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ChoCho1513009wrote a review of on June 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I bought this specifically for a trip to France to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

I already owned the similar waxed cotton Fjallraven Greenland No.1 jacket, but decided to buy this as well because of the extra pockets and more urban look for the streets of Paris.

Having this jacket with all it's pockets while navigating and running through various airports and train stations in Europe with my backpack made the entire difficult experience less stressful.

I usually wear large or extra large in jackets and an XL Kollusion fit me nicely with the ability to layer a hoodie underneath while sitting in the cold damp grandstands at 3am in Le Mans. For further reference, I wear a 43R jacket.

The jacket breathed well while blocking the wind so that I was comfortable sitting in early morning dew, and never overheated while standing in a crowded Paris bus or wearing it during my international flights.

I'm very happy with this purchase.

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ChoCho1513009wrote a review of on October 15, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've owned a pair of these for a year now and love them. I did two things I think have contributed to my positive experience. First, I bought them one full size larger than what I normally wear. Being slippers, I wanted to be able to slide them on easily in the dark. There is a small lip at the heal of the slippers that helps them stay on. Being a full size larger my foot always lands inside the lip and never crushes it. Second, I knew I would probably be wearing these with Smartwool Light Hiker socks. This turned out to be a good assumption because my feet actually sweat a lot in these when barefoot. With wool socks on, they never sweat. I think wearing socks has the added benefit of protecting the inside of the slippers from sweat and human body oil. The slippers have stretched out a bit, but still fit just the way I wanted them to. Wearing these and a pair of 20 year old Gramicci G pants [they don't make 'em the same anymore] is my favorite way to lounge and work from home.

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ChoCho1513009wrote a review of on May 1, 2008

5 5

I'm wearing a Sharp Point I bought around 6 years ago and still love it. When I was in an REI purchasing mine I ran into a friend who was returning a Sharp Point because it didn't keep him warm enough in Poland. My experience however, has been more positive. I think this is the most versatile jacket I own because of its blend of technical ability and understated stylishness for around town. I've worn it in environments from 30° nights in Death Valley to 60° days in Los Angeles. Another friend bought one in Feb '08 for a trip and I was able to compare my older version with his new model. The newer one seems to be slightly heavier, but softer and more readily conforms to the shape of your body and it restricts movement less. Mine also has a soft velour interior lining that runs through the sleeves which sometimes binds my arms when wearing long sleeve shirts. When I tried on my friend's '08 model this was much less a problem. I find the windstopping ability and water resistance of this series to be excellent. I've even put the jacket under a running faucet and the water flows off it like a newly waxed car. The Sharp Point I own is an XL. I'm 5'11", 180 lbs. and prefer shells to be slightly loose so I can layer. For its light weight, ease of movement and weather protection, this jacket is one of my all-time favorites.

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