I saw these pants at a good discount so I decided to give them a shot. They are lightweight as the other reviewers stated. I bought my size and inseam and they fit as they should; however, as someone else pointed out, these pants are baggy fitting. The gusseted crotch and knees feel good when you're contorting and the fit is not constricting (again, they are baggy). The main front pockets are adequately deep with the cargo and rear pockets having just a flap as a cover; however, these flaps are sewn on the sides so they can secure objects you place in those pockets. There are no other extraneous features which I like. Due to the discount I purchase them at, I will keep them as general backpacking pants. If I had to buy them at retail price, these would certainly be returned for a refund.
Overall, these are decent pants that are not worth full price. There are pants out there that are just as nice in fabric and features but would cost less...this is coming from an Arcteryx fanatic with multiple articles of clothing of this brand.
I totally agree with Sean's review stating "what's the big deal" with these pants. I also find them mediocre. After reading all the rave reviews, I bought these expecting more. This is simply a canvas cotton pair of pants with articulated knees. I wear them hiking, while doing yard work, or on occasion, when I'm out running errands; I will not, however, wear them to the bar or to any restaurant that comes close to being nice/posh. While these are comfortable in general, I don't see where they outshine other pants. When it comes time to get more pants, I will surely look elsewhere as I don't feel these are worth the money.
I didn't expect such a wonderfully versatile product when I bought this vest. It's quite windproof, much more so than the fleece found on TNF's more popular Denali jacket/vest. This vest is fairly light in material so you can layer it on top of a tee and underneath a technical shell. Styling is great but be sure you order the right size (I wear a 42R suit jacket and am happy with a Medium for this vest). I've washed my vest about a dozen times since I've had it and the fleece is starting to pile. Despite this, it still looks presentable.
These are an essential part of my winter cycling kit. Before these, I wore either knee warmers or leg warmers, neither of which provide coverage to the upper thigh or groin area. These tights do NOT have a chamois in them. I prefer that because I can wear these a few times over regular PI cycling shorts without the need to wash these tights (I do wash my shorts after every ride though). These tights provide good wind protection and have thermafleece for warmth. Speaking of thermafleece, though it's thinner than PI's Gavia tights, I find that when riding in temperatures above 60F, these tights become too warm. You're better off with knee warmers for 60F+ temps.
I originally bought my Half Jackets with Transitions lenses for the versatility that photochromic (variable tint) lenses provide. I couldn't be happier with the Half Jackets; however, when I took up road cycling as a hobby, I quickly realized that the regular shaped lenses did not provide enough coverage when I'm riding against the wind. I bought a set of XLJ lenses to address that issue and now, I think I have the best of both worlds -- regular shaped Transitions lenses for casual wear and XLJ lenses for cycling. If I had known, I would've opted for XLJ Transitions lenses (assuming that they exist)!
I really like this jacket. I own a few The North Face jackets and this is a great addition. I've had this jacket for 2yrs...my version does not have the waist cinch or the hook and loop closure cuff adjuster but I actually prefer that. As many have already stated, this jacket is very windproof. I wash this jacket with Nikwax so that I could wear this out in a light rainfall with no hesitation. The style and cut of this jacket is superb...it offers a sleek minimalist look. The only minor downside to this jacket is that it is not warm, but I do not think this is a negative because it makes this jacket more versatile. I did not give it a full 5-star rating because the microfleece interior sticks/clings to whatever shirt I'm wearing underneath, be it cotton, wool, or a technical base. Also, the price is a bit high...I'm glad I got this at the The North Face outlet for less than $100.
I bought two of these, one in short sleeve and one in long sleeve, for a trip to SE Asia last summer (July). It was hot & humid there and both shirts were really comfortable to wear! I especially like the long sleeve version because it was more versatile, allowing me the freedom of long sleeve for a somewhat formal ceremony and the short sleeve for general travel wear. At the time of purchasing these shirts, I tried on TNF travel shirts at a similar price point and was unimpressed with those TNF shirts. The MH fit was better (more athletic cut) whereas TNF shirts seemed "sloppy." All in all, I am extremely happy with these MH shirts and am returning to buy two more!
I'm not sure why there are bad reviews for this product. I have two of these and have been using them for two biking seasons. This is a great alternative to having to wear a full jacket while road biking. Instead, I wear this underneath a jersey and am comfortable for rides down to the upper 50F. The windproof layer is in the chest area, so it helps keep my core cool. The rest of the shirt is breathable so sweat isn't a concern on long rides. After using this, I rarely wear my thicker jackets for warmth. With this, a bike jersey, and a waterproof jacket (in case it rains on 60+ mile rides), I'm good to go!!!
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