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UMICHENG

UMICHENG

Golden, CO

UMICHENG's Passions

Biking
Climbing
Snowboarding
Skiing
Hiking & Camping

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UMICHENGwrote a review of on February 13, 2017

Proton - An Aerobic Atom
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I own the Proton AR (not the LT). Like the other reviewer mentioned, the Proton seems very similar to the very popular Atom from Arc'teryx. However, after owning this jacket, there's a very distinctive purpose and use for it!

USE: Boiling down to it, I work out in the Proton, and I lounge in my Atom. Any heavy aerobic activity outside like backcountry touring or snowshoeing, the Proton is my go-to insulating layer. It breathes significantly better, so I don't want to rip it off me like my Atom when earning turns. Because of that I find it's colder and noticeably lets in more air (to the equivalent of lounging around at home the Proton AR is as warm as my Atom LT).

MATERIAL: The outer material is great and possibly more water resistant than the Atom. I wore it in a relatively wet snow storm and it shook off the snow well. I still carry a separate hardshell for strong wind/storms.

CUT: Note, the cut is longer than the Atom, which depending on your build can make it seem cut narrower.

DETAILS: The two chest pockets are great for storing items.

SIZE: I wear a Small in nearly all items, and I wear a Small with the Proton.

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UMICHENGwrote a review of on January 6, 2016

3 5

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

I like these gloves. I got them for the gauntlet and the gore-tex waterproof material. However, the outer material is not very durable. Carrying my board to boot pack, etc has made them fray quite easily within the first few times of wearing them.

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UMICHENGwrote a review of on October 20, 2014

Taught my pup that she can swim!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We love this float coat for our Australian shepherd pup! She was so fearful of swimming the first few months so we bought this for her. She started swimming immediately once she realized the assistance the jacket provided. Now she's jumping off docks!!! Thanks Ruffwear and backcountry!

Size Medium fits perfectly, she is 20" tall and 40lb.

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UMICHENGwrote a review of on January 27, 2014

Top of the line!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Been trying to buy a "down sweater"-type jacket for years! I had some type of gripe with every company's version. Finally, Arcteryx joined the down club and I'm couldn't be happier with my purchase.

PROS - Incredible hood, super high quality/down loft, very warm, very light, very compressible

CONS - I really really really wish there was an interior chest pocket, as does my Atom LT. Two is not enough for me.

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