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pet101047837 wrote a review of on August 13, 2013

5 5

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

I took this monster to Aconcagua and Denali - both trips this year - and it performed amazingly well. I wear a large, and am 6'2" and 195 (in reasonable shape). On Denali summit day I wore 2 base layers, a soft shell, and an Atom SV under this and was toasty warm despite very cold temps and high winds. In other words, plenty of room to layer. I suggest a compression stuff sack for this garment - it is puffy. BTW, I tried an XL and it was too big all around.I am frankly surprised that there are not more reviews of this parka here.

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pet101047837 wrote a review of on August 1, 2013

5 5

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

Standard daily upper body kit on recent Denali trip was one base layer (sometimes two, like summit day) and a soft shell, with Atom SV over that when cold or for rest stops. Tried to avoid the "big puffy" routine for rests, and the Atom SV fit the bill most of the time, especially lower on the mountain. Very comfortable, great length, hood fit nicely over helmet. Actually wore under big puffy on summit day and was toasty warm. Love this jacket. BTW, I am 6'2", 195 trim build.

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pet101047837 wrote a review of on July 15, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Just used these on Denali West Buttress. Fixed ropes lead up to the Buttress itself, and we also had a section of fixed line to get up around Washburn's Thumb. Starting when we did several dry runs I noticed that with heavy gloves or mitts on, it was not that easy to disengage the rope from the ascender - the release trigger did not protrude enough to get as good a grip with my thumb as I wanted. With light gloves on it was less of a problem. But since I needed these for cold temps (and plan on more trips where heaver hand wear will be required), I'll be looking for a replacement for this device. Otherwise, it worked fine.

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pet101047837 wrote a review of on March 28, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought these for several trips. Worked great on Aconcagua (downright toasty on summit day, crampons all day). Taking to Denali next. Much better than my old Koflachs: lighter, more comfortable, and much less problem with liner absorbing sweat. Will take overboots to Denali but may not need. Huge fan of these boots.

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pet101047837 wrote a review of on March 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these pants for a trip to the Mexico volcanoes: wanted something light and breathable but that could also go the distance up high. Now they are my go-to pant, although I also use the Gamma AR for colder conditions and when real flexibility is not as critical. I wear the LT for morning walks, weekend hikes, climbing - and have even biked in them. They seem indestructible, as I have been sliding on my butt over rough surfaces in rock scrambles and have banged my knees a couple of times so hard that I broke the skin and bled - but not a thread was out of place. Almost weird, but wonderful. I'd buy another pair, but don't need them. I wear XL - a 36 pant (6'2", and 195 lb, with big legs) - about the only pants that really fit me.

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