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Enecieh  N.

Enecieh N.

Enecieh  N.

Enecieh N.wrote a review of on December 19, 2010

4 5

First off, the fit on this jacket is a bit off the previous Stoic stuff. I had a Welder Hi in size L that fit me very well, and the sizing chart for this jacket was the same so it was only logical that I ordered a size L for this...yeah, that didn't work out too well. I got the size L and was literally swimming in it, I'm 6'2" 175lbs 32" Waist and the bottom of the jacket went down to the mid section of my thighs and the belly area was ginormous. Sent it back and got a size M and it fits pretty well for someone my height, although I feel like if you are under 6' the size M will be too long for you unless you have a very long torso relative to your legs.

Pros:
Fabric is epic. Isn't very noisy or stiff and feels pretty buttery, haven't fully put it through its paces yet but the breathability seems decent thus far. Its water shedding ability is amazing, I put it on when i got it and put my arm in the faucet and ran water over it and it all ran straight off the fabric without leaving a trace of water behind. It has handled some light rain with ease, will update if any of this changes. I'm a fan of the tron color scheme, although the zippers look closer to a red color than orange. Big hood is nice. Very soft felt lining around the collar area is nice and comfortable.

Cons: Main zipper can be a little finicky if you don't get it aligned properly before zipping it up. Sizing chart is on crack.

To be considered: Will update when it gets taken out in gnar wind, not sure how leaky it is. Will update on abrasion resistance. The fabric, while being very thin and buttery, has me a little concerned about its ability to handle abuse.

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Enecieh  N.

Enecieh N.wrote a review of on December 3, 2010

5 5

Very sharp looking, the pictures don't do it justice. The stitching is bada**. I'm 6'2" 170lb and wear the size M. It fits beautifully, the sleeves are a bit long but they sit up because of the spandex. Good as a base layer or just as a sweater over a t-shirt (good down to around 50-ish degrees by itself over a tshirt). The wool inner isn't bothersome or itchy at all. I'm not sure if I'd pay $100 for it but for $50 it's a no brainer.

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Enecieh N.wrote a review of on December 5, 2009

3 5

Got this off SAC for a killer deal. The first thing I noticed when I tried it on was that it was much thinner and lighter than I had anticipated, but in this case it's a good thing because the insulation is effective enough to make me question my bulkier jackets that don't keep me as warm. The jacket breathes pretty well too, I never feel like I'm overheating in it, it's always just about right. I was biking the other night in 30-something degree weather with just a t-shirt underneath and was perfectly fine. The pit-zips are also very cycling-friendly for when you heat up, great feature.Build quality is great, the fleece is super soft and is in the sleeves and hood as well, I like the TRON neon orange look a lot personally too. I'm 6'1" 165lbs and wear the Large, it fits perfectly. Haven't had a chance to test it out in the rain yet to see how waterproof it is, but will update when that happens.Only a couple minor issues: I wish the hand pockets were lined with the same fleece that the rest of the jacket is lined with, and I feel like the drawstring around the waist area should be a little more substantial. Again, nothing major, just small wishes.I guess another issue is that the jacket and fleece are cozy to the point where I start to fall asleep in it during my morning classes...


Update 1/20/10:

Put it through its first test in the rain...didn't do very well. After about a 10 minute walk in moderate/heavy rain my t-shirt got soaked across my shoulders and the hand pockets were soaked at the bottom. And once water permeates this jacket you're SCREWED...the fleece retains water like nobody's business. I tried to exchange up for the bombshell and was willing to pay the $30 extra for it, but BC wouldn't do it (probably because I got this off SAC). -2 Stars off 5 stars for subpar rain performance, I wouldn't call the jacket "highly water resistant" at all. And I live in California, if California rain can do this jacket in, I can't imagine putting it through rain in other states.

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