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km2266 wrote a review of on March 10, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

So far, I am loving my Atom SV Hooded Jacket. I was looking for a while to find an upgrade to my Marmot Primaloft jacket (circa 2000). And with a move from NJ to southern VT, I wanted something that would be a bit warmer. My first week in VT was the coldest week in more than 5 years, and the Atom SV was up to the task. I can see that it may be too warm for some when doing active pursuits (skiing, snowshoeing, etc), but it is perfect as a casual, around the town jacket. Next season, I will try it skiing, matched with my Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket (I have had several Arc'teryx jackets and have been a huge fan of their quality and how they stand by their quality).

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km2266 wrote a review of on November 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I have been searching for the perfect softshell to replace a well worn Marmot Dri-Clime. The Venta AR may not be perfect, but it is not far from it. It is quite warm and windproof for its thickness and weight. And a great option for the sidelines of fall soccer games or more active pursuits. So far, I have just two complaints: I wish that there were more than the two hand-warmer pockets (one chest pocket would be ideal); while the material has a little stretch/give, it is not quite enough at the cuffs (a small gap of stretch and a velcro closure would make this jacket even better).

It is a very worthwhile purchase.

At 6' and 165lbs, the large is a great fit.

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km2266 wrote a review of on January 2, 2008

5 5

This is my second DriClime jacket, for I purchased the original version in 2002 after seeing that it won an Outside Gear of the Year award, and it has lived up to its billing. My first jacket has traveled with me everywhere, including a week long hike of the Haute Route. It is great for about 35 degrees and up (if reasonable active). The new features of hand pockets and adjustment pulls are great, even if they add a few ounces. I would highly recommend this as a durable fleece substitute (with the benefit of water repellency).

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