This is actually my second of these O2 jackets. The first has lasted through 3 years of hard use before the outer shell started separating. Duct tape fixed that as well as some small rips in the outer fabric. While I have washed mine in the past, I will most likely just air it out rather than wash. Perhaps that will help keep it from ripping. While my first jacket is still functional, I decided that a spiffy new one was to be my reward for consistent training. At the price, three years service is a bargain. The jacket cuts the wind nicely as well as being a very light layer for added warmth. Easily rolled and stored in a jersey, you never know it's there.
Have not used the jacket yet but it comes as others have described it. I need an on again, off again jacket. Durability isn't a factor, especially at this price. The jacket looks like it fits my needs.
Heed the cautions of others that these things run small. I hover on the bottom edge of size large. This jacket in large is almost too small. I would recommend ordering a size larger than you normally do.
Great service from Tree Fort. Found them on the net and the transaction was prompt and satisfactory.
I'd recommend the jacket to friends
Nice litle shell for the price. Light weight, bright color, compresses to the size of a softball for storage. Handles a light rain well, handles chillly 30-40 degree dew heavy mornings very well over a light jacket. Material reminds me of the tyvek (R) clean suits. Sized a little small, if your planning on wearing over other jackets/sweaters get one size up. I wear a large in most shirts/jackets, got the X-large to fit over them. Wrist elastic is not bad, not terribly impressive either, again think tyvek suit. Zipper, would be nice if it was larger, definitly not a deal breaker.