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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 16, 2011

5 5

I agree with other reviews that the Fugitive’s front is cut a little too short, it has a high price point, has a smooth finish, making it easier to layer for a fleece, is not especially "technical", breaths well, shed's water, actually fairly wind-proof and it warm.

So there is not much else to say, except that if you can get it for the right price go for it. I love mine and wear it instead of my Gamma MX because of the points previously mentioned. I'm 5'10" 165, athletic build and bought the large and it is a fairly snug fit with room for a couple of light layers.

I also have the Cloudveil Run don’t Walk hoodie, which I reviewed ( another winner if you get it at the right price). The Fugitive is a much better stand alone if the weather is windy & drizzling or snowing lightly.

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dmac0344100062333 wrote a review of on February 10, 2011

5 5

The Nitrous down Jacket is comparative to the Patagonia down Sweater, the Marmot Zeus, and the North Face Diez. But it looks better and has a very nice athletic fit. It's a light down sweater with 800-fill and is surprisingly warm. It’s great for layering on snowy, wet cold days and a good stand alone on warmer dry days. If you want durable, toasty and bulk, get the Sub Z. If you want water & wind resistant get a shell. I’m 5’10” 165 with athletic build and could have worn the medium for snug fit but got the large so I could get several layers under it.

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dmac0344100062333 wrote a review of on February 10, 2011

5 5

I agree with most of the comments made in the previous review. Nice softshell, windproof, water resistant, relatively warm for a light jacket. Good Patagonia quality, great price for what you get. It doesn’t have any technical bells & whistles like pit zips or wrist cinch but I recommend it. I also have an Arcteryx Sigma AR & the Gamma MX softshell in size XL. They are a little large but can take some layering.

I tried this jackets in large but decided on a medium. I’m 5’10” 165 with athletic build and I got the guide jacket in a medium for a snug fit and can still get a base layer and a Patagonia r1 under it. Nice jacket.

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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

5 5

This is a great, good looking, and warm hoodie. . I'm 5'10" 165, athletic build and bought the large but it was too long in the waist (otherwise ok fit). I returned for a medium which fits nice and snug. I wouldn’t pay full price for this but got a deal on it with a price match at BC and bought another I/2 price from another source. Haven’t put through much of a test but am spending a lot of time wearing it around town.

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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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dmac0344100062333 wrote a review of on November 17, 2008

5 5

Ok let it be said, that I am a Gear Junkie and have a closet full of Mountain Hardwear, Arcteryx shells & jackets which are the best technical brands available. This is my 2nd LoDown Jacket (the first is pretty beaten up). I also have the Mountain Hardwear Phantom Jacket which is filled with 800 fill down and is light and stuffable. I really like both the Lodown and the Phantom for warmth and comfort. The Lodown can also be used as a good mid layer for a light shell on cold snowy days on the mountain, although a little puffy. Buy it if you want good quality & value and to stay warm.

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dmac0344100062333 wrote a review of on November 17, 2008

5 5

Ok let it be said, that I am a Gear Junkie and have a closet full of Mountain Hardwear, Arcteryx shells & jackets which are the best technical brands available. This is my 2nd LoDown Jacket (the first is pretty beaten up). I also have the Mountain Hardwear Phantom Jacket which is filled with 800 fill down and is light and stuffable. I really like both the Lodown and the Phantom for warmth and comfort. The Lodown can also be used as a good mid layer for a light shell on cold snowy days on the mountain, although a little puffy. Buy it if you want good quality & value and to stay warm.

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