User Review: Mountain Hardwear Men's Compressor PL Jacket
Fill: Good insulation
Price Paid: $85
Well, I tried this jacket on in the store and it felt like exactly what I was looking for. A lightweight, highly compressible jacket to serve as my general backcountry and hanging out (not moving/exercising too much) warm jacket. My main problems with this jacket are the durability. The shell fabric is flimsy, and it keeps getting small holes in it from I don't know what.
It is a very attractive jacket. I think, however, I would have preferred the Micro Puff hooded by Patagonia or the Chugach Jacket by Mountain Hardwear. The Chugach seems to be highly regarded for its durability, and I think that I was looking for something a little sturdier, to stand up to being worn as an outer layer. It is very light, but I think I would have traded greater functionality for four or five ounces.