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pwa4198974 wrote a review of on May 24, 2012

5 5

11.5 street shoe sized down to a 42.

Had the 42.5 but they slipped in the heel and had air pockets through the arch. Sized down even more to the 42 and although tight as balls they fit perfect and climbs ow so nice!

Comfy soft light feel to this shoe even for the tight ass fit i gave them. I have foot problems so that i saying quite a bit coming from me. These shoes are more cozy than My Muira VS in size 43, something about the thin rubber maybe?

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pwa4198974 wrote a review of on March 19, 2012

4 5

I just got a pair of these in the mail last week. They are of great quality like most other Mammut products i have used. The material is a mid weight and from what i can tell a perfect combo of not overly warm and not so thin they will be cold.

Fit is awesome but wish they had put the tabs to tighten the lower leg on these pants as they did the Gore version. The tabs tighten the extra lower leg material and work great. I am using these pants for ice climbing and i am sure they will be fine as is. It is not like they are loose in the lower leg but i just loved being able to cinch down the extra material on my Norwands this past winter and skip gators.

The pockets are a bit much and to be honest with a harness on a waste of weight. I only see them creating weird hot spots from zippers bending/digging/binching. Add to that bunching of the inside pocket material and i wish these pants just had the leg vents and lower zips.

None the less i will keep these pants as they are sexy as all hell and matc the other 80's techno 150 Anniversary gear i wasted a ass load of $$$$ on this past season. Shit better last is all i can say$$$$$

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pwa4198974 wrote a review of on February 11, 2012

2 5

Hood blows. Small even on just a bare head no helmet. Anyone whom suggest a hood other than a R1 hoody be worn under a helmet is just retarded. Taking my helmet off every time my partner is outa eye sight to remove my hood and put it back on? I don't think so!

None the less this sits at the bottom of my gear bag as it looks that nice. If Mammut keeps building pieces like this they are gonna turn into TNF real quick and just be yuppy gear. Thank god that is not the case as Mammut made many other items in the 150 anniversary line that are proper functional climbing gear and not just a pretty clothes.

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pwa4198974 wrote a review of on January 3, 2012

4 5

Got a pair of these in the mail today.

Like the other clothing i have in this line "Gipfelgrat Jacket, Eiswand jacket and a couple Eisberg beanie these pants do not disappoint.

I bought all this stuff one piece at a time cringing at the price. After reading review after review of the Gipfelgrat Jacket i just had to check it out being the new Neo Shell. I really did not think i would keep it. In the end i chose it over all the other manufactures Neo Shell options. I even ordered one of each so i could try them on side by side. I kinda figured i would go with the Rab Stretch neo Shell as it was the least expensive.

Well after reluctantly holding onto the Gipfelgrat Jacket due to cost only i ended up buying the other few items i have all on at least 20% off sale.

So the pant i bought for ice climbing. I was nervous the fit would be a big more roomy than i like. I am 5 10" 145lbs and pants are often loose in the leg on me. Although not quite as trim as the Patagonia Alpine guide these are more trim than the Arteryx Alpha SV Bibs by far. Beyond that the lower leg can be cinched in up to the top of the calf to fit tight using velcro straps as seem in the pictures. The only thing about this is you then get a slight bulge on the inside of the knee at knee height.

Other than fit all i can comment on is the Gore Pro Shell Mammut used. I would say it is not quite as bomber as the Pro Shell Arcteryx uses on its Alpha SV line of clothes but is still very nice with a very slight amount of stretch.

All in all these pants fit great are made very well and are really slick in the looks department if you are a mountain fashionistah ;)

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pwa4198974 wrote a review of on December 13, 2011

5 5

Simple straight forward soft shell no frills!! Fit is great for a thin build of any size.

I also have a New Mammut Neo Shell jaclet with techno pink and blue zippers blah blah blah so maybe the Rab seems a bit boring? If it where not for the Mammut coat i would say the rab jacket is next to perfect. Only thing the Mammut really has over it is actually waterproof and quite slick to look at.

So slick to look at though many would probably never want to wear it.

I got the Rab for i think $87 at Backcountry. I got the Mammut Neo shell at 20% off for $368!!

The choice seems pretty clear to a non gear whore!

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pwa4198974 wrote a review of on December 1, 2011

Sweet!!
4 5

Have not gotten them out in the mountains yet or even out of the house yet tbh. However these things fit like a glove and seem of a fairly good quality. I think i will really like them?

So far so good, just buy them if you think you want them. So long as they fit your face these are the business!! If not return them...

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pwa4198974 wrote a review of on November 13, 2011

3 5

Technical jackets normally have helmet compatible hoods and this coat does not. Otherwise it is sweet. Cut a bit bulky through the torso so it bunches a bit. Suck a sweet color though it would be easy to see by if i just wanted a yuppy coat.

Well other than the non euro cut that is. It's orange like a orange and sweet sweet sweet. " IN REGARD TO LOOKS ONLY"

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pwa4198974 wrote a review of on November 6, 2011

3 5

Nice pants and i wish they had fit better. I am 5-10 135-140 lbs with a runners frame. I found the smallest size waist to be a bit big on me as my waist is tiny. I also found quite a bit of extra material in the rear end area. Nothing crazy but far from the form fitting description most people give this pant.

I was really looking for something slim around the lower leg and that did not bunch at the knee. Although this pant did that better than most they still bunched around the knee, rear end and thigh more than i would like. I was shocked to find out that Patagonia alpine guide pants fit me perfect on the waist, rear end and thigh in comparison. The Patagonia Alpine guide also fit about the same around the lower leg even with the zipper and snap taken into consideration. I also have a pair of Marmot Rock Star pants and although even a bit lighter than the LT pant they are much more form fitting and slim than either the Arcteryx Gamma Lt or the Patagonia Alpine Guide pant.

If you are not built like a girl and want a pant that is form fitting my guess is these would be just the ticket. If you are built like a girl with 26-28' waist and tooth pic runner legs i would go with the Guide Pants or Rock Star.

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pwa4198974 wrote a review of on October 18, 2011

2 5

This jacket is sweet, Mammut really nailed it with this one. However with that said mine is getting returned.

Mammut claim this jacket is designed with climbing in mind the half zip and low bulk and wearing a harness blah blah blah. That is all good and fine but most people that climb also wear a helmet. They also claim this jacket is helmet compatible and "IT IS NOT HELMET COMPATIBLE AT ALL" !!

I can Barely get the hood over a Petzel Meteor and then it is almost impossible to zipper all the way up not to mention turn my head. Its like Mammut cut the hood 2' short of working with a helmet. With the sweet delicate zipper it is just crying to bust open!!

Now with a helmet compatible hood this jacket would be sweet and i would not be returning it.

The Orange color is one of the nicest orange color coats i have ever seen and i want to keep it on looks alone. However it is cut to be worn over layers and has a kinda balloon bulky mid section fit. The shoulders and arms are awesome!! The fabric is sweet and i can just tell it would breath really really well. I would even go as far as to say i could imagine wearing it on crazy cold winter days for running.

It's really just a shame as if the hood was helmet compatible this jacket would rock as a climbing shell. As a around town coat the balloon mid section is a bit weird. I cant really see this coat being used for anything other than climbing with the half zipp and all. I mean you could use it for hiking and general mountaineering but i would much prefer a full zipp in that case if i was not in a harness.

If you don't rock a helmet get it. If you do pass and get the Gipfelgrat jacket as that is one sweet jacket made for alpine climbing!!

How does a company like Mammut miss something like this in the design process? They must rock some tiny helmets?

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