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mario sarrica

mario sarrica wrote a review of on May 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Fits true to size . I am 5"*8 165-lbs got a large and fits just loose enough but not tight right where you need to be :) The zipper handle is a large piece of metal which is nice compared to most cheap zippers . Great for anything
above 45" . I bought a NF Hoodie a few years back size large and it looked like a kids small so was very happy with the fit.
Its on the high price but its worth it .

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mario sarrica

mario sarrica wrote a review of on April 4, 2014

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

Got this is in took it out of the bag and was puzzled . This jacket is so thin when I held it up to the light I could see threw it like it was not even there . The material is REALLY so paper thin its scary. They should rename the Summit series the Vietnam series :(
This piece is a lost cause stay clear .

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mario sarrica

mario sarrica wrote a review of on March 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I have used these on several summit climbs in the North east.
Temps from 60 TO - 50 . On a long 20 mile single day Trek . I would
Reco these be used with a heavy weight wool sock in the winter as these do not have a liner . For leathers they are about the best around . These are about the same weight as plastic boots 2.5 lbs each . Not as warm as plastic boots but they allow for much more footwork.
Evo's offer amazing balance on all mixed terrain from rock to ice.

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mario sarrica wrote a review of on December 19, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Everyone in the world has one . They are cool I guess if you want to be part of that crowd . These jackets do not breath at all and are decent enough for warmth for around 40-45 but would not reco for layering for serious Mountaineering. They also don't dry fast and are bulky and heavy . Besides that they look decent enough for tooling around with the rest of the wannabes .

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mario sarrica wrote a review of on December 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Used these little guys on a 20 mile Trek this Nov . Easy to use and have nice traction . Great for those ice coated rocks and slick paths. Good price to. I did not use trekking poles and never fell once unlike my guide :) These are no where near the same as crampons do not ice climb with these .

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mario sarrica wrote a review of on December 2, 2013

The warmest Mitt
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Well worn these on another cold Expedition temps in the teens Gloves are SO warm I had to switch back to gloves. Anyone on here saying these are not warm have never worn these or just a web troll .
Gloves are bomb proof and I have personally tested in -60 . To be honest there is so much filler on the front and back my hands were soaked at around 0 degrees . Sound warm? I get very cold hands and use these as an insurance policy in the pack just in case .
They Fit perfect with any heavyweight liner though you won't need one . Pic of me and the gloves rocking 80mph winds temp below zero hands were toasty :)

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mario sarrica wrote a review of on December 2, 2013

Nice
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Bought this jacket for a 20 mile one day trek of Mt marcy in Nov.
The jacket is VERY light and tough . I had this over my optimus jacket and a few other thin layers . It took the wind and snow and burped after :) I am 5'9 160 and it fit over all those layers fine . Very easy to dump air under the arms the hood clamps down tight . We got hit by 80 MPH Plus winds on the summit my hood never came up and that was with zero cover . Will hold its own against any other high end shell made . I took this to the extreme
I know from the journey . I added a Summit pic of the jacket we were there :)

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mario sarrica

mario sarrica wrote an answer about on December 2, 2013

Hey Man I was the first to review these...

Hey Man I was the first to review these back in 2009 when they came on the scene here . Yea you will feel the controls no problem. I get cold hands as well I would add a heavyweight liner with them from Outdoor research you will be totally covered .
I just got back from the Adirondack's and a 20 mile single day summit of Mt.Marcy . It was in the low teens all day with no sun I never used my extra liners all day . You should be good to go they are built to last I have had several pairs of these non have ever failed . Hope that helps bro .

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mario sarrica

mario sarrica wrote a review of on September 23, 2013

Great all around
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

On my second pair of these . Really great alternative to huge plastic boots. For leathers they are very warm and water proof even walking in deep puddles . These give you much more freedom then the plastic . I have worn these in temps from 70 down to minus -40 . I would not recommended these under 20 unless you add in a boot liner and extra heavy sock or have perfect feet . The work great with crampons . Have used these on several mixed rock and ice climbs on
MT. Washington via the Lion head route in Winter . They are built to last .

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mario sarrica wrote a review of on September 18, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I used these on a climb on Mt. marcy this past December . They worked great except when the temps dropped under zero and I really started to feel it even with heavy liners . I switched to my mitts:)I don't have perfect hands so somebody might be fine under zero with these. But if your going to be under zero or around there try another glove. Well made though

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mario sarrica

mario sarrica wrote a review of on November 28, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had a pair of these a couple years ago. They seems to be made warmer then the last pair I had. But they run a little small now . My last set I took a size lg. This time I am going with
XL for the fact that I want to have the option of adding a liner glove . Besides that they are killer gloves .

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