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Old 10-13-2012, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking I want an Airblaster Ninja Suit...

How is the sizing? I read the sizing chart on the Airblaster website but I've seen a lot of reviews online saying they fit really small.. Anyone know if this is still the case with current versions?

Does anyone have the merino wool version, and if so is it worth it over the basic Ninja Suit?

Also I'm unsure about the hooded version or the hoodless with the shorter legs. Any comments in comparison? Does the hood work ok with a helmet and do the legs + snowboard socks become a problem or it better to have the shorter legs?

Any info would be great. Thanks

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Merino wool is really good at moisture wicking/keeping you warm and dry. If you can spare the extra cash then get it for sure.
I prefer base layers with shorter legs so that my feet, bottom of legs don't get covered in sweat from being too warm in my boots, but it is really just a personal preference.
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I have the merino wool ninja suit and it's the warmest baselayer I own by far. I'd say the merino is worth it for the wicking/breathability factor. I can wear it on even the hottest spring colorado days and not sweat.
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+1 merino
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Alpaca wool.....
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Also I'm unsure about the hooded version or the hoodless with the shorter legs. Any comments in comparison? Does the hood work ok with a helmet and do the legs + snowboard socks become a problem or it better to have the shorter legs?

You absolutely want the one with the hood.

It's thin, you can wear it with snowboard socks just fine, and it fits under a helmet and/or toque no problem. I ride without the hood 98% of the time, but on cold high wind days I put it on and it acts a good neck guard since there are no seems.

For sizing, I'm 5'11 and 180 lbs, most shirts I would go with a medium or a large depending how it fits, and I wear a large ninja suit and it fits just right.
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Another question...I have the 686 Smarty Cargo pants with the insulated liner (which I love)... I don't have a good upper body base layer and I really like the idea of a one piece to get rid of that gap at your lower back, but would I be sweating to death with the merino suit under the insulated liners? Keep in mind I hate the cold and love being really, really warm... I could always ditch the liners throughout the day if it's too warm, that's my current thinking, but I'm also really lazy and might just say screw it on most occasions and just keep riding. Not sure if I should just go with a 2 piece base layer...hmmmm
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Ninja suit all day
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I love my Ninja Suit. It totally replaced my old 2 piece base layer. Get the hood, you won't regret. The Merino wool isn't necessary for me, but then, I tend to run hot when doing activities.
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I have both hooded and hoodless, if you only get one get the hooded one.
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