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Warren H.

Warren H.wrote a review of on December 23, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 10.5

I was looking for a leather, waterproof hiking boot with a wool lining , aggressive tread and good looks. I tried the Merrell Wilderness (Italian Model), Zamberlan Solda and Danner Mtn. Light GTX. Each boot had it's own merits but none had all of the features of the Woolrich Packer Boot. In fact, I took them out for a four mile hike yesterday in 40 degree muddy conditions and the boots performed admirably. I should mention that unlike some of the other boots I tried, the Woolrich Packer has a vertical seam along the instep. Moreover, I believe that not all of the Woolrich Packer models are waterproof. Nevertheless, the "Ginger" color, which runs a half size smaller than my normal shoe size, fits like a glove and appears to be an effective winter hiking boot.

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Warren H.

Warren H.wrote a review of on March 30, 2016

5 5

These gloves provide instant warmth and retain heat down to approximately 25 degrees. They also protect your hands from the wind. The one downside is that when you remove the gloves, the internal insulation also comes out with your fingers. It's surprisingly difficult to return the insulation to it's original position. Nevertheless, it's not simple to find gloves which are truly warm and also provide sufficient dexterity for switching gears and braking effectively. Hence, these are definitely keepers!

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Warren H.

Warren H.wrote a review of on January 22, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I was interested in a mid-weight, wool blend bike jersey which could be worn on and off the bike. I contacted BC's excellent customer service beforehand to determine the wool content but they unfortunately couldn't tell me. Nevertheless, they assured me that Club Ride makes high quality apparel. The jacket is semi-fitted with a pocket in the back and would work well both on and off the bike (although the grey color has no contrast or reflective features). Unfortunately, the material contains 4% wool and 96% polyester. Those of us who are proponents of wool understand that this is a questionable definition of a "wool blend". With that said, BC's customer service was excellent in arranging the return!

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Warren H.

Warren H.wrote a review of on November 27, 2015

4 5

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 165 lbs

This is a very lightweight, trim down jacket/sweater. I've either purchased or tried on about six similar models and prefer the RAB for several reasons. The fit is "trim" but has sufficient fill in the jacket to provide significant warmth. Secondly, the exterior is lightweight, nevertheless it seems to provide adequate protection from the environment and prevents the feathers from escaping. Third, the neck is warm and sits at the correct height to provide good protection from the wind. If I had to list a few issues, the zipper zips on the opposite side and the neck is clearly built for a more "stout necked" individual. Nevertheless, if you tend to wear high necked sweaters, turtlenecks or scarves, it would appear to be the correct height. Overall, I would rate this as one of the top microlight jackets offered and the "twilight" color with contrasting red looks terrific. Moreover, the Medium fits my 6'0" 165 lb. frame quite well.

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Warren H.

Warren H.wrote a review of on November 24, 2015

5 5

I was looking for a warm beanie to match my RAB blue and red down jacket. It would appear that Helly Hansen and RAB must have conspired on this one because the match is uncanny. As for the hat, it fits perfectly and is quite warm. For high octane sports, such as running, cycling and nordic skiing, I'm sure this hat will keep my head sufficiently warm. With that said, there is a significant amount of acrylic in these hats which doesn't moderate heat as well as merino. Nevertheless, the composition will help ensure a long life. To be quite frank, this is my second Skagen Stripe Beanie. I originally purchased a blue and white striped one to match my Helly Hansen HH Warm tops. There is no question that they make the hats to match the other gear, although it's curious that the hats don't contain as much merino as the tops and bottoms? In any event, they should serve their purpose and look great!

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Warren H.

Warren H.wrote a review of on November 24, 2015

5 5

I was seeking gloves which could be used in sub-freezing weather with precipitation. The combination of a "softshell" exterior with merino interior and a tight cuff looks like it will work well for my winter runs and bikes. They also have tacky rubber material on the digits to insure that you have adequate tensile strength. Although I haven't tested them in "polar vortex" like situations, I suspect that they will be truly weatherproof. In terms of improvements, I would appreciate a mechanism to attach the gloves together and there appears to be excess space in the digits. I've found that merino best warms when it is stretched against the skin and I'm not sure if the finger design will accomplish this. With that said, I'm confident that in the 10F-30F degree range, these gloves will serve their purpose.

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