I have worn this jacket exclusively for a week while hiking, trail running and walking around town. When trail running, the temperature was hovering around 35 degrees with very light precipitation in the air but I was running with my 10yo daughter at a nice easy pace. On my 15 mile hike with loaded 37lb backpack, the temperature was around 28 with steady winds of 15 mph and no precip.
The Primaloft is in all the right places to keep you warm known as body mapping. The jacket is filled around the upper arms, shoulders and chest keeping you really warm when you need to stay warm or warm up. However, it is excluded on the lower arm where jackets take more abuse during outdoor activities. I love this formula because it allows me to stay warm and move quick on some terrain without getting too hot and stay equally as warm when I slow down.
Athletic Women’s Fit. The jacket is fitted but has stretching material (Durastretch Powerlite, I googled the technical name out of curiosity) on the sides to allow a little “give” for different body shapes. With the fitted feel, warm air is trapped in the jacket to maintain core body warmth.
Durable. The lower arm and torso sides are made with the Durastretch material and makes the jacket more resistant to tears and rips. I can attest to other jackets taking a beating in the lower arm area.
Water resistant. It is water resistant enough that I don’t feel too bad in a little rain. It was nice to not stress about the precipitation like I do in a down jacket.
Packable. This jacket is rugged enough and compressible enough to be packed into your backpack and not take up too much space. It’s a great summer jacket to pull out of your backpack late at night when the temps drop or early morning before the sun warms up your part of the backcountry.
This is a fantastic wear anywhere technical jacket. It is sleek enough to just wear around town but technically sound out on the trail. Ortles Hybrid Jacket is a great multipurpose jacket and paired with a waterproof shell, it is all you need on your multiday crazy winter weather days.