White Sierra has once again designed warm stylish outdoor wear with its Zephyr hooded jacket. Constructed of 100% woven nylon microfiber, this water-repellent quilted jacket is filled with six ounces of Whisper Fill insulation. Whisper Fill, a soft polyester insulation, is designed to keep the user warm even when wet. By trapping up to 97% of its air volume inside the structure of the insulation, Whisper Fill provides a great deal of warmth for its weight. The attached hood with chin guard is drawstring adjustable. Both the hood and sleeve cuffs have a soft Lycra trim. Two zippered side hand warmer pockets are joined by a zippered chest media pocket with cable holder. The Zephyr is packable using the inside pocket provided at the back of the jacket. An adjustable drawstring is featured at the waist and the jacket is available in four colors.
Testing for this review commenced at Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows Ski Areas and at the author’s home in the Sierras. Slipping on the men’s Legion Blue Zephyr jacket for the first time, the fit was comfortable and correct for a size medium. When fully zipped the jacket allowed full range of motion and sat well on the hips. During a bout of snow shoveling the jacket provided a warm cozy environment, especially when the hood was up. Further testing while skiing proved just how warm this jacket is. On several days with the temperature between 20 and 25 degrees the Zephyr jacket was worn over a medium-weight fleece shirt. The jacket proved to be warm throughout these days even during blustery wind and blowing snow. Modulating the internal temperature was accomplished by adjusting the zipper on the jacket. The lightness of the jacket was appreciated during a long day of skiing and the color and style went well with several colors of pants. The zippered pockets are large enough to hold neck gaiters or a hat and the front zippered pocket is perfect for a ski pass or cell phone. The author’s wife appreciated the color of the jacket as it was easy to pick up on the ski hill due to the shade being much different than a standard blue.
White Sierra, named for California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Founded in 1984 by Paul Tsui, an immigrant from Taiwan, White Sierra was born of a passion for hard work and perseverance, with the goal of providing quality apparel for the outdoors.
The White Sierra Zephyr hooded jacket supplies a lot of bang for the buck. This jacket passed the test of keeping the author warm during several cold stormy days while still looking stylish. All White Sierra products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
- Sizes- Men’s small- 2X large
- Colors- Asphalt gray, Black, Green moss, Legion blue
- Cost- $100.00
- Local retail stores
Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for purposes of this review, but the opinions expressed are my own.