I was inspired by Troubadour's post HERE , and his most excellent review, and today
my package arrived from Montreal. I had been eying one of these jackets ever since I first saw a blue one last January in SFO . ( read here ) but I thought that I had to go to Corvallis to get one
I couldn't wait to unwrap the package
and get the battery charged
You must know that men don't need instructions so I just plugged the adapter into the wall and the other end into the battery and the lights started to blink. When the LED on the charger turns green, then it is ready to be used
It seems like a well made jacket. There is a Tourmaster tag inside which explains the construction. There is a fleece layer, and also an insulation layer which is then sandwiched by a heat radiating layer. It says water resistant on one tag and in the booklet it says it is waterproof
The battery attaches to the plug in the left pocket and there is a battery compartment with a velcro enclosure.
Originally I was going to purchase a jacket for Mrs Skoot whom is always cold but she didn't want one, so instead I bought one for myself. I am thinking that when she trys it out one day, then I will most likely have to buy another one.
I put in the battery and turned it to 50% and I tried to feel the heat
No, I'm not feeling myself but there are supposed to be heating pads in the chest and I was trying to find them. When the sun goes down it starts to get chilly faster and a little bit of warmth makes you feel warmer
I think once you zip it all the way up and perhaps put on another rain shell the heat will be contained within the jacket under the reflective heat layer. There is also an elastisized draw string which can keep the waist tighter, thus stopping heat loss.
I think it makes me look thinner too.