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Gear Review

3 5

If highly discounted, maybe...

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I picked up a couple when they went to 70% off because I liked the colors. I figured for that little money, I could do that. But it's not even worth keeping them at that price.

Now, if I didn't already have a couple of good anoraks, I might make a different call, esp. at such a low price. I can't say I've even used them, but there just isn't enough good about them to warrant giving them a try.

On the bad side, the material seems too stiff. Also, like many others have said, the rubber wrist closures are a joke. If you cinch them a lot there seem to be enough rubber bumps on the closure to grip the velcro. But the wrist openings are pretty small so not many people will need to cinch them down much.

On the positive side, since the wrist openings are small, you can just do what several others have said and cut off the silly rubber wrist tabs. The garment is slim-fitting. A skinny guy likes me sees that as a welcome change, but I can imagine that a fair number of people would want to go up a size unless only planning to wear a light layer underneath.

If you're looking for an anorak and find these at rock-bottom price, it's probably worth a shot. Nice colors! But otherwise, stick with what you have.