- Dec 9, 2018 at 9:15 am #3568143
The Pat. thermal weight hoody in Large dosen”t fit me well..it has too much room in the boiler. I need something of similar weight in the Power dry/grid, zip neck, hood, with long arms. Any suggestions? Thank you!
-JordanDec 11, 2018 at 4:12 am #3568433
David CaudwellBPL Member
@dcinbcLocale: Gulf Islands, Coastal BC
Jordan, I empathise! I was also disappointed by the square and awkward fit of the Thermal Weight Hoody – very baggy around the middle, skin tight around the chest and shoulders (which is what I wanted all over!), arms an inch too short to be comfortable with the thumb loops on. But then I find that same cut on most Patagonia pieces. Other brands fit me fine and, it has to be said, Patagonia pieces suit a lot of outdoor folks, so it’s just a personal frustration because I want to love their stuff…
Anyhow, you might want to try the MEC T3 Hoody from Canada, or the Haglofs L.I.M. Mid Hood from Sweden (and available from various UK and European online retailers for international shipping). Both of these have a more fitted, athletic fit and are similar in fabric, weight and overall intent.Dec 11, 2018 at 8:39 am #3568458
David, thanks for the reply! I ordered the Haglofs. It looks like they discontinued it. I am hoping for a good fit, these Neanderthalus arms need some extra length. I think there is a joke somewhere in Pataguc’s fit, something about short arms and deep pockets?(of course, with absolutely no offense intended for any one whose arm’s are well suited for a Patagonia fit)
-JordanDec 11, 2018 at 4:45 pm #3568491
Eric OsburnBPL Member
I’m looking for the opposite. I’m 5’5″, 175lbs, stocky build (lots of lifting in the gym), and need plenty of room in the shoulders/chest, but short arms and short torso. Any thoughts?Dec 11, 2018 at 10:41 pm #3568552
Gerry B.BPL Member
@taedawoodLocale: Louisiana, USA
I have learned in the last couple of years that as long as a product is not too small, I have found a very talented seamstress who can alter my outdoor clothing at very reasonable costs….something to consider.Dec 11, 2018 at 11:09 pm #3568556
Eric OsburnBPL Member
That’s not a bad idea, although it could get expensive. I could realistically use a large but hem the arms and torso down to the length of a small.Dec 12, 2018 at 6:46 pm #3568663
John McBPL Member
No one mentioned the Outdoor Research Transition Hoody. This piece is Polartec Power Grid. I’m an ex-competitive swimmer still luckily maintaining my athletic build. The OR Hoody is definitely athletic built.
I’m 5’9″ at 158 and the medium fits great. What makes the OR Transition stand out is the full zipper. I couldn’t count the amount of times I have it fully unzipped to speed up cooling. My medium is 9 ounces.Dec 12, 2018 at 11:19 pm #3568732
Edward John MBPL Member
I just bought a Polartec Alpha top from Macpac, it may be what you need but at a weight penalty. I am impressed with the comfort against my skin. A bit warmer than you may want tho.
Also postage to the USA from New Zealand is reasonable and the exchange rate is in your favour at the momentJan 7, 2019 at 6:34 am #3571910
AT GrimaldiBPL Member
@atgrimaldiLocale: East Bay
I have a Zpacks Fleece hoodie with long arms and thumb holes. I love that thing. It looks like they don’t make it anymore. Why is that always the case with gear one loves?
– ATGJan 11, 2019 at 8:00 am #3572672
I had a Christmas miracle…for the first time ever, I put on a top with sleeves that were too long! Thanks to David, I ordered myself the MEC T3, this thing is super long. Like long, long. I am sending out for a size smaller and I am pretty excited.
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