FIt is off
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: L
I own a few Arc'teryx jackets. I love them all... but not this.
The Kyanite is by far my favorite. So I thought, what the heck, this seems like a step up.
I purchased, tried it on. First impressions: Wow, this jacket is built great! I pulled on the hood, tried the built in neck gaiter/balaclava, cool feature...
Then I tried moving around a bit.
This jacket has a very strange tightness at the neck I was not prepared for when the hood is up. OK, let me try it down as well... Wow, this is really uncomfortable.
I own a large in the Kyanite, and it fits great. This.... continues to have an odd fit and tightness right at the neck, even partially unzipped was not comfortable.
Please note, this is just my personal experience, and I know it works great for others, I have a slightly bigger back from lifting, but never had a problem before. Size large for a 190lb person should not be an issue.
Sadly returning. I was so hoping this would be my new cold weather hiking jacket.
I have just bought this jacket and I am returning it as I have the exact same problem, there is a medium pressure constant at the neck and also at the throat when closed