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January 1, 2014 by Gary | Chapel Hill, Nc
Yes, I recommend this product.
"I bought this jacket at New Balance Wilmington, NC. (And if you live locally, do yourself the favor of visiting the store, if for no other reason that to meet the attentive staff.) The high-tech attraction of the jacket is its radiant lighting, powered by 10 minutes or so in the sun or under an electric light. And on that score, it easily lives up to the marketing hype. On my first night run of just over an hour, I was getting hoots from fellow runners, and cars gave me a wider-than-usual berth. And even if you don't charge it before the run, the reflective strips are brilliant, in the true sense of the word. Equally as good is the weather-protection. My first run was at 40oF with clear skies; I wore one dry-tech t-shirt underneath, which otherwise would have left me way too cold. But with the jacket over the t-shirt, my temperature was just right. The fabric is half way between a wind-shell and a fully-breathable dry-tech. Despite my sweating underneath, it did not get wet, but it did keep out the wind. I haven't yet run with it in wet weather, but based on the feel of the fabric, I reckon it will keep me dry for maybe half an hour. And the loose-fit will allow me to add extra layers underneath as the weather gets colder. Add to that the top quality design and manufacturing: a light fabric that is gentle on my aging skin; wind-proof zips, two pockets, a half-collar if you need to zip up. Even if the futuristic fluorescent stripes fade over the years, this is a jacket I'll still be wearing for half the year in 10 years time, just for its comfort and warmth."
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