One of the Regulars
Yeah! Thanks. If I have a jacket that is legitimate armor, like this one, I will use it for that purpose. It is also great for walking through branchy brush, like when I got lost off trail in Bryce Canyon Park Utah. The trail was covered in snow and then I found myself in a dried up stream bed many miles from the road. I had to basically bush whack my way out and the sun was setting in a lonesome forest. It wards off vegetation easily, you don't even feel it. If I had a down jacket or a synthetic jacket in that situation, they would have been ripped and haggard for sure. Because this is thick chromexcel, any heavy scratches can just be rubbed out if I don't want them to remain. This jacket takes abuse and just asks for more. It doesn't phase it.I like the honest wear you are putting on this jacket. And hell, if a mountain lion wants to take a bite out of these sleeves, let'im. Looks like they will protect your flesh and bone.