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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 02:10 PM
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I posted a review of sorts, here. I picked one up near the end of the season to replace my old 686 Uzi. I don't usually wear my jacket, only if the conditions warrant it. Since there isn't powder on the East Coast, that means I can get away with wearing a softshell or hoodie most of the time, which is what I opt to do.

I got a M, Hex Orange print. Fits a medium baggy on me @ 145# which is how I like it.
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I posted a review of sorts, here. I picked one up near the end of the season to replace my old 686 Uzi. I don't usually wear my jacket, only if the conditions warrant it. Since there isn't powder on the East Coast, that means I can get away with wearing a softshell or hoodie most of the time, which is what I opt to do.

I got a M, Hex Orange print. Fits a medium baggy on me @ 145# which is how I like it.
I've read your review before, and that's one of the main things I read that made me decide for this jacket. I'm 5'9 to 6' And weight 150 pounds. Do you think the L will fit too big on me? And what about the pattern on the jacket? Do those line hexagons stand out too much or are they kind of low profile when looking at the jacket overall?
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It's pretty tech, there's plenty of pockets everywhere. There are probably burlier jackets in terms of durability and outright warmth, but if you don't ride back country at all, you'll be fine.

The hex print is fairly subtle because the orange is more of a tangerine, so the contrast between the white and tangerine colors doesn't make the pattern really pop. It's a nice balance.

I think it depends on how baggy you like your clothes. Are you 5'9" or 6' ... not sure what that means. If you are 5'9", you can do a M for a fitting/slightly baggy. An L would be pretty baggy considering you're skinny but probably not too bad, especially if you happen to put in like 10-15 lb. Also, if you ride anywhere really cold you'll probably want the L to layer underneath it. I think mine fits fine with a hoodie and base layer. If you don't want it to fit baggy with a baselayer, take the medium.

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It's pretty tech, there's plenty of pockets everywhere. There are probably burlier jackets in terms of durability and outright warmth, but if you don't ride back country at all, you'll be fine.

The hex print is fairly subtle because the orange is more of a tangerine, so the contrast between the white and tangerine colors doesn't make the pattern really pop. It's a nice balance.

I think it depends on how baggy you like your clothes. Are you 5'9" or 6' ... not sure what that means. If you are 5'9", you can do a M for a fitting/slightly baggy. An L would be pretty baggy considering you're skinny but probably not too bad, especially if you happen to put in like 10-15 lb. Also, if you ride anywhere really cold you'll probably want the L to layer underneath it. I think mine fits fine with a hoodie and base layer. If you don't want it to fit baggy with a baselayer, take the medium.
I meant im somewhere between 5.9 and 6 lol!

Well yea, considering that Im skinny I just went for the M one. And as they only had the black jacket for that size I got a black one. Im pretty sure it will look fine also, since its a basic color.. For $143,00 I can tell I've got a nice deal at altrec.com, comparing to its MSRP of around 290...

Now I'll just wait till winter comes and then I can post my thoughts here!

Thank you all for the help!

Now, any tips for good pants? I am thinking about getting one aswell... Just haven't made any research yet. Will I find good stuff with around $70?

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5.9? I've never heard anyone use that. I would think an M would fit but depending on your wingspan it might come up a little short. I have a 71" fingertip to fingertip and I'd say I'm comfortably in the middle for sleeve length.

For pants, 686 has the Original Cargo Pant which is nice. Probably their single most popular piece of outerwear. They have a zip in liner but I actually don't like it. It adds too much bulk. I'd rather just wear my UA 2.0 base and the shell. Don't skimp on pants - they take a lot of abuse.
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