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Snowshoeing
Skiing
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Ron Bergundywrote a review of on January 18, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

Every little minute detail on this jacket is perfect. It has pockets everywhere you could want them, the color is amazing and it is a lot warmer than other 750 down fill jackets. Another big bonus is that it is made in Canada and supports Polar Bears International. If you have the money, this jacket is 100% worth it. The craftsmanship is impecable.

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Ron Bergundywrote a review of on December 15, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I have the Zermatt, which is the GTX fabric version of this boot. Like Mager said in his review, this is a wide fitting boot. That shouldn't be a strike against the boot, as that is what Merrell is known for, and who their customer base is. If you like Merrell's this a good hiker that fits like most of their shoes. It does get a little hot on warm summer days, but this also makes them perfect to use into winter.

If you have a narrower foot or don't like the flat arch of Merrell's, get yourself some Scarpa's or Asolo's.

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Ron Bergundywrote a review of on December 12, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

This jacket is a fully featured snowsports tank. It has an insulated hood, built in balaclava, removable powder skirt, recco, and pockets up the wazoo.

I was expecting it to be a little bit warmer when I ordered it, than it actually is, but once you are moving it's pretty perfect. If you're always cold like me, I would probably wear a mid layer underneath, when you're less than mobile.

Fits pretty standard to other OR jackets, with room to layer underneath.

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Ron Bergundywrote a review of on October 30, 2013

5 5

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

These shorts have all the quality that I know and love from Arc'teryx in a nice long short. They give you a fantastic range of motion for any activity and the built in belt loop with various sizes is a really nice touch. I love them so much that I bought a second pair of them shortly after getting the first. I have three or four different pairs of shorts from Arc'teryx and these are by far my favourite.

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Ron Bergundywrote a review of on October 30, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used this shirt for everything from day to day use, the gym, bouldering, soccer and hiking up the whistlers in Jasper. It is a fantastic piece of apparel. It has all the great odour fighting properties and breathability that icebreaker is known for, in a 200 weight, which gives it more warmth and durability than the 150 weight.
I'm typically cold all the time, so if you are not, you might want to go with the 150 weight instead. It is also a bodyfit piece, so it is very much form fitting. You should order accordingly.

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Ron Bergundywrote a review of on October 30, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

This is an extremely comfortable and warm vest. It is on the bulkier side, so if you are looking for more of a fashion statement, I would go with TNF Nuptse vest. Having said that; this is waaay more comfortable and slightly warmer. It is on the more expensive side, so if you can find it on sale that's best.

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Ron Bergundywrote a review of on October 30, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

This is a fantastic Jacket! It will keep you warm and dry in the wind and the rain. I've taken it out in a thunderstorm and wasn't the least bit concerned about getting wet. It's also very light for how bombproof it is. The gortex pro breathes really well for a waterproof shell and the harness hemlock is a nice touch. I also like how this is one of the few jackets still made in Canada by Arcteryx.

The only complaint I would have is the lack of handwarmer pockets, but it is designed specifically for climbing, so it's not really a valid complaint.

If you are looking for a standard jacket fit, order a size down, the expedition fit is quite roomy.

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Ron Bergundywrote a review of on October 23, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I have used these as my day to day shoes as well as for day hikes in the Canadian Rockies. Mine have held up really well, other than picking up a lot of dirt, but I also haven't used them for approaching climbs.

They are super comfortable, once you break them in. They hug your feet. For anyone with a wider foot Scarpa fits really narrow, but you can break them in. Mine took about 3 days to break in. Like everyone else has been saying the grip on these is absolutely amazing. I wanted to climb everything in sight when I got them out of the box.

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Ron Bergundywrote a review of on October 23, 2013

5 5

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

I love this Jacket. It is well constructed, like almost everything Arc'teryx makes, with the exception of their t-shirts.

It is very light and packable, which makes it great for backpacking. It also has synthetic insulation, which will keep you warmer when wet, than down. The DWR treatment has shed everything from spilled beer to light rain. The versatility of this jacket is amazing. It is a great stand alone jacket in the spring and fall. In the winter it can be paired with a shell to make a great ski jacket.

The only thing I would mention about the Atom lt is that it isn't the greatest wind breaker so if it's really windy I would pair it with a shell. And if you're looking for something a little warmer or more weather resistant I would check out the Arc'teryx Kappa hoody, which I also own and would highly recommend.

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Ron Bergundywrote a review of on October 23, 2013

1 5

and DON'T buy North Face shoes. I work at an outdoor retailer and have seen more pairs of TNF shoes fall apart or leak than any other brand. This model in particular falls apart at the heel so often it makes you scratch your head at how anyone buys them. If you are looking for a good shoe with a similar fit check out Scarpa or Salomon shoes.

I also find it funny how almost everyone who has rated this shoe highly, hasn't actually used them at all.

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