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    I am looking for a more trim fit, longer length primaloft jacket and can't seem to find one long enough unless the thing fits like a poncho. Ive tried sitka gear, Barneys super cub, outdoor research, and arcteryx jackets and have yet to find one. Any suggestions? Id prefer a hooded model, in a solid color.

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    Patagonia micro puff hooded jacket or Das model you should be able to google one up.http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/...?p=84101-0-155

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    LL Bean makes one with a drop tail and even tall sizing. Might check that out.

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    http://www.rei.com/product/814302/re...un-jacket-mens

    Lots of versatility and great fit.
    I'm 6ft 3 in

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    I have a set of the military primaloft and really like it. They have long sizes and cheap at 120 bucks or so.

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    I'm a jolly green Giant and haven't had any issue with a Patagonia Nano Puff, MTH Compressor or Barney's with length.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    I bought a Mt Hardwear hooded Compressor jacket a few weeks ago. I'm 5'9" and 155lb, got a large, and it's a tad roomy, but not bad, and fit's my longer than average arm length. As for the jacket, the hood is the best fitting hood I've ever worn and I think I'm really going to like the jacket.

    http://www.backcountry.com/mountain-...t-mens-mhw1910

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpost View Post
    I bought a Mt Hardwear hooded Compressor jacket a few weeks ago. I'm 5'9" and 155lb, got a large, and it's a tad roomy, but not bad, and fit's my longer than average arm length. As for the jacket, the hood is the best fitting hood I've ever worn and I think I'm really going to like the jacket.

    http://www.backcountry.com/mountain-...t-mens-mhw1910
    FYI, same jacket is available in limited sizes and colors from departmentofgoods.com for under $100 using discount code 7QE-1-MN6SU

    Just checked and I can get one for $110 shipped in flame/shark, black or a couple shades of blue. The green hood less compressor can be had with a deal flyer coupon from Sierra treading post for even less. MTH gear always seems to fit me very well and Incan regularly find smoking deals on it online.

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    Thanks for all the replies guys. Before i make my synthetic decision i wanna check out kuiu's new waterproof down series, just watched the video and looks pretty cool. Probably not cheap though

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnclimber View Post
    Thanks for all the replies guys. Before i make my synthetic decision i wanna check out kuiu's new waterproof down series, just watched the video and looks pretty cool. Probably not cheap though
    I'm waiting to try one as well, was going to mention it, but have no idea how the fit is going to run. Sure looks interesting, I see another company is already in the market with a different name. I bet it will end up in sleeping bags and all types of cool gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    I'm waiting to try one as well, was going to mention it, but have no idea how the fit is going to run. Sure looks interesting, I see another company is already in the market with a different name. I bet it will end up in sleeping bags and all types of cool gear.
    I believe it's Sierra designs? But they have a sleeping bag with something called dri-down or something like that. Too heavy for my liking but a good concept.

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    LL Bean has a "waterproof" down this fall also in 850 fill. I was surprised the price was pretty much in-line with regular down. They must think that it's going to be the new standard in short order.

    It will sure be an interesting option in sleeping bags, no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnclimber View Post
    I believe it's Sierra designs? But they have a sleeping bag with something called dri-down or something like that. Too heavy for my liking but a good concept.
    This is the other brand I was referring to.

    I have been using a regular down sleeping bag for years now and I'm still alive!!!!

    http://down-tek.com/home/downtek-demo/
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    Per that website, they are currently supplying "waterproof" down to:

    "Big Agnes, Brooks-Range, EMS, L.L.Bean, Mountain Hardwear, Nemo, Mountain Designs, Reecho, Sea to Summit and Salewa."

    http://down-tek.com/home/news/

    That's a heck of a list. Looks like everybody will be rolling out some version of this in 2012/2013. Kuiu certainly isn't the only game in town with this technology. In fact, Sierra Designs is using a third version called "DriDown" they are getting from someone else. Sure didn't take long for everyone to jump on the wagon. Potentially very cool stuff.

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    I took a quick liking to the fit of the Brooks Range jackets but couldn't justify the buy having a similar jacket.

    Fit well for being tall.
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    I have been using the hooded, tall jacket by FIRST ASCENT by Eddie Bauer for 2 winters with satisfaction. It has more primaloft than some,has a nice athletic fit, good hood fit, but has some strange colors this year. Would buy another.
    Give more info on the fit, fabric noise, fill weight,pocket layout,hood fit, etc. for the military version please Stid.
    Wish Kuiu had a hood on their new Verde pattern primaloft jacket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 450 ktm View Post
    Give more info on the fit, fabric noise, fill weight,pocket layout,hood fit, etc. for the military version please Stid.
    The gen III stuff is a good buy for the money. Very warm, a little on the bulky side. I wear mine on the big side, so I can layer under it. Fairly quiet for a nylon shell. It is the same stuff being issued to the military now and should be easy enough to find around town to get a feel of it. Anything made for the military is made to fit the masses, but with a wide range of sizes one should be able to find one that fits.
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    I wore one of those military prima-loft jackets all winter for snowmachining last year. Always meant to buy a shell to go over it, but never did. They are definitely heavier than the puffy coats meant to be under layers. I also have to buy one size smaller to fit me properly, even with layers. I wear XXL in most jackets and the XXL military jacket is huge. Great jacket for the price.
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    Default Primaloft Jacket- Long Torso Length?

    How's the length on the Barney's jackets? Was going to get a supercub or brooks range jacket. I am 6'5" 215. Any other tall guys wear these?

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    Funny how there were articles written back in January about companies using waterproof down and Kuiu is the only company that is talked about now like they came up with the idea when they announced they would use it @8 months later.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yellowknife View Post
    Per that website, they are currently supplying "waterproof" down to:

    "Big Agnes, Brooks-Range, EMS, L.L.Bean, Mountain Hardwear, Nemo, Mountain Designs, Reecho, Sea to Summit and Salewa."

    http://down-tek.com/home/news/

    That's a heck of a list. Looks like everybody will be rolling out some version of this in 2012/2013. Kuiu certainly isn't the only game in town with this technology. In fact, Sierra Designs is using a third version called "DriDown" they are getting from someone else. Sure didn't take long for everyone to jump on the wagon. Potentially very cool stuff.

    Yk

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