- Good about-town jacket Review by Pugbuddy
Love It Scale Value Quality
Finally got the Hardscrabble Jacket (on sale) after convincing my family to purchase for me as a birthday present! I was pleasantly surprised by the color, a deeper green than appeared in the pictures online, and the quality is top-notch.
The weight is appropriate for a mid-weight jacket and I am confident it will keep out the cold down to around 40-50 degrees (with proper layering underneath). Plenty of pockets but why not include another one on the inside of the right chest? That area is essentially wasted space that could be useful.
Improvements would be: (1) close up the snap cuffs and arm holes. I cannot use this as a bike jacket in cooler weather since the wind will run right up the sleeves and (2) a drawstring of some sort at the waist. This is so obvious that I'm surprised it was not included. It's a necessary feature for windy conditions.
Overall, this is a very good product and I look forward to wearing it quite a lot once the weather turns colder (I bought it during a summer sale). To me this is more an about-town jacket than anything you would wear while hiking or out in the woods. Just my thoughts.
(Posted on 8/20/15)