Great fit, good material, wimpy thread
By pazdahobo1560625 September 21, 2011
Still kinda warm out so I haven't had the chance to use it, but the fit is great (5'10", 190 lbs, 42" chest; I got a large). If you're between sizes I'd suggest going to the smaller one, especially if you have a slender build. It's not super tight and the torso/arms are very long. Also, the neck is plenty big even when zipped all the way (17" neck and not too tight).
The material seems pretty neat, too. It basically feels like a t-shirt weight version of a softshell. Added bonus is the collar can be folded down when the zipper's down, just in case you're not cool enough to run it popped.
***EDIT***: So, 9 months later, I have to say the stitching is pretty disappointing. Since I only have to shirts this weight, I used it a lot bike-commuting and running through the Chicago winter. The shirt is a nice weight and has a great feel as an added layer or alone, depending on the temperature, but at least portions (if not most) of the stitching on half the seams have come undone. It'd probably be better off if I only washed it on gentle cycle in a front-load washer, but there's just a 20 year old top-load washer in my basement so no dice.
So, summary: fits great though a little on the slender side, material feels good and the blue is a *sweet* color, but the stitching? Come on, Arc'teryx, use a thread that has a set.
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