Glacier Hikerwrote a question about Ultimate Direction Fastdraw Water Bottle - 10oz on February 11, 2016
Will a phone fit in the pocket?
Will a phone fit in the pocket?
I usually ski tour with a thin wool base layer under an R1 or similar fleece, a hard shell for the decent, and a hooded down sweater stashed for long stops and really cold days.
My Patagonia down sweater was stolen :(
Would Nano-Air be a comparable replacement for warmth?
I just got this layer. So far I think it is great. I got it to be a full zip version of my R1 Hoddie but more able to shed snow when I am ski touring in the winter.
The back and underarms is a thin waffle fleece similar to R1. The hard face front hood and arms is very thin, but tightly woven, Its soft on the inside and very smooth on the outside. I am curious to see how well this material breaths.
The zipper is fine, but feels a bit flimsy, no problems so far.
Hand and chest pockets are great, thumb loops are comfortable. Hood fits well.
I am 5'8 140 lbs I take a small.
How is the fit? I am a standard US small. But Euro brands I am sometimes a medium.
Uses: Skiing, mountaineering, ski touring in NW Montana.
Tough fabric, full side zips, welded seams,
They don't stretch, at all, but have a lot of built in articulation.
Hike up hill with them unzipped, zip them up to ski.
5'8 135 size small
This is a great light mid layer.
It doesn't have hand pockets, which saves weight, but is annoying.
The jacket stuffs into the chest pocket, but there is not pull tab on the other side of the zipper to close the pouch.
5'8 135lbs a small is perfect.
I bring it as a mid layer under a shell for any activity. I wear it over a fleece and under a shell for skiing.
This is a great bag, I use it for everything.
I have an older one, 2006ish.
It is burly, I think I will last a lifetime.
Great climbing/day hike bag.
I wish it held an ice ax
This is a midlayer, it's not waterproof, or wind proof. It is too warm to ski in and way to warm to climb in. The fabric is light and thin, so don't expect abrasion resistance.
Wear this on a cold climbing trip as a belay jacket. Or as a warm layer to put on during breaks while ski touring or mountaineering.
This is a great warm layer under a shell.
I'm 5'8 135 lbs, a Small is roomy and fits well.
Is the fabric 3 layer?
This might be the best item of clothing I own. I wear it all the time for almost everything outside. It is very thoughtfully designed. The thinner R1 fleece combined with the option for full of minimal coverage makes this my go to mid layer.
I am 5'8 135lbs. A small is perfect
I like this fleece a lot, mostly.
I hike in the mountains of Montana a lot. I foresee this being a great mid or outer layer . I got it to be a layer up from my Patagonia R1 Hoodie (one of the best items I own).
So far I think I will be happyish, but there are some details that could use some tweaking still
Pros- Its pretty warm, yet breathable, very versatile.
Cons- Several small things. The thumb loops are too tight to wear very long. The hood comes to under my chin, and is not a balaclava. It is fitted in that it would not go over a helmet, but isn't really that fitted.. The flap behind the zipper has loose stitching that began to get stuck in the zipper on day one.