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Bill F

Bill F wrote a review of on February 7, 2012

3 5

As a Patagonia loyalist, I ordered the Fitz Roy in a medium as I was told the fit was going to be similar to Das Parka which Med fit great. The medium ran a bit smaller than Das Parka and was way too small on me (I am 5'9" 195lbs / Barrel chested). I found a Large which fit like a damn sleeping bag. I ended up returning for a Large Rab Neutrino Endurance which I love.

I'm giving three stars because the fit was poor and for the same money I'm much happier with the Rab.

Fitz Roy
Pros: SUPER light, Very Warm, great hand warmer pockets
Cons: Bad fit for my body type, Outer material easily subjected to rips and tears, Not water resistant in case I get caught in a light rain / snow

For the same money the Rab had a slightly tougher exterior that repels water, taped zippers, better fit, better colors. Beware, the Rab is a little heavier and bulkier if you're pinching grams.

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Bill F wrote an answer about on November 27, 2011

This jacket runs HUGE. I just got back from The North Face store. I am 5'10" 205lbs with a 42/44 chest. I started with the large and was SWIMMING in it. Moved down to the medium and was still very big. The small actually fit me very well. I doubt you need more than the XL or even the Large. If I were you, I'd order two and send one back as you might be surprised.

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