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Hugh G.

Hugh G.

Hugh G.

Hugh G.wrote a review of on March 21, 2016

Smartwool lives up to claims
5 5

Out of curiosity and in an effort to test the technology, I have worn my mid-weight 1/4 zip top for 20+ ski days dating back to January 2 WITHOUT washing. After skiing, I simply hung it on a hanger on my closet door to let it air and dry. I wanted to see how many times I could wear it before it became smelly. I am happy to report--it still smells fine (I did wear antiperspirant/deodorant each ski day), and it is still very comfortable to wear. It got a little salty while skiing in Spring-like temps at Snowbird in early March, but it smells fine and feels soft. Love my Smartwool.

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Hugh G.

Hugh G.wrote a review of on January 25, 2016

Love these gloves
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

After reading largely positive reviews, with a couple reviews concerned about fit and warmth--I decided to give them a go. I bought these about a month ago and have skied with them 3 weekends in the Adirondacks: upper 20s/lower 30s--perfect; lower/mid 20s--perfect; single digits with gusting winds on the lift--maybe a little cold after 3 hours of skiing, no problems in the afternoon temps in upper teens/lower 20s; and finally yesterday near 0 degrees in the morning, no winds--my fingers were toasty all day.
When I bought these gloves I also bought Nikwax Weatherproofing for Leather. I rubbed this in good--one liberal coat, let it rest/sink in, then wiped/buffed off excess. A week later I used the included Hestra Balm--heating gloves in the oven for 5 minutes at around 150, rubbing the balm in, then putting back in the oven for another 5 minutes, let it rest, wipe/buff off excess. Gloves definitely shed snow/moisture--not a problem. Color definitely changes/darkens with waterproofing btw, but i love the deep brown color it has become. Several have commented on how nice they look. I measure as size 9, and the size 9 fit as well as any pair of gloves have ever fit my hands. I have another pair of Hestras in size 9, and very similar fit.

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