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jam114388908wrote a review of on December 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 215 lbs

The Thorium was a replacement to a Patagonia Down Sweater jacket because the Patagonia was huge in the torso. The Thorium is an excellent jacket and felt like it would be super warm. The exterior material feels more durable than most down jackets, the pockets were comfortable, and the overall finish was great. I had a problem with the fit. The area around the shoulder going into the upper arm was just too tight. It felt like I was being grabbed in the armpit, and was too restrictive. The torso fit well; much better than the Patagonia, but the cut of this coat was not made for people spending much time in the gym. I gave the jacket 5 stars because I'm reviewing the jacket itself which is definitely excellent, but the cut didn't work for me. If you are an outdoors person that isn't going to the gym to develop the upper body, this is probably a perfect coat. I ended up with the Fjallraven Keb Touring Down which fits my body type much better.

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jam114388908wrote a review of on December 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 215 lbs

These shirts are overpriced. However! We still buy them because they are that good. I agree with all the reviews, but I wanted to note that on sizing, this shirt fits true to size. I normally wear an XL in cotton T-shrits, but the 100% merino wool Icebreaker shirts, I size up to 2X. In the Cool lite material, the sizing is accurate; no need to size up. Highly recommended, even at the crazy price.

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jam114388908wrote a review of on December 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Fjallraven has made a near perfect jacket here. Im about 6 feet, and 215, but I have an athletic build because of time in the gym. I started off with a Patagonia down jacket that fit my upper body well, but the torso was HUGE. The jacket also just didn't feel like it had enough weight to it. I moved over to the Arcteryx Throrium which a very good jacket and I wanted to make it work, but the upper sleeve /shoulder area was too tight and it felt like it was grabbing my armpit. So after talking with gear heads I moved over to the Fjallraven despite the price. BUT, this jacket is perfect. First, the cut of the jacket feels like it was tailored for me. No restrictions in the upper body, but the torso it not huge. The down creates the perfect loft so I don't look like the Michelin man, but stay toasty warm. So far, I can wear the jacket with just an Icebreaker Tshirt in 25-30 degree temperatures. I imagine it would be exceptional into negative temps with a long sleeve base layer and a shell . The material has a soft feel like a sleeping bag, but doesn't seem flimsy. The snaps along the zipper are perfect for venting. Hand pockets are plenty big even if you have gloves on. The jacket is everything you'd want it to be in spades except for price, but considering how much better it is; divided by the number of years it will last... makes it a value. Fjallraven will be my "go to" brand for now on because of this jacket. I strongly recommend this jacket if you're looking for the best down option.

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jam114388908wrote a review of on November 24, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6'
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I ordered 2 of these coats for my son and myself. I'm about 6 feet and 215 with an athletic build. I ordered an XL, and it fit well in the shoulders, arms, and chest, but was much too big in the torso. I tried my sons' large size and it was too small in those areas, but the torso did fit better. I'm not going to reduce the rating because it feels like a great product, and fits my son quite well. If you're someone that regularly goes to the gym, the cut on this one may be way too generous in the mid section. If you consider yourself a typical build or even carrying a few pounds in the midsection, this would be a great jacket.

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