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junp265015 wrote a review of on June 20, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Getting the sizing right was tough. I am an athletic (trim, not skinny not fat) 6ft 210lb which often puts me between an L and XL depending on the cut of the jacket. The overall body fit was a comfortably loose fit. But the arm lengths were gorilla long!! That was the deal breaker & finally had to return even though I LOVED the killer cobalt blue color. Large was out of stock so not an option, but suspect the more reasonable sleeve length would have resulted it a too tight body fit. Love the angel wing feature.

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junp265015 wrote a review of on March 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great for around town, on the slopes or hiking. Very lightweight, versatile jacket that does not overheat & very flexible over a wide range of weather and wearability situations. Great worry free Wearability: no hassles about sleeves being too long or short, chest has great flex not tight /not loose, very very comfortable stretch fit. Like wearing high-tec air.

Have worn in is temps from 50's to 20's. No problems & I'm picky about NOT wanting to sweat /overheat. Temps is the mid 20's is pushing it, but if you're doing any physical activity (brisk walk) it retains warmth well & was comfortable.

True to sizing, with a lot of forgiveness in the fabric design. A unique feature.

Wind resistant, not proof, so adjust accordingly. I like the extra breathability that this wind resistant design provides. Got it at $159. sale price & felt like I got a tremendous value. I rate this better than feathers since even if a drenching downpour does get thru, the Coreloft insulation is still working & dries faster than cold wet feathers.

I bot the Tungston color which is like a medium gray,....great all around color that hides dirt and goes with other clothing colors. Loved it so much bot a 2nd one Thalo Blue,...beautiful tough looking color.

Hood is large but not too large & no adjustments,...a minor drawback. But I use it under my Marmot /North face shells that have hood adjustment and turn those shells into superior Triclimates!

If I want to double my heating strength for below 25 degrees F., I put on 2 of these Atoms & performance is unbelievable. For pouring rain just add a shell of your choice. There is very little bulk in this jacket & it quickly moulds to a wide variety of wearing situations. Gets my HIGHEST RATING!

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junp265015 wrote a review of on December 19, 2012

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I looked & compared a long time before buying this coat. But is was VERY hard to find any reviews anywhere!

Unfortunately, I had to return this North Face Harper Triclimate. Bummer. Inside the cuffs, there was no type of smooth inner liner at the ends of the sleeves which meant the rough wool blended exterior is also inside the sleeves. Without gloves on, the material rubbed against my wrists & back of my hands like sandpaper. Also rough against the face when collar zipped up.

Shell has a narrow repeating herringbone design that I personally did not find attractive.
I thought the two upper pockets were too high and not very practical for this type of coat.

The liner is lightweight, good fill, and great to wear by itself. Great zip pockets, Down is distributed well & stays in place. Not bulky & poofy. No issues here. Excellent mid weight liner.

The main front zipper on the shell is NOT a three way zipper. So it's NOT possible to split the zipper & open the bottom when sitting or for extra ventilation. There are no armpit zippers.

Collar is excellent,...not to high, stayed in place whether closed or open.

Testing the jacket in 40 degree weather the jacket with the liner seemed to breath well and didn't experience overheating or feeling like being in a plastic bag. Higher temps will be shell only and that's the beauty of a 3 n 1 liner zip out.

It handles lower temps below 40 easily but weather was not cold enough to test at 30 degrees or lower.

Length of the coat was perfect.

The deal breaker was really the roughness around the cuff & face, the high placement of the large chest pockets. & the lack of a 3 way front zipper.

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