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ches wrote a review of on November 30, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you spend serious time outside in winter and simply never want to be cold again, this is the parka for you. Tested at temperatures down to -50 and I have never been cold. At least, when I have been cold it was because of problems with my pants, gloves, boots, etc... not the parka. It is silly to buy anything without a hood or with a "jacket" cut in this category. I strongly recommend this product.

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ches wrote a review of on November 19, 2011

4 5

I bought these mitts about two months ago and have been trying them out in the last couple weeks of -20 to -40 degree temps in Fairbanks, AK. These gloves are very warm and the material and stitching of the outer shell are very high quality.

The one funny thing about these gloves is that the inner wool liner is three-finger "lobster" style and the inside of the shell has a fabric divider in the middle between the second and third fingers. This gives little added dexterity and defeats one of the main purposes of a mitt--having all your fingers together.

But it is still overall a great mitt, especially if you can get a great deal on backcountry. The OR Highcamp mitt seems similar if the "lobster" liner is a deal-breaker or if you would prefer a synthetic to a wool liner.

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