I was looking for a lightweight jacket to wear in the spring/summer, so I decided to go with the Anorak. It is super comfortable, it can be a bit awkward to get on at first because its a pullover, but the pockets are great and I really like the breast pockets for putting things like my phone and my keys. The kangaroo pocket is big enough for anything you'd need in your pockets, and the drawstring allows you to get a nice firm fit when needed. The side-zip is nice for letting the breeze in, or for accessing a firearm or your pants pockets. I've worn it in the Oregon rain and stayed dry, the storm cuffs and hood really proving it's versatility. The flannel lining is soft and comfortable, and it can also fold up quite nicely to fit into a backpack or small space, and I'd recommend it for a unique lightweight. I can see myself wearing this during all seasons, and I'd definitely recommend it.
This jacket is absolutely awesome. The only flaw is the fact that it doesn't have a full zip version.
I have had this jacket in the Tundra color pattern for a little over a month now. I have noticed with the jacket that under the arms and on the sides of the jacket that little cotton balls form from where, cotton from inside the jacket is coming out. I am a college student so this jacket is not under any form of duty use, just walking back and forth to class. I will remove these little cotton balls (there is a lot of them) and by the next day they will be right back. I have even noticed sometimes if you try to remove one and it will be the cotton inside poking through the outer material and I will try to move the fabric enough for it to go back inside the jacket, which doesn't always work. So I am not too pleased with the quality of the jacket, but the jacket itself I am very pleased with. I love the design and overall function of the jacket and in that regard I am not sure if I could ask for more. I even get compliments about the jacket itself, from non-"tactical" average people, so it certainly blends in as a regular jacket. So all in all the reason I gave it two stars is because; The overall quality since the lining is essentially beading out, especially in regards to this jacket being $149.99 or at least it was when I bought it. If you don't think that matters then I would highly recommend the jacket.
I purchased this for myself since I was looking for something a little warmer than the Aggressor/3in1 Parka with the liner out and also with a cut at the waistline instead of the lower parka cut, and this fits the bill.
This thing is comfortable. I could see myself taking this as my overnight hiking jacket and using it for a little extra warmth in a bivy/sleeping bag setup. and the Kangaroo pocket in the front is HUGE and comfortable to get your hands/forearms in and you can just pile stuff in there if you want.
The outer taclite ripstop has survived me falling off a bike and skidding on my back at 30 MPH while being no worse for wear, and feels less like the ripstop in their taclite pants and more like a heavy canvas. They also used metal snaps, zipper/pulls, aglets, and metal rivet reinforcements in the kangaroo pocket let me know that they designed this thing to be durable.
Speaking of durable, For waterproofing they are using a Teflon DWR, so it sheds water well, but that will wear off with age just due to the nature of Teflon so points off for that but it looks like the outer fabric would be able to be treated with wax for a true waterproof seal.
My only gripe is that for a pullover it is a little hard to pull off, and the "Quixip™ side vent" is only on the right hand side so if you are looking to take advantage of that feature and CCW on the left its a useless feature.