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sreeves324 wrote a review of on December 25, 2010

5 5

I had some questions about this jacket (brand, sizing, colors) but I decided to take a chance and get the jacket - so far so good to say the least

I'm 5'8 150 31in waist and 39in chest

I got the medium

The fit is great, not too big and not too small so I can put some layers underneath as well as fit a shell over the top

Got the black/black/tang and like it a lot, the orange is a true, rich orange without looking like a highlighter

Wore this in sleet/snow with a shell over the top and was really comfortable

This is a very light, very comfortable jacket that is ABSOLUTELY worth the money (or more), so I'm stoked that I got it on sale because it's a steal

Very pleased so far and looking forward to wearing this jacket for a long time to come

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sreeves324 wrote a review of on December 21, 2010

5 5

I have two and use both a lot because they are GREAT pieces that can be used for anything

I'm 5'8 150 and own one Small and one Medium and both fit well:
-the small is more form-fitting and I layer on top of it when it's real chilly out
-the medium fits more casually but definitely still has a 'Slim' feel to it; I wear this one out on the town, around the house and with as a midlayer when running or something like that

I love both and am glad I have each. I use them for layering and running and they excel at both

They breathe really well and the long zip allows you to really control how much heat you want to keep or dump at any given point in your endeavor

Awesome piece and I would absolutely recommend to a friend

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sreeves324 wrote a review of on December 21, 2010

5 5

I've got two better sweaters, one 1/4 zip and one full zip, and really like both. The reason I have two is because my wife stole the 1/4 zip and wears it a lot

I wear this one around town and to work a lot because it looks nice enough while still being super comfortable and warm as well; basically it's just really versatile

Great piece from Patagona, especially when it's on sale

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sreeves324 wrote an answer about on December 21, 2010

I just received the Patagonia full-zip down sweater (with hood) and will be returning it and most likely going with the Stoic Luft (down sweater or possibly hoody insulated)

Some clarification and explanation:

First of all, I'm 5'8, 150, 31 inch waist, ~39 chest, athletic build

I got a Small because I want to wear this jacket under a shell if needed and also don't want much room underneath

Depending on the cut of the jacket (with Patagonia especially, either the regular cut or the slim/athletic) I go between a Small and Medium

With all of that said, I tried the Patagonia last night in 30 degree weather with only a synthetic tshirt on under and it kept me nice and warm while not overheating. The hood is roomy (not too big and can be cinched down), the jacket is SUPER light and soft, the elastic cuffs are great and the fit through the chest and waist is good, with enough room for layering a capilene or R1 underneath but not much more

Two drawbacks, one major and one medium:
1 - the price
2 - the sleeves are baggier than the jacket (not sure what the deal is but the body is pretty narrow while the arms just look unnaturally big) so it makes the jacket look funny while on

Those drawbacks coupled with the sale price of the Stoic mean I’m more than likely going to switch

The Patagonia down sweater is a great piece, but it’s pricey and the fit isn’t totally right (on me)

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sreeves324 wrote an answer about on October 22, 2009

we are exactly the same size and I have the medium. I tried on the S and M and went with the bigger size because it's just more comfortable around the chest and shoulders while not being too big or baggy. I don't like things being too big at all, so that should tell you that the medium is pretty much perfect with the fit allowing some movement and layers underneath while still looking sleek because of the athletic cut. Just another opinion to go along with the one above.

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