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mobo2112 wrote an answer about on December 8, 2011

My .02...a buff is better for running. I wear a cap or light fleece hat. The buff can go over your whole head, use as a neck gaiter, can bring it up over your mouth/nose if you are breathing very cold air, headband if its not that cold, etc.

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mobo2112 wrote an answer about on August 3, 2011

I have it and have used it both running and sightseeing. Its not really breathable. Better for low aerobic/walking/hiking activities to keep chill off. If the trail gets steep, you may need to remove it. It is super light and packable.

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mobo2112 wrote an answer about on February 16, 2011

Arc-warmer, more fitted, less outer stitching=more durable imo, 2 hand pkts (convenient) & chest pkt, breathable side panels, hood not adjustable...works best with helmet or layered under hooded hardshell (so it can take on fit that you get from hardshell)

Nano puff pull-over - lighter, more compressible, boxy cut relative to arc jkt, i treat it as more of a sweater

Both layer easily over & under other layers

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mobo2112 wrote an answer about on February 15, 2011

XL...it will fit you better in the waist and allow you to layer underneath if you wanted to, but the arms will probably be long.

I am similar at 6', 185-190lbs, 41-42" chest, 34-35 waist and a large fits perfectly. I can layer most any close fitting base layer. Layering over something like a sweatshirt would be uncomfortable.

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mobo2112 wrote a review of on February 11, 2011

4 5

I purchased a large/black fleece

Pros:
Quality craftsmanship
Dialed in fit on waist (34-35) and chest (41-42)
35" arm length just makes it with this jacket
Sharp looking (did i really say that?)
Feels warm
The way the external pockets are sewn yields two "drop in" pockets on the inside

Cons:
Too slim in the arms. I dont have "guns" per se but the slim cut arm and slightly stiff fabric made it an uncomfortable fit for me. I have other fleeces that are slim in the arm (pat r1, arc thermal pro) but are softer/more flexible so the slimness is not really an issue.
Cuffs were a bit loose but nothing major.

I really wanted to keep it but have to send it back. Ordering a size up would just negate the dialed in fit of the waist and chest. Still a good piece just not for me.

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mobo2112 wrote an answer about on January 2, 2011

I am fairly certain the wind flap is simply the piece that goes behind and down the length of the zipper (usually a piece about 1/2 inch wide) to make sure no wind gets by the zipper.

While the theta ar doesn't have a powder skirt, it does have both waist and hem draw cords which make an effective double barrier against the snow.

Also, the sidewinder ar has a powder skirt, and marmot makes a couple of pro-shell jkts w a powder skirt too (less that $600)

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mobo2112 wrote an answer about on November 9, 2010

The general answer is no. If you plan to wear the vest underneath another jacket or shell, the Denali will be warmer due to its thick/plush fleece. But worn alone, wind will cut through if its windy. The Windwall 1 will do a better stand alone job keeping you warm b/c it will cut the wind, but if worn under something else, it will not be as warm as the Denali. It just depends on how you plan to wear the vest. If you can accept the lack of wind resistance the Denali gives up for some added warmth, go with that. Also, the Windwall 1 will probably be a bit less bulky if that factors into your purchase.

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mobo2112 wrote an answer about on November 1, 2010

I don't have this jacket but i have 2 others (retro-x and down sweater) which are "regular fit". I'm 6', 190 and i find them loose in the mid-section/waist/lower back. As this jacket is also a regular fit, i would think at worst the large would fit like your other patagonia, and at best it would fit you very good.

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mobo2112 wrote an answer about on October 31, 2010

Both jackets happen to be very good. The Windstopper is cut a little larger so you can layer underneath it I actually find it warmer than the G50. It has pit-zips which should not be underestimated. Since it is a fleece exterior, it will absorb water (even with dwr) but....windstopper (the membrane in-between) is highly water resistant. The g50 is more of a classic soft-shell. The body is cut to the waist (ie...right at the belt line, so not that long). Conduit is probably more water resistant/proof than the windstopper. The exterior, being nylon or something with a dwr, will shed the water better.

Both jackets are durable, but if you plan to be on rocks, abusing your jacket or in wet environments, then go the G50. If you are looking for more of a hiking/backpacking jacket, warm mid-layer under a hard-shell or casual jacket, go with the Windstopper. Mind you, both are very capable jackets.

If you're still undecided, order the g50, try them both, and eat the 6.99 return shipping fee. Small price for peace of mind.

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mobo2112 wrote a review of on April 9, 2010

5 5

Pretty close to it. Indoor climbing, hiking, backpacking, casual....these pants really do it all great. The stretch/spandex, coupled with the gusseted crotch gives you plenty of range of motion. They hold up well to abrasion and wear, and are not too heavy. Note: these have 5 pockets and not 6 like in the current description (only 1 back pocket) and the inside of the hand & back pocket are a durable mesh. I'm a 34-35W/33L and the large fit great. I have nothing bad at all to say about these. Ironically, the shorts fit me like crap...wtf.

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