NelsonLocal

NelsonLocal

NelsonLocal

NelsonLocal wrote a review of on March 24, 2013

4 5

Having had a chance to try this jacket in cold weather now, I would give it a solid rating. Even though I have had some affiliation with Gore for quite awhile, this was one of the first Windstopper garments i've had a chance to really try out. These are great for just about any cold and/or windy (and/or snowy) condition short of outright steady rain. For that you'd want to put on a Gore-Tex shell of some sort (accept no imitations). The Windstopper stops wind - as it name implies - whether the "wind" be from the weather, or do to your own bombing down a steep ski run. Zip up the jacket to the chin and you are good to go on the slopes. One of the previous reviewers compares this jacket unfavorably to the NF Denali jacket, but I wonder if he is comparing this one to a non-Windstopper Denali jacket; which would explain the breathability difference. I would say the Pamir jacket is as breathable as you would expect, and it works fine under a shell, if the situation calls for it.

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NelsonLocal wrote a review of on December 17, 2012

5 5

I have had some version or other of these pants since the mid-1990's and they have never failed to perform in inclement conditions. I have spent days in and out of these in winter backpacking trips, living in deep snow the whole time. The built-in snow gaiter is a plus in the snow. I have tested products for Gore-Tex, although I bought these long before that began, and these are a solid product for the money. Recommended.

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NelsonLocal wrote a review of on December 4, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am lucky enough to have a few different Gore-Tex shells in the closet (being somewhat affiliated with Gore helps) and this is the one I go to when I want **durable,** hardcore protection from the elements. As such, I have used and abused this jacket for quite some time now, in all conditions. It has been covered in snow, ice, mud, and blood (long story). Even so, it still looks pretty much brand new despite all this abuse. With the fleece liner (bought separately) zipped-in, the jacket is surprisingly warm on the ski slopes. Good piece for a multitude of uses.

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NelsonLocal wrote a review of on December 4, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This jacket is my go-to winter season shell, but it would really work great for any season. Living near a ski resort, I have put this shell through the wringer: snow, sleet, rain, freezing snow-blower crud, mud, etc... It has never failed to stop any kind of precipitation or wind, even on the coldest, nastiest, windiest, most-bitter night ski sessions. As a Gore tester I have a wide selection of jackets to choose from, but this is the one I grab when I head out the door. Highly recommended!

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