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bbo5284028 wrote a review of on February 6, 2012

5 5

No issues at all. Fit is a bit roomy but perfect for layering and allowing movement. Men's M fit my 5'8" 155lb athletic ape-armed build (17"x33" men's dress shirt). Wind protection is great. At 30 degrees I had a wool base layer, a light wicking mock turtleneck, and the shell - just the amount of layering I was hoping for at that temp. At 23 degrees I added a thicker wicking shirt (like a 200-wt). Never needed the puffy in the pack. Small nits - the headphone port should be stitched in a contrasting color so the little bugger can be found, and the pit zips could be 3" longer down the torso.

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bbo5284028 wrote a review of on January 12, 2012

5 5

Superlight shell that kept 34-degree rain out for a few hours. Paired it with a Zonal synth sweater over a wool lightweight base and was very comfy. Great mobility, easily adjusted the hood with one hand after pulling over my helmet. The hood brim is nice but the stiffener is tricky to stow without puting a kink in it. This and the Zonal run small. 5'7" @ 155 lbs and a typical M, but those were too tight across my chest/lats. The L is a bit more billowy than I'd prefer, but it fits and it moves with me well so it is what it is. The lack of zipper flap closure isn't too big a deal, but dinky hook-and-loop discs heated onto the fabric would be ideal.

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bbo5284028 wrote a review of on January 5, 2012

4 5

Bought this as an insulating layer, around camp, and while waiting between ski races. Wore it in ~20F with just a wool thermal and was fine. The fleece side panels make for coolness there, but it vents nicely and with arms down keeps the wind out. Nice collar and cuffs, and typical Hardwear excellent build quality and details. I give if 4 stars only because of it's length, which is about 2" longer than I would prefer. I normally wear M, found that to be too tight across the lats and chest, and ended up with L. Both had the length issue. Otherwise I'm very satisfied.

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