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wordsofglass wrote a review of on July 23, 2010

2 5

I had the old backcountry.com version of this shirt and freakin' loved it. Wore holes through the elbows and wore out the thumb loops. This new version has sleeves that are at least 3" too long and a little bit baggier than previously (the body fits about the same as before, but the sleeves are just wrong). Made in Canada if that's enough of a bonus for someone to excuse the poor proportions. I tried to shrink it in the drier, but ended up sending it back. I'm 5'10" and 145 lbs and wearing size small if that helps anyone...

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wordsofglass wrote a review of on October 1, 2009

4 5

I like these so far. I needed a good liner and like these much better than some slightly thicker synthetic fleece gloves I have. I kinda wish they had some rubberized dots on the fingers, though. The fit seemed a little off, just make sure you realize the sizing is unisex. I wear a medium in most men's gloves and needed a large here. It helped me appreciate Backcountry's great service for the first time.

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wordsofglass wrote a review of on February 10, 2009

3 5

This shirt seems to be *okay* merino wool, but it is much itchier than other shirts eg. my Backcountry.com zip, Patagonia Wool 2 zip and all of my girlfriend's Icebreaker shirts. Because it touches more skin, it's closer to ragg wool stuff I've worn than the merino wool that I've gotten used to. I would send it back if I could, but it was ridiculously on sale, so I'm not too torn up about it. The sizing also seems a bit oversized. I got a small hoping it would be semi-form-fitting, but it isn't it hangs loose and...looks awkward I think.
On the plus side, it does seem slightly more durable than similar weights of wool, but maybe that's just because I wear it much less.
I wouldn't knock it just because it's from China (like some reviewers). I blame Icebreaker for the poor quality. Those hard-working sheep and chinese factory workers do a fine job on plenty of other similar items.

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