Ja

Ja

Greenland, Norway, the Alps, BRitish Columbia, anywhere I can ski...

Ja's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

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Ja wrote a review of on April 25, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

While I L O V E the fit and the look of this helmet, I have seen others with heads of different shapes having trouble with the fit of this particular model. I think Smith helmets have a more universal fit, if you want to play it safe. Still, 5 stars from me!!

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Ja wrote a review of on April 25, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love the look and the fit of this shirt, but could do without the poly content. It doesn't make this shirt more durable than icebreaker 100% merino shirts, just slightly stinkier. Still love it though and use it a lot. For most active adventures I will go with icebreaker though.

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Ja wrote a review of on April 25, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This jacket is something else! Everything you'd expect from a goretex pro shell + superior fit. Super super light and comfortable, great mobility and really good visibility with this gorgeous green. All the pockets are in perfect places. The fabric has a little stretch to it, which makes a difference for me. As if this is not enough, it looks awesome. I get many many compliments when wearing it, not that that's the most important thing to me. I love everything about it, wouldn't change a thing. It is worth every penny of its full retail price.
I am 5'11" and 160 lbs and got it in XL, and it has plenty of space for layering + sweet long arm length for mymonkey arms. What better can you ask for?

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Ja wrote a review of on January 24, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Yet another perfect fitting piece from Norr�na. Long sleeve length, nicely fitted in torso with enough room to layer. Super soft and lightweight, minimal in visual design, but not in features. It is fleece lined, stretchy and super comfortable. Can't say anything bad about it. When all zipped up with hoodie on, it is like having the warmest, most protective balaclava. I love it! I love it! I love it! May be a bit expensive, but worth it in my opinion.
I got it in Polar Night and it has a beautiful dark teal tone to it. I am 5'11" 155# and feel comfortable in a Large with plenty of room for layering.

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Ja wrote a review of on January 24, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Beanie is part wool, part acrylic and breathes great, so you don't overheat. It is perfect for xc skiing! It does what a beanie of this kind is supposed to do. Design and colors are beautiful. I got it in Royal Blue and adore it!

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Ja wrote a review of on December 25, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is easily the best goggle case for the price! Will fit any ski goggle on the market. I have some of the largest goggles (Von Zipper Fishowls, Smith IOX, POC Retina and POC Lobes and more) and they all fit nicely,with extra room for spare lenses. It is hard to misplace or lose this case, because it is so brightly colored and the case itself is semi hard, very protective! Love it! Love the price! Love the color and it does the job!

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Ja wrote a review of on November 28, 2012

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

First of all, it runs small. Funny bunching on top of the hat is a little annoying. I'm not sure this is appropriate for cold weather...it is extremely thin, and it won't protect your melon from the extreme cold. I use it for running in cool weather and xc skiing, when it's not too cold. Definitely not the hat for casual use on windy days in Chicago, if you know what I mean.

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Ja wrote a review of on November 28, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I think Lotte's review is spot on. I agree entirely with everything she claims. And like her, I am a tall girl at 5'11" and have real hard time finding stuff that fits. Torso length and sleeves are perfect for tall women. I got a large (could have gotten away with a medium) and am very happy. It is slightly loose, which is perfect for layering. Thumbholes are simple and never bothersome. Colors are vivid!! Like online pics. Orange may burn your retina, but that's how I like it. Love the hood, too. Get it!!

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Ja wrote a review of on November 25, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It does what a beanie is supposed to do. And I find it perfect for xc skiing, not only the functionally, but aestetically also. Very nordic. Perfect ammount of protection for ears and forehead with the fleece band.

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Ja wrote a review of on November 24, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love everything about this fleece but the torso length. I hate the cold drafts up my lower back, when I bend over to put my ski boots on or take them off. I am pretty tall (5'11") and came up with a solution that tall girls often resort to: men's version. It is much longer in torso, has a slim fit, and ends up looking way better than this one on me. I know it is hard to believe, but is worth trying, if you have the same problem as I have. It should perform beautifully, if you are 5'7" or less i suppose or if you like your jackets really short.

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Ja wrote a review of on November 24, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Norrona is my favorite outdoor clothing brand and they really pay a lot of attention to their clothing being practical and stylish as well. That being said, i think this is the first time that this company makes a piece that is not an upgrade from last season's version. I was looking forward to receiving this jacket,as I loved last year's Roldal fleece, so warm and functional. This year's version does not fit as well, sleeves are looser (as another reviewer notices) and it is bulkier. It is super warm and still a great fleece, it is just that I hold Norrona to a much higher standard, so 4 stars for not upgrading the fit and making it look less flattering than last season. If you are shorter with broad shoulders, this might be your perfect winter fleece.

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Ja wrote a review of on November 24, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love Peak Performance products and this one is no exception. Great fit, attention to detail, easy to move around in and super warm and cozy. The only thing i would like to warn everybody about is sizing. I normally fit in a Large in Norrona, Arc'teryx, Patagonia, TNF, but PP runs smaller (Euro sizing!), so I recommend sizing up.

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