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Telluride, Alta, Snowbird

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Simonwrote a review of on March 5, 2013

5 5

Some modern-day Rambos n bimbos will find this piece useful for capturing wild mountain cats with a thorn in their paw with their teeth and then running them to the nearest vet across the Nevada Desert when they celebrate with a cup of water and a carrot. For some of us, its super stretchy material allows full access to a beer and a Marlborough Light. A versatile, comfortable jacket that can be worn spring skiing or just around town.

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Simonwrote a review of on February 27, 2013

5 5

Sure it might be viewed as 'an expensive fleece' but it has distinct benefits over your common-all-garden fleece. Firstly, it looks smarter and it fits more like a jacket than a sack. Secondly, it offers some valuable wind/rain protection. It is less likely to become decrepit. It slides nicely under a shell. It was pressed into service under my Norrona shell at Alta during 2 storms which rolled in 02/20/2013-02/26/2013 (a fortunate time to be at Alta!). Worn with a 260 Icebreaker, the 45 mph storms didn't stand a chance. Additionally, it can be worn casually too. Get one!

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Simonwrote a review of on February 20, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bagged 3 of these. one for myself and one each for my lads for a Telluride ski trip. They wore this and the Patagonia Down Shirt as mid layers on alternate days. Hopefully they will now ditch those awful, ghastly, naff, cotton, baggy "hoodies" when they get home to London. Warm, slim-fitting, vents well and when Jack Frost starts to gnaw at your exposed parts, just flip the hoodie under your skid-lid and it provides welcome insulation from the elements

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Simonwrote a review of on February 20, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this in BLUE and the Mountain Hardware Grid Monkey Man Fleece in BLACK. Very similar to one another..only the Norrona does not have a hoodie which is what I wanted. Both super mid layers and just nice for kicking around in. Better than your regular gym kit too! lots of applications, super soft and comfortable to wear for those with an athletic build. Salad dodgers would best avoid.

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Simonwrote a review of on February 20, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Never hot, never cold, never wet. The Big Plus is the fact that these can be tethered to your wrist via a comfortable elasticated wrist-strap. No more dropped gloves from lift chairs and having to stuff your gloves in your pockets at a bad time! Thoughtfully designed and made of Gortex. Nuff said? Oh...and the blue is a nice colour too!

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Simonwrote a review of on February 19, 2013

Bombproof & modern
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got this sweet jacket in Norrona Green. I usually wear a large, but I went up to an XL and its perfect when you have a few bits in the deep chest pockets. Knock the spots off anything around. These guys seem to have nailed a superbly functional piece with minimalist style. Get one!

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