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Jeff B.

Jeff B.

Jeff B.wrote a review of on December 9, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: 10.5

If you love boots the way I love boots then do yourself a favor and take a look at the Danner 600 boot. The quality of construction and materials can’t be surpassed. I have owned several pairs of very expensive Italian and German made leather hiking boots (as well as other Danner leather boots), and none of them were as comfortable out of the box as the Danner 600. I have found my new all-time favorite boots. I’ve ordered them in two colors thus far.

I consider them a cool - cold weather boot as the full grain leather would be too hot for me in the summer where boots like the Salomon X Ultra Mid or low shoe would fit the bill.

In terms of eye appeal these boots are wonderfully designed with both classic as well as modern appointments. Sizing can be a bit tricky. The Danner website says to downsize by 1/2 size for the best fit. I followed their advice but found the boots to be too small and returned them for my normal size which works wonderfully and leaves me room for a pair of wool socks.

My first impression when wearing the boots the first time was that they were like wearing moccasins made of clouds... the cushioning is remarkable.

I can’t yet speak to their trail prowess, but for extreme comfort around town, in snow, and out for an evening, they are the best footwear I have ever owned. I have no doubt that the Danner brand name combined with excellent Vibram souls will make for a superb trail boot as well.

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Jeff B.

Jeff B.wrote a review of on February 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I'm amending my prior review. It's now January of 2017. I tried a few other jackets after returning this coat because of the zipper problem and nothing else I could find compared with this amazing jacket.

I contacted Rab and discovered the trick to zipping this jacket easily almost every time. On the right hand side of the zipper there's a small tab built into the jacket and you can pull down on that tab which assists you in seating the zipper properly. Now I rarealy have problems zipping this jacket. I purchased another jacket and absolutely love it. Don't hesitate to try this amazingly warm and functional down jacket from Rab.

Jeff

I wrote the first review for this jacket. I still love the coat. Its the best winter cold weather coat I've found. However the zipper problems make this jacket an untenable winter jacket.

I returned the first coat thinking it must have been a fluke. The second coat had the exact same problems. I even asked some friends to try it out to see if they could zip it up. Everyone had the same problems. It takes multiple attempts to get the zipper to function properly.

I wish someone at Backcountry would contact the people at Rab and let them know that this fantastic jacket has a major flaw in the zipper and they need to fix it.

When they do fix it I'll buy another Rab Positron coat.

Thanks!

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Jeff B.

Jeff B.wrote a review of on December 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I've been on the hunt for the perfect cold weather down coat for most of three decades. Numerous coats have come along from heavy Arctic style down coats with coyote fur, to light versions used in layering. I had about given up on finding the perfect coat until the Rab Positron arrived in the mail.

What feature is missing? I can't find one. It's so extraordinarily warm that I have to shed other layers on all but the absolute coldest outings becaus this thing is an oven. I run cold and typically have a hard time staying warm. I'm 6 ft and 160 lbs and a large was perfect with room to layer. It's also a great fit with just a henly and flannel under the coat. The deep cavernous pockets are a dream come true to warm up your hands and accommodate large gloves or mits easily. The hood is surprisingly warm and easy to adjust.

If there's one thing I could wish to see improved its the zipper. The thing is backwards and difficult to operate for a right handed user and has taken some getting used to. At first I had lots of trouble with the zipper but I'm learning to overcome that difficulty.

The coat is incredibly pack able and has relegated several other go-to coats to the back of the closet. If all the othe Rab coats are made with this same attention to detail and construction then they have really set a new benchmark in the down coat world.

I couldn't be more happy. I only wish I had crossed paths with this amazing price of winter gear 10 years earlier and it would have saved me lots of money and time searching for a perfect cold weather coat.

Anything above 30 degrees is just too warm to wear this thing. You'll cook and that's coming from a person that struggles to stay warm. Below 30 and down to single digits it's been a dream come true. I haven't been into the below zero weather yet to test it but this weekend I hope to find some really cold temps to test it out.

This coat sheds water beautifully. It seems to be windproof, and with layers I'm sure it's good way down below zero.

Hats off to Rab for a fantastic winter garment. You won't be disappointed.

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Jeff B.

Jeff B.wrote a review of on November 23, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

I made the drive to Salt Lake City to check out this shirt and pick up some other things at Back Country. I wanted to see what makes this shirt worth $128.95 before I ordered one.

Compared with flannel shirt brands such as Woolrich, Prana, Patagonia, Dakota Grizzly, Brixton, Fjallraven, and Filson, which I own and wear with total satisfaction, I didn't see anything special about this shirt to warrant the inflated price tag. The shirt might be worth half that amount, or maybe even $80 dollars at the outside, but it's not worth the asking price at all. The material was thin and not very substantial if your looking for a warm flannel. It's a lightweight flannel for moderate days.

I will say the construction looked first class and the quality was great. But it's just not a better shirt than the brands I listed above. It goes without saying that I didn't bring one home with me but I did bring four other new shirts home instead.

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