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GoodJohn wrote a review of on January 11, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this jacket to use as a layer beneath my technical shell. I have never used it as a layer but I find my self using it almost daily. Going to the shops, slopes, gym or just hanging around the house. Very warm in calm mild weather but when it gets windy the stretch fabric on the side let in the cold.
I use it in 30-50 degrees, specially when hopping in and out of the car.

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GoodJohn wrote a review of on January 11, 2013

5 5

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

First I bought the regular Expedition Parka in XL and it was too big so I never used it but thanks to Backcountry.com exceptional return policy and customer service I finally exchanged it for the PBI Expedition Parka in Large. I'm 6'1 and 220 lbs with broad sholders and big chest. Large fits me fine, if needed I can use layers underneath and the arms length is perfect for me.
I have only used it in temps around 15-20 degrees and it kept me toasty all the time. No cold spots so far. Outer layer seem to be tough enough to withstand some rough scrapes and does not absorb the moisture from a little snow or rain (haven't tried it in heavy snow/rain).
Beats the TNF McMurdo even though this parka is a little bigger. I realise TNF is alot cheaper but I am very happy with the extra bucks spent because this is clearly a better product and suits my needs.

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GoodJohn wrote an answer about on January 7, 2013

Yes, mid thigh.
Regarding the fill, its very good and thick over the body but it seems to be more spread and less thickness in the arms to allow better movement; I would guess.
Just want to point out that my arm length is average for my height and L fits me perfect. If you have longer than average arms then you might want to consider XL or use the Backcountry exceptional return policy.

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GoodJohn wrote a review of on April 21, 2011

5 5

These are the first pair of gloves I have bought that have withstood gale force winds, sleet, rain, hail and snow all in the same day without soaking. The lowest temp I have tried them out in is -15C ( 5F ) in 55mph winds and they rocked it easily. I even felt at some point a little too warm. But I tend to run a little hot.
I measured my hand at about 7.4" and perimiter about 9" and bought a size 9. Fits true to size and I have room to wiggle the digits.

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