I was looking for a zip-tee made of Polartec WindPro, and was delighted to find that Mountain Hardware had one. I love this fabric. It is really luxurious, comfortable and exceeds my expectations. Though the warmth is comparable to Polartec 100 under a shell, I often dont need to wear an outer layer because of this fabrics wind-resistance.
A couple of comments suggested going a size up because of the alpine cut but I found that unnecessary. The cut is good, except the sleeves are rather relaxed. I bought this for an extended Bike Tour and decided not to take it because I like it so much. It has all the qualities of a winner in look, feel, comfort and function. This was a great find!
Feels great, wicks well, worth the weight, handsome, obvious quality and craftsmanship. I prefer it over my Patagonia lightweight. The material, however, has not held up well, and one little snag on my clothesline pulled a thread. I do have it on right now, so what else can I say?
Very comfortable, the power stretch gives great dexterity and the Polartec provides enough thermal insulation for light use. The palms were uncomfortable when wet (worn as a base under a fleece liner and a shell). I was surprised that after only a week of use, a seam on the index finger is unraveling. I bought these as a base layer and a camp glove for an extended bike tour, and it is clear that I cannot trust this glove to last. I am disappointed in Black Diamond quality control.
I rank these gloves 5 for fit and comfort, 4 for function, 2 for quality.
This is my first Arc'teryx product. I purchased it for bicycle touring, as a base layer for cold or wet, or a light layer when tights are too heavy. At 4oz these are incredibly light and easy to pack. The quality of Arc'teryx is undeniable and these bottoms are so comfortable I really did forget I had them on. They are a pleasure to wear in any condition. Alone, they provide an extra 10 degrees warmth and as a base, they offer unmatched comfort. The material is sheer, so I do not expect them to be abrasion resistant, but for my purposes, they score a perfect 10. They are all ready one of my favorite garments.