Wild Things has a new 1.8 oz/yd2 PL1 insulated jacket, the Primalight. It weighs 14.6 ounces with a full front zip and zip pockets. The large size fit our tall, athletically built model perfectly. Articulation could be better though; the cuffs stayed in place with arms straight out to the sides, but exposed wrists when the arms were overhead and the bottom hem lifted also several inches.
Primalight Jacket: $120, 14.6 oz
Justin models a size L Primalight
Wild Things has updated the cuffs on the EP Hooded and Belay jackets, both now have Velcro cuffs instead of lycra in response to customer requests. Both now have a three-way hood adjustment as well. The pockets on the EP jacket have been raised to make them more hipbelt friendly and the EP is now available in a hoodless version. They have not updated their venerable AT pack.
Belay Jacket: $285, 34 oz
EP Hooded Jacket: $195, 23 oz
"Wild Things Update: Primalight Jacket, Belay Jacket, and EP Hooded Jacket First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)," by Carol Crooker. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/wild_things_jackets_outdoor_retailer_winter_market_2005.html, 2005-01-30 03:00:00-07.