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Grantwrote a review of on February 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: large

I wear the windridge shirts, long and short sleeve, as my next to skin base layer 5 months of the year. That's all winter. I have tried others, but the windridge is the best. Super silky smooth, no chaffing and everyrhing just slide over it. Performs well to. Highly recommend. I am a large in the short sleeve and a medium in the long.

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Grant

Grantwrote a review of on February 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: large

These are great shirts, whether the button down or the polo. Snaps not buttons are great....cleaner look with nothing to snag and more durable than buttons. Super stretchy, which is not always desirable and I would not want every collared shirt I have to be this stretchy, but it works for this piece which you could literally rock climb in it it's so stretchy. Fabric is very light for warm/hot weather use. I really dig these shirts and personally have 2 of them.

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Grant

Grantwrote a review of on December 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I agree with the reviewer William Kong who says the piece is to bulky for the pack. It's not that you couldn't compress it down for the pack, but if you need significant packable warmth then down is your best bet anyway. I love this piece for around town, or the campsite, in temps from 15F to 40F. it is my go to piece for that temp range. I have read some reviews that imply a level of warmth beyond that, but unless you are involved aerobically, which changes the equation seriously, I would say 15F to 40F for the average user. Also, at the bottom of that range it will need help. At 15F a t-shirt and the parka will not be enough unless your adding aerobic activity .. And below 15F I say it's time for down. It is nice with these synthetic pieces to not always be puff the magic dragon. It has a butt load of usable pockets, the hood is in fact drawchord adjustable with the adjustment just behind your head on the exterior of the hood. It does only have one waist draw chord so you may find yourself with a long piece hanging off if you are cinching it up a lot. I got this piece on sale for $169. If you don't have a pro deal this is a decent price to buy at. 50% would be better but BD at 50% off is hard to find. I was going to give four stars, but I thought the one two star review, about the hood etc. ?, was unfair and unclear so I gave it five.

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Grantwrote a review of on December 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Backcountry asked for this review to soon as I have not had the chance to really test them through a range of conditions. However, what I can say at this time is that they seem to be well made. They are comfortable to wear and do seem true to BD's size chart. I am 5'9" 170 and am happy with the mediums. They are lightweight and seem like they would compress well. They have the features you would want in a pant like this, i.e. full side zips that work smoothly, some decent adjustability in the waist, a cargo pocket and I think the knees are articulated. To keep weight down BD has not added any additional abrasion resistance in the seat or knees, time will tell if there is a price to be paid for that. So far it is not an issue, but I have already had a couple of instances where I thought, be careful. Especially when kneeling. There is a cordura patch at the ankles on the inside of each leg. To this point I have really only used them on a couple of hikes and while removing snow, all in the 18 to 20 something degree range. On the hikes I was wearing mid-weight capilene and the stance belay pants. By the mid point of the hike I was venting. Can't say more about cold performance at this time. Although, it is clear that these pants will have their cold limits. I'm just saying don't expect 8000 meter cold performance. I do expect them to perform admirably in the conditions I intend to use them in. Having said what I've said I am stoked about these pants. They are super nice. Definitely recommend. I got them for about $100 on sale. If you don't have a pro deal that's the buy price.

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