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Brent J.

Brent J.

Brent J.

Brent J.wrote a review of on February 16, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ever freeze your butt skiing? Ever notice however, it's usually your hands and feet that get cold first? Mine do. That's why I ordered the Black Diamond guide mittens. I used them last year for 40 trips downhill skiing and another 10 this year. There were days in minus temps and days my entire clothing was sheathed in ice at Schweitzer, Baker and Bachelor. My feet got cold, but not my hands. Apply a coat of Nikwax. The leather will thank you. I normally wear a large mens glove. The large fit me, but the XL could have worked under duress. I'm 5ft 8in and 175 lbs and I currently ski, although I have snowboarded, telemarked and XC skied as well. PS the index finger stayed warm separated from the other 3 and closes car doors and hatches easier than mittens.

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Brent J.wrote a review of on January 26, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium short

I just read the previous review. I'm 5ft 8in and 175 lbs. I bought the medium short inseam version 5 yrs ago. Perfect for my 30 inch inseam. Suspenders adjustment helps also. I've skied 20-40 days a year in minus 40 windchill factors and also in enviable spring conditions. My wallet goes in the left zippered cargo pocket, my phone in the right, and the car keys in the zippered kangaroo chest pouch for quick access. I recently bought another bib made from gore tex pro 3L. It is not as warm, and more expensive. Anchor Bibs? Roomy, pragmatic design takes a lickin and keeps on skiing.

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Brent J.wrote a review of on January 1, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I ve had these on the slopes in Oregon about 10 times: blues, greens and black single diamond runs, groomed and in powder to my knees. I own the 173's, I'm 175 lbs. flotation is noticeably evident more than the Mantra, but slower on groomed runs. A very stable ski for powder and quicker turning with no camber under foot. More preferable west of the Rockies with lighter snow but handles medium dense powder dependably well.

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Brent J.wrote a review of on December 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 177 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

What? A downhill/alpine ski shirt? Absolutely. Wear a wool long john top, then add the DriClime shirt. Tuck both layers inside your ski pants or ski bib giving yourself a wind resistant, water resistant layer that holds a breathable layer of heat underneath the ski coat. I ski single digits with this upper body/torso protection zipped up just below the chin. I am 5ft 9inch, 177 lbs and wear a large DriClime skiing 30-40 days a year.

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Brent J.wrote a review of on May 29, 2011

5 5

I ordered Masherbrums late thinking I would just put them away until next winter....however, Oregon's La Nina winter extended almost to the middle of May this year and I found myself with warm hands capable of gripping my ski poles flashing down a couple of the diamond runs on a nearby ski slope with the temps in the teens and 20's. I was impressed with the masherbrums ability and design. My hands were warm and still functional. I am not a climber, but I ski in all kinds of weather. These babies will do the trick.

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