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Tyrannosaurus Dex

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I Frolic in the woods of Little Cottonwood Canyon with Unicorns!

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Tyrannosaurus Dex

Tyrannosaurus Dex wrote a review of on May 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got it as a gift for my girlfriend but this is what she has to say,
This bike kills is on the uphill. She works fo you on the climb and then freeflow on the DH. Probably better suited for fast flowy dirt rather than mega rocky, but both are relatively comfortable.
5'4" 120lb, size small fits perfectly.
Aesthetically not too bad either.

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Tyrannosaurus Dex

Tyrannosaurus Dex wrote a review of on February 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 328' 1"
Weight: 220462 lbs

I gave it as a gift but this is what he reported back to me,

I love this jacket, beacuse it delivers exactly what it promises to deliver. I would like to use this review to explain this, and to address two big issues I have with a lot of these seemingly confused reviews going around. Nothing about this jacket should surprise anyone. Here's why:
First: It's a Paclite jacket. Obviously it's not as durable and/or breathable as Pro or Active. But it's cheaper and its lighter, and it delivers exactly the same wind- and rain protection. If anyone says a Pro is more rainproof, they're wrong. Pro is more durable (construction mainly) and breathable, and Active is more breathable and (perhaps) slightly more durable (construction). However, this jacket does sport a 40 denier face fabric (although not the super-tough N40p-x, like the Alpha FL), and as such, it is a pretty burly Paclite jacket. For the same reason, it's not the lightest on the market. But for a 40 denier face fabric jacket, it probably is.
Second: It might not have pit zips, and it only has one pocket, but this should be very clear just by looking at it. If you know you want pit zips or more pockets, buy a jacket, that has those features. Just know that it will be heavier, and it will cost more. Because, you know, pit zips and pockets weigh more than just fabric, and putting them in takes time and therefore costs money. Complaining that a jacket, you bought, has no pit zips, is like bying a sportscar and complain that you can't fit your entire family in the backseat. Obviously, the car is not therefore flawed, you purchased the wrong car.
Like I said, I love this jacket. It is easily light enough to earn its place in my pack on every outdoor occasion, and I have no worries pulling it on for rough use. If you want a lighter jacket, look elsewhere, but be prepared for something like 10-15 denier and much less durability. If you want more versatility (read: durability and breathability), go for the Alpha FL, which weighs only 20 grams more. It does cost 50% more, but I think it's a bargain. I don't feel like I need more durability, but I also don't want a lot less, so for me, this is a great choice. I'm sure I would love the FL too.
And for the five stars: It's quite simply beautifully made, for what it is, and Arc'teryx are very up-front about what it is. There should be no surprises with this one, only expected satisfaction.

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