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brutowrote a review of on December 31, 2012

3 5

Figured this was made from a heavier version of the fabric Stoic Merino Comp 230 top/anorak are made of (which I have and love). Well, it's not :)
Instead of a smooth nylon outer face and cozy terry loops on the inside this has some honeycomb-structure reinforced fabric which is not smooth on either side and will certainly be less resistant to velcros. It's also thinner than you'd think just looking at the listed fabric weight.

So be warned if you feel like buying it on a whim, like I have ;) Of course I will find a use for it, it's just worth noting that the brief product description provided here can be misleading.

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brutowrote a review of on January 28, 2012

5 5

For some reason, the item description and most reviews do not mention a little thing about this jacket: it stretches (5% spandex).
Having owned another, unstretchable, Wind Pro jacket before, I didn't expect that, but it makes this one a whole lot better.
In other news, the fit is great and trim (82 kg/180cm, 40" chest, M is just right for wearing little to nothing underneath), deep color is pretty, it's thinner than some other Wind Pro jackets, but that only means you won't sweat as much should you decide to exert in it ;)

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brutowrote a question about on November 4, 2011

Could anyone elaborate on the sizing/cut changes compared to the same jacket of 2 years ago? I have the M from back then and it's pretty damn tight and hard to fit anything warm underneath (thick fleece, Stoic luft synthetic jacket), whereas M from most other brands fits me just fine (180cm, a little under 80 kg, 40" chest).

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brutowrote a question about on February 19, 2011

What are the changes from last year's model?
I bought that last spring and was kinda disappointed as it wasn't really waterproof out of the box and even a slight shower could seep in through the fabric on top of my toes.
The lacing wasn't solid enough either, it keeps slipping when I run, especially downhill and I have to stop to tighten it up every 10 minutes.
Because of those reasons it was relegated to everyday walkaround shoe and I'm still on the lookout for a proper waterproof and hopefully breathable running shoe with good grippy sole and toes protection so maybe the new model fixes those things.. anyone?

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brutowrote a review of on November 16, 2010

3 5

I got ROM and Ramble shirt in M and both fit just loose enough for comfort.
This jacket, however, is as tight as it gets in the same size. Zipped up, it feels pretty restrictive to the point I have to pull the sleeves up myself for fear of tearing the back seams apart should I swing my arms forward a little too energetically. Stretch panels dont seem big or stretchy enough to allow complete freedom of movement and it rides up a hand or two's breadth when I raise my arms (angel wing movement my ass ;)
Apart from that, it looks more than adequate for wind protection but I haven't taken it out yet (and won't until spring as it's too cold now). Probably good enough to run around in.

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brutowrote a review of on August 28, 2010

3 5

Bought them for running in wet weather, and turns out they let water through, even if they don't soak instantly. Despite the original factory DWR (if any) and a good dose of Nikwax fabric & leather waterproof spray I applied right after purchase, I can feel even the lightest drizzle seep in through the stretch of fabric between the base of the tongue and the toes.

Otherwise, very nice to walk around and run in.

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