I'm the type that reads countless reviews before buying anything. With the endless positive reviews reguarding the monkey man, I pulled the trigger. Wow, this really is a jacket your going to love. I wear this jacket as much as I can, seriosly. Sometimes I wear it going to bed, not to mention it feels great when your shirtless. Yeah the sleeves do run long, but its really not that big of a deal. Coat is PERFECT for layering. Super breathable, super comfy, and yeah its a little expensive but you get what you pay for. [The northface denali is $165, and this is a much better fleece in my opinion) As for looks, I was questioning how the "shag carpet" look would be. Honestly, it looks like a sweet jacket when you have it on, not girly at all. I got the new grey jacket, and I like how mountain hardwear took out the yellow letters and replaced it with grey, looks nice. Yeah so just buy the jacket already, you wont find a better winter layering piece, and nice in the fall and spring too.
Im 6,1" and 160, got the Large and it fits great
Sidenote: I've bought quite a few items from Mountain Hardear (Dragon Claw Gloves, shirts, microgrid fleece, Fluid 18 Backpack) and they have amazing quality, you really can't go wrong). Watch out North Face! If anyone wants to see a pic, like my review and I'll throw one up
Well, don't actually damage or destroy stuff on the trail, but these boots can definatly hold their own. On the product description, they say that you can "skip, jump, and splash" and that is definatly true as these boots are pretty darn light, not clunky like other boots. Other boots also have big ol thick, grippy soles on the bottom, these ones just have what you need to be protected, nothin more. That black material you see on the side of the boot is really lightweight, great for ventilation; nice substitute for the leather. I would say these boots are ideal for light to medium grade backpacking trips. If you hauling some real heavy stuff in your pack, you might want to look at something else. I have other North Face shoes/boots and I have always been satisfied. Although their relativly new to the footwear industry, their quality in their outerwear definitly transitions to the footwear. As for the looks, I got the black pair and they look pretty sweet, when your wearing pants, it almost looks like a cross between a hiking boot and a basketball shoe (for better or worse). Overall, nice lightweight waterproof boots that are comfrotable and will get you from point A to point B with ease. The only reason I didnt give it 5 stars it because it's not the best possible boot on the planet.