Gear Review

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Alpinists must

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I received this in the mail and the next day took it up full exum of the grand teton. Having never used it before at all, I was going into the situation completely blank slate, crossing my fingers that it wold hold its own. About 8 or 9 pitches up, we faced wind hitting 40 or more mph. A couple more pitches, being 400 feet from the summit, we were surrounded by a lightning storm and snowed out, which eventually turned into a light rain on the rap down. I didnt think too much about the elements because of how well the android worked. I am 6"2', 200 lbs, and the large is a perfect fit with a little room to layer with (which makes it perfect for cold conditions even though it has a bit of insulation). I have since been through similar situations and have only been impressed.

great soft shell. for the peaks and running around town.

Alpinists must
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Hi Daniel, can you confirm your chest size and sleeve length please? I'm 6'2", 210, 44" chest and have long-ish arms at 36". I may have to go to the XL for the sleeve length.

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Hey Marc, I have a 42" chest and about a 33" arm. this jacket also has the wrist gaiters that make up for the softshell sleeve length, but an xl might be a little more comfy for ya. hope this helped!

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Thank you Daniel - it did help. It's a bit of a close call either way, and I am thinking XL may be the ticket.

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Hi Daniel, the XL fit well EXCEPT in the sleeves. Lucky for me a co-worker loved it and it fit well, so everyone's happy.

Just ordered an Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody. The financial hit was softened a LOT by mom's Christmas/B-day money gift. 8-)

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Sorry about that Marc, Im happy things worked out for you however. Thanks for the update too! It'll be helpful in the future for sure.