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Mul3009104 wrote a review of on December 17, 2011

4 5

Definitely a nice item, but the sizing is just wrong. I'm 5'10 and skinny (145#), so I got a small, and it fits me like a garbage bag in the waist. Strangely enough, the problem seems to be height more so than girth: this would fit somebody like 6'1 and 155-160# snugly, or 5'10 and 175#, perhaps. I would not consider that to be a "small" person, and there's no smaller size.

One-piece suits are a size problem waiting to happen, but it sucks that there's nothing out there made to fit the less heavy among us.

A shame, as the material and design is otherwise perfect. Arm length is good, etc. The material is great, as with all Stoic merino stuff, and I like the long zipper and thumb loops.

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Mul3009104 wrote a review of on February 8, 2011

4 5

These pants are a great 3-season lightweight softshell. Cool enough for summer, repels water well and dries quickly.

Two complaints: The fabric pills up quickly when worn with a climbing harness, although I suspect this would happen in other use almost as quickly. The fit is also not quite right. I'm a 30" waist, 32" inseam, and the small pant comes up short. The medium has the right length, but leaves way too much material in the waist. The sizing chart claims 32" inseam for small and 32.4" for medium -- I would say this is not accurate, as I found there to be more than 0.4" difference (looks like 31" vs 32.4").

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Mul3009104 wrote a review of on January 11, 2011

2 5

From a green angle, this pack might sound appealing, but it offers battery life well short of conventional alkaline batteries. You have to dig into Petzl's technical literature and read closely. In a Petzl Tikka 2 headlamp, alkaline AAAs will give 40 peak Lumens for 90 hours, versus 35 peak Lumens for only 14 hours with this Li-Poly pack. This $40 pack may be equivalent to 900 batteries, but it doesn't come close to the performance of alkaline batteries on a single charge. Alkaline AAAs cost about $0.33 each -- about $1 for a full charge in that headlamp. Another 90h of spare battery power costs an extra buck to carry with you.

90h vs 14h
$1 vs $40

That doesn't seem particularly impressive to me.


Petzl performance table:

http://www.petzl.com/files/all/en/Products/comparaison/headlamps-performance-table.pdf

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