too many layers. This jacket is so compact it allows me to under dress a bit and layer up easily if conditions change. Surprisingly warm and wind proof if used as a shell. I ordered up a size for ventilation and layering. No problems with the zippers, as other reviewer reported.
June 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ABitFrustrated Not waterproof
When I was looking for a new rain coat, this one popped up in my search. While the description does not say that it is waterproof, the impression given is that you'll stay reasonably dry while wearing it.
I can now attest that the coat is in no way waterproof, even in a light rain, and now my brand new iPod (stowed safely in an interior pocket) is utterly ruined.
I will say that the coat is good for lightweight temperature protection, but definitely not for water protection. And, it does breathe well.
April 17, 2014