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tin100843300 wrote a review of on November 2, 2013

5 5

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

I tried many different models of mid-weight fleece jackets this fall and ended up going back to Arcetryx for the quality and fit I wanted. I was looking for a power-stretch fleece to be used as an outer layer in the fall, and mid-layer as our Canadian winters get colder. I need a layer that is light and warm and flexible for my outdoor activities and this jacket just won my heart. A plus for me is the way the neck fits; it is high and you can adjust the snugness easily and the hood does not pull the neck back, like a lot of models do. I am 5'8", 128 lbs, and the medium is a perfect mid-layer fit. Great arm length. This athletically styled hoody is cozy and snug, light enough to wear indoors and warm enough to hit the hiking trails with; plan to LIVE in it this winter!

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tin100843300 wrote a review of on April 4, 2013

4 5

I am just going to echo what most of the posters have already said; cut is roomier than other Arcteryx jackets but makes for great layering; really warm with a down sweater underneath. Collar could be higher; nice if hood could detatch but those are minor quibbles. LOve the powder skirt and armpit zips. I am 5'9" and usually take a small in this brand; at 1/2 price with only medium left, it was a steal and I am still comfortable with the size, especially with the extra room I have to layer. Bought the crocus color in Canada...it is gorgeous! So far, in a cold and windy Canadian spring, this jacket has won my heart on my 10 k rambles with dogs.

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tin100843300 wrote a review of on January 22, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I usually really like Millet and the Euro-fit usually does me well, but this jacket failed on 2 counts: the sleeves were so snug that they really pulled at uncomfortably at my base layer, even with the thumb-holes, and consequently, my arms and shoulders felt constricted, and the neck was too snug when zipped all the way up. This is my 1st thumbs-down for aa Millet product. I am 5'9"; 133 lbs and the medium usually does me fine in a Millet; but not this time.

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tin100843300 wrote a review of on January 18, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

pros: true to size fit; warm( 2 hours on trails in 0 degreeF); dry))) on trails in melting snow and slush; attractive
cons: for me, too heavy on the foot and too stiff in the ankle for me to flex my foot the way it likes; because I have a bad knee, this resulted in knee pain after my hikes.
If not for the heavy and stiff, I would have kept them.

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tin100843300 wrote a review of on January 15, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like everything about these boots except that they are a bit snug; I recommend going up 1/2 size if you want to wear thick socks. On the plus side, they are lightweight, really nice looking , have great grip soles and pretty warm, and very comfortable to walk in. Not sure how water-resistant they are. Anyway, my only caveat is they are about 1/2 size smaller than they should be.

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tin100843300 wrote a review of on January 6, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like this shirt; great color (black/pink); good fit( 5'9"", 133 lbs, medium); good sleeve length; slim fit without being too snug; good length. Good collar as well. A bit lighter weight than I was looking for and I would have liked a bit of lycra for a more athletic fit, but in all, a good looking light weight base layer.

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tin100843300 wrote a review of on February 1, 2012

5 5

I got this jacket for Christmas and was skeptical at first, knowing how much it cost, and being pretty bonded with my EddieBauer First Ascent Peak XV. I live between Montreal and Ottawa, and I have worn this jacket almost every day for over 1 month, snow, wind, freezing rain, you name it; it is light and really comfortable; the hood is warm but unobtrusive whether on or off your head; the lining where the jacket meets your chin and neck is soft; I have worn this in temps of 0 to minus 25, centigrade; colder than that and I get out my FirstAscent. I am out trail hiking for 2-3 hours at a time and this jacket has won my heart for keeping me warm and dry and being light and super user friendly. It has won my heart, for sure! One request: an outside chest pocket for keys!

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tin100843300 wrote a review of on February 1, 2012

3 5

This jacket was "okay"; I liked the weight of the fleece (light) and the fit was not bad, but a bit on the loose size as far as fit goes; I like a snugger fit that hugs my body and can block air. Sleeves could have been snugger as well. At 5'10", I can usually make do with a medium but this seemed a bit shapeless. But my main objection was the "caviar" color; it was more of a very dark brown; if I wanted to go all catalogue-y, I would call it "espresso". I thought I was getting a black; dark brown doesn't go with much of what I have. I sent it back. Probably would have kept it had the color been true

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tin100843300 wrote a review of on January 2, 2012

3 5

I sent for this because the Houdini zip I had already ordered is amazing!! I LIVE in that top, as a mid-layer; I love the quality and the styling. This hoody arrived and is lighter in weight than I expected; it is well crafted ( sleeve length, body length, fit) but has no stretch fabric in it, so it does not hug the body, something I like in a layer. Because of its light weight, I have worn it as a base layer under lightweight down, but again, because it does not hug the body, it doesn't really fit the bill for that. I was going to send it back but it looks so darn good (styling, color, fit) that I have kept it, but it feels more like clothes than gear. May be more useful in warmer weather, but also feel that was not explained in product descrition.

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tin100843300 wrote a review of on November 21, 2011

5 5

It was instant love for me!! Gorgeous color, pretty true to the online pic, and I was also won over by the fit and styling. I am 5'10", 135 lbs, so I appreciate the styling and cut, and the fact that the sleeves and torso are plenty long. The neck is high, but this is great protection when out in the cold and wind, and it can always be unzipped if you are uncomfortable. The fabric is soft and light. All in all, this is a gorgeous jacket, practical in function and plenty stylish.

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tin100843300 wrote a review of on April 5, 2011

4 5

I am very pleased with my Mammut softshell; at 5'10 and 135 lbs, the medium is a perfect fit; good sleeve length, and I can get a light vest underneath. It feels durable and sturdy while also lightweight. My beef would be the velcro sleeve closings; I find them bulky and kind of obtrusive. And the color is a softer mauve thean the one on the web site.

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tin100843300 wrote a review of on February 15, 2011

5 5

After hesitating about this top because fo the price, I finally decided to try it on and loved what I felt. Took it home and wore it for 2 days, -20 wind chill, under a down parka. Felt toasty warm. The next day, after a quick wash, I wore it to work. This top is light as a feather, warm, and feels like a second skin. The purpura color is stylish enough to wear anywhere. It is hanging to dry right now, and I will wear it tomorrow when I go ski-joring with my dogs. And am looking to buy another Arc'teryx top...did I mantion that I LOVE this top??!!

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