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Stay warm on long alpine and mixed routes.

The Mountain Hardwear Men's Power Stretch Suit eliminates cold spots between your jacket and pants, and it offers full-coverage under hardshell bibs. The seams are flat locked, so they won't chafe or dig into your shoulders under a pack. The 4-way stretch material moves with your body for ice or alpine climbing. The Polartec fleece not only insulates but it moves moisture away from your skin to the fabric's surface, so you stay dry and comfortable. Mountain Hardwear overlaid the knees and all the seams, so they'll have more give and durability. The rainbow rear zipper matches most alpine climbing pants.

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4 5

MH Power stretch suit - men

Very good insulation - living in Greenland.

5 5

great base layer

keeps you warm with no cold spots at all

Size concerns...

I am 5'10" and thin...

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Size concerns...

I am 5'10" and thin (145lb, 30" waist, 32" inseam, ~37" chest), and this suit only comes in S/M/L. Is there any hope of one of these being a close, athletic fit for me without being too short?

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Mul. We have very similar dimensions and I would get a medium. It is made out of Polartec's Powestretch and, as a result, is extremely stretchy! I think you will find the fit to be just right to wear as a baselayer! Enjoy!

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The waist on size M is 32-34", so I would think that would be too much material for me. Do you have one?

5 5

power suit

Best baselayer ever. I'm 5/8" 140 lbs, use the size smalll.

Write your question here...I am 6'4" and...

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Write your question here...I am 6'4" and 225 LB will the XL be large enough and long enough for me

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Joe. More than likely but I would double check the sizing chart to be sure. Also, this is made with PowerStretch material which is extremely stretchy. It is meant to be a snug fitting baselayer and will accommodate many body types. Enjoy!

4 5

Front zipper too short, all good otherwise

A few others commented on this as well - the main zipper needs to be several inches longer at the bottom. I noticed this immediately when I had to pee for the first time, it was frustrating. I've since brought it to a tailor and had a 2in longer zipper put on, and it's great now, but that's 20+ dollars you shouldn't have to spend.

For reference I'm 5'8", 130 lbs, size small suit. One more thing on fit - the torso is arguably short for my body, but that's very minor compared to the zipper length.

Besides that, great quality and function and materials. Great for what it is.

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The suit stretches...I have no problem peeing. A longer zipper would be unecessary. I'm 5'8, 135 lbs, size small is just right...I wear it under shell pants to zero degrees.

Looks good but... why no sleeves? I'll...

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Looks good but... why no sleeves? I'll have to wear another long sleeve base layer underneath this, adding to the bulk.

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Shane Shin. The "farmer john" styling ultimately allows you choose your upper layer so that you can vary your layering system for different conditions. From the fjords of Lofoten in Norway to the waves of Peahe in Hawaii farmer john wetsuits (where this styling originates) have earned their place by providing freedom of movement and maintaining core warmth. I hope this info helps!

5 5

Farmer Johns on Hightest

I absolutely love this thing! Before I bought this suit, I wore shrink wrap tops and waffle looking bottoms for a base layer. When climbing, everything bunched up, got uncomfortable, or just let the breeze blow through. This MH Suit solves all those problems. I use it as a base layer for the bottom and wear a Power Stretch top under the bib. When climbing in cold places, I put this on at base camp and live in it until I get back. Its warm, flexible in all the right places, and has a huge rainbow zipper in the back.

5 5

Powerstretch suit by Mountain Hardware

Totally Awesome!

4 5

Great Purchase

I purchased this to wear for work and play. I wear a heavy belt for work with a lot of gear on it and hate how the extra movement causes two piece undergarments to bunch up. This bib takes care of that. It is very warm and the elasticity prevents it from bunching up underneath clothing. When I wear it for play I use it for both snowshoeing and motorcycle riding. I can wear summer nylon pants that breathe and with this bib under it, I can ride all day long in high to low 40 degree temps. When you get to warm it dries sweat quickly and still maintains it’s warmth. The rear rainbow zipper is also a nice addition preventing you from having to fully dis-robe to take care of business. If I had any complaint it's that the front zipper could go a bit lower. It doesn't prevent the use of it but it could just be about 2" longer for ease of use. I have a medium and ordered a large to see if the zipper goes down further. I'm hoping that the large isn't too big but I can always have it taken in. For size reference I am 5'10", 175 lbs, 32" inseam, and a 42" chest. I would say the medium is a perfect fit if you like a snug but not tight feel. The front zipper not opening low enough may not be an issue for someone the same size if they have a shorter torso. I wouldn’t mind seeing these made in a full suit to prevent you from having to wear a long sleeve thermal to keep the arms warm. Backcountry.com provided first rate service with fast shipping as well.

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Got my large today and it adressed the front zipper issue of it not going down far enough. The fit is a slight bit looser. Still good in the chest and abdomen area but a little baggy in the shoulder area. Not bad at all though and I don't think I will even notice during use. I think the large would be good for anyone from 5'10" to 6'1". Below that and I'd go medium.

5 5

Worth Every Penny!

I work outdoors in all weather conditions. And as for the cold i use alot of Polartec and Under Armour. This suit is perfect for those who want flexibility and warmth. The two-way front zipper matches my outerware for easy access and the rear rainbow zipper unzips low enough to be out of the way when "in use". I love this suit so much i own three of them.

4 5

Happy as a toddler in his onesy

Seems to be made well.
I have a longer torso/shorter legs (6'1"/210 lbs.) and would probably get a size larger than you regularly get because the front zip doesn't go down quite as far as you may need when nature calls. Should have exchanged it but liked it so much I wore it every day over New Years week on everything from the snurfer to the snowmobile. Not supposed to wash these things are you?

BC

5 5

Super!!

Nice, warm, light, very efficient and useable. If you want something that can be used all over and want to consolidate two pieces into one, this is it. I'm 5'11" at 160 and a medium fits wonderfully.

The Outdoor Research Saturn Suit is similar...

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The Outdoor Research Saturn Suit is similar to this product.Which one I should buy for daily mountain bike commuting?I live upstate New York near Canada. The winter comes on usabout 25F and stays around when I come home after midnight.Durability, warmth and comfort level are considered the most.

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The suits are pretty much the same... made of the same fabric, Polartec Powerstrecth, and have similar bells and whistles and will provide similar performance... therefore this is a tough call! Get the one that fits you the best. One solution would be to get them both and send one back! Hope this helps!

IS THERE SOMETHING SIMILAR FOR WOMEN

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IS THERE SOMETHING SIMILAR FOR WOMEN

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There is NOT a women's version. But, I do know a few women who wear this and size it accordingly. It is very stretchy and fits allot of different bodies well...Hope this helps!

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I know this is an old question, but there is a women's equivalent: look up the Outdoor Research Banff Bodysuit. It's got full length sleeves instead of the farmer john top, but otherwise looks very similar.

5 5

None Better

I own 3 pair of these. You can't wear them out, they breath well, and they are comfortable and very warm. The one piece design keeps cold air from going down your back when you bend over. Also - the front zipper is 2 way so you can access certain body parts when necessary. It also has a moon shaped zipper in the rear for 'mooning' your buddy, or taking care of business.

5 5

The best you can get

These suits are amazing, I live and work in the mountains and have found these are the best next to skin layer you can get for comfort and keeping my skin dry from moisture and warm. I prefer the suit and a Mountain Hardwear powerstretch top to the pant because all the moving you do going up and down the hills the suit holds everything in place and you get no draft around waist.
Bottom line: I love them and now have four sets which I live in.

5 5

Base warmth, no gaps

This suit makes a fantastic base layer in very cold climbing conditions or a stretchy mid-layer for skiing. It eliminates the gap between pants and jacket. I like to wear it over light- or mid-weight wool thermals during mid winter Sierra excursions. If I'm moving hard then I only need a wind-breaking layer over it.