Eccente Jacket Review
If you haven’t heard of Looptworks, it’s time, www.looptworks.com. The Portland, Oregon, company started in 2009, and uses pre-consumer manufacturing excess materials to create quality, limited-edition products. In addition to creating unique and functional products from t-shirts, to computer bags to coats, Looptworks ‘aims to rid the world of waste while inspiring a generation to reduce their impact on the planet’.
By my logic, I’m saving the world when I hit the slopes in Looptworks’ Eccente Jacket ($160)! This has been a great jacket for moderate temperature, 20’s to 40’s, skiing and wearing around town. For a bit of provenance, the fabrics for this piece came from Italy, and it is totally upcycled, as well as water-proof, stylish and super comfortable. The fleece lined interior detailing is repeated in the stand-up collar for plenty of warmth without any chafe, while a well placed snap and button keep it in place. It has one snap, front pocket and two hand warmer pockets. Another fun feature is the back, snap split, for increased range of motion, which hasn’t been necessary, and a bit of flair.
To give you confidence in your investment, know that each material is tested for shrinkage and durability, and precuts are double-needle stitched on all seams and triple-needle stitched on critical seams.
So far, I’ve taken it through tight trees and had several nice diggers, and it looks just as good as it did day one. The Eccente is machine washable and dryable, and available in bold, orange Forewarning and a sharp, blue gray.