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ChrisK

ChrisK wrote a review of on October 26, 2012

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Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I bought this hoping it would be similar to the Mithril but a little lighter. It is that - I really like the features - but the fit is quite different. I'm 6'1" 195# and have a medium Mithril which fits great. The Alibi in M was much smaller in the shoulders/chest. The Alibi in L was baggy, but in a weird way. The good news was that raising my arms didn't pull it up much - but the downside of the sleeve/armpit construction seems to be a lot of extra material in the chest.

Probably works for other folks, perhaps more barrel chested than I, but not really right for me.

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ChrisK wrote an answer about on August 29, 2011

Actually ... Voile makes a saw that fits. The downside is that you have to buy a new handle that matches the saw, and the handle is a T rather than D... I got one direct from Voile and am very happy with it. In theory, it fits all of their shovel blades.

The saw is not as versatile as, say, the BD saw which attaches to various poles; can't really use it to cut a full-size rutschblock. But works great for snow shelters!

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ChrisK wrote a question about on July 20, 2011

Can't find one locally ... I'm trying to compare this to the Patagonia Nanopuff Hoody. I have a nano pullover that I love, but want something warmer and sized a bit larger to replace my old oversized belay jacket (Pata Micropuff, which now just looks like a sack). The micropuff line is gone, and I think the nano isn't going to be quite warm enough...

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ChrisK wrote a review of on February 25, 2011

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Since most of my winter play happens in the Sierra Nevada, I don't really do *cold* - we get worried when the temp gets into the teens. Mostly I'm out and about in the 20s. The long zip works great for venting excess heat when I'm moving. I'll strip down to just this for XC or skinning up, and then throw a shell or vest over it for the descent and be completely happy.

The thumbholes are a new thing for me and I rather like them, though it makes getting at my watch more of a pain.

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ChrisK wrote a question about on November 15, 2010

Does Petzl specify a lifetime for these?

Also, is there any way to get replacement suspension bits? I tripped over mine and broke a plastic piece where it goes into the side wheel that adjusts at the nape of the neck. If there's a cheaper option than just replacing the helmet, I'd love to hear about it!

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