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Love this hat for two reasons: It protects my 1 year old's bald head from the brutal mountain sun, and it has a nice velcro strap that he can't undo (although he tries over and over). Perfect.
Is the only difference between this and the normal Receptor Bug the fact that it can be adjusted?
Update from my original review:
This past weekend I was about to jump off a high rock into a swimming hole. I took these babies off and set them on the ground next to me. Unfortunately I didn't secure them very well and next thing I saw was the glasses cascading down the rocks into the pool of water, and sinking to the bottom. After about 20 minutes of trying to search the bottom I gave up.
I just bought my second pair because even at this price, they are totally worth it and I can't seem to live without them in the summer.
I've used this jacket for one season now, and I like it a lot, probably based on just the fit alone.
Fit-wise, the jacket is on the pretty loose/baggy side, which makes it really comfortable, and allows a ton of layers underneath without feeling like the jacket is starting to get tight in the arms and shoulders. I love Arcteryx jackets, but always feel like their jackets are cut a tad slimmer, which can be an issue on a super cold day with lots of layers.
I also love all the pockets on this jacket, especially the two stash pockets in the lower front, which are perfect for energy bars or spare gloves, etc. It's true that they are harder to access if you're wearing a pack with a waist belt, but that doesn't seem like a huge deal to me.
The material has been very durable for me since day one. I did have to replenish the DWR coating after a super soaking wet snow day, but this happens with any jacket.
Is it worth the $699? Maybe not, since I think you could get a comparable jacket for $500 or so, but I bought mine on sale and felt great about the value I got from it.