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diane wrote a review of on December 16, 2010

5 5

I was expecting a nice mid-layer, maybe a knock around piece, but what I got was probably the best fleece I've ever purchased. Along with the Noronna ski pants I bought, I couldn't be happier. This piece is really warm and wicks better than anything I've ever own. And it has a terrific fit and looks good. Triple bonus points. Couldn't be happier.

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diane wrote a review of on December 16, 2010

5 5

Wow. Great Fit, Great Style, Great Function. I test drove them today with a light polar fleece underneath, temp 15F. I was toasty, comfortable, and for once stylish. Terrific fit, intelligent zipper design. And TOTALLY WATERPROOF, b/c yes, it was snowing hard. Wish I had two pairs but you're out of my size -M. Runs pretty true to size; I buy a bit big b/c I like to layer when it gets really, really cold.

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diane wrote a review of on December 16, 2010

2 5

I second kikiwv. My Arcteryx stuff is getting worn after 4 years and 400 days of skiing, and I was excited to get new gear. The Norrona ski pants and polar fleece I ordered are great, but this jacket, however well made, is a fit nightmare. Too long, fiddly zipper, wacky hood, funny neck fit, huge around the middle, and the cuff is peculiar. All in all, it seemed like it actually might fit a guy better. However, I'm really stoked by the quality of Norrona products, and only wish I could have ordered the insulated performance shell jacket that I wanted in the first place -- out of my size. Xmas returns anyone?

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diane wrote a review of on December 15, 2009

5 5

wow! these are awesome skis! reading the specs they may seem too heavy or too stiff but they're not! you've got about 200g over the celebrity in 158, and that equals a big bowl of pasta. not much really.(i'm 5'5" and about 125). these skis totally rip steeps, bumps, trees, powder, leftovers, crude, hard pack. does it all. the turns are effortless. the skis are nimble,and go exactly where you point them. i slightly overturned them at first before i realized just how precise they are. i'm burning way less calories turning these sticks, so whatever extra weight i'm going to skin with or tote, i'm totally ready for the trade off. tell santa to put these under the tree!

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diane wrote a review of on March 19, 2007

5 5

This garment exceeded expectations. Originally, I bought one as heavier underlayer to use instead of my North Face poly. After wearing it, I had to go back and get another one b/c it was so great. I use it as a heavier base layer but also as a lighter second layer. The fit is fantastic and my North Face polys are collecting dust now. It breaths, wicks, and does all the tricks. Only down side is it does get that poly smell more than some items, but despite what other reviewers suggest, all the wool bases make me itch and sweat. So Delta, you rock!

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diane wrote a review of on February 21, 2007

2 5

While it looks good, this item is not nearly as warm as the company suggests it is. In fact, I don't find that it does a very good job of insulating at all. I've ended up relegating it to the warmer days that I'm just running errands around town. For serious activity, I turn to my Arc'teryx gear. While it may be a bit more expensive, it is more than worth it.

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diane wrote a review of on February 21, 2007

5 5

This works even better than I had thought it would. Unique fabric and weave. Very warm, yet breathable on those days when I overdress. If it had been available in medium, I probably would have gone for it instead of the small, but in a way the tighter fit might just work better. I can still fit my Arc'teryx Delta underneath it on cold days. Also like the side zipper, which keeps my chin cozy.

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diane wrote a review of on February 21, 2007

5 5

This winter, I've turned into a real Arc'teryx fan. This is the best ski jacket I've ever owned. It has amazing construction: the perfectly taped seams keep the wind and snow out, and yet the garment breathes. It's comfortable, practical, resists dirt, and it's also stylish! For the first time I've found a jacket that combines practicality with style. In combination with my other Arc'teryx under garmetns, I'm ready for any winter weather, hot or cold, inbounds or backcountry. A total winner!!

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