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Azulita

Azulita wrote a review of on January 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These thick, fleecy long underwear bottoms have been dubbed the "superwoman pants" around my household. Perfect for Nordic Skiing, trail running, and those backcountry expeditions when you need as much extra layer-age as possible hanging out on a belay ledge or in camp -or even in your sleeping bag, when a thin base layer just won't cut it. Not too snug to wear over a thinner base layer, but snug enough to throw puffy pants, a shell, or jeans over them. Key pocket is a sweet key feature:-).

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Azulita wrote a review of on January 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love them. Toasty and warm, snug but not tight on my fingers/hands. I was initially worried about sizing (they seemed a little too snug but was assured they would stretch appropriately), but within 1/2 hr of ski touring in them, they had stretched enough to fit perfectly. Like a glove. Pun intended. Also appreciate the toggle at the wrist and the flat cord on the back of the index fingers (for clipping gloves with a carabiner). Leather palm is durable and adds "grippage".

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Azulita wrote a review of on January 15, 2013

5 5

Love it. Mostly because it's so darn TOASTY! I usually stay warm when I'm moving and freeze my butt off when standing around. I've worn the Neutrino Endurance in -33 to 15 defree F temps, and it has kept me warm and therefore happy. In this jacket, I have responded to medical scenarios (lots of standing around), dug snow pits (shoveling and then lots of standing around), toured in the backcountry (wear it while transitioning from hiking/skinning up to skiing down), walked around town (it was just -22 here in the Jackson, WY area), and set up/broke down camp on backcountry courses (cold early mornings waiting for students and chilly evenings sitting around camp).

I love that it keeps me warm, yes. And, I love that it has a hood (that is moldable), zippered pockets, long arms, a slight "tail" in back to avoid the low-back draft, soft fleecy lining right at the chin, and Velcro-adjustable cuffs. I am 5'7" and 130 lbs, and the medium fits perfectly. I can put layers on underneath and also put the Neutrino on over my shell for those transitions in the backcountry when I don't want to take any layers off but DO want to put on more layers.

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Azulita wrote a review of on January 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wear this jacket everywhere! On personal trips climbing and mountaineering, working 2-4 week backcountry courses, ski touring, out on the town. I love that it has a flattering cut AND is super functional. Easy to layer under and over! Long in the sleeves means no chill at the wrist and waist when climbing -or belaying- in the cold. Moldable hood keeps it on but out of the way. Zippered pockets means I don?t lose my wallet and phone.

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Azulita wrote a review of on January 15, 2013

5 5

Perfect for those days when rain -or any moisture- makes you second guess your down. Great for layering over a thin fleece. Highly compressible (packs into it?s own stuff sack ?aka the chest pocket) for easy packing. Long enough in the sleeves that you don?t expose the wrists (and your midsection!) when climbing. Zippered hand (and chest) pockets so you don?t lose things. Did I mention it has a hood? LOVE hoods. Also super durable ?have taken it on many a mountaineering, backpacking and climbing trip and have yet to see noticeable wear and tear.

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Azulita wrote a review of on January 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

And here's why: Sleeves are long enough that I can raise my arms above my head w/o exposing my wrist. Easy to zip ?zipper doesn?t get stuck on the way up/down. Still fits comfortably with a helmet. Velcro cuffs for easy adjustment. Simple design + no complicated bells and whistles = light jacket with a sleek fit. Soft fleece at chin keeps the face chaffing down. Super breathable = awesome for the uphill sections of backcountry tours!

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