I have an Arcteryx lightweight hardshell (not the model you listed) which I got at a great price in a sale a few years back now and it's a fantastic jacket - but I am more on the short and stocky side and it's a good fit on me in medium.
I have found that Mountain Equipment jackets have stupidly long arms, so maybe look at their range and also Haglofs tend to suit tall, slim people with long arms - much as I would like to own a haglofs whenever I find one in a sale I can never find a size that fits me, but might will fit you well?
Zalando sometimes have Haglofs stuff on offer and they do free delivery + free returns, so you can at least send stuff back at no cost if it doesn't fit. (Plus you get a £10 off orders over £50 code if you sign up for their newsletter) https://www.zalando.co.uk/haglofs/
Can anyone who uses ExOfficio boxers give me an idea on sizing please? As you have to order from the US (and anyway I doubt you can return underwear once bought and tried on?) I want to try and get the sizing right first time.
I am a size large in Paramo Cambia boxers (my usual choice and have been excellent over the years, but fancy trying something different) and I also have a pair of Under Armours in large and a pair of Rab Meco in large, both fit okay. I am a 34 inch waist. Being American are Ex Officio slightly bigger than normal or not? According to their size guide I am possibly a medium but as all my other 'outdoor/hillwalking' boxers are large I am not sure wether to go for a medium or large?
I see that the ExOfficio stuff was quite a bit cheaper around Black Friday (November) last year so hoping for similar price-drops this year...if they do then they will be under the £15 (around $24) no customs duty limit which is handy.
Do people normally order from Amazon US or are their other cheaper suppliers who will ship to the UK?
@tenohfive what did you end up getting in the end? I am also looking for something similar. One of my most worn jackets in the past was a Montane Solo and the Montane Micro Flux seems closest to that (I also like the black outer and dark blue inner colour scheme).
Something with a hood might be better (Prism)?) although I do usually stick a lightweight waterproof on top if it's raining and am usually wearing a lightweight beanie for warmth if it's chilly, so not sure how much I would actually use a hood.
The Decathlon jacket looks like a good budget option, except it's on the heavy side. Cannot seem to find any bargain offers on the jackets mentioned in this thread though. Rab and Haglofs tend not to fit me very well from those I have tried in the past, so leaning towards Montane or Mountain Equipment Compressor looking good too - however a couple of people on the Bergfreunde site said the filing comes out? (May have just been a bad batch though?)
Aah, okay didn't know they went as low as that (not bought any outdoor gear for a long while apart from a few items recently) - should have been more patient when buying mine then - think I paid £26 which was the lowest I could find online at the time and the, local Tiso was wanting the full rrp of £35.
P.S am subscribed to this thread now, so if anyone spots a good synthetic insulated jacket bargain, please post. (Montane Prism, or Flux Micro, MHW Thermalite or similar).