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Timothy V.

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Timothy V.

Timothy V.wrote a review of on December 3, 2016

3 5

Not sure why people think these gloves are so warm. Using them as ski patrol in Colorado and well constructed gloves but I'd really look elsewhere for warmer gloves. Simple 20-30 degree F weather and these gloves were cold. My cheap mitt/fingerless wool gloves are warmer. The strap for your poles and the gortex are great but I would never buy these gloves again.

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Timothy V.

Timothy V.wrote a review of on November 29, 2016

5 5

In the snow and high country of Colorado this jacket has proven itself to be the warmest jacket I've owned. The hood is well designed and the overall fit is form fitting to allow for layering with a waterproof shell over top. I have never been cold in this jacket even to -20 F and in 30mph gusts of wind. I often find myself with just a t-shirt on underneath during any winter activity.

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Timothy V.

Timothy V.wrote a review of on November 29, 2016

5 5

The mackinaw is a very versatile piece that can easily be worn around the town. It can be layered for an even warmer fit. In the snow and mountains of Colorado it will keep you warm even if it's wet. It also cuts down on a majority of the wind. The jacket is extremely well built and warm without overheating and looks good around town. Any outdoor venue that does not require technical gear would be appropriate. I am tremendously impressed with quality and having the jacket for the last several winters has not disappointed.

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Timothy V.

Timothy V.wrote a review of on January 9, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I have owned the patagonia down sweater and other Arc gear and I was looking for something with a little more durability for outdoor climbing, hiking/ base camp. This jacket is about the same weight as the down sweater but is much warmer and constructed beautifully.

The only exception, which I have seen reviewed on other sites, is the zipper that will release and move down spontaneously if the jacket is half zipped. Arc' has this on several products I have recently purchased and they say they have it so that this jacket does not rip under tension but I think it indicates cheap zippers in attempt to save weight. It is an annoyance when actually climbing or moving around.
Other folks have reviewed the warmth and comfort and it is incredible and the fit is trim meaning that this can be layered with a shell for true waterproof comfort and protection. I was debating an XL but L for a 6 foot 2 frame was perfect. The covering is "ripstop" but is not as thick as the thorium jacket meaning that there is lighter weight with the possibility of less durability. The covering however is much more significant then the patagonia down sweater and other lighter weight down jackets.

I know for climbing and base camp activities at high altitude this will be a great addition if the zipper situation is not too annoying. At single digit F temps this is just awesome. The hood is a key piece that is also wonderfully constructed. Large pockets and a great fit.

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