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win4477635wrote a review of on February 23, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Bought this jacket as an upgrade to my old off-brand insulated jacket, which was always too hot.

Cons: The hood isn't removable. Attaching system is a little hokey, but functions.

Pros: Comfy material. Super dry. Vents keep me regulated really well. Plenty of pockets and options for gear storage.

I wear this with an athletic undershirt and maybe a lightweight insulated jacket unzipped. Vents usually stay open pretty regularly. The attaching system to Oneill pants is just three button swoops. Makes undressing when you go inside a bit of a pain, but it does its job. You shouldn't be inside anyways if you are wearing this.

Pockets and more pockets. 1-2... 6 external pockets, 2 inner pockets that I have found so far, and a phone holder in the upper left external pocket with headphone hole. I generally don't carry a ton of stuff with me on the mountain because I fall a lot, so I don't see why someone would want to carry around a spare lens or goggles in this unless they were done riding.

The little things aside, this jacket kept me warm and dry. I really like the idea of the vents so I am not completely unzipping my jacket. The front face guard is a good height for me and the zipper is covered from being abrasive. Good adjust-ability in the pull cords, though I did not like how they come into the bottom side pockets when you tighten up.

Overall pretty good jacket. Warmer than I expected a shell to be. Too many little things that annoyed me to give it a 5 star. I will probably buy another Oneill jacket when this one reaches its useful life end.

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win4477635wrote a review of on February 23, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I have been using Oneill for at least 20 years, mostly for water sports and diving, so I thought I'd give these a try; I wanted to move away from insulated pants.

Got these along with the Jones 2L jacket shell.

Con: Why are the zipper covers olive green when the matching jacket is gray?
The snap in button on the front came off... I had to glue and press it back on...
Pants pocket zippers are abrasive if you don't have gloves on (when reaching in).

Pros: Vents work great. Super comfy interior. Fits true to size. Kept me super dry and regulated!

Wasn't sure how cold I would be with shells, so the first day I had boxer shorts, heavy long johns and sweatpants under these on a mid 20F day. I had to keep the vents fully open to stay regulated. that day Tried again the next day minus the sweatpants and it was perfect for me.

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win4477635wrote a review of on February 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Upgraded from my late 1980's Oakleys. Paired with a Smith Maze helmet. Perfect integration with that helmet!

Got red sol x and a blue sensor. These things feel a bit "bug size" which I kind of dislike, but the field of vision is pretty good. I actually liked the Dye FOV better, but these had more comfort.

Foam was nice and cushiony. I couldn't see wearing these without the support of a helmet, as the weight of them make them fall down my face without being super tightly strapped in.

Red sol x worked good until about 6PM on a bluebird midwest day. Decided to go blue sensor from then and on then the whole next day. I actually prefer the blue sensor over the red sol x.

Changing out the lenses was ridiculously easy. Minimal fingerprints but those are easily removed.

Goggles have only fogged once on me, and it was a very wet, damp day.

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win4477635wrote a review of on February 23, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small

I bought these for my wife. She has horrible circulation in her hands and feet and after much research these looked like some warm gloves.

Her hands got cold skiing after about 3 hours into a 25F bluebird day. I was extremely disappointed in this. She had to use two hand warmers stuffed into the glove to stay warm. She told me her Swany Toaster glove was warmer and more comfortable for using hand warmers with the zipper pocket, but she liked these more with the extra over-skirt.

Sizing was slightly smaller than anticipated. She is probably a small-medium, and we ordered a 7. Was pretty snug on her.

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win4477635wrote a review of on February 23, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Have been using leather lobsters and synthetic mittens up until these bad boys. I always bought cheap thrift store gloves or synthetic throw-aways. Got a M and it fits well for my M hands. Leather is soft and the glove is easily manipulated. Glove fit me pretty well enough to not need the strap, but the strap made it impossible for snow to get under the collar of the glove. No warmth issues until I got to about 0-10F weather, but was still mildly warm.

I have been using these for outside work, shoveling, skiing, boarding, hiking, shooting. They work really well in all situations. I really dig the goat leather feel.

Touch screen tech is a little sketchy. I find myself having to use the pointed section of the finger to do anything, but it works wet or dry.

Still a bit pricey in my opinion for what you get. I compared these to my old Swany over sleeve lobsters and prefer these. But, if you are looking to upgrade from a $20-30 pair of gloves, I highly recommend these.

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win4477635wrote a review of on February 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Pretty happy with this helmet. I have been skiing/boarding for many years now without a helmet. Last year I got a nasty concussion and decided this year I'm getting a helmet. Super lightweight, I can fit my own earbuds underneath the ear covers comfortably, works great with my Smith I/Os. Pretty low profile; more of a skater look than the weird holey bicycle helmets. I ski in 10-30F weather and with the vents opened I had no issues keeping my head just warm enough. Goggle vent kept my goggles clear and I could feel the fresh cool air on my eyes which I like. Took a few minor falls messing around and my head never noticed it.

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