Of all the jackets we tested, this was the least expensive. It gets our Best Buy Award because it offers quality materials, great functionality, light overall weight, and good looks in a final package less expensive than the front-runners. It will work great both day-to-day running errands and as a light insulating layer in the backcountry. It is offered in both a hooded version, and as a non-hood jacket.
If you're looking for the highest performance in a light insulated jacket, we recommend the Rab Xenon X.