Jeff Russell

Jeff Russell

Hermosa Beach, CA / Mammoth Lakes, CA

Jeff's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing

Jeff's Bio

A product director at Armada Skis based in California.

Jeff Russell

Jeff Russell wrote a review of on October 10, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

Full disclamer: I work for Armada so I know this piece very well. I, like all employees and athletes at Armada, have pretty much live in this thing all winter. I wear it both under my 3L gore-tex jacket and everyday around town. It is styled like a hoody and fits longer than any other insulator so its looks good everyday. While skiing, the lightweght 20D fabric is very light and the jacket can be packed into its own pocket or stuffed into your pack when not needed. I like the low profile hood b/c you don't notice it much skiing and if you are stuck standing around in the backcountry when its cold, you can throw it up to warm your head. The fabric holds up great to wear and washing. A favorite for travelers too. Highly recommened.

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Jeff Russell wrote an answer about on October 16, 2012

No, the sleeves will not be tight. The jacket in the picture you posted is the '10 Cruiser Jacket and it was an anomoly that it ran narrow forearm. All Armada Standard Fit jackets have a normal fit in the sleeves which will definitly not be tight like the jacket you posted. I'm a bigger build over 200 lbs and have skied in many of the jackets in large with no issues.

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Jeff Russell

Jeff Russell wrote a review of on October 9, 2011

5 5

I got a pair of these pants to try last season and I loved them. They have a great relaxed fit, provide protection from the elements (completely waterproof) and are very comfy with the lining. The liner has fleece is in the seat but uses mesh everywhere else to enhance breathablity. Another plus is all the storage in these pants - tons of pockets.

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Jeff Russell wrote a review of on November 1, 2009

5 5

The R1 Hoody is a great layer. I love the long fit. It is long enough to stay tucked in all day while skiing and the long sleeves with thumb loops prevents them from riding up. The hood is not bulky and feels good up or down. In fact, when down under a jacket it insulates the neck. It could not ask for a more versatile layer.

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Jeff Russell wrote an answer about on September 29, 2009

The main difference is these pants are made with 3 Layer eVent fabric, which is a lightweight, durable material that is extremely waterproof and breathable, waterproof zippers and RECCO reflector. The other Armada pants are made of Megarex fabric which is 2 layer in 10/10 or 15/10 that is combined with their SuperFlo lining system, which has a smooth face mesh for comfort and airflow and fleece in the seat for added warmth. In a nut shell, the Plasma pants are lighter and more tech, and the others are warmer, a little beefier and less expensive.

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