A while ago the random number generator over on the Outdoor Blogger Network was kind enough to pick me for an opportunity to review the Granite Soft Shell Jacket from Free Country. I was excited to have this opportunity for this review so as soon as I received the jacket I started wearing it and knew right away that it was going to be a great jacket.
Overall the jacket has a great feel and has a fleece interior lining which is very warm. I also noticed that the outer fabric had some stretch to it which makes it easier to layer. There are 4 external zipper pockets with two near the waist, one on the left chest, and another on the left arm. For being just a shell, this jacket does have plenty of pockets to hold your stuff. There is also an interior pocket that secures with velcro on the inner left chest as well.
I have worn this jacket quiet a bit throughout the cold months here in Idaho and here I am in January with temps dipping below zero. This jacket helps take the bite from the cold breeze and is ideal when layering. The only issue that I have and it is more than likely user error is that sometimes I end up unzipping the chest pocket thinking I'm unzipping the jacket. This has happened several times but again more than likely it is just me and it wouldn't deter me from wearing the jacket.
Here is a link to the this exact jacket which is currently on sale for $40. Can't beat that for the quality you're getting. The jacket is wind resistant and machine washable too. Definitely worth looking at if you are considering a new jacket.
As with all reviews on High Country Bowhunter, the following review is my honest opinion. I received the Free Country Granite Shoftshell Jacket and agreed to provide a review in exchange. I am not sponsored by nor associated with Free Country and accepting no other compensation, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for this review. My independent status may change in the future but, as of the date of publication, no relationship other than described above has been pursued or established.