I ordered the The North Face Condor Triclimate Jacket and decided to also order this liner based on my past experience with ordering cold-weather gear. Glad I did because when I first tested the Triclimate Jacket with the Apex ClimateBlock liner that came with it it didn't stand up to the windy low-teen's weather. Since it gets below 0 degrees F here in Iowa I needed more and this liner fills the bill. It is lightweight but affords great warmth . It was compatible with the Triclimate Jacket so it's an easy process to switch between the two liners.
For the past two winters I have been searching for a boot that would keep my feet warm and dry. After two failed attempts with Columbia boots I ordered these and after putting them through the wringer I must say I have finally found a pair of boots that deliver.
After reading the reviews, I ordered one 1/2 size larger than my normal shoe size to allow for heavy wool socks and they fit perfectly. They are comfortable and provide great support and at temps near 0 degrees F, they are warm and waterproof.
I can'[t say enough regarding Backcountry's support in this effort. They really mean what they say about returns and have earned my future loyalty.
I bought these to replace my Columbia Bugaboot Plus XTM Boots because they weren't doing the job in the warmth department. I used them on two nights when the temps were in the single digit range and I couldn't tell any difference when I turned them on, even when I left them in on the highest setting. For me Columbia needs to either improve their footwear or get out of that end of the business.
Backcountry made the purchase and returns a very pleasant experience and on the third try I finally found a boot that works for me-the Merrell Norsehund Alpha Waterproof Boot. Thanks Backcountry!
I bought this liner because on days when the temps dipped below 10 degrees F, especially when the wind was howling, my Marmot Work Gloves got cold pretty fast. I have used these liners several times and I would not buy them again. They need some improvements based on my experience. The main thing I would want to see added is Velcro on the wrist so that when I need to remove the outer glove the liner would stay on my hand. As it is, you have to pull on the glove and hold the wrist of the liner which difficult with a heavy outer glove and good luck trying to get you hand back into the liner if you just pull your hand out of the liner and leave it in the outer glove.
I also think if I ever purchase a liner again it will be made of Merino Wool. This material really doesn't add much in the way of added warmth.
Bought these boots to wear during my first Iowa winter and thankfully, I was blessed with a mild one. That being said I don't think the boot was really tested. It was definitely waterproof but judging how cold my feet felt on the couple of 0 degree nights I would hate to see -65F. That's what the temp rating said on the box. I also spent extra money for heavier wool socks which helped but still I don't know how Columbia arrives at this temperature rating-definitely not with my feet! Maybe I will continue to be lucky and sees mild winters or I could always move back to the south eastern U.S. LOL!
They did wear well
This was my first purchase of a Patagonia product and I have been impressed. This long-sleeved shirt affords me full upper torso sun protection without being too heavy to wear on the warmer days. Breathes well and seems to wick the moisture away from my skin. So far I can say that I definitely recommend this product.
Bought this hat for glider club operations. Fits great, is very comfortable, and shields my face and neck adequately and the brim is not too large.to wear when piloting the glider.