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Debating between the XL and XXL... How...

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Debating between the XL and XXL... How wide is the Atom LT in XL and/or XXL *across* the chest?

It'd be useful in comparing the Atom LT to some garments I already own or can try on- Patagonia Nano Puff (XL, XXL), Arc'teryx Gamma AR (XL) and Gamma LT (XXL). Thanks!

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It depends on how much you weigh and your height. You can check the sizing chart up by the size option drop down box. For sizing on the Atom LT Hoody, it's sized to be a layering piece, so will fit closer than a Gamma AR. Your size choice will depend on if you plan to use it as an light outerwear jacket or as a midlayer insulator, and your preference on fit.

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@Brandon- thanks for the quick reply!

That's why I'm curious about the chest width of the Atom LT in XL or XXL with the garment laying flat- it'd allow me to compare it other garments.

I plan to use this as light outerwear and as a mid layer. My shells are pretty roomy.

The way Arc'teryx usually fits, I'm a 1.5 XL. :P Stuff on the snug side is good at XXL, stuff on the relaxed/casual side (Apache AR) is good at XL. My main concern is fit around the chest- when Arc'teryx XXL is too big, it's usually way too big around the upper chest.