Jon

Jon

Fort Collins, CO

Jon

Jon wrote a review of on October 1, 2011

5 5

After misplacing my REI Muir Woods jacket worn every chilly day from last year, it was time to buy another lighter weight / everyday kind of jacket. After owning this jacket for a few weeks, it's every bit as warm as my previous jacket with WAY less bulk.

At 6'3, 165 lbs, the Large seems to fit me pretty well. It's a bit loose so if i decide to gain a little weight this winter I should be fine. The bottom of the jacket is nice and long and covers all my butt if needed. Sleeve length is about perfect, though with my long arms, there is a bit of pressure on my hand if using the thumbholes - hopefully they'll stretch out a bit and I'll be fine. Though I have yet to use the hood part much, when zipped it fits great as well.

There are no mountains in Nebraska for me to climb so this was for an everyday work/home jacket. I am not the type to have people comment on my clothing, but in the short time I've had it I've gotten a few positive comments from people asking where I'd gotten it. The black color is pretty sick and while it picks up a little lint here and there is no where near as bad as the Muir Woods jacket that I had to specifically buy a lint roller for.

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Jon

Jon wrote a review of on October 27, 2010

5 5

Absolutely love everything about these gloves except for the fit. I have pretty average adult male sized hands (at least I'd like to think). I can't grip a basketball so I didn't think tht I'd need a size XL glove, but the Scouts that I ordered in size Large are tight to the point they're not confortable (and that's without the liners on).

I've seen people here reviewing that you should order a size down, but from my experience I say order a size larger! Not sure if Dakine changed their sizing, but that was my experience at least.

Other than that, I LOVE these gloves. Nebraska winters are known for snow - not pretty snow that falls straight from the sky, but blizzard conditions with 30-40 mile hour winds common. These are the only gloves that I've found in the under-$100 price range that have effectively kept me warm. North Face, Serius, and other brand gloves have failed at this. It also passes the water test as I've held these under the sink for a few minutes without getting my hands wet. That's good enough glove for me.

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