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MC wrote a review of on July 24, 2010

4 5

- It's basically the boxer jock which is more of a brief!- Be careful as the size is Form fitting!- This means that skinny people order their true size while "average" males order 1 size UP (i.e. size 36 is large but you better order size XL)!- It fits comfortable mostly when it fits correctly and you don't feel it.- It's relatively EXPENSIVE considering that other makers' Cotton versions sell for at least HALF the price!- Remember: boxer shorts do NOT provide support during strenuous conditions like running! Briefs (i.e. boxer briefs) DO!- Some people online already complain that the longer versions DO have the lengths run up!

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MC wrote a review of on July 24, 2010

3 5

- Bought these by accident and won't buy another pair since I prefer briefs over boxer shorts!
- It's nice and is true to fit unlike the boxer jock which I had to size UP one size!
- Because it's more of a shorts, it should NOT be worn under strenuous conditions that REQUIRE SUPPORT (i.e. running or martial arts); those types of activities are meant for briefs (i.e. boxer jocks).
- It's good for casual wearing but really do NOT see the need to wear boxer shorts!
- It's relatively EXPENSIVE for performance boxers when regular Cotton boxers are at least HALF the price!
- REMEMBER: boxer shorts do NOT offer support so why use them for sports?!
- Lastly, NO, despite what backcountry.com states, it is NOT a relaxed fit as even Under Armour states that it's Form Fitting but not as much as the compression type!!

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MC wrote a review of on July 24, 2010

3 5

- These boxer jocks are a hybrid between briefs and boxer shorts!
- They are comfortable but... the sizing is a MAJOR problem as you can NOT try them on beforehand!
- I wear a mens large (36) but had to return mine for an XL because the boxer jocks are "fitted" which means that it's somewhat close to the skin, but not as tight as the compression versions!
- IF you're skinny, then it's true to fit; If you're the "average" male, then you "should" size UP one size!
- It's lightweight and comfortable once it fits; doesn't run up (3" version) and feels more like briefs and adds support where you need it!
- YES, it's relatively EXPENSIVE but ALL Under Armour clothing IS EXPENSIVE!
- If you work out much, then you should consider upgrading your underwear like me!
- Personally, I prefer briefs as boxer shorts do NOT provide support when you're active (i.e. running or performing martial arts).
- 3 of 5 stars because of its relatively high price and lousy sizing!

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MC wrote a review of on January 27, 2009

3 5

Still have an older Denali Jacket ~5yrs old or so.
Recently bought the newer hooded version. Same styling but add a hood and the quality/feel of the fleece was also updated.

Still very pricey!! Buy it when it's on sale ONLY!!

It's "adequate" in that is warm but NOT when it's windy! The wind will cut through the jacket and you'll literally freeze!

The purpose of the jacket is insulation so it's best when used with either a shell jacket or under an insulated jacket!

Fleece is very bulky when compared other 300-weight fleece jackets.
It's not "as warm" as other jackets that are made with Windpro or Windblocker fleece materials as those jackets use thinner fleece with a laminating layer to block out the wind, which makes those jackets WARMER!!

The NTF Denali jacket has become too "stylish" esp. amongst teens and college kids! The company is now owned by Vanity Fair!!

There are other jackets available for less that'll block out the wind and keep your warm.

Overall, it's still a good fleece jacket but not when the temps drop below freezing and/or when it's windy!

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MC wrote an answer about on January 23, 2009

Live in the Boston area where it's very windy and very cold in the winter.These gloves are terrific as they block out the winds even when temps drop below freezing! But once the temp goes down to the teens to near zero Celsius, the warmth is diminished. For the most part, these gloves will keep you warm.Mind you... the gloves are not waterproof so when it gets wet (i.e. slush conditions), the wind effectiveness is reduced.Remember to keep the gloves DRY and Clean!It's really pricey but worth it (for a TNF product). IMHO, the only competitor would be Marmot's Windstopper gloves (which I also own) which is a bit snugger than these for relatively the same price but similar quality!

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MC wrote an answer about on January 7, 2009

I own a large nuptuse north face that is a 2006 and when I take out the inside layer of my small 2003 Columbia 3-in-1 ski jacket, the northface zips in perfectly, I was dumbfounded when I first discovered this cross brand union and it works amazingly for skiing when you need that extra layer of warmth, it does make me look a little on the chunky side, but ill sacrifice looks for warmth if I'm frozen.The choice is all yours. Any brand shell jacket will work but get at least the same size or up 1 or 2 sizes for the shell.If you want to use the zip in feature, then consider the TNF shells like the Mt. Light jacket.

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MC wrote an answer about on January 7, 2009

That kind of depends on what you are looking for in a jacket -The most waterproof material will be Goretex or eVent, along with the most breatheable.As far as do you want the lightest? There is goretex paclite that will get you a super light jacket under 1 lbs. Then there are heavier jackets that are thicker/stronger and will be goretex or eVent meant for more use than just keeping you dry. Look at Arcteryx Alpha AR, Westcomb Mirage, Arcteryx Alpha SL to see a few differences. My favorite choice is eVent and Westcombs jackets are amazing.Most people would say "TNF mt. light jacket" but it's more trendy than technical now! The Storm jacket is still a waterproof jacket that can take the abuse of skiing and outdoor winter activities while looking great from around-town use.

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MC wrote an answer about on January 7, 2009

I have this jacket and it is TNF fleece zip in compat. Just make sure zip in is same size as the shell. I use a Denali vest perfectly and if I need more warmth I have a Mountain Hardwear Link jacket, but doesn't zip in. I didn't want the 300 wt fleece sleeves for bulk reasons, but if you want warmth.... that would do it!Just look for the TNF brands that have the zip-in feature. You can zip in the Denali jacket/vest and the Nuptse jacket/vest. It's true to size so use either the same or smaller size for the zip-in.Also, you do not to zip in the underlying layer like a fleece jacket/vest but just wear it underneath the shell!

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