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wit4505702wrote a review of on March 30, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I've used these gloves in both 60 and 20 degree weather. I would have to disagree with some of the other reviewers as these gloves did not keep my hands as warm as I would have liked in the 20's. I find the wrist straps extremely functional and a better design than any other glove I have owned. On 60 degree days I just flick them off on the lift.

I should have bought the mitts for warmer hands but I am very happy with these gloves, their color, style and functional aspects.

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wit4505702wrote a review of on February 27, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

UPDATE: I am very unhappy with the wind stopping ability of this material. I now wish I had gone with a pro shell for absolute wind protection. I would not even consider taking these on a mountaineering trip. These will only get use on spring skiing days and I will buy another pro shell pant for next season.

Old Review: This review will be based on use as a ski pant. If I use for mountaineering vs my full zip Pro shell pants I will write another review.

- Fit: The length of the straps on the bib is an issue for me being 6'4". It makes the pants too tight in the crotch and unusable. However, I'll be zipping my jacket in to these so it's fine but other users should be aware if they are my height or taller.
-Fabric: I love the soft feel of the stretchy material vs Gore-Tex Pro shell. You don't get the "crinkle" sound when you walk.
-Zippers: great design and placement.
-I like how adjustable everything is. There are pulls at the bottom of the pant which I can adjust to the type of boot I'm wearing. I find this very useful.

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wit4505702wrote a review of on February 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This is not my first Norrona Pro Shell jacket. All the issues with my old jacket have been fixed in this new version. First off I'm 6'4" 185lbs and the large fits me pretty close to perfect. My last jacket was an XL and I am happier with fit of the L.

- The new zipper design is far more functional and easy to use. My old zippers became useless before end of life. Better zipper pulls, my old ones came off after one week of use.
- The hood and face mask are larger and more accomadating when you are wearing a helment and goggles. My old Jacket was an XL and I found the facemask and hood to be too tight. It was hard to zip and breathing into it would fog up your goggles or glasses when climbing/skiing.
-I like the addition of the front vents. I'm not sure why you would be wearing this jacket if you need front pockets. For me vents are way more functional as I'm usually in extreme conditions whenever I'm wearing this shell.

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wit4505702wrote a review of on February 27, 2015

1 5

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

The material is very thin and the edges are rough cut and NOT sewn over to create an edge that does not frey. The edges started freying upon first use. I would not recommend anyone buy this product. The rest of their products are superb. This Buff is very poorly made.

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wit4505702wrote a review of on October 15, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this jacket about 2 years ago and have put it through the wringer. From backcountry powder days to 100MPH winds on Mt. Washington this pro shell has stood up to the test of time as I would expect from a high end gortex jacket. I'm 6'4" 190 pounds, unfortunately I was forced to buy and XL due to stock issues. I would prefer a L but the cut on the jacket is so perfect the larger size still works.
I do have 2 issues with the jacket. One I wish there was some type of snow guard around the waist. Two, every single zipper pull came off within the first few times of use. They are connected with a thin piece of wire that simply pulls right out of the zipper. It's not a big deal I was able to create my own but when you pay $600 for a jacket you expect a little more.

P.S. Looks like the fixed the zipper pulls on this years line.

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