Sierra Designs Savage Jacket

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Sierra Designs Savage jacket

Sierra Designs Savage jacket    Photo: Courtesy of Sierra Designs

THE SELL: A hybrid soft shell that regulates body heat like a thermostat. THE TEST: The Savage’s synthetic fur and grid-pattern fleece kept us comfortable on icy adventures, while swaths of uninsulated soft-shell fabric on each side of the torso vented well during aerobic pursuits. On toasty days, we loved the full-length pit zips. The Savage is wind- and water-resistant—though not quite stout enough for rain or sloppy snow—and the large hood just fits over a ski helmet. THE VERDICT: You’ll need a hard shell for truly nasty weather, but the well-priced Savage does what traditional soft shells do best: it keeps you comfy—and moving—in a wide range of conditions. 1.6 lbs

Breathability: 3.5
Weatherproofness: 4

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