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vla3329191 wrote a review of on March 1, 2013

Amazing!!!
5 5

I cannot agree with you more... took them on a ten day trip from Wolf Creek skiing 5 day old chopped up tree pow to Snowbird where I skied the most variable conditions ever (hardpack, crust, powder, crud) back to Wolf Creek where I skied a 50 inch 3 day storm cycle. They did it ALL and even clocked out at 60mph on a groomer. Super quick in the trees... sometimes I have to remind myself I am skiing a HUGE ski because they turn effortlessly. Quick flick of the heel and the back pivots to scrub speed in tight trees. Cannot recommend these enough!!!

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vla3329191 wrote a review of on January 6, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I can't believe I am saying this about such a high end pant from an amazing company but here it goes... bought these at the start of last season and within 3 days of skiing the pocket zipper started to fall apart and the edge guards were sliced. 20 days later the zipper completely fell off. By the 30th day, the side zips were losing zipper links (even though I rarely use those). Day 40 (yesterday), the cuff broke apart while I was snowshoing in RMNP. I am actually considering returning them to Mammut or Backcountry because for that sort of price I expect at least 4 thirty day seasons of worry free wear. One thing I will say is that the fabric is AMAZING and I have never been cold even at -10F paired with a good baselayer.

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vla3329191 wrote a review of on January 18, 2011

4 5

I bought this jacket for those uber cold ski days to layer with a hard shell. Let me start by saying this: the monkey man is friggin WARM. Shockingly warm! That's what I bought it for and that's what it does well. It is high quality and versatile as a stand alone or layering piece. I find myself wearing it a lot because it starts radiating hit instantly and feels fantastic. Paired with a good baselayer and a shell and it was perfect for -8F resort days on the lift. One catch... it rides up when I am skiing, so I would have love to have a draw string bottom and tighter wrist cuffs. Would be easier for sizing...

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vla3329191 wrote a review of on January 18, 2011

5 5

This fleece blew me away. It is by no means windproof, but functions very well as a midlayer under a shell. And the range of temps at which you stay comfy is what blows me away. From cool fall weather hikes down to about 10F skiing (capilene 3 and a shell), it handles it all. The neck comes up high and the hood is thin enough to wear under a helmet. Super light, durable, wicks moisture away and the thumbholes work great keeping it in place and keeping the snow out.

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vla3329191 wrote a review of on January 18, 2011

5 5

Finally coughed up some funds and bought this jacket in Chamonix this past summer. Did some long rain hikes in the alps. Absolutely water/wind proof, breathable... everything the description says. Then came fall. Spent some cold weekends in NH's White Mountains and once again, this shell proved to be a bombproof piece. I did, however, start getting paranoid about warmth for skiing. I had been using a Mountain Hardware Desna fleece as a midlayer for early winter and it was perfect, but I splashed out on a Mountain Hardware Monkey Man just in case (great separate jacket; no regrets). Honestly, I have used a Capiline 3, Desna Beta AR on 98% of my ski days so far and have been completely comfortable. Hit Vail when it was -8F and layered with the monkey man. Super warm!! Bottom line is if you want a do it all jacket: skiing, hiking, climbing or just staying dry around town, this is a great choice!

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vla3329191 wrote a review of on February 23, 2010

5 5

My wife bought these at the start of this season, and I cannot even begin to tell you how much she enjoys them. She's an east coast skier that goes out west for about 1 week/year. East coast wise, we do pick and choose days out. Not a fan of ice, so storm chasing is our hobby. But these skis do it all: groomers, woods, moguls, powder, and are ok in icy conditions.... but frankly any wide ski is gonna struggle a bit on ice. Regardless this is her solution to all conditions and the graphics are SICK! Would recommend this to anyone. If your a west coaster, this can be your everyday and maybe buy dedicated powder skis for big dumps. Although she had these in 60 inches of UT pow and floated quite nicely:P

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