Paul B.wrote a review of Dynafit Yotei Gore-Tex Jacket - Men's on April 4, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
No need to add a repetitive chorus to the accolades mentioned below except to say this is one of the best designed jackets I've worn.
Fit is as described - It's not loose, but it allows for layering without ever feeling restrictive.
Two things (one unimportant, one annoying):
1. I purchased the Citrus Yotei ... Those muted photos you see above ... Yeah, no. This thing will seer your retinas.
2. Why can't they (manufacturers) ever get the f-ing hood right? Here's the deal. The hood is one of the best designs I've ever run across in terms of mechanics. Fit is another matter. This hood is not helmet compatible.
A few nitpicks that aren't really nitpicks.
A) With the zipper all the way up, the circumference of the opening of the hood/collar is just wide enough to fit my face without feeling uncomfortable. As a result, the hood's visor is pulled against the back of my head. There's no play (extra room for my face) whatsoever in the design. It works so long as I am NOT wearing a helmet.
B) The Hood. It's almost as if the designers chose the smallest friggin' helmet they could find and figured, "yep, good enough!" With the jacket zipped up just below my chin, I can pull the hood over my helmet. Mechanically, again, it's a thing of beauty. The hood perfectly conforms to my helmet and the visor actually works. I wear a large Giro Range Mips that is supposed to be "low profile." As long as I DO NOT zip up past my chin, the hood will cover my helmet. However, even at this stage, mobility is restricted — the jacket pulls up at the neckline/shoulders and pulls back reducing my face-space significantly. If I zip up the jacket all the way, the collar becomes very tight around my face. The shoulders lift even further, restricting head movement to a degree that's almost laughable.
C) With a helmet on and the hood down, that visor that gets pulled against the back of my head when the collar is fully zipped actually gets in the way of the back of my helmet and prevents the collar from even covering my mouth or nose.
It's worth noting that I rarely ski with my hood up. But this design leaves so little room, that even wearing it for protection against the elements while wearing a helmet would leave my face mostly exposed because I can't comfortably zip it past my chin.
The hood would be perfect if there was an inch more fabric in the circumference and an inch (maybe two) in depth. Which would make this jacket absolutely ideal ... for people who don't have grapefruit-sized heads.
Despite this, the Yotei's hood, while not even close to being perfect, is the best mechanical solution I've yet found. Just wish I could wear it over my helmet AND protect my face when the weather decides to throw a tantrum on an ascent.