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I was looking for a stretchy 'soft shell' type jacket for winter hiking, as well as some casual use around town. I'm a huge Outdoor Research fan, and have a couple of their regular Vigor fleeces, which are a bit thinner...but super stretchy, breathable, and comfortable. This "plus" version is a bit thicker, and has a water resistant outer, making it more of a jacket. As with all my technical pieces, I run my sleeve under the water faucet for a solid minute or two to see if anything soaks through. This jacket performed well beyond expectations. It has a "softer" look, like it would absorb water, but it literally just rolled right off and was completely dry underneath. You'd still want a hard shell for a downpour, but I have no doubt this would perform in mildly wet conditions. And it's super soft, stretchy, and breathable. So glad I picked this up. It's my new favorite technical piece!
I bought this in the Nimbus color, which is more of a light grey-ish blue than the baby blue in the photos (watch the video to see the true color). I do wish they had a darker blue or green, but this is more of a personal preference than a criticism of the piece.