User Review: Mountain Hardwear Men's Offwidth Jacket
Price Paid: $110 CAD
I bought this jacked for cool weather climbing, but I hardly take it off at all anymore. I have it in a Large and am about 6'1", 200 pounds with a big chest. It fit's snug but not tight.
I have been wearing this jacket for about six months. I wear it every day to work as well as on the trail.
The material of the jacket so far has been quite tough against abrasion. I like how much the material stretches and offers great freedom of movement for climbing.
It is surprisingly excellent in windy situations when the drawstrings and wrist straps are tightened. The jacket on its own doesn't offer a great deal of warmth, but combined with a lightweight fleece I wear it in temperatures as low as 0 degrees celcius quite comfortably. For late fall and early spring conditions in Newfoundland, the combination is ideal.
Note: This jacket is NOT waterproof. Any more than a few minutes in a light shower and it will wet through.
My only problem with the jacket is that the velcro wrist straps tend to fray and destroy the stitching on the wrist cuffs. It appears to only be an aesthetic thing and it has not been a problem and I don't think it will ever affect the performance of the jacket but it's something to be weary of.
I definitely recommend this jacket to anyone looking for a great jacket for moderate activity in warm to cool temperatures.