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Damian M.

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Damian M.

Damian M.wrote a review of on April 25, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I admit I have a large head and it just doesn't fit quite right and pinched my forehead, so more of a "me problem" I guess. It also immediately felt warm, just trying it on inside, I think the honeycomb, Koroyd, layer doesn't vent very well. Had to return it and try something else.

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Damian M.wrote a review of on February 16, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

The material of this shirt is great and most of it fits well. I was even very pleased with the sleeves being plenty long for me, and that's normally one of my issues. However, the torso is a solid inch+ too short. When I raise my arms, even just a bit, it comes up above my waist. Otherwise, it's a nice heavy shirt for winter. I don't think I would recommend this shirt until they adjust the cut, but if you have a shorter body, go for it.

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Damian M.

Damian M.wrote a review of on February 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Love these pants quite a bit. I used them a couple weeks ago on a 3 day ski trip in VT when it was well below zero F. Kept me warm under my shell pants, I wore them over some 3/4 length tights as well. Fit pretty okay, but the waist is a bit tighter than expected. It would be better if the waist fit a bit more like the BC Timpanogos. I like the draw cord setup, unlike some of the other reviewers. I have not tried them on after they came out of the wash, so hopefully they didn't shrink or anything, I'll update this review later if they did.

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Damian M.wrote a review of on February 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I saw the other reviews that said it kind of works, gave it a shot anyway. Worked rather well. I should have taken a picture of my skis on the lift next to my buddies... theirs were covered in snow and mine had barely any. Obviously this isn't a perfect solution, I applied two coats to warm skis as the directions say. I might have to apply another coat after a long weekend of skiing. Overall worth the price.

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Damian M.wrote a review of on February 13, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I saw the other poor fit reviews, but thought I give is a try based on them being on sale. I sized up, and they fit snug like expected. However, the rise is too short and doesn't cover my rear properly (I have an average butt, I think). Also, the leg length is extra short compared to other 3/4 lengths I own, these barely reach just past my knee and bunch behind the knee when I bend. I would not recommend these based on these fit issues, but the material seams fine otherwise.

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Damian M.wrote a review of on February 13, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

The shirt is a nice standard fit, in a decent weight merino. Durable enough and as expected. The collar is a bit thick though, which I guess is nice that it won't become a bacon neck, but it sits high and depending on what I'm layering over it becomes a bit awkward underneath. If they improve this I would be excited to get some more of these.

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Damian M.wrote a review of on February 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Great shirt. really nice and soft performance material. Great trim fit. Really like the band collar. The length is great, I'm a taller guy. Even the buttons have a really great robust feel. Will definitely get more of these if they come back in stock and offer additional colors. Note that it's a European fit so size up.

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Damian M.wrote a review of on February 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Love these pants! They're like a low bib, which I wasn't sure if I would like but I really ended up loving it. The added height helps block out any drafts and snow from getting up under your powder skirt while moving and skiing. Did a lot of research before buying because of the hefty price, but I love them and very glad I did. I ended up buying direct from Klattermusen since Backcountry didn't have the tan color I wanted when I went to buy. The fit is nice and trim but gives plenty of room for a couple layers. I really like the zipped cuff feature too, it's a gusseted zipper expansion, allows plenty of room to buckle up ski boots but then you can re-zip for a nice close fit, or if you have larger boots you could leave the zipper open for more room. This feature allows these pants to work well with regular slimmer boots too so I'll never need another pair of snow pants. Plenty of pockets and the material is super durable. I expect to have these pants forever. Size up since it's European sizing.

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Damian M.wrote a review of on February 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I love this jacket for skiing. I ended up buying direct from Klattermusen because Backcountry didn't carry the green color I wanted. It's an extremely rugged and well designed jacket. Amazing features all over. I really like the chest pocket that's under the main zipper's storm flap for extra protection. It's obviously a bit pricey but I got it on sale and would definitely do it again. Size up, being a Swedish brand it's European sizing, plenty of room for layers still and a nice trim silhouette.

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Damian M.wrote a review of on February 13, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I really like these pants. I wear them all the time around the house and on a couple ski trips. They fit super great new, but after first wash they lost about an inch to inch and a half in length. They're a tad short on me now so that's a little disappointing, but I'll still continue to rock them I think. Comfortable feel and nice and warm.

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Damian M.

Damian M.wrote a review of on February 13, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: Large and XL

I was really pumped to pick these up on sale, but that was short lived. I'm normally a large in all shirts and pants, I had to size up to an XL due to how tight the bib's chest was. I actually got a large as well just to check the sizing, not even close to fitting. Both sizes had incredibly large legs, I could fit both of my legs into one pant leg. They were also very short, granted I'm quite tall. Returned both and ended up going with the Klattermusen Brage pants, they're awesome I'm super glad I did.

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Damian M.wrote a review of on February 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Great classic gym short. Nice material and fit. No liner, but I hate shorts with liners, so that's a plus. I will probably get a couple more of these if they come back in stock.

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Damian M.wrote a review of on February 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great day bag size. I used it as my personal item to fly and then as a day pack around Europe. Worked great, really like that its a large single compartment with some support structure so it doesn't bulge when stuffed with some extra jackets. It even rained on a us a couple days and it repelled the water nicely, nothing got wet inside.

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Damian M.wrote a review of on February 13, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Overall I like this jacket. It's roomy enough to layer and it's great that it packs down into it's own pocket. After about a year later the loft is quite compressed and I'm kind of disappointed for how much this jacket was. I do really like the sleeve cuffs with the elastic on the inside and not too tight, most puffy jackets aren't like this.

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Damian M.wrote a review of on August 21, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 250 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Did a lot or research before buying this coat. Everyone agrees this is as good as it gets, not I do too. I've only worn it a couple times for some summer showers, definitely keeps the rain off well. It does get steamy inside on the hotter humid days, luckily I wasn't outside too long. The hood is great too, plenty of adjustability to dial in the fit front to back and overall height. Jacket is very light weight and compact as well. So glad I picked this up.

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Damian M.wrote a review of on August 21, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 250 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

The body fits well, with room for layering too. However, the arm holes and sleeves are giant. I know this item is cut with a looser cut than other Fjallraven items, but it's super over sized in the sleeves. I even tried a Large to size down like others recommended, but that fit awkwardly as the sleeves were a bit too short and the body ended up being too tight for comfort. Ultimately I returned the coat a little disappointed as the material and quality was great and I was really looking forward to owning the jacket.

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