I am female 5'11" and 130lbs and I have the 171 with axl telemark bindings and feel they are the right length for me. From what I have read, the rockered skis ski shorter than a ski without rocker. I have found that if the skis are too short they won't ski so well in powder but may be better for trees and bumps.
The shorter zip doesn't worry me but the zipper disengages pretty easily and is a little annoying to engage it again when you're in the dark or half asleep. It may be to prevent ripping the bag. I tend to run cold so for me I need to wear a few layers to be warm at the temp rating listed. I mainly bought this bag for it lightness and compactness - it certainly does pack down small.
Lightweight, comfortable and cosy. The small amount of lycra gives this hoody a nice amount of extra stretch. I like having the pockets but miss not having thumbloops.
I like the pockets in the front plus the one zip pocket. I am tall and the pants are a little long but I like them that way. They sit on the hips which I also like. Very comfortable material and the fit is pretty good. So far I am very happy with them!
I have used this glove for just a few weeks and after the first use, the glove was already pilling badly. OK, I thought, just cosmetic but now there is a hole on the top side of one of the thumbs (don't even know how it got there). These gloves are just not going to last the distance and I cannot recommend these in any way shape or form. I use them as a liner underneath my shell mittens but I think they will have to be retired to the sidelines as a back up pair.
I don't feel the need for a stuff sack, that way I can fold/roll the pad to fit nicely in my backpack. This pad also seems to stay rolled or folded up without unravelling.