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Linda H.

Linda H.

Linda H.

Linda H.wrote a review of on February 8, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

This jacket is the size of a fleece. It is not at all what I envisioned as a "down jacket" (the operative word being JACKET - you know, like a PARKA that keeps you warm). Before buying it, I consulted with a helpful but misguided Gearhead who totally gave me the wrong info. In stores, I had tried on three different brands of REAL down jackets, each of which was a size small or 2-4, and they fit comfortably with a heavy fleece underneath. I told the Gearhead that I get cold really, really easily and that I needed a jacket that I could put a heavy fleece underneath. Well, either my size ballooned incredibly over the past month, or else I received some other product, although the tag said "down HOODY" - is that the same thing as a down JACKET?). I could barely zip it up, so there's no way I could fit anything underneath it, let alone a heavy fleece. (And I provided my height and weight to the Gearhead.) Anyway, I tried it on and immediately packed it back up and returned via UPS, although they won't receive my return until later this week. Plus, it didn't even feel remotely warm - very thin and light. So I am giving up and just paying to replace the zipper on my REAL, WARM 15-year-old down jacket (size 2). Very, very disappointed. I bought my daughter a NF jacket a few months ago, and it was a real, bona fide, true-to-life, true-to-fit down JACKET, so there's something weird with the Arc'teryx sizing or description. This jacket would never get me through the Winter From H*** we're having here..




Linda H.

Linda H.wrote a review of on November 1, 2010

1 5

I stupidly bought this jacket in September but, since it's been pretty warm here in Massachusetts, wore it for the first time this morning. It is 35 degrees outdoors, which is hardly Arctic, and I even wore it with a sweatshirt underneath. I was cold during my entire walk with the dog, and the whole reason I spent $250 on a jacket was because I thought it was 800-fill and would be warmer than my 600-fill LL Bean jacket that cost me $99. Well, obviously I wasted my money and I'm really upset because now I've worn it and it's over a month since I bought the damned thing. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. It is not even remotely a warm jacket; I wondered why it seemed so thin, and now I know - there's not really enough down in it.