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66 North Iceland Glymur Hooded Softshell Jacket - Men's - 2006 BCS
Zip up the 66 North Iceland Men's Glymur Hooded Softshell Jacket when you need high-performance comfort, but don't want a ubiquitous logo on your chest. With pieces like the Glymur, 66 North Iceland has quietly made a name for itself as a premier outerwear manufacturer. This 98% windproof softshell utilizes highly water-resistant Polartec Power Shield fabric to protect you from all but the worst winter weather. This material has ample stretch, breathes well, and offers an outstanding warmth-to-weight ratio. It also resists abrasion, so you can ski through the trees without worrying about your jacket. The Glymur's articulated elbows increase movement when you're skinning up, and its anatomical hood adds another level of protection without restricting your vision. A tailored fit eliminates bulk and gives you a streamlined look for the street.
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January 10, 2011
I wear a medium in pretty much everything jacket-wise. I got the medium one and it's TINY. The wife wears it now. A real shame, I wanted to like it.
-The sleeves are super narrow too. You have to squeeze your hands through the cuffs.
-The hood is really cool. It's actually tight over your head. If you zip up the jacket and put on the hood you look like a speed skater. Super great function, form...well...not so much.
I really like the look of the Gray/Black jacket, I wear a large in pretty much everything including marmot, mammut, stoic, mountain hardware, orage. I am 5'10 178lbs athletic build would a Large fit me, or am I going to need an XL?
September 12, 2011
In my review on this page I mention that I'm your height but about 40 pounds less than you. I need a Medium in this coat and it is very trim-fitting, so I'd think you'd need an XL.
January 22, 2012
April 19, 2011
This is a review of the fit, since I have just gotten it in late spring and can't try it outdoors. Like the non-hooded version, it's well-made, close-fitting, and sharp looking. The hood is superb. Pulls down and snugs right around the head. Best hood I've seen on a jacket. But the fit is even tighter than the non-hooded version, at least through the underarms. I'm 5-10 and 140 or less, so most Smalls are roomy, if not huge, on me. I tried both a Small and a Medium and the latter was right for me (for the non-hooded version, which I tried on, a Small was snug but workable with a single layer underneath; the Medium in the hooded will work with a couple of thin layers or one moderately thick layer underneath). Sleeves were just slightly long (and, as another reviewer said, are narrow), but my arms are on the short side. Although the hood is dynamite, putting it on gives you a major Dracula collar; zipping it up is a little constricting, but I can see that it would offer serious weather protection. Although it's not designed for casual wear, the addition (compared to the non-hooded version) of two hand pockets (in addition to two angled chest pockets) is welcome. The stretchiness of the material is superb. If your body is the right fit for the jacket, it's almost like a second skin, with great protection against the elements.