Sep 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm #1307186
Just wondering if anyone has the new season M10 jacket and can comment on the sizing, specifically the length. I asked a Pata rep and the numbers she gave me imply that the M10 is a full 5-6 inches shorter in the front than the Torrentshell, which in my mind is not a long jacket to start with. 5-6 inches shorter at the front would be absurdly short on me, and size L jackets (particularly hard shells) normally fit me fine length-wise. Can anyone comment?Sep 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm #2020797
Sam FarringtonBPL Member
@scfhomeLocale: Chocorua NH, USA
Saw a post from one Euro packer wondering if, judging from our rain jackets, we were crotchless.
When the price comes down at discount, will try one on before ordering. And will also take one into a rest room and check out the DWR at the faucet. A little extra caution at the outset saves a lot of grief and annoyance later on. Will bring a small hang scale also. Caveat Emptor.
If the M10 doesn't shape up, there may be some lighter and better eVent tops in the pipeline coming available later on. So long as we allow ourselves to impulse buy these products, we are going to be forever subjected to rubbish.Sep 1, 2013 at 10:25 pm #2020844
Points taken, Samuel, but I'm 95% confident that the M10 is a very good jacket. After all both Ryan Jordan and Colin Haley say so! Just concerned about the length, and since they will never bring it to Australia I won't ever be able to try one before I buy it.Sep 1, 2013 at 10:51 pm #2020847Sep 2, 2013 at 7:36 am #2020911
I did, but it's hard to tell anything since I don't know how big Max Neale is.Sep 2, 2013 at 7:19 pm #2021127Sep 3, 2013 at 4:49 am #2021251
That's an extremely friendly offer! But I certainly wouldn't want you to go out of your way…
My concern isn't so much the back length as the front length. I think it has a roughly 29in back length but it seems to have a fairly radical drop tail so the front seems very short, 24.25 inches according to Patagonia's email, which seems very short for a shell.
If you did go to the Pata shop the most useful comparison would probably be the front and back length difference between the Torrentshell and the M10 (assuming they have it in stock) in size L since I can try the Torrentshell on in a local shop. Again, I wouldn't want you to give up your time but if you happened to find yourself there that would be awesome.Sep 3, 2013 at 6:02 am #2021262Sep 4, 2013 at 12:21 am #2021606Sep 5, 2013 at 12:25 am #2022009
Thanks for the info! Actually Patagonia just got back to me and the discrepancy between the Torrentshell and the M10 was because, to quote: "the measurement for the front length is taken from the neck seam for the M10 and from the top of the neck at the hood opening for the Torrentshell"
Seems pretty dumb to give me measurements taken from totally different points on the jackets but there you go. Anyway from what they say and you reported it seems the Torrenshell and M10 are almost exactly the same length and cut, despite the M10 being called a "slim fit". Thanks for your help. Let me know if I can return the favour ever. Want to know the measurements on some One Planet jackets? =D
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