Hylete Reviews – Hylete Apex II Jacket

Hylete Apex II Ribbed Collar Jacket

Hylete Reviews - Hylete Apex II Jacket

Fit

I’m 5’ 10”, 185lbs, and wear a large in most jackets. I read the online reviews for this item and decided a medium would be the best fit for this particular jacket. The size chart indicates that a medium will fit well for a body length of 27”, chest width of 21” and sleeve length of 24 ¼”. In retrospect a large may have fit better, but I prefer a tighter fit in workout apparel as opposed to sport and formal wear. The jacket fits well on the arms, reaches the top of my waist band on the length, and is a little tight on the chest.

Features

This coat sports a zippered pocket on the left sleeve that easily fits my Razer 2 phone (6.24 x 3.1 x 0.33 inches). But, because of the tighter fit, it definitely stands out. There are two outside pockets for your hands and two inside “drop” pockets which can be used for whatever you choose. Just be forewarned, these pockets don’t have zippers, so taking them for a jog or rough hike may require a little vigilance when not using the zippered arm pocket.

Price

Hylete’s weird pricing strikes again here as the coat runs $108 at retail, but the online price is $78, and the team price drops that down to about $65. You can also use my one-time, one-order discount for an additional $20-$30.

Final Thoughts

This is a good, but not great, lightweight coat. It is 100% polyester, with a 90% polyester and 10% spandex trim. So, it’s not great for harsh cold or windy areas. It’s great for a short run or hike, but it can get rather hot quickly in lighter (50-60 degree) temperatures. I also found that after a few washes it started to “pill” which is annoying tiny balling that occurs on the fabric. Unfortunate considering the price tag, but luckily you aren’t paying “retail” right? But in all seriousness, if you’re looking for a lightweight coat, this one is fine, but if you can find a bargain elsewhere, I would go with that. Hylete’s flexion half zip pull over is also an option if you’re a Hylete fan, but you’ll be forfeiting the full zip front opening.

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