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Lowe Alpine Araya Fleece Jacket (For Men)

Closeouts. Combining features like Polartec® Thermal Pro® fleece and stretch panels, Lowe Alpine's Araya jacket brings warmth to your heart and a smile to your face.

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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Tom from Pittsburgh, PA on Monday, May 9, 2016
    I'm 6', 215lbs, 46" chest and 36" waist. I tried the large, looking for a close fitting midlayer over a merino Tshirt for hiking in the 30's-low 50s. It fit well in the body but "pulled" in the shoulders and upper back. I attributed it to the size and ordered the XL. Slightly more room in the shoulders but still an odd tightness across the upper back. An annoying feature when everything else seemed to fit so well. Great features (particularly the arm length, the ease of pushing the sleeves up, the thumb holds and lighter fabric at the wrist, very good length to stay below the hipbelt, pockets and zippers that worked flawlessly. Great fleece texture and weight (light enough to breath well but thick enough to insulate. I suspect if you have narrower shoulders, you'd be perfectly content with this jacket. Only thing I'd add would be a shoulder or chest pocket.
  • Reviewed by jadesrochers from NY on Monday, March 23, 2015
    I got one of this to see how it compared to something like a MH monkey man or patagonia R2, and my impressions were quite favorable. I fit well into a medium being 5' 11.5" and 160-165. I loved the arm length; mine are 35" and these had ample length in the medium, which can be a tad hard to find for me.
    The weight was 15.2 oz, so the weight is right in line with a lot of top quality lofty fleeces. It has big pockets as well. If I had any complaint, it would be the collar; it is quite high, which I like, but also on the loose side, which can sap the warmth and make it harder to layer.

    Wind does fly through it, but that's by design with these high loft fleeces to make them very breathable. Seems very good.
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