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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2018, 09:56:49 AM »
I think they used 20 yo as the model.  I wear an XL but their XL was like a Large.  I tried on some shirts they had and notice the XL's were snug on me.  The XXL fits perfect and once I have pulled it on I don't notice it though what I did notice is that I my chest gets colder now. Not sure why that is.
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2018, 02:35:46 PM »
Done! $30 later I'm finally able to get in and out of the damn thing.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2018, 07:59:25 PM »
Thanks RB

Can you post a picture of the Velcro modification?

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2018, 03:45:06 PM »
I guess I lucked out. I got the large and it fits perfect. I have no trouble getting it on and off.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2018, 02:02:41 PM »
At the shoulder

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2018, 02:33:14 PM »
Suddenly more showed. Skinny olde fahrte has ordered. May have to do the Rat mod. Fingers crossed. My Gooru is trashed. Use it all the time to shield my cyborg implant from impact. Zzt.Zzt. NOT FUN 🎉!
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2018, 04:59:22 PM »
I guess I lucked out. I got the large and it fits perfect. I have no trouble getting it on and off.

I assume you got the vest. It's the suit thing with the legs that you need to crawl in through the armhole.
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2018, 01:54:17 PM »
I guess I lucked out. I got the large and it fits perfect. I have no trouble getting it on and off.

I assume you got the vest. It's the suit thing with the legs that you need to crawl in through the armhole.

Yes, the vest.

Now the arm hole entry topic makes sense. It would have been so easy for them to give it a velcro shoulder strap at the factory.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2018, 08:04:05 PM »
Thanks RB for the photo of the Velcro modification. Will see if my wife can duplicate. Now that you have used done modification would you do it differently in hindsight?

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2018, 09:00:38 PM »
Biggie, that west has some serious patina!

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2018, 08:04:23 AM »
Bean, Tru dat! Slightly shopworn.😜 🤣
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2018, 05:59:51 PM »
FRP, I'm super happy with the mod.  No more playing Houdini.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2018, 10:29:19 PM »
I'll try it when I get back to my sewing machine. Diane has one here, but it's fancy-schmancy and delicate. Sheesh.
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2018, 08:00:34 PM »
I took my vest out today.  Nice and easy to put on at XXL, stays snug without rolling up in pretty powerful surf.  What I like is that it is much less binding for breathing and doesn't interfere with balance quite as much as the O'Neill pullover or the Dakine front zip.  Float is modest to moderate.

Being able to breath more easily is a big plus.

The negative:  it is not easy to get off, it felt like a face hugger with suction across my wetsuit back.

I wound up just pulling it straight up and waiting until it slithered up enough to break the suction, a bit of a workout for the arms.  I imagine it will get easier as I get used to it.  Overall, a plus.
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2018, 08:08:40 PM »
Saw you out there but didn't see you trying to get out of your vest.

Shark's was good, but very shallow.