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Arlene  S.

Arlene S.

Arlene  S.

Arlene S.wrote a review of on October 11, 2011

4 5

Bought this softshell in medium-blue of sac for a great deal. In my mind, it's more of just a windproof/waterproof hoodie, as I don't think it would perform as a well as a top notch softshell in terms of breathability and flexibility, not that I expected this for the price. The sleeves are long, but fit me well (6'4" height, 36" arms in shirts, 160lb alien species). I plan on using it around town, biking in nasty weather, and maybe skiing on warmer days. No elastic or velcro closures on the wrists, and stitching doesn't seem as good on mine as the other review I suppose, but for the price, it should work.




Arlene  S.

Arlene S.wrote a review of on September 23, 2011

Super Light Shell
4 5

So I must admit, I bought this on impulse from sac. I was looking for a winter shell to go over a synthetic insulated jacket, and this poppped up. The breathability is quite good (have only had it out in one humid rain session without any claminess issues), and the shell is quite light. I'm not sure how this jacket will hold up in the long run, but for a lightweight rain shell, or ski jacket with enough layers underneath, it's worth what I paid. All the seams seem fine, though they are done in non-traditional patterns (fine with me), and there is also a subtle pattern of grid-like appearance (probably just of the fibers). The drawstring is pretty thin, so I'll have to watch that I don't pull that too hard, the fabric is pretty thin (ie light weight, but also maybe not the best for winter) and there are only a few pockets, which generally will suffice, but yeah, wanted to get this review up so there was more than only 2 stars for someone not liking the color. I'm 6'4", 165lbs and I bought a L (as mentioned below). I also tried the medium and it was definitely too small for me, both in length and in the shoulder/armpit area, though the sleeves were only slightly short on me (still long for a medium).



Arlene  S.

Arlene S.wrote a review of on August 14, 2011

So far so good on the sizing front
5 5

I'm 6'4" and 165 lbs, and purchased the L. Overall, I think this might be a great replacement for a fleece to cut down on necessary layering (as you can tell by my weight, don't have much natural insualtion). The fit is fairly athletic, but not so much that a microfleece and an undershirt wouldn't fit underneath comfortably. The arm length is generous, and the torso length is not too long that it will stick out below a shell.

In terms of looks, it looks like a shiny black insulating layer, but still not unreasonable, and I personally think the shiny black material looks alright.

Though I've only tried it on during the summer (just bought it), I can attest that it is fairly warm, and I'm excited to replace my fleece for ski use this winter. I'll update when the weather is colder