John M.

John M.

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John M.

John M.wrote a review of on April 11, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I returned this product before using it; the color of the Anthracite is more of a medium gray. The contract of the sleeves and the body is very distinct. The fit of the large was just a hair lose around the mid-section; not skin-tight racer fit but not relaxed. The sleeve cuff was is tight around the arm though.

Going to try in a different color.

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John M.

John M.wrote a review of on March 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just spent four days camping around Northern California and was very glad I had this along. the bag is incredibly comfortable and light. I was happy with warmth though some nights did get a chill. I was just sleeping in the skivvies though so the next night wore some pj's and it was perfect.

The hood is great for keeping the head warm and a quite a camping game changer (first time outside a basic coleman bag). With the hood up and zipped I could tell an instant change in temp.

Very happy camper (literally).

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John M.

John M.wrote a review of on March 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I've only had this for for the last 36 hours but I've lived in it round the clock. It is my new favorite layer for everyday use. The construction and material are extremely high quality (wouldn't expect anything less though). It's not very warm as another user pointed out; it's about the same warmth as a long-sleeve shirt. But the wind and waterproofing is amazing.

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John M.

John M.wrote a review of on May 17, 2014

4 5

Fit: Runs small

I ordered this jersey after ordering the bibs. For reference (which I feel is definitely needed for LG sizing) I am 6ft, 168lb, somewhere between a 30 and 32 waist.

The bibs are superb. I love them. Honestly my favorite set of bibs by far. Sizing chart is off so order your normal size, for me that's a medium. Based on waist, they told me to order a Small. Nope.

Jersey seems to be of excellent quality as well. I ordered a medium. Upon initial fitting, the arms are long and tight, exactly how i like them. The chest and stomach however, a bit of extra fabric. Not my favorite and a bit long for my taste. I like a tighter race cut jersey. Again, this is my preference speaking.

I'm ordering a small to see what happens. To reiterate, I ordered a large bib and am ordering a small jersey. Just keep that in my if you have my same preferences as the medium jersey is just a bit big around the stomach. I'm not a twig, but i'm not carrying extra beer gut either.

Hope this helps.

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John M.

John M.wrote a review of on April 3, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small

Seems to be good construction with a solid chamois, but their sizing is way off. I was skeptical about ordering a Small (waist 32"), should have stuck with the Med or Lrg. Couldn't even get these on.

Update** have since ordered a size large and worn them on 5-6 rides. By far my favorite bibs ever owned. They are compression, so they do fit tight. I guess i have a bit larger thighs than normal...the large fits tight but i have between a 30-32in waist. I'm 6ft, 168lb. adjust accordingly.

As another review stated, these begin to feel like they are not even there. I love the compression. No need to readjust mid-ride.

We'll see how the stitching holds after a few months but everything checks out so far. Except bibs. Looking for them to go on sale again to order set #2.

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John M.wrote a review of on September 26, 2012

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

After 3 morning commutes of roughly 10 miles each, these have started to come unstitched everywhere. The design of the sleeves and materials used do not work well together. Granted, these were tight and so the material was pulling, but I would expect some flex so they stay up on the arms. These have about 2% stretch capability. It would be equally annoying if they were loose to constantly fall down. A poor attempt.

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