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jrcesena562277032wrote a review of on May 18, 2010

4 5

I got this jacket for cycling/mountain biking/running on cooler days. So far so good. It is a little lighter than I expected but that is not necssarily a bad thing. I took it out mountain biking the other day in 50ish degree weather with just a 100 weight fleece underneather and it performed well. Kept the wind off and kept the chill away.

I have also worn it around town it it has done a good job. I havent tested how much water it sheds but it is a windbreaker not a rain coat.

So a good piece and not a bad price

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jrcesena562277032wrote a review of on March 16, 2010

3 5

This jacket is way too expensive. i got it on a pro deal and paid way below wholesale, otherwise it is not worth the money.

I will start with the bad and end with the good. Two bad things. The price and the overall quality. I have a bunch of arcteryx stuff and this one is just okay, as opposed to being great like some of my other garments made by them.
The fabric feels light and not all that durable. for example, I was walking through a doorway and my sleeve got snagged on the door frame. The jacket ripped through all layers of the coat. I have had similar things happen in other jackets with no rips or tears at all. And I am hard on my stuff and wear it in much worse places than a doorway. (For example a bike crash in my mountain hardware fleece, no tears or evidence of any damage.)

Noe for the good. Unbelievably comfortable and warm. i love wearing this thing and that is why I am so bitter about the tear. i couldnt imagine if I had paid 350 for it and then got a tear in a simple doorway. but this jacket is warm and amazing to wear.

i got an XL and I am 6'1" 45" chest 36" waist. it fits well. Usually things bind up in my shoulders and I dont have this problem at all in this jacket. it has a little stretch to it which is nice. And the lofted fleece interior is great. The only reason this jacket got a three is because it tore so easily.

so if you got an extra 350, buy it but be careful not to snag it cause it will tear.

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jrcesena562277032wrote a review of on January 20, 2010

5 5

First my measurements. 45inch chest, 34 inch arm, 17inch neck, 36 inch waist. The XL fit me perfectly, not to snug not too baggy. My lady even said that it was good looking enough to wear around town.

I bought this jacket in the orange color. i got it for two reasons. one for running in the cold weather and two, for snowboarding.

I live in Chicago and during the winter i run outside, as long as it is above 0. I have taken this jacket out in the cold, 20's (not including wind chill) and have loved it. It stops the wind and keeps out the wet weather. Tonight there was freezing rain that were no chalenge.

The breathability is great on this jacket, I have yet to overheat. (even in slightly warmer weather 40s)

All around it is a great jacket for me needs, the fit is good, it serves its purpose and it doesnt bind up on me when wearing for a run or around town.

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jrcesena562277032wrote a review of on August 28, 2009

5 5

I went for a walk on the beach the other day and was wearing this top. It was about 58 degrees and mind you the ocean was about 60. I was collecting shells for my lady and I saw a good one out in the water, so I stuck my arm in sleeve down and all, all the way up to my elbow. The shirt was soaking wet yet it remained warm. I couldnt even tell it was wet. I felt warm and dry, as warm and dry as the arm that was actually dry. So a great shirt it keeps you warm when wet or dry, it doesnt itch.
As far as sizing. I have two of em. I am 6'1" with a 45" chest (actual measurement). I have an XL to use as a base layer, it fits well, I can put a thin shirt underneather if needed and I have a XXL to wear as a mid type layer (I can fit a regular tshirt underneathe.

Great Stuff all around

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jrcesena562277032wrote a review of on May 12, 2009

5 5

I got this for city cycling in Chicago, hiking, snowboarding, and just general wear. It is awesome. The finishing on the inside is good and seems in line with all my Ice breaker stuff. The red panels are almost waffle like but not thin. This is going to work great.

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jrcesena562277032wrote a review of on February 23, 2009

3 5

I took these gloves out in 20 degree wet show/powdery conditions. My hands stayed warm and dry all day. I had no problem with snow getting inside the glove.

The one problem is with the synthetic palm material. When the material is wet it stays wet and then freezes. So the palm of my glove and tips of the fingers were covered in ice for most of the day. But my hands stayed warm and dry despite the ice.

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jrcesena562277032wrote a review of on February 2, 2009

5 5

I have the old version with no fly but these are some of the best base layer I own. I wear them everyday under my suit and around town, because it gets well in to the negative teens with the wind chill here. my legs are never cold. These guys move well with my body and unlike some synthetic pairs I have, I never feel these bunching up or pulling.
I have a 36" waist and I sized up to an XL because I like a little room. and they fit great.

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