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blap55934 wrote a review of on December 16, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

I bought this to replace a TNF Radish hoody, possibly the best piece of clothing TNF has ever made (they don't make it any more unfortunately).

The xxl fit like a glove over a base layer which unfortunately is not true of the R1's anymore. The R1 in xxl fits like a muumuu dress and the xl is just too tight in the shoulders, The piton however is just right.

I don't have a ton of days in the mountains with it yet but i don't think I'll be disappointed by this one.

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blap55934 wrote a review of on December 15, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large

A high quality, well thought out product that approaches but falls short of perfection for the intended application.

Super comfortable, bomber bibs with well thought out features but just a tad too bulky and heavy for serious alpine endeavors. If you're a split boarder or do just a lot of touring these will be fine but there was just a tad too much material for my taste as I'm planning on using them for splitboard mountaineering and some alpine climbing.

Overall all I would recommend these over and above the patagonia primo or the arcteryx stinger. These bibs put both of those products to shame.

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blap55934 wrote a review of on December 15, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

Beautiful craftsmanship, color, details and overall design. The patterning on this pant however is absolutely terrible, just terrible. It constricts in the absolute worst places. I have a 32" inseam and 37" waist and the crotch, with the suspenders elongated to their max, hoisted my family jewels in a way that was inducing nightmares.

I'm in the market for a full length side zip pro shell bib that is at home both touring and alpine climbing (I know their will be sacrifices on either end) and I wanted these to be the winner but the crotch and thigh patterning was downright disappointing.

Patagonia still makes excellent gear but they really need to step their game up on the patterning. I also tried on the Primo pants and Primo bibs and although they were roomy I felt the exact same way about the patterning. Too loose where you don't need them to be loose and way to constricting exactly where you need movement for skinning and climbing a steep booth ladder.

Try again next year patagonia although by that time I'll have hoped to have found a bib or pant that will last me five seasons at least.

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