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bruto wrote a review of on December 31, 2012

3 5

Figured this was made from a heavier version of the fabric Stoic Merino Comp 230 top/anorak are made of (which I have and love). Well, it's not :)
Instead of a smooth nylon outer face and cozy terry loops on the inside this has some honeycomb-structure reinforced fabric which is not smooth on either side and will certainly be less resistant to velcros. It's also thinner than you'd think just looking at the listed fabric weight.

So be warned if you feel like buying it on a whim, like I have ;) Of course I will find a use for it, it's just worth noting that the brief product description provided here can be misleading.

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bruto wrote a review of on January 28, 2012

5 5

For some reason, the item description and most reviews do not mention a little thing about this jacket: it stretches (5% spandex).
Having owned another, unstretchable, Wind Pro jacket before, I didn't expect that, but it makes this one a whole lot better.
In other news, the fit is great and trim (82 kg/180cm, 40" chest, M is just right for wearing little to nothing underneath), deep color is pretty, it's thinner than some other Wind Pro jackets, but that only means you won't sweat as much should you decide to exert in it ;)

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bruto wrote a question about on November 8, 2011

Suppose one doesn't have a tumble drier with heater.

What would work then to "activate" this treatment? Drying in the sun? Using a room heater fan in a small room to raise the temperature to 30C+?
Had poor luck with a previous version of this product (blue bottle), would like to know how to make my softshells repel water again.

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bruto wrote a question about on November 4, 2011

Could anyone elaborate on the sizing/cut changes compared to the same jacket of 2 years ago? I have the M from back then and it's pretty damn tight and hard to fit anything warm underneath (thick fleece, Stoic luft synthetic jacket), whereas M from most other brands fits me just fine (180cm, a little under 80 kg, 40" chest).

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bruto wrote a review of on August 28, 2010

3 5

Bought them for running in wet weather, and turns out they let water through, even if they don't soak instantly. Despite the original factory DWR (if any) and a good dose of Nikwax fabric & leather waterproof spray I applied right after purchase, I can feel even the lightest drizzle seep in through the stretch of fabric between the base of the tongue and the toes.

Otherwise, very nice to walk around and run in.

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