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P. McBride

P. McBridewrote a review of on February 10, 2012

5 5

Yes, 5 stars, this are very, very good pants. I'm a fan of the attention to detail of Arc'teryx and these are no exception. A technically outstanding pant with side vents being particularly useful to open up at base camp without letting too much cold air in.

The temperature regulation is excellent, particularly if you like to wear base and/or mid layers, which I do.

The snow and condensation just falls off these pants as expected, and more importantly, doesn't get into them with internal calf cuffs inside the pant sitting above the re-enforced sidewalls doing a great job, you just wouldn't know they're there. The Recco reflector adds peace of mind and is not conspicuous at all.

They look great, too. Medium at 168lb and 5'9" made for a perfect fit.

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P. McBridewrote a review of on February 11, 2011

5 5

I love this jacket mostly for the three reasons above.

I like the way it tapers downwards at the back and is at belt level when viewed from the front. This is very cool looking as far as I'm concerned. I'm 5'9", 170lb and Medium fits perfectly.

I've kept to my trusty Bailo Extreme (Italian Brand) in the Alps with just one layer and it's worked out well from a temperature control perspective.
With the solo, two layers (warm first layer and a second, windproof layer) keeps me just as warm much lighter and more flexibility as far as freedom of movement is concerned.

All in all, delighted with this jacket which is stylish enough to wear everyday "at ground level" during the autumn/winter/spring months..

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P. McBridewrote a review of on March 6, 2007

5 5

These gloves are expensive but worth every penny. I got to try them for the first time this weekend on Loon Mountain, New Hampshire and these gloves keep your fingers and hands warm! My buddy had a pair of Force 10's and he was complaining of frosty fingers half way up the mountain - you can't put a price on the toasty feeling that the Marmots give you in these conditions. I was a little concerned when I first got them that the fingers might be a little "thick", but once we were geared up, the gloves were as flexible as any other to use and have a nice feature that allows you to keep the gloves tied to your hands when you need to take them off - very handy when adjusting your gear before getting on a chairlift -- with the certainty that you won't drop your glove(s) on the way up.
The Gore-Tex XCR is clearly doing a great job, the gloves slide on and off with ease and look good, too (I had black color). I saw a some of the Ski Guides at the resort wearing them too, for good reasons that I know know about -these Marmots are hot in the cold.

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