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ChrisKwrote a review of on April 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: 45

I've worn these for about four seasons in the Sierra Nevada. If they fit, they are the perfect California climbing boot - stiff enough to climb well and warm enough to handle our current winters. But ... on the small side; I ordered a 45, my normal size. 45.5 was too long to climb well. I found them super snug through the toe box but they'd loosen a bit after they warmed for an hour, and I had to be careful walking downhill to avoid toenail damage.

The new Cube seems to be a slightly looser fit, so I'll be trying that next.

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ChrisKwrote a review of on October 26, 2012

4 5

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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ChrisKwrote 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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ChrisKwrote a review of on February 25, 2011

5 5

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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