Sporting an iconic style dating back to the 50s, the KÜHL KAFFE RACER insulated jacket recaptures the spirit of adventure and purpose for a more modern age. Cotton/polyester blend with a touch of nylon provides abrasion resistance, comfort and durability that will age with character just like the originals did. Lightly padded with quilted, synthetic insulation for added protection and finished with a robust nylon lining for strength and motion. Zippered chest pockets and sleeves offer style and function.
This was my first article of clothing from Kuhl, and it's pretty good overall. The sleeves are just about the perfect length, unlike many jackets where they are too long. Plenty of room in the underarm area also, even with a thicker shirt underneath. One negative though is the front pockets which are just too small and will not even hold an average smart phone when zipped shut. Fortunately, the inside pocket is deep enough for this. I ordered the Ink Black color, which appears a dark grey in the photos but is actually almost black. Not sure I would order another piece of clothing if there is going to be that much variance in the color. Anyway, it's still worth keeping.
Great jacket, great fit. I had to add zipper pulls to the inside pocket and two lower front pockets. I feel this is the only improvement that is needed. The zipper pulls are on the small size for the pocket design.
I'm short and somewhat husky at 5'6" and 185# I normally prefer the closer fitting medium but I went with the large in this jacket to ensure enough room when in riding position. It fits perfect, the quality is outstanding and it looks great.
They are a branding company that understands life style. From hiking, leisure, outdoor activities, and my all time favorite...hiking. Combining style and quality is what I love about Kuhl! Thank you for making lifestyle products that work for us ordinary people.
As with my other experiences with Kuhl, they make a great/well-sewn product, but this jacket wrinkles a lot. Just from sitting in the car, it looks like it has been bunched up in a duffle bag for a week. It is very comfortable and seems like a nice jacket for Fall weather, but man the wrinkles kill the look.