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tll3579668 wrote a question about on October 9, 2013

Gamma MX or Gamma SK? I ski in the Wasatch, about 25-30 days in the backcountry every year plus a Big Cottonwood season pass this year. My main focus would be a pant that works well for touring, but warm enough for some moderately cold resort skiing too. My go-to setup for the past several years has been a mid-weight capilene base layer with a 3 layer gore hard shell Arcteryx pant. This seems to work well for me on most typical Wasatch days. I must say, I am still skeptical about the lack of side zip vents in these new soft shells. So which to buy, MX or SK? Any recommendations? Windproof and breathable are probably the two most important qualities for me.

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tll3579668 wrote a review of on July 13, 2012

4 5

Not really much to say, it's just a T-shirt. it Is comfortable and has survived a few trips through the washing machine with no significant shrinking so far. I seems to be a decent quality This is a form-fitting design, a little tighter through the arms and shoulders than the average T-shirt. As a personal preference, I like my tees a little loose for casual wear. I own several other Arcteryx items, and XL has always been a good fit for me at 6'2" and 210 (46 jacket). I had to return the XL in this shirt and go with XXL. Unless you want to look like you are dressed for a night at a European disco, I suggest going with the next size up.

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tll3579668 wrote a question about on June 13, 2012

Does anyone know why this jacket costs so much more than the Fission SL and Fission SV models? Is the Coreloft insulation that much lighter and/or more breathable? Don't get me wrong, I own two other Arcteryx jackets and I believe they make the best jackets on the market right now. But as far as I can tell, the Fission SL has the same Gore Pro Shell with a slightly different insulation material and retails for $698. Is this jacket really $300 better? I ski in the Wasatch, usually 50+ days a season , about 50% resort 50% backcountry so the right combination of breathable/warm/waterproof is something I am willing to spend the extra money on if it is worth it.

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tll3579668 wrote a review of on February 18, 2012

5 5

After having had a chance to use these about 5 times, all I can say is that they work as intended with no issues so far. I was concerned because I have heard that with the mohair, you sacrifice some traction and durability for the lighter weight. I ski in the Wasatch, and I have climbed several of my favorite skin tracks in conditions ranging from hard refrozen snow to new powder. With this width, you can climb just about anything with no trouble. Having owned the BD full synthetic nylon skins also, I can say that in my opinion the mohair mix performs just as well and is much easier to fold and pack, especially in cold conditions. I suppose only time will tell if they are lacking in durability as compared to nylon, but who really wears out skins anyway?

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