Toad&Co Aerium Shirtjac
Historic Range: $103.03-$228.95
Four-way stretch makes this a versatile fall/winter jacket. On the trail or out to dinner, the jacket looks good and keeps you warm.
- Warm even when wet
- No front zipper
I received the Toad&Co. Aerium Shirtjac in late September just in time for fall and winter hiking. My dark chestnut colored Shirtjac came in medium and fit my frame well. Constructed of 100% stretch nylon and filled with a coiled polyester insulation it has the styling of a shirt with the warmth of a jacket.
The Shirtjac features a snap front closure, two side hand pockets, a zippered chest security pocket and can be packed into the inside zippered pocket. The sleeves are finished with what Toad&Co. call a "comfort cuff" and the fabric features a durable water-resistant treatment.
I use the Shirtjac pretty much every day either over a tee shirt if it's 40-50 degrees out or over a merino wool baselayer when the temperatures go into the low 30's. It has worked really well as a hiking jacket on cold days. It's easy to modulate my temperature by just opening or closing a couple of snaps.
The four-way stretch allows for a really comfortable fit when using hiking poles and the jacket is thin enough that a day pack rides quite nicely. I really like its light weight and the fact that it's not bulky.
So far the Shirtjac is holding up really well and being machine washable it's easy to keep clean. Toad&Co. has a very interesting guarantee, " If you don't get a compliment within three wearings or if you find something wrong with your Toad&Co garment, we'll take it back and make it right."
- Size: Small - XXLarge
- Colors: Black, Dark Chestnut, Navy, Seal Brown
- Price: $229
Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for purposes of this review, but the opinions expressed are my own.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)