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SnowKicksA** wrote a review of on February 4, 2013

2 5

I'm disappointed that the Stoic stuff (weird colors and all) are now being priced on par with Icebreaker clothing (both are $79 for 200 weight). They are not equivalent. For one thing, the stitching on Stoic stuff is clearly inferior. I remember when Backcountry brand stuff was shooting for similar quality at a noticeably lower price. Seems those days are over. I'll stick with Icebreaker and their higher quality product.

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SnowKicksA** wrote a review of on October 5, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I just received the black version of this shirt. I got it while it was on sale for $19.95. At that price its a redonkulous deal. Super comfy and I think the fit is dead on. I'm not sure why everyone is saying it runs small - I'm 6', 185 and got the Large, which is what I usually wear in these types of shirts, and it fits perfectly. Not even snug. I could probably wear the medium. The quality seems to be top notch. My only concern is washing it - I worry that if I use warm water or put it in the dryer the seams will shrink and the material won't - to be safe, I'll probably hand wash it and hang dry. Otherwise, no concerns. Awesome shirt.

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SnowKicksA** wrote a review of on May 29, 2010

Beautiful Knife from CRKT
5 5

OK, first, this is not your usual everyday pocket knife. It's big. That shouldn't have caught me by surprise since they put the dimensions right in front of your face, but it still did. It's not so big that you couldn't carry it every day, just might raise some eyebrows when people see you take it out. As far as quality goes, it's an absolutely beautiful knife. Very sturdy, great blade and really smooth action when opening/closing. Not assisted, but you can flick it open with barely any effort. Same for closing. Takes about 2 tries to practice, then you'll have it. The lock system is designed really well. Everything is in the right place so that you only need 1 hand to operate, but it's still very safe. This is a no-doubt 5 star knife in my opinion. At the SAC price (I paid $30 !!!) it's a CRAZY deal. I don't think I would personally pay full price, but that's not to say it isn't worth it. I'm just cheap.

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SnowKicksA** wrote a review of on January 20, 2010

5 5

I absolutely love the feel and performance of Polartec Power Shield. Kudos to BC for making such high quality jackets at such competitive prices. A few more comments:

1. sizing - I'm 6', 185 and could wear either the L or XL. The L is nice because it fits my waist better. However, it is a little snug in the shoulders/pits for me, and doesn't allow a lot of layering. The XL fits great everywhere except the waist, where it is a little baggy. This wasn't a problem with the original, as it seemed to have a more tapered fit?? Too bad.
2. despite what the specs say, there is no wrist stash - that's the old model. this has the obvious outer chest pocket.
3. Highly water resistant is accurate. I've worn all of my Polartec Power Shield jackets (i have 3) in downpours, and they will let water through...not just the seams or zippers...the actual material. But it does take a pretty heavy rain.
4. A general comment - I am really disappointed to find out that BC.com is transferring their product line over to the 'Stoic' name. Same stuff, I know, but:
a.) the goat logo is way cooler than the stoic one, in my opinion
b.) the colors of the Stoic stuff are just awful. I don't know what they are thinking. Even some of the BC.com stuff was starting to get a little silly looking due to color choices, but the Stoic color combos are just ridiculous. Please don't discontinue the goat brand. And by the way, the original Shift softshell was the greatest jacket you guys ever made...why change such a good thing???

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SnowKicksA** wrote a review of on January 20, 2010

5 5

I absolutely love the feel and performance of Polartec Power Shield. Kudos to BC for making such high quality jackets at such competitive prices. A few more comments:

1. sizing - I'm 6', 185 and could wear either the L or XL. The L is nice because it fits my waist better. However, it is a little snug in the shoulders/pits for me, and doesn't allow a lot of layering. The XL fits great everywhere except the waist, where it is a little baggy. This wasn't a problem with the original, as it seemed to have a more tapered fit?? Too bad.
2. despite what the specs say, there is no wrist stash - that's the old model. this has the obvious outer chest pocket.
3. Highly water resistant is accurate. I've worn all of my Polartec Power Shield jackets (i have 3) in downpours, and they will let water through...not just the seams or zippers...the actual material. But it does take a pretty heavy rain.
4. A general comment - I am really disappointed to find out that BC.com is transferring their product line over to the 'Stoic' name. Same stuff, I know, but:
a.) the goat logo is way cooler than the stoic one, in my opinion
b.) the colors of the Stoic stuff are just awful. I don't know what they are thinking. Even some of the BC.com stuff was starting to get a little silly looking due to color choices, but the Stoic color combos are just ridiculous. Please don't discontinue the goat brand. And by the way, the original Shift softshell was the greatest jacket you guys ever made...why change such a good thing???

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SnowKicksA** wrote a review of on August 23, 2009

5 5

This hoody is super comfy and seems to be very well built. However, there is NO WAY it is worth the regular price. This is nothing more than a nice, stylish comfy hoody. There is nothing technical about it, and I doubt it would do much for you in harsh weather. There is barely any wool in it, so it seems a little cheap that they advertise it as such. All this being said, I paid just over $30 dollars for it on SAC, which was a great deal. If you can get it for that, I think its worth 5 stars. Anything more, and you will be disappointed. Also should mention that I sized up based on some of the reviews, but I don't think it was necessary. Wash however you want...it wont shrink.

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SnowKicksA** wrote a review of on March 13, 2009

5 5

because this is the best, most versatile jacket ever made. I got it a while back and wanted to use it a bit before I reviewed it. PERFORMANCE: Repels water like crazy. I've yet to see any water soak into the material (I have some things that are 'highly water resistant' but don't live up to it). Crazy light as far as weight goes, and blocks wind perfectly. Insulation is light, but I think it is meant to be layered with. I've worn it with the BC Rime under it (at TShirt under that), and don't need anything else. THE FIT: I got a large and its perfect. This is what I wear in pretty much everything. Length is spot on, and not bulky anywhere. Athletic cut, which is nice. I'm pretty athletic, but not exactly in perfect shape, and no problem with the fit around the stomach. Arms are long, but not so long that there is any issue. There is plenty of room to layer...I've worn a heavy weight Icebreaker and the Rime under it at the same time, and I felt wonderful. BOTTOM LINE: buy it. It's worth the money. If you get it at the SAC price, that's just gravy...but find a way to get one, however you do it.

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SnowKicksA** wrote a review of on February 16, 2009

5 5

I'm totally addicted to Icebreaker, and buy pretty much everything that shows up on SAC. This is oen of my favorites. Fit is perfect and extremely comfortable. Not sure why they didn't put thumb loops on this one - all the other 260 wieght shirts have them. But no biggy. I am 6', 180, athletic build and the large is perfect. Buy it. It will be your favorite too.

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