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Is it a base layer? Or is a jacket? Or is it a hoodie? My answer is YES! I’ve had this (RAB calls it a jacket) jacket for a couple months now. I love it. When the temps drop, I historically have loved to rock my wool or fleece quarter-zip mid-layers. This jacket falls into that category for me. It was very comfortable & warm while wearing it around town. There is however NO wind resistance at all. This is great during physical activity, not so great if you are just wearing it around and the wind is blowing. Pair it up with any sort of shell however and you get a great combo.
I did just this for a recent trip to Japan. This jacket paired with a rain shell was all I needed to cover 30-60 degree temps with intermittent rain. The chest pocket was a life saver as it provided quick easy access to my passport, train pass, & phone regardless of how I had my camera or gear bag slung over my shoulders. The chest pocket combined with insulation to volume ratio had me sold.
At this point – I’d give this jacket 5 stars!