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    Default Brooks-Range Cirro Extreme primaloft/pertex jacket

    Well I bought one of these Brooks-Range Mountaineering Cirro Extreme jackets for sheep hunting, sitting, glassing, napping etc. Got if from REI for $137.73 w/free shipping. Retail is 229.

    First impressions are good. Warm, no frills, decent pockets. Collar comes up past chin enough. Hood is "helmet compatible" which means it's big. I don't need it that big but it might come in handy if I wear it skiing.

    Pertex Quantum fabric sure seems "tissuie" but is supposed to be pretty darn tough, windproof and fairly water resistant. Well see. My OR raingear is a Pertex Quantum stretchy fabric and it held up well to 48hrs of heavy packing in rain, shale and brush last year. Only "problem" I see at this point is it has a sheen to it. It's a little shiny for my liking which to me was not apparent in online pics I saw. I emailed Brooks-Range about it and they said "Öthe shine will fade after you wash a couple of times." I hope so, we'll see. But on the other hand. Rocks shine in sheep country but still, I'd prefer duller grey.

    The logo is cool though




    http://brooks-range.com/Cirro-Extreme.html


    Our warmest Primaloft insulation jacket. Using two layers of 60g insulation in the body the Cirro Extreme is designed to be worn as a over jacket when the temp's start to drop.

    • Weight: 17oz (482g) medium (Size large weighs 19ozs. I weighed it.)
    • Primaloft Insulation
    • Pertex Quantum fabric
    • Helmet Compatible hood
    • Two chest pockets
    • Draft collar
    • Hand warmer pockets
    • Low bulk cuffs




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    Nice looking jacket, now get some blood on it and ask REI to take it back.

    I do like it, all kidding aside.
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    Have you tested this jacket yet?


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    Yup. Warm, wind proof, surprisingly breathable, and warm when wet. I hiked in the rain for hours coming out heavy. In those conditions I just wear a base layer and rain gear. Stop to eat and put on the jacket over wet base layer and put wet rainwear over it and stayed nice and toasty.
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    This looks like a great jacket. I wonder why they discontinued it, I went looking for one and nowhere to be found.

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    hmm, good question. Looks like they only have the Cirro not the Cirro Extreme now.
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    I guess you should sell me yours! lol

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