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Dag E M wrote a review of on February 9, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This jacket is warm, light and very cheap. My stars are based on the price of less than 300USD, and I paid 350USD for mine. I consider buying it in Norway, where it was about 1100USD, but found that a bit pricy. For 300USD it is a real steal.
I bought the XXL, which fit me fine. The lenght is pretty good, but it could have been an inch longer in the back. I have not tried it in rain or wet snow, as I have other jackets for that, but in dry and cold weather it does the job very well. The hood and collar is snug, and does not let any warmth out. I have it in black with orange, and I do not find the orange very good looking. Overall, my second favorite down jacket ever, after the Peak Performance Air Down, which is extremly versatile.
Run and buy it at this price!!

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Dag E M wrote a review of on December 23, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought the Pewter Space Dye in XXL, which looks cool. The feel of the fabric is a bit different than a bodyfit 260, it is more like a regular cotton sweater. It is not very big in XXL, I wish the arms had been a litte longer. First impressions were that this is a sweater that is going to last for a long time, and I am going to like it.

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Dag E M wrote a review of on December 23, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Bought this in XL, too bad they don't make it in XXL as the XL is a little short on the arms for me. It is slim fit, looks and feels good. A good choice for a veryday light sweater, and a good buy now when it is 20% off.
I might buy another one later, and for sure if they start making it in XXL.

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Dag E M wrote a review of on December 23, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Before this, I had the Arcteryx Theta SV and Peak Performance Heli Alpine, so I have some good pants to compare with. Bought the Lofoten in Tasty Red XL, both fit and color are excellent. The details that makes the Lofoten stand out is:
-Pants can be zipped togheter with the jacket
-Bibs can be removed
-High and stretchy waist keeps snow and wind out, even if not zipped together with a jacket
-Velcro thighteners at the waist, makes belt unnecessary
-Several large pockets.
-Nice fit, it feels just right
-Good gaiters.

The fabric seems bullet proof, so does the reinforcement on lower legs.

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Dag E M wrote a review of on December 23, 2012

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this in Carbon copy as a rain jacket to wear around town. The fabric is soft and nice, the lenght and hood is nice. What I don't like is the baggy shape. I find Norr�na jackets to have a much better fit than the Sabre SV. I have not used it for skiing, but the powder skirt does not seem to be as good as Peak Performance or Norr�na. I also find it to lack pockets, but the under arm vents are good.

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Dag E M wrote a review of on December 23, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this jacket in XL, but normally wear XXL. Found the XXL to have to long arms. The problem with the XL is that it is to slim around the lats and chest. . The fit on the arms and abdomen is perfect, but I can not fit a back protector under my jacket. Other than that, the jacket is very good. Very good looking, light and waterproof. The Pond color is very good looking, and the zip for the pants is great. Hood is also good, but I'd like a chest pocket.
It is true that Arcteryx has a better under arm zip vent, but I find this to be a minor problem.
My old jacket, Peak Performance Heli Alpine, had softer fabric and was warmer. I'll see what I'll do, maybe switch it for a XXL or go back to a Peak Performance.

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Dag E M wrote a review of on December 23, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this jacket when it came in 2008, and have used it as my primary jacket for warmth under a shell jacket when skiing ever since. It still looks good, and not worn out. It is warmer than most other fleecejakcets of similar thickness, and its sleek surface makes it nice to wear under a shell. It got some burling initially, but it did not increase after the first few months. Bought one for my GF, and she loves it as well. This year, I bought a new one in the color Dark Moraine. A very good looking color! The jacket is mostly the same as my old one, except this has holes for the tumbs, and has a fleece liner around the neck. Looking forward to several years in this jacket. Have it in XXL, and it is true to its size. The new jacket has slightly longer arms than the old one. The jacket also has a light stretch, which makes it good to wear over a back protector

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Dag E M wrote a review of on December 23, 2012

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

First of all, I have not used this jacket much, so I will edit og make a new review later. Have it in pop red sized XXL. It has a nice and slim fit, and feels warm. The problem is, it looses A LOT of fibers. Everything I touch gets red. Tried to wash it, and the clothes I washed afterwards had red burlings from the jacket. My jacket did not improve after the wash. I will try to wash it 2 more times, but if it does not improve, I will return it. I can not have a jacket that leaves so much red fibers on everything I get close to.

Update Feb 2013:
It is still the same, even after use and several times through the washer. My GTX shell gets lots of red fiber sticking on the inside after wearing this jacket underneath. I will return it, as I have other fleece jackets that does the job without leaving all those fibers. I would recommend Norr�na Lofoten instead, or Arcteryx Delta SV if the extra warmth is needed.

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Dag E M wrote a review of on December 23, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just loved this jacket, from the first time i put it on. Warm and cozy with a nice slim fit. I have the XXL, and found that the arms could be longer. I also noticed a slight burling, so I hope that does not continue. My other Icebreaker sweathers seem to look good for a long time, so I hope this will as well. Regular price is pretty steep, thankfully it is often discounted.

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Dag E M wrote a review of on December 1, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this jacket as a winter jacket, for higher temperatures than my 3 down jackets. I initially planned to buy the /29 parka, but found that this jacket would be more versitile temperature vise (as it is less insulated, and the /29 parka is as warm as a down jacket), and the hood on this jacket is much better than the one on the /29. It also has armpits vents, which I really favour.
The jacket looks great in caviar, like a regular winter coat. The GTX fabric keeps you dry, and the hood fits well. I also bought the fur that can be attached to the hood with welcro, just love that one. The jacket is not bulky, like a Canada Goose, and the light insulation makes it best suited for -10 to +10 deg C (14-50 deg F). The fit is more relaxed than Lofoten or some other Norr?na jackets, and that is nice for the purpose I bought it for. I normally wear XXL or XL in Norr?na, and bought this in XL. It is on the large side, with very long arms. Consider sizing down on this jacket. Highly recomended as a everyday jacket around town, but I'd prefer the lofoten shell when going skiing. I will add a photo of the hood with the fur later.

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Dag E M wrote a review of on November 8, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This was the first Icebreaker T-shirt i bought 4 years ago. Needless to say, I have been very happy, since I now have 12 Icebreaker T-shirts. I now boutht my second of the lancewood model.The fit is great (XL for me who is 6'4" and 216lb). The look is also good, and it has good durability. The fabric is soft, but very "flat", so it does feel a little moist if you sweat a lot. For high intensity, I choose something else, but for everyday wear or alpine skiing, it is perfect.

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