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Denver, CO

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RockyMtnHighswrote a review of on January 21, 2019

3 5

An original classic and well made wool flannel no doubt! However, it was far too boxy a fit despite the “modern” tailored description. I’m 6’1 205 w/a 35 waist and the L still required a bigger beer gut to avoid draping on me kind of sloppy like. Sorry to have to return.

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RockyMtnHighswrote a review of on December 22, 2017

4 5

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

If you're looking for a truly technical and bulletproof shell that is well designed shell and thought out, then you'll likely love this jacket. In my case, however, I found it to be too stiff and less functional than ideal. Also, the neck, faceguard and hood are no doubt going to withstand big dumps but I found these to be a bit cumbersome when not in full lock down + helmet mode. Also, the plastic crunch sound triggered by your every move would no doubt be less annoying after some good use and breaking in but gives you a sense as to the shell's burliness. Runs true to size as I'm 6'1 200 and L was spot on, though it's fuller sized than traditional tech fit. All said, a destruction-proofed jacket with great features but I opted to return and am considering the Albert and Genius as preferred options with a less rigid shell exterior and similar waterproofness/breathability.

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RockyMtnHighswrote a review of on October 11, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Though I've found some Howler shirts to be a bit boxy or poorly fitted and oversized in the sleeves (e.g., long sleeve Westerns), this shirt was a spot on money shot insofar as being a slightly snug but perfect fit and funky play on a classic Western. You should note that it's 100% non-wicking or stretch cotton. Nice work Howler! (I'm 6'1, 200 and went with a L).

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RockyMtnHighswrote a review of on October 11, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

As with some but not all Howler shirts I've tried, I really dug the design given its western and jersey-tee like spin on a classic polo shirt, but the fit was a big boxy and somewhat short rather than being as "athletic" or "fitted" as I'd have preferred. I'm 6'2 200 and ordered a L that I returned, though it may have fit a bit better if I had a bigger beer gut.

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RockyMtnHighswrote a review of on February 9, 2016

3 5

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

These get major props for looking steezy both on and off the slopes. They're also highly waterproof above and beyond the typical 10K rating of most pants, however, this results in their having a slight "sheen" rather than being more of a true khaki look. Not necessarily the most "technical" pants as they don't cater to a wide range of movement (sorry tele skiers!) and they offer little or no insulation (a good base layer will be key unless used for spring conditions). On the plus side, they'll keep you drier than many pants out there in this price range and are perfect for "playing through" well past apres.

The biggest buzzkill is that the waist cannot be adjusted at all if you're between sizes and/or depending upon how many layers you need to stuff down your pants. Then again, I guess that's what belts are for?

FYI the Large fits like a size 35 w/33 inseam.

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RockyMtnHighswrote a review of on February 9, 2016

5 5

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

First things first... This is a well designed and helluva bulletproof jacket with all the bells and whistles you'd hope for when using it on the slopes. Unlike many other jackets out there, I particularly like the compactable fit of the hood when not in use.

Heads up that it fits true to size and has a slightly "technical" fit meaning that it hits at a normal point just below the waistline rather than offering a bit more length as some new school ski/snowboarding jackets do.

The only downside with the Graphite is that it is a slightly "vintage" Black and its zippers and logos are all a slightly different shade of red. Oddly, the chest zippers are a bold bright red, the main zipper is more of deep cayenne color, and the logos are a muted orange-red. As a result, it looks as if you may have already broken it in for a season, which may be a preferred look depending. This is not the case with the other colors of this jacket I saw first hand in a retail store which are bold and consistent in all regards.

Again, a highly recommended hard shell jacket for the slopes otherwise!

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