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Robert K.

Robert K.

Robert K.

Robert K.wrote a review of on March 2, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I have a lot of Mountain Hardwear stuff and I like this parka and its features pretty well, but the sizing is off.

The good:
1) Lots of pockets--2 chest pockets outside, 2 HUGE hand warmer pockets, an inside chest pocket and dump pocket.
2) Very warm..in the body at least
3) Well insulated collar
4) Durable fabric
5) Nice styling

Not so good:
1) The sizing is off. Not as huge as other people claim, but the body is more like a relaxed fit while the sleeves are slightly snug. I am between S and M, so bought a small first. It was tight in the shoulders and the armholes were so small, they were binding in the pits, and I couldn't raise my arms without the parka riding up and staying there. Medium is a little large through the body, but nothing a mid-weight layer couldn't fill--I prefer that. I just don't think the sizing is hugely off like everyone else claims.
2) Not enough insulation in the sleeves. It's very noticeable when it's below 10 degrees F out, especially on the top of the elbows. Lots of down in the shoulders, very little from the elbows through the forearm, so it hardly matters if it has overlapping baffles or not, the cold leaks through.

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