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DeanSLC wrote a review of on January 2, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love these pants. The only problem is the side pocket zipper broke, leaving me with a perma-open pocket. Luckily BC has an awesome return program and I've got another pair to try out. I've used these for backcountry skiing and ice climbing and they're phenomenal. I'm 5'10.5" and got the smalls which fit super snugly (good for ice climbing, a little retro looking for skiing..), but the material is so comfy and stretchy that they are not in the least bit constricting. I recommend. I haven't used them in super wet conditions here in Utah we've had a nice season so far with light, dry snow, but they've not gotten wet so far.

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DeanSLC wrote a review of on December 3, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this jacket for a year now and love it. It's my ski (touring) jacket and it's bombproof. It's not a super stiff material, so it's fairly comfy, too. I love the performance shell's breathability,but I'm glad it has huge pit zips to dump heat. I wore it mountaineering in the Himalayas with a stoic wool base layer and a puffy on cold days and I couldn't have been happier.
Sizing: it does have long arms, which is super nice for climbing or skiing in it, but a bit annoying for just general use. The torso is sufficiently long as well. I'm 5'10.5", 145lb, and I went with the medium which is perfect with a layer or two underneath and is roomy without extra layers.

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DeanSLC wrote a review of on December 3, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Rad pants for climbing, hiking, cold-weather bike commuting, general use. Way comfy. Pretty thick material, so they're pretty warm, but I don't know that I'd trust the waterproofness on them to use them as a ski or dedicated alpine climbing pant. They don't have features which make them work very well as skiing or touring pants (zip up pants, reinforced abrasion-resistant material to protect against boots).

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DeanSLC wrote a review of on July 27, 2012

5 5

I wore this shirt pretty much daily for over a month while trekking and mountaineering in the Himalayas (I used the short sleeve version when it was warmer). It's perfect weight, very comfortable, wicks moisture, stays funk free, and the quarter zip is awesome for extra venting. The shirt pocket is nice, too. I also have the version without the zipper, which looks nicer for wearing outside of the wilderness, but doesn't have the same functionality offered by the quarter zip for backcountry use.

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