JUKKA Hooded Zip Jacket

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Here's what 100% has to say about the JUKKA:

The JUKKA lightweight insulated jacket offers protection against the elements. Warm up in the mountains, city or at the track when rain and colder temperatures approach. The matte finish water resistant shell and custom metal logo badge give this classic jacket a modernized feel.

For the most part I have to agree with that assessment so long as I'm not looking at the images. I picked up a JUKKA shortly after it's release and it might have taken a week for it to become my de facto outer layer for nearly every chilly occasion. 

The stock photography provided for this jacket is, shall I say, 100% inaccurate? I was anticipating a high collar puffer in dark olive with a burnt orange liner only to discover that it's a hooded light jacket that's army green with a hunter orange liner. The custom metal logo badge described didn't make it to the final release, in its place there is an understated fused rubber logo which I much prefer. 

I have a suspicion that they say this about every locale but it rings true in Austin that if you don't like the weather you just have to wait a minute. Thirty degree swings from 6AM to noon are not uncommon here and I find this this jacket to be the perfect accoutrement for a 40° morning yet still comfortable by the time it hits the mid 70°s.

My wife thought me a fool for choosing this jacket with a Smartwool base layer over my heavy coat while walking my ass off in NYC in December and while I am indeed a fool I had were zero regrets on this adventure. It kept my core comfortable, cut the wind very efficiently, and the Droptail hem kept my hiney warm while having coffee. 

I wouldn't qualify this a riding jacket for any situation other than tooling around on a slow 50 in the backyard. A fall to Earth at speed isn't what they were referring to by "protection from the elements". 

-Berry

 

FEATURES:

  • Outshell: 85% Polyester / 15% Nylon 50D*50D Blend Yarn Fabric
  • DWR coated shell with 600MM coating
  • Lining: 100% Poly Taffeta contrast lining
  • Fill: 80G Polyfill Insulation
  • Custom metal logo badge
  • Extended neck zip to block out the cold
  • Zippered chest and body pockets
  • Adjustable cuffs and hood
  • 3” Droptail hem design
  • Modern Fit