Linda H.wrote a review of Arc'teryx Thorium AR Hooded Down Jacket - Women's on February 8, 2015
Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
This jacket is the size of a fleece. It is not at all what I envisioned as a "down jacket" (the operative word being JACKET - you know, like a PARKA that keeps you warm). Before buying it, I consulted with a helpful but misguided Gearhead who totally gave me the wrong info. In stores, I had tried on three different brands of REAL down jackets, each of which was a size small or 2-4, and they fit comfortably with a heavy fleece underneath. I told the Gearhead that I get cold really, really easily and that I needed a jacket that I could put a heavy fleece underneath. Well, either my size ballooned incredibly over the past month, or else I received some other product, although the tag said "down HOODY" - is that the same thing as a down JACKET?). I could barely zip it up, so there's no way I could fit anything underneath it, let alone a heavy fleece. (And I provided my height and weight to the Gearhead.) Anyway, I tried it on and immediately packed it back up and returned via UPS, although they won't receive my return until later this week. Plus, it didn't even feel remotely warm - very thin and light. So I am giving up and just paying to replace the zipper on my REAL, WARM 15-year-old down jacket (size 2). Very, very disappointed. I bought my daughter a NF jacket a few months ago, and it was a real, bona fide, true-to-life, true-to-fit down JACKET, so there's something weird with the Arc'teryx sizing or description. This jacket would never get me through the Winter From H*** we're having here..