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Taco Bean wrote a review of on January 7, 2013

5 5

I bought it simply for casual use, and am impressed by its wind resistance and how toasty you can get under its hood. Great for travelling, it compresses well into an accompanying pouch (it does not pack down into its own pocket). If I'm just walking around town with this jacket and a warm baselayer, it needs to be well below 30F or I'll overheat.

The fabric is alarmingly thin and I am paranoid about its durability, but this is my second winter with no problems. A few times I've come across feathers but no obviously damaged seams.

I am 6'0, 160lbs, and the medium is cut the way I want it: almost trim if I'm wearing a thick sweater underneath. Doesn't fall much past my waist. If you prefer your coats on the roomy size or need extra length, you might size up.

I agree the fabric is shiny, but the olivegreen version of this jacket masks the shine and doesn't have that garbage bag look.

It's annoying that there is no collar hang loop, but not annoying enough to lose a rating star.

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Taco Bean wrote a review of on January 7, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Microspikes have made my winter running enjoyable again, perfect for icy New England trails. I feel confident with these spikes on ice and very hard snow pack during runs and easy scrambling.

My medium spikes work well on size 11 Patagonia Fore Runner shoes. A friend wears size small spikes on size 10.5 NB MT110 shoes, which might be too tight for some -- but the general point is that if you're a runner, you'll want to size down, minimizing the chance of spike shifting and slippage.

My pair of medium spikes weigh 13.4oz.

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Taco Bean wrote a review of on October 17, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

What a soft, warm flannel -- perfect for crisp fall days. I'll buy another if ever on sale.

Although it's a substantial shirt, it might be a bit of an exaggeration to call it "heavyweight." My small weighs less than 14.5oz, and, for example, the Alaskan Guide flannel by Filson is much beefier. Nevertheless it's 60F in my house right now and I'm cozy sitting with the Fjord over a t-shirt. With that outfit I'm also comfortable walking around town at 50F.

The Zappos picture of the Deitrich: Classic Navy is more color-realistic than the pictures on the Backcountry or Patagonia websites.

I'm 6'0" and 155lbs and a small is a perfect fit for wearing un-tucked. The fit is still not trim, so if you're uncertain I recommend sizing down.

There are only two Patagonia labels on this shirt and the buttons are plain. The collar tag is easy to remove after clipping its stitching, and the side tag can be cut close.

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