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mtcp104967 wrote a review of on November 4, 2012

Nice skins
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Probably the best grip out of most of the brands and styles, but also more stiff and clunky, which takes up a bunch of room in the pack, especially whe they're cold. Aso tip loop is not ideal for square tipped skis like moments or whitedots where the G3 hooks are far better. Otherwise, great skins and very durable for sure!

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mtcp104967 wrote a review of on November 4, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had these for years, bought them used and they're still one of my favorite gear items. They've held up from crampon stabs and gashes, multiple seasons of treework in several seasons, hiking duty and countless skintracks. They still look and work great, save for a few gore-tex patches on the lower leg sections. Water rsistance is actully still pretty damn good! Not what it was but better than I would expect, still a very good functioning layer, I just wish it had side zips. They tend to get warm while skinning and that' their only minor fault.

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mtcp104967 wrote a review of on November 4, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Everyhing you expect from Hestra Warm, good fit, dextrous as f*** and tough. I like to warm them up, put them on and work in a good amount of the hestra balm like it was hand cream. Do that a few times, then do it again with snoseal. Now you're ready to take on the world! Two seaos later and they're still going strong, more comfotabe than ever, jus starting to pack out a bit so not quite as wrm as the used to be No complaints though. Great glove!

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mtcp104967 wrote a review of on November 4, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This onezie is amazing. I have one in a Medium in red with green zippers, and it is like nothing else I've ever worn.

It is impenetrable for storm skiing. If you're after free refills, it will never let you down. Ever. Layering is key but this suit will adapt t anything, I have had it in subzero temps with a full highpile fleece suit underneath, and I've skinned in it in much warmer temps with no real complaints. The beauty is that while skinning, I just wear a baseayer underneath and unzip everything and it almost feels like you're skinning naked,but when you get to the top- zip, zip, zip- competely sealed in.

As far as pow goes, this is as good as it gets. Light, no restriction of movement, easy heat dumping, lots of pockets and the gaiters and hood all fit and work flawlessly. You will not feel a breze nor will you get any pow inside it, ever.

The only thing I'm not stoked on is the fit. The crotch is almst to my knees, and everything else I've ever gotten from Norrona was a ar more athletic fit. I hear the new ones are better tough, so that's cool.

Overall an amazing suit that for better or worse gets a ton of attention so be pepared for that as well. I'd give it a 9.7/10, with the only complaint being the "droopy ass" look.

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