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Slim fitting "technical" winter jacket/down/fleece/parka/coat

sbwoodside

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I'm searching for a warm slim-fitting technical/athletic style jacket that I can wear around the city and also on hikes, etc. Preferably something with a waterproof/breathable shell and fleece or synthetic fibre filling -- and machine washable.

I've heard the following brands are slim/slim-ish:
  • Patagonia
  • Arc'teryx
  • Mountain Hardwear
  • Sierra Designs (Canada)

Patagonia is the only brand I've found that actually shows which items are slim fit on their website -- http://www.patagonia.com/us/shop/mens-slim?k=1D-ey Today I tried on a Patagonia labelled "regular fit" (couldn't find a slim to try on in Oakville) and it was slimmer than other jackets like North Face. I also tried on an Arc'teryx that was somewhat slim-ish. I also heard that some snowboard coats are slim but in the stores I looked at this wasn't true.

Advice? I'm in the Toronto area.
 

aaaeeeiiiooouuu

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Originally Posted by sbwoodside
I'm searching for a warm slim-fitting technical/athletic style jacket that I can wear around the city and also on hikes, etc. Preferably something with a waterproof/breathable shell and fleece or synthetic fibre filling -- and machine washable.

I've heard the following brands are slim/slim-ish:
  • Patagonia
  • Arc'teryx
  • Mountain Hardwear
  • Sierra Designs (Canada)

Patagonia is the only brand I've found that actually shows which items are slim fit on their website -- http://www.patagonia.com/us/shop/mens-slim?k=1D-ey Today I tried on a Patagonia labelled "regular fit" (couldn't find a slim to try on in Oakville) and it was slimmer than other jackets like North Face. I also tried on an Arc'teryx that was somewhat slim-ish. I also heard that some snowboard coats are slim but in the stores I looked at this wasn't true.

Advice? I'm in the Toronto area.


Nothing from those brands is stylish.

Maybe Arc'teryx Veilance, but you're sacrificing technical competency then
 

pimpmystyle

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Looking for fitted, heroin chic wear from down jackets and winter wear is pointless. These jackets are meant to fit a bit larger so that you can layer over a shirt and fleece jacket or sweater.
 

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^^Rubbish. You can have slim fitting technical outerwear that still accommodates layers.

In general, Arcteryx fits slimmer, though it varies based on style a bit. Patagonia varies greatly, but IME is not that slim, though you can sometimes size down depending on your build. Mountain Hardwear is not really a slim fitting brand, though they are more "athletic" in cut than The North Face and some others.

Current snowboard lines are anything but slim. They're absurd (but I'm def not their target).

You should look into Nau and Aether. Def more urban style and slimmer cuts overall, though still technical fabrics and fabrications.
 

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Originally Posted by sbwoodside
I'm searching for a warm slim-fitting technical/athletic style jacket that I can wear around the city and also on hikes, etc. Preferably something with a waterproof/breathable shell and fleece or synthetic fibre filling -- and machine washable.

I've heard the following brands are slim/slim-ish:
  • Patagonia
  • Arc'teryx
  • Mountain Hardwear
  • Sierra Designs (Canada)

Patagonia is the only brand I've found that actually shows which items are slim fit on their website -- http://www.patagonia.com/us/shop/mens-slim?k=1D-ey Today I tried on a Patagonia labelled "regular fit" (couldn't find a slim to try on in Oakville) and it was slimmer than other jackets like North Face. I also tried on an Arc'teryx that was somewhat slim-ish. I also heard that some snowboard coats are slim but in the stores I looked at this wasn't true.

Advice? I'm in the Toronto area.


arc'teryx veilance
isaora
nau
nike sportswear collection (although this might be hard to find)
mountain research

these are some off the top of my head.
 

nycfan

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patagonia is more of a fashion brand these days. If you want technical, I'd stick with Arcteryx, it's expensive, but it's high quality.
 

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Nau or Aether. No, I do not represent Aether. And I actually prefer Nau.

The Nau Modus coat is fucking baller.
 

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White Mountaineering available via Havenshop.ca
 

GreenFrog

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I have the Space Jacket by Aether.

My FAVORITE jacket ever. Fits slim, is pretty warm considering how thin it is, and stylish.
 

aaaeeeiiiooouuu

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Originally Posted by Becks23
White Mountaineering available via Havenshop.ca

Seconded.

If you can stomach the cost, WM makes good looking and technically proficient stuff
 

zissou

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As others have said, definitely check Nau. Their stuff is great. Also, look for Mont Bell if you can find it. It's a JP brand that fits nice and slim, with subdued design. You can also order off their website.
 

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That NAU modus and CG Manitoba Jacket looks awesome.
 

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Acronym, Nau, Aether if you want a more "modern" look.

White Mountaineering, TNF Purple Label for a more "classic" outdoor look.

If you are actually going to use this shell for technical hiking or other real outdoor activities, then I wouldn't worry about fashion as much.
 

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