The Arc'teryx Khuno Insulated Parka with WindStopper tech surrounds you with a warm, breathable, and supremely comfortable micro-climate even in extreme cold. Whether you utilize this jacket's elite feature set for winter vacations in Jackson or for walking to the office during a below-freezing Chicago cold snap, this parka will keep you toasty. Plus, the uncluttered modern styling lends a polished style that will look great wherever you go.
|Fabric:||N80p-X Windstopper 2L|
|Fit:||Relaxed, Thigh length|
|Sleeve Length:||41 in|
This is a good looking and understated jacket to wear if you live in an area where the winter temps can get regularly into the sub freezing zone with substantial winds. The cut is very generous so it is easy to layer including suit coats or sweaters. The finish will easily handle sleet and snow and if it's warm enough to be raining, this probably is overkill. The double zip makes the coat's length manageable if you are vehicle commuting. It would seriously benefit from the addition of a waist draw string, and a bottom draw string. The died pockets are cavernous and divided into inner and outer pocket by a zipper which is covered by a flap. The face fabric works well at blocking wind and shedding light moisture but is noisy. All in all, this warm and durable jacket works well for it's stated purpose of urban wear and is a fair value when on sale.
I have worn my Khuno jacket several times in the mountains of Virginia in temperatures from 20 to 30 degrees in windy conditions. I felt warm and the jacket is definitely wind proof. It replaced a Patagonia Hoody Down jacket and it definitely is my preference at this point in time. Ease of movement with my arms is exceptional. The 5 pockets are appreciated. The hood takes some getting used to but does well after adjustments are made. Overall I appreciate the quality of this rather expensive Arcteryx parka.
I got the parka a few weeks ago. I find it warm enough for quite cold Norwegian winters, and with enough room for layering. I am 5"8 and use the small size and the jacket covers my seat. It is very light weight considering the warmth. The two issues I have is that it is a bit noizy, and I also would like som elastic band in the bottom.