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hikerval wrote a review of on March 28, 2013

5 5

Very comfortable and lightweight for all seasons. In winter, I use these as a base layer; for spring & summer they are great by themselves, and not too warm for summer backpacking in the Sierras. It's also a great shirt for knocking around town, very presentable. Size small fits perfectly; I'm 5'7" and weigh 120#.

These shirts are pricey, but they are long lasting -- after 4 years, I'm finally retiring one of my shirts.

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hikerval wrote a review of on March 25, 2013

5 5

Just took the Rab Infinity out for its first spin: several days of minus 4 degree temps in Bryce Canyon, Utah. This jacket was outstanding! Tired of being cold wearing my Patagonia down sweater in sub 30 temps, I purchased this jacket based on backcountry.com reviews and online help. I got exactly what I was looking for: outstanding warmth in low temps,even during long lunch breaks.

The fit is perfect. I am 5'7" and weigh 120#. I bought the size small, which fit perfectly over layers (wool tee, long-sleeve shirt, beanie and even a fleece sweater, but that was overkill). It also layered nicely under my waterproof jacket.

Two pluses (beyond the incomparable warmth) are the handwarmer pockets and the hood. Wearing only liner gloves for picture-taking dexterity, the pockets kept my hands plenty warm. The hood fit easily over my beanie, and the elasticized edge is a nice tough, keeping the fit very comfortable and helping to hold in the heat. Also, the soft fabric near the chin was a very pleasant discovery.

Only gripe -- the color and odd sheen. I have the Shark color, shiny and not flattering by any stretch of the imagination. But I bought the jacket for warmth, and it has delivered in spades, so I would highly recommend it for anyone whose priority is to stay warm in bitterly cold temperatures.

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hikerval wrote a review of on April 1, 2011

5 5

This fleece is outstanding for staying warm with one layer, or over long-sleeves for unlimited warmth. Great for outdoor fun, walking the dog, etc. though more bulky than I would want for backpacking or even hiking; I prefer lighter layers (and more of them) when I'm in the backcountry. The jacket is not cute enough for going out on the town, but it's perfect for functional warmth (nice handwarmer pockets.) It fits wonderfully, a nice slim look without lots of bulge. I'm 5'7", weigh 120, and the small is perfect, with room to layer.

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hikerval wrote a review of on January 22, 2011

5 5

I bought 2 of TNF Khumbu fleece jackets as presents for my husband, as well as my dad. My dad is 5'6" and weighs 14? and the small fit perfectly. My husband is 5"9", weighs 160 and the medium was a perfect fit for him, too. They both love these jackets. It's a slim fit, but with room for a thick sweater underneath (my dad.) The slightly longer fit to the hips seem to appeal, too. The jackets look nice enough for town, too.

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hikerval wrote a review of on March 11, 2010

5 5

These fleece pants are part of my essential outdoor wardrobe. I layer them over shorts for cold Sierra mornings, layer them under my waterproof pants for snowshoeing, and wear them just as stand-alones for walking the dog on winter days. I'm 5' 7" and weigh 120; the size small fits perfectly.

I really like the fit. Other fleece pants sag and billow like grandpa pants; these are sleek, form fitting and completely flattering. I like the smooth outside finish and fleecey insides. They are not as indestructible as standard fleece, and I've had to mend a tear here and there.

Thank goodness they're still available on Backcountry.com!

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