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Featured Review byMr.BishoponJan 16, 2014 @ 11:46 PM
The main thing to remember about the review of this jacket, is that I specifically requested from Saga "The most gangster, skittle, baggy shit you make". I will definitely say, the Anomie 3L fucking delivered on this front.
The jacket even for me (6'1" and 250lbs) was a complete monster. I got every drop of bagginess that I needed, which was very satisfying. The complaint that I had was around the fit of the arms. They felt obnoxiously long, and often were going over my hands unless I really cinched off the straps. This may be your thing, but for me it was excessive.
Saga's quality is definitely top notch. You can tell you're not wearing mountaineering gear for sure, but you wouldn't bat an eye against most other solid performance brands. The jacket is light, zippers good, and waterproofing worked just fine. I would have liked to test it under rainer conditions, but I have yet to have it out like that.
The pockets and overall features were robust, though I felt some of the pockets were a bit more style focused than functional. Couple of just ever so slightly awkward feeling positions gave the sense that it was slightly fashion before function.
Of course, pocket location is somewhat personal preference so you'd want to take a look and see if the style works for you.
Saga's style is very on point too, the jacket looks absolutely cool as hell, and is a very well put together package. You can guarantee you'll look your freshest whether you're rocking the park or slaying a line in the BC.
I'd definitely recommend this jacket for purchase, as Saga has refined a very quality product over the years. If you're a mountaineer type that takes only function over fashion you'd probably be better off with another brand - but how many of us actually need that?
Solid jacket, would get again and happy to continue wearing.
I'm a 6'1, medium build and i bought this jacket in large. this size gives a really nice relaxed, but longer fit. The 3L fabric gives really god waterproofing and breathability, i believe it is rated to 20,000/20,000 which is more than enough for any park/all mountain/sidecountry skier.
I bought this jacket as my all mountain/ side country jacket that would give me the performance for days where it was either snowing heavily or where i knew i was going to be skiing some fresh snow. The integrated snow skirt is comfy and doesn't ride up to much which i have found to be a problem on some jackets I've owned. All zips are fully water proof. There are pit zips and also a back vent that worked well, there is also an integrated lift pass pocket on the left arm.
This is a shell jacket so it is really important to get your layering correct. i found for mild to cold days i was fine with a base layer, mid layer and then the jacket, on very cold days id chuck another hoodie on over the top of my base and mid layers.
my one complaint is that there are no fleece lined pockets which can sometimes be nice, if you're using the jacket off hill and you need somewhere warm to put your hands. At the end of the day, this really isn't that big of a deal.