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Quippy wrote a review of on October 21, 2014

1 5

Agreed with robinbanks! Get the original. Steer clear of knock offs! It sucks to see bigger companies (686) steal ideas from originators (Airblaster!) just to try to make a quick buck. Lame. 686, stick to Smarty or whatever you know how to do. Let Airblaster make the real Ninja Suits, because they kick ass and they invented that!
Original Ninja Suit:
http://www.backcountry.com/airblaster-ninja-heavyweight-suit-mens?s=a
Or the ultimate high end Ninja Suit. They even have a POLER collab!!
http://www.backcountry.com/airblaster-merino-wool-ninja-suit-mens?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6bmluamEgc3VpdDoxOjY6bmluamEgc3VpdA&skid=ABT001C-BK-S

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Quippy wrote a review of on October 21, 2014

1 5

No offense intended to anyone, but potential buyer beware: IMO this is pretty clearly just a knock off of Airblaster's Ninja Suit: http://www.backcountry.com/airblaster-ninja-suit-womens?s=a
I have never used this (686) product, but have used the Airblaster Ninja Suit, and it is amazing! In my experience, the original is always the best, it is a company and designers who care about the product and doing it really well, instead of just someone being opportunistic and snatching somebody else's design to make a quick buck. My two cents. One pieces rule. Check the original before you make your decision! If you really want to go all out, check out the Merino Ninja Suit. More expensive, but worth the money--doesn't ever smell and is actually quite soft and comfy!!!

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Quippy wrote a review of on January 9, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I do think this is the best long underwear available. This is after using the Ninja Suit extensively for the last 6+ years. Its the most complete protection, super versatile, and you don't have to give up any of the convenience that you might think you would for a one piece thanks to the waist zip (doesn't come apart, just opens up completely to answer the call of the wild). The Merino Wool Ninja Suit is the absolute cream of the crop, so go for that if you have the funds. Another note, this does run a bit large, and its 4-way stretch fabric, so I recommend sizing down a full size if you want it snug. I'm 5'8 170, and I wear a Medium which fits me well without being too tight.

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Quippy wrote an answer about on November 29, 2012

Snop--I would recommend size Small. I'm 5'8" 175, 32-33 inch waist, and wear a Medium. It fits how I like it, which is tight enough to function/wick, but with enough room to lounge afterwards without being in a skin tight louge suit or something. The Ninja Suit definitely shines as equally as an apre piece as it does for functional base layer! Anyway, I think that a Small would fit you like that, not super tight. An XS would probably even work if you want it snugger. Since the fabric is 4-way stretch, the XS should accommodate your frame fine. The only dimension NOT super stretchy is the waist/hips, due to the waist zipper. Everywhere else on the suit, there is plenty of room to stretch to accommodate varying shapes. So if you are slimmer build, and want it snug, I would size down one size from your normal. Hope that helps. The Ninja Suit rules, and with BC.com's return policy, you have no reason not to check one out and make sure the size is right!

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Quippy wrote a review of on November 25, 2012

5 5

I own this jacket in the Inca Gold, aka mustard. Great fit, especially for my long arms. Long in the body too. Love the simple style and fit. The amount of insulation is perfect for me, Its not too much, but definitely significantly warmer than a shell. I notice the Inca gold color is made from the Airblaster Baby Twill, which I really like. It has a little texture, not shiny, and good waterproofing. I think this jacket is a great price for what you get, especially from Airblaster. Back the Airpill and what Airblaster stands for->have fun with your friends snowboarding.

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Quippy wrote a review of on July 6, 2012

5 5

Have this jacket. Love it. Just the right amount of insulation. Fit is perfect-long and slim. This is in Airblaster's Freedom Series, so it doesn't have all the features of their higher end jacket, but it's not expensive either. What I like most is the outer fabric, which is soft and moves well and sheds water very well compared to any other 10000mm waterproof-rated jacket I've had. The rib knit cuffs are awesome and not meant to be worn under your gloves but over them-Airblaster does make other jackets with under-style hand panties... But I've got a NINJA SUIT, which keeps my hands and wrists sealed up. Anyway, love this jacket and recommend it. Fit is slightly large/long compared to other companies fits. Great Jacket, fair price, from a real snowboard company owned by snowboarders.

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Quippy wrote a review of on December 15, 2011

5 5

Have one. Love it. Don't really use my pant / jacket separates that much anymore at the resort because this thing is addictive--total coverage. I mean you can literally summersault down a field of powder and no snow down the pants. Easy to go #2 out of, so there's really no disadvantage. The ONLY time I don't wear my freedoms Suit is when its super hot out or I'm going to be hiking really hard--I heat up fast and would need to strip layers.

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Quippy wrote an answer about on December 15, 2011

Its a coating (waterproofing is on the back side of the fabric). Also, there is a DWR on the face of the fabric which sheds water, but has to be revived after long term use--just throw it in the dryer and it should perk up. BUt the real waterproofing is on the backside of the fabric. 10,000 mm / fully seam taped is pretty dang waterproof!

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Quippy wrote a review of on November 30, 2011

5 5

I wear this anytime I need long underwear. I don't even touch "separates" anymore. The waist zip design makes going to the bathroom just as convenient as two pieces, but the one-piece design of the Ninja Suit is superior in every way. I own an older synthetic version of the Ninja Suit, but the Merino is definitely the go-to unit. Merino rules. I'm 5'8" 175lbs and a Medium is the right size for me. I could probably wear a small, but it would be pretty tight.

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Quippy wrote a review of on November 10, 2010

5 5

This thing is amazing. One piece is the way to go!! Definitely the best protection from cold air and snow. The hood is amazing! I generate a lot of heat quickly when I start exerting, and I cool down just as fast when I stop exerting - the hood design is key -- easy up and down at any time to help me regulate temperature and stay comfy. The Merino wicks great, doesn't smell ever, and has a wide comfort range. The rear poo poo zip is super easy to use. I wear this thing camping, riding, split-boarding, snowshoeing, as pajamas, sleeping bag liner, under a drysuit while whitewater rafting in cold weather, and I'm sure I forgot some other uses. The Ninja Suit has definitely worked its way into my top 5 pieces of gear ever. It took forever for me to convince my Dad to try one (he runs hot too), but once he did (on our Grand Canyon trip) he was hooked 100%. Didn't take it off for 5 days straight. I could go on... but anyway, Ninjas rule!

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