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Bryon R.

Bryon R.

Bryon R.

Bryon R.wrote a review of on January 28, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This is a new piece for patty this year. I have not had a chance to really test it in varied conditions, but here are a couple initial thoughts...

Fabric/Feel - the piece is soft and supple. It has the feel of a traditional soft-shell & is lightweight for this type of piece. It is made of nylon though, so probably won't breathe as well as a standard softie--as evidenced by the polyester lining & vented back. However, being nylon, it is probably fairly wind proof & should be pretty water resistant too (it also has a DWR finish, so should be solid in limited wet conditions).

Fit - my local gear shop did not have this one in stock, so I tried on some Torrentshells for a hopeful reference point. In years past, a patty medium proved to be a nice, trim fit, and in some pieces is still my preferred size...I don't like a lot of dead space around my mid section for limited layering pieces, but am mindful of a comfortable fit in the chest, arms, and whether the garment lifts too much with raised arms. I found a large sized Tezzeron to fit perfectly and very similar to the Torrenshell. In fact, patty's sizing/cut for other "regular fit" pieces I tried on was consistent across the board. This piece fits & looks great--I dig the buffalo green. Can layer underneath (pullover & hooded insulated jacket fit comfortably) or wear alone (athletic fit that doesn't look boxy). Length is great too--front falls to the crotch & the back almost completely covers my bum.

Plan to wear it hiking, walking the pup, running errands, around town biking, etc. Will offer an update after I've worn it a bit more.

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Bryon R.

Bryon R.wrote a review of on September 27, 2011

5 5

I'm 6'3, 160-165 lbs (depends on the day). That's to say, I'm tall & thin with an athletic build (40inch chest, 31inch waist). I purchased this jacket in a large and medium to see which would best suit my 'tween size needs (in most brands I'm a medium, although I tend to stay away from Marmot and North Face altogether because of their blocky fit; most Patagonia & Arc'teryx mediums fit me pretty well). I purchase items for their intended use and fit, so I was looking for the BC to be form fitting, but with enough flex/give to accommodate high output activity use. The large was too big all around, with the way too spacious torso being the biggest issue. The large would have only worked, MAYBE, if I was planning to layer under it big-time (i.e., planning to wear another full-on jacket underneath). The medium, however, fit perfectly (plenty of length in the arms, nice tailored fit all-around) and looks great! My wife commented that it was one of the coolest pieces she's seen me in. Haven't gotten the chance to test its mettle in the field, but it is definitely a stylish, lightweight & warm jacket!

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