Second Try

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Leverkit from Seattle, WA on Thursday, May 22, 2014
I previously ordered one of these and returned it due to "pilling" and premature wear under the sleeves (see previous review, has a pic). The feel, fit and weight of the jacket I could not find in another product. So, ordered another. This time I have removed the zipper pulls from under the sleeves. The pulls have little "knobs" which make them easy to grab but make them abrasive. I believe this is what may have caused the under arm wear and hope the removal will fix the issue.

- Throw in dryer for about 10 min, this will help with the fold in the front zipper
- Remove the zip pulls under the arms
- fold the hood tightly into the collar if you tuck it away

The best part is how the hood fits. It is not helmet compatible so it fits very well over your head with the best brim over your face I have ever used. I am astonished that most companies continue to make their hoods helmet compatible on rain jackets. Out of my decades of outdoor experiences in many different conditions and areas, I have only seen one being used with a helmet (Marmot Precip spring skiing in Telluride). Kudos to Outdoor Research.
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