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ronperki714722 wrote a review of on November 12, 2011

2 5

After receiving these, they appeared to be slightly de-spec'd compared to the photos. My friend had 'em last year and they seemed like really nice leather-(broken in).
The coolest detail (which sold me) was the brushed nickel-looking logo badge. GONE. Now you have a cheap looking embroidered patch. (old pics above)

Sizing seems different than the pair of Hestras I own. I have some older size 9 (different model) that are a snug, broken in performance fit, but these 10's, I can barely get my hand and fingers into them. I doubt they would even break-in to the size of my 9's, but the point is I wanted a tad bit more volume than those.
It seems like I would need at least 12's and I'm not a bruiser. I couldn't decide on 10's or 11's when I mulled over them in a shop last year. Wish I bought 'em then.

I really love the Ski Cross design, but feel like Hestra needed to cut costs on this one. Backcountry is really the best for returns, so I'm not complaining to them- just highlighting to the manufacturer, that these don't really look and feel like $100+ plus gloves in person. Also, updating the pics here would be helpful.

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ronperki714722 wrote a review of on December 9, 2008

5 5

I used the Fission SV last Feb. '08 while on an 8 day ski trip (the Butte, 'Basin, Breck)
White-out most of time w daily temps in teens at most. Strong subzero winds above treeline,
and this jacket was perfect w minimal layering. It's too warm if skiing in temps of around 25 F on up.
I'm 6'-1" and around 200 lbs and the Large is perfect and roomy enough for aggressive alpine skiing.
I pair this w my Minuteman pants. Powder never got more than knee deep and was fine. Deeper powder may
require more in the way of a gasket....which this doesn't have.
It's also a perfect "urban winter lifestyle jacket" (mine's black) Doesn't look like a geeky ski jacket in the city.
Works flawlessly while walkin around in Boston winter winds (Gales combined w temps in single digits/teens)
Only gripe: Inside of collar's lining is fraying a bit from whisker stubble rubbing. (Too soft nylon) wish it was
a micro fiber touching my face instead. Also the hood won't stash, but not a deal breaker, because you'll only be using this
thing when hoods are usually needed.

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