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vy.p334659 wrote a review of on July 19, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I have an older R280 harness from 2010, got this thinking they'd be the same. Nope! Chuck Testa... I mean, it's not as comfy as the old one. The edges where material is welded together are rough and chafe. No big deal if I'm wearing pants and shirt but the sizing is a little off too - leg loops were tight while belt is huge.

The quality is not what I am used to with Arcteryx.

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vy.p334659 wrote a review of on February 13, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The sleeves were tight, making it difficult to put this jacket on over a base layer. It's just right over a tank top or tshirt, obviously not as warm without the base layer. This jacket is ok for casual wear or for running, not the right tool for alpine sports. I bought an Arcteryx Atom LT hoody jacket for use as a mid layer instead, and it doubles as a light water-resistant jacket in temps above 0C.

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vy.p334659 wrote a review of on February 13, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have old L and M bags that really get the job done - the opening is big enough to pack in odd shaped gear like snowshoes and material is very durable (but the orange color marks easily). I bought a S from Backcountry to use as a carry-on, which barely fits when full in the thing airlines use to gauge whether your bag is the right size; however, it fit with room to spare in the overheads of planes of most sizes I've flown on (DOES NOT FIT ONBOARD SHORT HOP TURBOPROPS - but then again, they only allow a small briefcase or backpack on those).

A slightly larger opening would be nice in the S, I found it less than easy to put things like a stack of clothing in.

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vy.p334659 wrote a review of on February 7, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm 5'3", 130 lbs. Went with 162 mounted to Marker Squire (the 110mm brakes BARELY fit), the full rocker takes some getting used to - especially in glades and moguls. At first I felt the turning radius was really wide, but adjusted technique to the skis and they are very quick to respond. As other reviewers have said, not a great ski for groomed runs or ice but can function just fine as the only arrow in your quiver. In deep powder is where they really excel, with effortless float and clean turns.

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vy.p334659 wrote a review of on February 7, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's been with me through temps well below 0F, rain, snow, ice storm and kept my hands dry throughout. The leather palms keep a good grip on things and it's mostly warm, I've never used a hand warmer. As an under mitt it is a bit bulky and takes some time to work under the cuff of my Arcteryx shell over it.

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vy.p334659 wrote a review of on February 7, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These pants have a nice low rise but are a bit short (I'm 5'3", 130 lbs wearing size S). Runs small in the hips and seat for me, I have a little extra junk in the trunk. Kept me warm in -20F at Northstar with a Smartwool baselayer underneath. Material could be more durable, already got a small hole and some fraying at seams around the knees from some close runs through the glades.

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