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
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