We love the concept of “town to trail” at Shoulders of Giants. Most of our readers live in cities and crave to escape them every chance they get.
Our friends at Cotopaxi have designed the perfect jacket for this mindset. The company’s Kusa Jacket looks stylish enough to wear around town, but it has the technical functionality needed for a trip in the mountains.
Let’s start with the style. I’m 6’1″, 205 lbs., and the large sized jacket fits me perfectly. I’ve also got long arms, which often give me some trouble with jackets. Not so with the Kusa. (Many comments on Cotopaxi’s site claim the sizes run large, so those folks on cusp of two sizes may want to choose the smaller option).
The Kusa can be reversed to provide a slightly different color scheme. That function relies on a few snap buttons that line the back panel, and I actually think those buttons add a cool sense of texture and style to the jacket.