When are the pictures of the other colors popping up?
My .02...a buff is better for running. I wear a cap or light fleece hat. The buff can go over your whole head, use as a neck gaiter, can bring it up over your mouth/nose if you are breathing very cold air, headband if its not that cold, etc.
I have it and have used it both running and sightseeing. Its not really breathable. Better for low aerobic/walking/hiking activities to keep chill off. If the trail gets steep, you may need to remove it. It is super light and packable.
Arc-warmer, more fitted, less outer stitching=more durable imo, 2 hand pkts (convenient) & chest pkt, breathable side panels, hood not adjustable...works best with helmet or layered under hooded hardshell (so it can take on fit that you get from hardshell)
Nano puff pull-over - lighter, more compressible, boxy cut relative to arc jkt, i treat it as more of a sweater
Both layer easily over & under other layers
XL...it will fit you better in the waist and allow you to layer underneath if you wanted to, but the arms will probably be long.
I am similar at 6', 185-190lbs, 41-42" chest, 34-35 waist and a large fits perfectly. I can layer most any close fitting base layer. Layering over something like a sweatshirt would be uncomfortable.
I purchased a large/black fleece
Dialed in fit on waist (34-35) and chest (41-42)
35" arm length just makes it with this jacket
Sharp looking (did i really say that?)
The way the external pockets are sewn yields two "drop in" pockets on the inside
Too slim in the arms. I dont have "guns" per se but the slim cut arm and slightly stiff fabric made it an uncomfortable fit for me. I have other fleeces that are slim in the arm (pat r1, arc thermal pro) but are softer/more flexible so the slimness is not really an issue.
Cuffs were a bit loose but nothing major.
I really wanted to keep it but have to send it back. Ordering a size up would just negate the dialed in fit of the waist and chest. Still a good piece just not for me.
I am fairly certain the wind flap is simply the piece that goes behind and down the length of the zipper (usually a piece about 1/2 inch wide) to make sure no wind gets by the zipper.
While the theta ar doesn't have a powder skirt, it does have both waist and hem draw cords which make an effective double barrier against the snow.
Also, the sidewinder ar has a powder skirt, and marmot makes a couple of pro-shell jkts w a powder skirt too (less that $600)
You better check yourself b4 you wreck yourself.
- The underarm venting zippers open to cool you down during a humid summer rain.
In terms of warmth, its the insulated, hi, and lo.
Depending on what floats your boat, the thick pile of the hi, or the synthetic fill of the insulated, their both good. But I think the insulated is warmer and you dont have to worry about the pile getting wet.
The general answer is no. If you plan to wear the vest underneath another jacket or shell, the Denali will be warmer due to its thick/plush fleece. But worn alone, wind will cut through if its windy. The Windwall 1 will do a better stand alone job keeping you warm b/c it will cut the wind, but if worn under something else, it will not be as warm as the Denali. It just depends on how you plan to wear the vest. If you can accept the lack of wind resistance the Denali gives up for some added warmth, go with that. Also, the Windwall 1 will probably be a bit less bulky if that factors into your purchase.
I don't have this jacket but i have 2 others (retro-x and down sweater) which are "regular fit". I'm 6', 190 and i find them loose in the mid-section/waist/lower back. As this jacket is also a regular fit, i would think at worst the large would fit like your other patagonia, and at best it would fit you very good.
This jacket is 13 oz of gore-tex pro-shell. Its one of the stronger light-weight hard shells out there, but it has no insulation whatsoever. You will definitely need to layer some synthetic/wool and/or a soft shell/fleece underneath.
Both jackets happen to be very good. The Windstopper is cut a little larger so you can layer underneath it I actually find it warmer than the G50. It has pit-zips which should not be underestimated. Since it is a fleece exterior, it will absorb water (even with dwr) but....windstopper (the membrane in-between) is highly water resistant. The g50 is more of a classic soft-shell. The body is cut to the waist (ie...right at the belt line, so not that long). Conduit is probably more water resistant/proof than the windstopper. The exterior, being nylon or something with a dwr, will shed the water better.
Both jackets are durable, but if you plan to be on rocks, abusing your jacket or in wet environments, then go the G50. If you are looking for more of a hiking/backpacking jacket, warm mid-layer under a hard-shell or casual jacket, go with the Windstopper. Mind you, both are very capable jackets.
If you're still undecided, order the g50, try them both, and eat the 6.99 return shipping fee. Small price for peace of mind.
Yes..more of a heavier/tougher shell that some of the lighter weight shells out there. AYOI...add your own insulation...ie base layers, fleece, synthetic/down sweater/jacket, soft shell.
At temps that high, i would lean more towards synthetic/compression for high aerobic activities, or loose fit/light colored synthetics for most others.
This is a fabulous and versatile top, but i think the above options would be better suited to temps near 100 degrees.
The compressor is a 15d nylon outer layer. It compresses great, but the trade-off is durability. I don't own this Arc jacket, but have others with wind stopper. They are thin, but don't compress anywhere near as good as the compressor.
Without owning the watch, I am not 100% sure, but as noted by someone else, I believe you have to have the stopwatch running for it to start to count calories.
Pretty close to it. Indoor climbing, hiking, backpacking, casual....these pants really do it all great. The stretch/spandex, coupled with the gusseted crotch gives you plenty of range of motion. They hold up well to abrasion and wear, and are not too heavy. Note: these have 5 pockets and not 6 like in the current description (only 1 back pocket) and the inside of the hand & back pocket are a durable mesh. I'm a 34-35W/33L and the large fit great. I have nothing bad at all to say about these. Ironically, the shorts fit me like crap...wtf.
Without knowing your exact measurements, I would lean towards the medium. The down sweater has their "regular" cut/fit which tends to be a bit more roomy.
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