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robsta wrote an answer about on January 9, 2014

The Gabba stuff is amazing for racing, or going hard enough for the body to warm itself. It will only keep off the worst (wind)chill, but you'll not stay very warm in cold wet conditions.

For recreational riding in bad weather, I would strongly suggest an actual jacket, such as the Confronto, over "Gabba" gear.

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robsta wrote a question about on November 28, 2012

How warm is this compared to the Atom MX that I have? Really loving the the MX, but looking for something a solid step more toasty, as a complement for really cold weather.

I'm finding the fleece panels on the MX -- while awesome for ventilation -- also cost a lot of insulation. If the Aphix is not significantly warmer I have to look elsewhere.

Thanks.

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robsta wrote a review of on December 13, 2010

4 5

Great, super light material, good moisture management (moisture from the inside). Works well below 0°C / 30F as long as you are on the move producing heat (jacket does not really warm due to thin fabric).

Size runs big, for comparison, I (6'1" 170ish) got an Atom MX which is trim/snug fit, Gamma MX which is probably "athletic" fit and the Accelero, which is considerably bigger (all in size medium). The longer, hip length, cut is very nice, but it's also very roomy around the torso, so I had like 3cm stitched off from pits to waist on both sides to make it fit similar to the Gamma MX.

Small pockets would be nice too if you were to use it for hiking, trail running or other multi-hour/outdoorsy activities.

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robsta wrote a question about on October 1, 2010

Does this fit more tightly, like the Atom MX, or more loosely, like the Gamma MX? I tried both and would like to go for a really snug fit, for trail running.

I normally have arcteryx size M and it fits me perfectly, but if it was cut like the Gamma MX I'd consider size S.

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robsta wrote an answer about on May 3, 2010

This is certainly a nice "freeride"ish pack (more robust, heavier). As already stated this pack takes a lot for a 20 liter pack, and it still carries well when you stuff it and additionally put skis on.

If you're looking into a lightweight rando-race/trailrunning alternative, Deuter, Dynafit, CAMP and the likes have nice alternatives. Just don't try carrying your 100mm+ skis. They are not built for that.

That's only the brands I've been using, though.

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robsta wrote an answer about on April 15, 2010

Mr. mcatt has a point of course. If you can, get similar gear as the chaps you're going to tour with. If they're into freeriding with 110mm+ waisted skis and stuff you won't have much fun in a rando racer outfit, and vice versa.

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