Super light, super warm, super awesome. I'm 5'7" 140…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $130


Super light, super warm, super awesome.


  • Lightweight
  • Super warm


  • I don't see any.

I'm 5'7" 140 lbs. Small is a snug fit, medium leaves me room to layer in super cold weather.

I've had this for two winters now. I wear this jacket every day in the bitter Canadian cold. Man, I'm laughing at everybody else in those bulky/expensive Canada Goose jackets. I'm thoroughly impressed with the Primaloft insulation, pound/pound it is the warmest jacket I own. 

Thunder Bay, Ontario, is really cold in the winter, with my Patagonia R3 sweater (300wt fleece) underneath, -40s were no problem at all. Helmet fits nicely when snowboarding.

In a downpour it can also hold its own. The shell isn't completely waterproof, and it gets a bit heavy when it soaks through, but you never really feel wet at all. It dries fast as well.

Overall highly recommended to everyone.


Welcome to Trailspace, Charlie. Thanks for sharing your first review with us.

4 years ago

Right on. I was wondering how this jacket performed. And I'm a BIG fan of Sherpa Adventure Gear. They are truly changing lives in the local Sherpa communities. Good review.

4 years ago

Primaloft is truly a game changer. More and more often I'm carrying a down jacket and wearing my primaloft one.

4 years ago

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