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flaccowrote a review of on September 1, 2009

Great fit, hood... dwr not so much
1 5

Good Stuff:
1) Fit - Medium is great for me- I'm 5'10", short torso, 155 lbs. It is tight at the waist, roomy in the body and has sufficiently long arms
2) Hood - Big, fits helmet, 3 way adjustable
3) Material feels very durable and comfortable, and fleece collar lining is great

Bad Stuff
1) The DWR is terrible (see below).
2) The main zipper doesn't engage well. I can't imagine how it would be with gloves. Use a Riri Aquazip next time, I don't care if it is heavier.
3) Higher pockets on the sides would be good, I can't access them when I'm wearing a pack

DWR:
I read some previous reviews complaining about the DWR but still figured I'd give it a try. The DWR doesn't work. I was on a bike ride in the rain and the jacket started soaking through after about 15 minutes of riding. I let it dry off overnight and then decided to test it the next day in a rain storm for a half hour. Unfortunately, it soaked through in certain spots, especially at the welded seams. I've included some pictures.

The jacket is fantastic minus the fact it does not perform it's primary function- being waterproof. If this issue can be fixed, then it would get 4 stars. 5 if the zipper gets better.

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flaccowrote a review of on July 28, 2009

4 5

I have last years model (awesome white snakeskin camo) and these are great pants. There is a snap off key connector thingy in one of the waist pockets and plenty of room in the cargo pockets. The vents are well thought out with the mesh backing. Never had any soak thru, and the pants are warm enough without a base layer underneath the past two years in the northwest. Two things these pants miss the mark on: 1) I would prefer to have the hip pockets be easier to access while skiing 2) Zip to jacket interface.

I wear a small with a 30" waist or so and 32+" inseam, I would call it a regular fit, definitely not baggy.

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