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gre3085996 wrote a review of on February 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

This is a great jacket. I've had several Arc'Teryx jackets and the versatility and features that this one has beats them hands down. The chest to waist "pit zips" do a much better job of regulating body temperature and the fabric takes a beating and keeps on kicking a**. The ThumbDrive wrist cuffs really work and that is a feature that I will be looking for from now on. As much as I love the zip off hood feature, I really wish they made it as a "stow-able" option. (I regularly leave it at home and today I really wish I had it with.)

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on November 5, 2013

5 5

Fit: True to size

It's a great all around jacket. The pit zips work and if your still hot, unzip the pockets and let the air pass though the mesh pockets. I've worn it in several downpours and didn't experience any noticeable leaks in the seams. I love the stow away hood feature which is really nice when your not using it. My only wish would be an internal zipped pocket, but, that's just me..

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on July 31, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

Having own an array of Marmot jackets, this one is worth the cost. I was told that it had an athletic fit, so I ordered one size up and was glad I did. Instead of pit zips, it has a mesh panel under the arm pit area which seems to work rather well. The only thing I found annoying at 1st was when I would put the jacket on, the interior lining would bunch up around the elastic wrist cuff. Yeah, it's nitpicking, but, I have no plans on getting rid of it anytime soon.

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on February 6, 2012

5 5

This has become my everyday jacket and I really can't find anything wrong with it. Well, maybe if they used velcro strips instead of those little squares on the cuffs... In all honesty this jacket does breathe well and does keep the snow off. Can there be improvements? Sure, longer pit zips and internal pockets, but, for the price, it's probably one of the best values around.

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on October 20, 2011

5 5

Originally I had the XXL version but, it was huge so I sent it back and got the XL. So far I've been out in a driving rain/blowing sand storm and was dry and comfortable. The GoreTex Pro Shell is as close to bomber proof as you can get. If you are planning on wearing a harness, I would probably steer you to the Alpha SV. Either jackets are in the same league.

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on September 28, 2011

4 5

Picked up one of these MANY years ago and it has held up through thick and thin. Got a 2nd one with the black face which makes it easier to see if you have polarized sunglasses. Worked great for a while, but, it quit. Replaced the battery and was back in business. Then after a month, no display. Changed the battery again and was good for about a week and same thing. Replaced the battery a couple more times and the same thing. Worked great for a week then nothing.

To Backcountry's credit, I contacted them, told them about the problem and they said to send it back and as soon as I get my credit, I will get another one. It's well worth the price.

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on March 19, 2011

5 5

At first I was hesitant to write about these. Mostly due to the fact that these are the best gloves I've ever owned. I've run through several liner/shell type gloves from Burton and even Black Diamond, but, if you want warmth and durability then you got to buy these. Only drawback that I could think of was, uh, um.. come to think of it, there wasn't any. If I had the bucks to spare I would have bought a second pair because knowing my luck, Backcountry won't carry them next year....

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on December 17, 2010

3 5

After reading the reviews and deciding to get what was described as "bomber proof," for me, this jacket was a dud.
Yes the GoreTex Pro Shell fabric is top of the line and I have no doubt that you could slide down a mountain with it. But the main zipper was defective?/! ... Got into a serious rain/ice storm and layered up to head outside. After about 20 minutes in a literal downpour I started to feel a cold spot on my chest. Water was rolling off the fabric so I didn't think much of it but after 40 minutes it became annoying. Got inside and noticed that the area around the main zipper was wet. This was a 1st. I've several ArcTeryx items and have rarely been disappointed with the quality, style or function. Would I recommend it to others, I probably would, but, because of the zipper leak, it only gets 3 stars.

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on November 23, 2010

5 5

This is a first rate hat. Excellent quality. A very sturdy brim that held together when it got soaked from a recent rain storm. Wore it at the local Marketplace and got quite a few people asking about the logo. In one instance it worked to my advantage since the shop keeper started asking about the logo then filled out my order ahead of a few other folks.

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on November 1, 2010

5 5

I got this jacket to get something a little warmer than the Venta LT and what a great jacket! Lightweight and warmth and the side panel vent like the Venta. I was a little worried about getting a "slim" jacket and it is a little tighter than their athletic version, but, not nearly as much as I had feared. Best part is the my Stingray shell fits over it. Like it was made for it! Now if it would only snow......

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on November 1, 2010

5 5

I got this jacket to get something a little warmer than the Venta LT and what a great jacket! Lightweight and warmth and the side panel vent like the Venta. I was a little worried about getting a "slim" jacket and it is a little tighter than their athletic version, but, not nearly as much as I had feared. Best part is the my Stingray shell fits over it. Like it was made for it! Now if it would only snow......

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on October 28, 2010

4 5

I really liked the jacket. The only reason why I sent it back was the cuffs. Had it elastic or velcro straps, it would still be with me. Because I like a little room with my jackets, I usually go one size bigger. With he straight cuffs, it looks and feels like I'm wearing my "big brothers jacket." Again, it's a personal preference. Quality is outstanding and I would recommend it for anyone that wears a true size type jacket.

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on October 11, 2010

5 5

If you're looking for a lightweight pack that will let you gear up, get outdoors and enjoy the day then this is it. I've used mine for a while now and could't be happier with it. It is one incredibly light pack and whatever material Black Diamond used, wears well. I thought I had mine strapped to the back of my bike, but I dragged it for a couple of miles instead. The shoulder straps got a little chewed, but, nothing worth sending it for repairs. A quick wash in the laundry tub and I was back in business. Can't wait to try it this winter.

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on October 11, 2010

5 5

If you're looking for a lightweight pack that will let you gear up, get outdoors and enjoy the day then this is it. I've used mine for a while now and could't be happier with it. It is one incredibly light pack and whatever material Black Diamond used, wears well. I thought I had mine strapped to the back of my bike, but I dragged it for a couple of miles instead. The shoulder straps got a little chewed, but, nothing worth sending it for repairs. A quick wash in the laundry tub and I was back in business. Can't wait to try it this winter.

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gre3085996 wrote a review of on October 8, 2010

3 5

I've had Patagonia clothes since 1985 and loved the way it took a beating and came through like a well made piece of clothing. Lately though I've noticed that they definitely have changed their sizing pattern. I wear an XL and this one was tight and the sleeves were huge. So see if it was me, I slipped on the other 2 Marsupial pullovers that I've picked up from a couple of years ago and they fit fine. (FWIW, I've also noticed this on a Patagonia jacket I got this year from Backcountry and sent that back as well...)
The other thing I noticed was the absence of the little zipper pocket in the Kangaroo pouch as well as the rubber tip on the zipper. Maybe I'm nitpicking, but, the price didn't go down, the fit was lousy and I rather spend the extra money and get an Arc'teryx Apache pullover.

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