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How is the Mako heavier than the Fission...

How is the Mako heavier than the Fission SL with less insulation than the SL? Also, which one of these has a more durable exterior? Lastly, between the 2, what is the comparison with fitment as far as length and layering is concerned. I was told at a Moosejaw that the Mako is more of a resort jacket with a less protective shell. I also am under the assumption according to Arcteryx site that it should be longer and more meant for layering. Any hands on experience with these 2 jackets?

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The Mako uses a different type of insulation, has a thicker liner material and more pockets. Length is a bit longer on the Mako and it is a looser fit than the FissionSL. Both use really durable face fabrics that are still fairly light. Fission SL in minimal in features, Mako has more pockets, a pow skirt, Recco, etc. and will be warmer than the Fission SL, mainly because of the Coreline lining material. Good luck with the hunt.