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Gear Review

1 5

suspect quality

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

i bought this jacket concurrently with the Rab Baltoro Guide jacket and compared both in size medium. the Baltoro is a much better jacket and i returned the Avers. the Avers is very tight and binding, the length is short and did not perform, the bottom runs up when i lift up my arms, the result of not having articulation in the elbow or underarms, the zipper snags at the bottom, no inside pockets, no wired peak. when zipped all the way up, the zipper comes inward at the throat area when i tilted my head down, creating a choking feeling. of most concern to me was the Powershield material on the Avers. the Powershield fleece inside the Baltoro is honeycomb, which makes it breathable and lighter. even though both jackets were Powershield, the Avers was solid fleece and was much heavier, which was very very hot, wet and muggy. overall, the Avers fell short on every level.