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chr5083765 wrote a review of on February 17, 2012

5 5

I just received my Oakley Metal Gas Can Hat in the mail from backcountry.com, and am very impressed with the hat!

Most online hat purchases online have been hit or miss from my experience. Sometimes the hat just looks stupid on you once you try it on or became misshapen somewhere along the way. I purchased with confidence from backcountry.com, since they have a no hassel satisfaction guarantee policy.

Out of the box, the hat fit perfectly, and was in perfect condition. The material has an attractive mesh look to it, and is light and comfortable to the touch. I don't think this is a Flexfit brand hat, the only logo inside says "A-flex" in green...but it fits and feels way better than a Flexfit in my opinion. The brim is easy to contour to your taste and holds the shape quite well. The real metal Oakley "square O" and logo on the back are a nice touch as well.

A nice quality stylish hat overall!

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chr5083765 wrote a review of on January 20, 2012

5 5

This jacket is much warmer than my North Face Apex Bionic Thermal jacket. Initially I was leary about spending so much $$ on the Summit Thermal, but trust me it is well worth it.

The Summit Thermal has a very high warmth to weight ratio. It has a lightweight soft and flexible exterior with a very high loft Polartec fleece insulated interior. My Apex Bionic Thermal has a high loft fleece lining too, but it is not as thick or warm as the Summit's. I also like how flexible and soft the exterior is on the Summit. The exterior on the Bionic Thermal is a lot more rigid, and becomes hard as a rock/inflexible when faced with very cold air. This never happens with the Summit Thermal.

Wow is this jacket warm for a softshell jacket! I was out the other night in 20 degree windy conditions with nothing but a single T-shirt underneath and I was fine. The Polartec Windbloc exterior is fantastic. I felt the harsh winds blowing against the jacket but could feel no cold whatsoever. The jacket is also waterproof which is always nice.

m 5'7" 130 lbs, and the size S fits me perfect. The sleeve length fits well unlike my Bionic Thermal which has slightly longer sleeves. The Summit Thermal does have TNF's "Alpine Fit", so the sleeves are a lot slimmer and more form fitting. Not the best for wearing a lot of bulky layers underneath, but with how warm this jacket is you don't need many. I also noticed the jacket has a slightly longer length around the waist, but still fits great.

If you are looking for a softshell jacket that does it all, this is the one to get! It is windproof, waterproof, flexible, warm, soft, lightweight, and stylish. It's hard finding a good softshell nowadays that has all these features in one. Don't let the price scare you off, it is well worth it.

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