Sleeve Changes

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Long Tall Jeanne from Minneapolis on Friday, January 6, 2017
I purchased this jacket/sweater at our local outdoor store several years ago and have worn it nonstop. When it showed up at STP I jumped on it, however, there's been one change that doesn't work for me. Previous versions of the jacket sleeves have elastic at the very ends. This version (look closely) has a wider opening at the sleeve ends with elastic on the inside of the sleeve about an inch from the end (assuming these are winter 15-16 closeouts). The elastic hits me right around my wrist bone. While the sleeve technically is still long enough for me, the sensation of a too-short sleeve is tough to ignore. It catches on my watch/fitness tracker. The connection between gloves and sleeve ends isn't snug now due to the location of the elastic.

Don't get me wrong. This is an awesome jacket! Thermoball is the closest to down that I've found. The fit is slim and athletic. The jacket still packs relatively small (not as small as down), can endure water and still insulate (we take this kayak camping, I've worn it in sprinkles). It's a cool-weather jacket/sweater or cold-weather under layer.

I'm 5'10", lanky, 36A chest, long arms -- the medium fits perfectly.
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