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Gear Review

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gandalf sleeves

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

while the jacket wasn't a good fit for me, I had my distant cousin, who is an orangutan, try it on and it was perfect. i would say the sleeves on this jacket were designed with him in mind.

5'8" 150 lbs, small size sleeves go all the way to my fingertips for a wizard-like appearance. i wish that the sleeves stopped at my wrist. the sleeves are also baggy enough to let in a lot of air around the bicep/tricep area, inhibiting the warming of the otherwise lovely and soft thermal fleece. putting hand on hip and measuring on the outside of my arm from my shoulder to my wrist, my arm is 22" long. unfortunately, pearl izumi's sizing chart does not include arm lengths, so i was unable to anticipate just how comically long this sleeve would be.

other than the fact that the garment doesn't fit me, it was quite warm and desirable. alas, i must return it.