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han3843626 wrote a review of on October 28, 2011

5 5

The moisture management on these gloves is the best I have used in any piece of winter clothing.

They have never soaked through (although they are a little to warm to wear in warm spring skiing).

Sometimes a little snow will get inside the glove when I am putting them on/off, or after a big crash...it takes only minutes for the water to evaporate, and the glove remains warm. I have never seen a glove transfer water so quickly.

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han3843626 wrote a review of on January 4, 2011

3 5

I think these would be great shorts if they fit well.

I purchased these in my usual size (28). They seamed small at the waist and very small at the thighs and butt. The fit was similar to tights or spandex.

The thighs are just cut way too small for the waist. Like others said, your probably gonna need super skinny legs to enjoy the fit of these shorts.

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han3843626 wrote a review of on November 8, 2010

5 5

Another +1 for the windpro.

MSR approved the inverted canister technique for cold weather use thanks to the preheat tube. Just make sure to keep the valve turned low.

The weight is a little high for a canister stove, but the functionality and versatility make up for it! If you have ever tried using a regular canister stove in the cold or wind, you know what I am talking about. The windpro is truly an all weather stove (within reason) with good weight and great simplicity.

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han3843626 wrote a review of on November 8, 2010

4 5

So far, my favorite jacket for winter running. I wear this in below freezing weather over a light baselayer. I found the fit a little tight in the shoulders/upper chest, and a slightly loose in the stomach. But a overall good fit thanks to the stretch.
(5-8, 130 lbs, size small)

Breathability is good for a softshell, and the windproof front/fleece-ish back gives a great temp range. I like it better than the "Mountain Hardwear Transition Super Power" i used to run run in. The MH probably offered a little more protection, but the Salomon was lighter and IMO, had a slightly better fit for running. Another option to look at is the "Sugoi Firewall", which is a similar design. The windproof front, fleece back is key for winter running.



Warning: dudes wearing this jacket next to skin may experience some very uncomfortable chafing...

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han3843626 wrote a review of on November 7, 2010

5 5

Great shirt for cool weather running.

I run in this shirt from about 32-60F, or colder when under a shell. Great temp range, never smells, good fit. Size small fits athletic, not skin tight. It allows a little air to circulate, which i think is crucial to regulate temp.

For reference I am 5-8, 130 lbs and here is how icebreaker sizing works for me

chase 150-200 - small
bodyfit 150-200 - medium
bodyfit 260 - small
beast - small

Its hard to go wrong with icebreaker!

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han3843626 wrote a review of on June 9, 2010

5 5

Good lightweight jacket, among the lightest in its class. It has 1 external chest pocket, one internal lower pocket, and draw hem. The zipper feels good, and the coverage and sleeve length are spot on IMO. The hood fits well, but probably not usable with a helmet. I am 5-8, 135 lbs, and the small fits me very well.

I havent had this jacket in the elements yet, but it seams to be very well put together.

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han3843626 wrote a review of on February 24, 2010

4 5

The combination of materials on this jacket is perfect. This is the only thing I can wear and remain cool while running hard, and keep warm when I turn into the wind. The colored portion is windstopper, while the rest is stretch tech. The jacket has a trim, unrestricted fit given most of the material is very stretchy.

I have been wearing this comfortably in temps from 0-30 degrees F, with varying winds. If you run in the winter, this is the perfect jacket. I am 5-8, 135 lbs, a small fits great, but the collar is a little tight if zipped up.

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han3843626 wrote a review of on December 11, 2009

5 5

I am 5-8, 133 lbs, and a size small fits me great. This is a slimmer fitting jacket but allows for good movement. I would say the coverage is a little small (waist and sleeve length) for climbing, but perfect fit for other activities.Warmth- This thing just feels warm, I would say easily warmer than a mid-weight fleece. The insulation seams instantly warm when you put the jacket on, but I am yet to have a problem with overheating.I think this will make a great winter layer, but I feel its best use will be backpacking: Super lightweight, packs into its pocket (or included stuff sack), wind/weather resistance. For technical wear, this easily replaces my fleece jackets,... and it looks good too.A little on the expensive side, but the weight savings and added weather resistance are worth every penny.

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han3843626 wrote a review of on August 21, 2009

5 5

I am 5'8", 135 lbs, slim build. I bought a small jacket and ended up returning it. The small fit me OK, it was not skin tight but there was zero extra space- no room for anything other than a base layer without an uncomfortable body-hugging fit.

I am just writing this review to give people a heads up on the size. If you plan to layer at all with this, I would definitely go a size up.

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han3843626 wrote a review of on August 21, 2009

5 5

This jacket is sick. Stylish euro-look, and an athletic fit. I am 5'8", 135 lbs, slim build, and a small fits me great. Not much extra bulk, but enough room for a base layer or t-shirt.Quality is top notce too, easily my favorite fleece. The only con is that the zipper zips from the left side instead of the right. Not a problem at all once you get used to it.

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han3843626 wrote a review of on June 2, 2009

5 5

Just received the jacket, and am initially VERY impressed. The quality of construction seems to be on par with or better than anything I have ever used or seen before. The fabric feels very durable inside and out. Although the fleece lining is not very soft, it feels fine against skin, and looks like it will hold up better than traditional fleece linings. The wrist gaiters fit better and feel more durable than others I have had in the past.

The weather resistance looks to be very good, I ran the sleeve under the sink for quite some time, even allowing the water to pool, and it did not soak through at all, the DWR repelled every bead of water. I would say the rain resistance will be above average for DWR, I feel I could easily weather a short downpour in this jacket.

I am 5'8", 140 lbs, slim build and I wear a small. The cut seams to be in-between regular and athletic, with a good amount of stretch. Good fit both with t-shirt and a mid-weight fleece. The Caviar fabric is a little more gray than it appears in pictures.

However the info for this jacket should be updated. The seams are double-stitched, and don't appear to be welded. There are 2 hand pockets, 2 sleeve pockets, 2 pit vents, 1 inner chest pocket, and a removable powder skirt. The hood fits good and has a wired brim, (feels like plastic).

Great value, highly recommended!

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