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dmac0344100062333 wrote a review of on February 26, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Read the reviews. This jacket is awesome. I am not going to give you all the details. You will find them in the glowing reviews listed here and on other websites. I am up to my eyeballs in Arcteryx & Mammut jackets because they are the best overall quality. The Arcteryx Atom lt. is my all time favorite jacket. It is incredibly warm and light and looks outstanding. I have worn this jacket all winter by itself and as layer underneath a gore-shell jacket. It is a very versatile jacket for the spring, fall, and winter seasons. I am an athletic 5'9" at 160lbs and a large fits nice with room for a layer underneath. At the risk of sounding obsessed, I bought the hoody and vest version as well. I love this jacket. It is extremely versatile, light, warm, somewhat breathable, wind & water resistant. PS I bought the vest in medium for snugger fit.

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dmac0344100062333 wrote a review of on May 19, 2011

5 5

I originally bought the OR Helix. It was lightweight but no ventilation and a bit restrictive. I did not field test it. I sent it back and got the OR Revel. I really like the cut on the Revel It fits nice for athletic build and wide shoulders. I bought a Large (5' 11"- 165) it has plenty of space and still fits right. I have tried it in a pouring rain for a short period. It's waterproof & breathable, the zipper & zip away hood are nice features

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dmac0344100062333 wrote a review of on February 10, 2011

2 5

Lke a couple of the other reviews, this is a nice stylish, technical jacket with great features. I liked the look and the feel of it but the arm holes are so restrictive that the fit is uncomfortable. I took it out of the package tried it on and wished that I could keep it but put it back in the return mail the next day.

Are Europeans built that much differently than Americans? I also tried the Montane Sabretooth softshell and the shoulders were very narrow. I’m 5’10” 165 with athletic build and MHW, Arcteryx, Patagonia large fit’s like a glove.

The Norrona Men's Svalbard fit in every way except the Noodle armpits. I would like to have kept it because of all the other features. Come on Norrona, you want to sell this in the US do something about the pits. Fix the problem & make the jacket in all black with out the green piping and I will definitely buy another one.

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dmac0344100062333 wrote a review of on February 5, 2011

3 5

Did not like the fit or the weird mummy hood. returned it for the Cloudveil RDW hoody. I have 2 Pataonia R1 full zips & 2 pull over's in size large. I'm 5'10" 165, athletic build and love these.

If you want a great hoody go for the Arcteryx Fugitive & cloudveil RDW. They are both the best in class.

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dmac0344100062333 wrote a review of on February 5, 2011

5 5

I have 2 R1 full zips & 2 pull over's in size large. I'm 5'10" 165, athletic build and could have gone with the medium for more form fit but I like a little room so lg works. They are warm, great looking and you can live in them when temps drop. I'm a gear addict and these are on my favorite list..

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dmac0344100062333 wrote a review of on March 5, 2010

3 5

I have a lot of Arcteryx gear. I like most of it but often slight details are off. With the Mistral bag, they got most of it right with an insightful design but one simple blooper. The handle strap on the bag that you are going to be using when it's not on your shoulder is not padded and when the bag is full and heavy, the strap is not comfortable. Come on Arcteryx, for the price of this thing, pad up the handle strap.

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