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Idtmcp5420wrote a question about on July 22, 2012

I have a few questions about this jacket compared to the Theta SV. Will these two fit the same, besides back length? Does this jacket have a drop tail? Would the pit zips be the same length? Do the inside pockets have the same volume (big enough to hold skins?) Does this have the upper elastic cord in the pockets? Does the hood have all the same adjustments? It says it does but I don't see any adjustment cords in the pictures. Anything else I should know thats different between the two jackets?

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Idtmcp5420wrote a review of on June 23, 2012

5 5

Sweet pants, more water-resistant and more breathable than my Stoic Overhangs, but also set me back quite a bit more. Pretty lightweight, and has 5 zippered pockets, although I doubt I'll really ever use the knee pockets because it is annoying to have something resting against my knee when hiking, etc. Will be using these for 3+ seasons hiking, mountaineering, and splitboading once I get a hardboot setup (they wouldn't fit over regular snowboard boots). The belt system works well.

I ordered the Bungee Cord, size L, and at 6'1", 190, these pants fit perfectly. Only problem was the picture shows a light brown color with contrasting dark brown zippers. The pants I got are a lot more gray with matching zippers. I like the pants in the picture better, but the ones I got are just fine so I'll be keeping them. They just look nothing like the picture, which happens to be on the Norrona website as well. Other than that, I probably wouldn't hesitate to buy another pair if I had an excuse.

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Idtmcp5420wrote a question about on December 14, 2011

Just got these skins, and took them out for the first time yesterday. It was my first time splitboarding, and I don't ski, so it was the first time I had used skins at all. I had them cut by a shop, and when I went to take them out of the bag at the start of the run, they had been stuck glue on glue and were somewhat difficult to separate. My friend told me that storing them glue on glue was bad for the skins, and would eventually ruin the glue, however some of the reviews Ive read seem to indicate otherwise. I lost the tag with instructions, so I wanted to make sure I am doing the right thing while storing.

So, a) how should I store at room temp? With cheat sheets? glue on glue? Roll it up?
b) same question but for alpine conditions?
c) anything else you think I might need to know about storage

Thanks, Ian

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Idtmcp5420wrote a review of on November 27, 2011

4 5

Nice piece, obviously one of the lightest on the market. Has no hand pockets, as others have mentioned, but why would you need hand pockets on a piece that is meant to be layered? I am in love with my Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka, which, with and XL seems perfectly tailored to my body (6'1", 185). However, this jacket in XL did not fit. I listened ad read that the jacket was short, so I was expecting that, however the sleeves are just giant! There seems enough excess material in the sleeve that they could have had a longer, better fitting jacket than what the final product was, at least for me anyways. IMO, I would try on before you buy so you know how the fit will be. On a positive note, the 900-fill down is superb and the outer layer of fabric is durable enough to withstand a decent amount of abuse.

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Idtmcp5420wrote a review of on October 31, 2011

5 5

This backpack is awesome. It is perfect for a long day in the backcountry. The fit is very adjustable and comfortable. The ski carry and gear loops work well, as well as the helmet carry. The back entry is prefect for grabbing out something you had to pack in the bottom. The front pocket is meant for your avalanche gear, and my barely fits in. Otherwise, you can just carry it in the big pocket.

This pack is my favorite that I have for snowsports, long day hikes, and pretty much anything I need it for. I considered many other packs, including packs from Osprey, Dakine, and Arc'teryx, however decided with this one because of the design, fit, and features. I cannot say enough good things about Mammut.

Any questions feel free to ask. Hope this helped.

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Idtmcp5420wrote a review of on October 29, 2011

4 5

Let me start by saying that these pants are really nice. Extremely waterproof, as to be expected with the Pro Shell 3L. Fit is true to size, I am 6'1" 185lbs, 35" waist, and went with the large. The color, however, was slightly off. The green is a little lighter than pictured, almost lime green. The difference is not much, but definitely noticeable, and the color does not go with my jacket nearly as well as it would have. Pockets are nice, and the bib is easy to zip off, however it is a bit hard to zip up. The material on the bib is some sort of spandex, but IMO, for a $500 pair of pants, they could have used a nicer material (i.e. Shoeller Dynamic, Polartec Power Stretch, etc).

The side zips are 3/4 length, not full length. The gaiters work well. The Aramid material at the bottom is basically the same as Schoeller's Keprotec, however after one day of use one of the patches has frayed a bit in multiple places, while the other one looks brand new. Not exactly what you want in a $500 pair of pants. The material wrapping all the way around the bottom of the pant leg is a nice touch, allowing for full protection around the cuff.

Overall, I liked the pants a lot and was excited to receive them and get to try them out, however I think these pants will be going back. As a replacement, I'm thinking the Westcomb Revenant Bibs, however, I'm not sure of the differences between the 560NT eVent that is used on those pants and the 820NT eVent that is used on another pair of non-bib pants, the Vapor FX Cargos. I would imagine the 820NT is a thicker, more durable material, but have not been able to find out even through the eVent website. Any insight into that or suggestions for other bibs would be much appreciated.

Feel free to ask any questions of yours that weren't answered in this review and I'll try to answer ASAP.
Hope this helped.

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Idtmcp5420wrote a question about on September 18, 2011

I'm trying to find a nice pair of softshell pants for this season at Mt. Baker. I am a snowboarder, and need a pair of pants for those days when 3L Pro Shell isn't needed. I am looking for a quite breathable, yet still wind and weather resistant pair of pants for hiking, skinning, spring conditions, etc. What is my best option? I'm lost with the differences in fabrics and such. Hopefully they won't cost more than $300, but if its worth the price I'm willing to pay. Thanks for any insight into my dilemma .

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