Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Too Far from Real Vertical
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I originally ordered the Magnum BC pants. Upon their arrival I was so impressed that I jumped back online and ordered their Quantum Jacket.
Had a chance to wear them a number of times this spring:
A+ on the cut and style. Not too baggy, but roomy enough to be comfortable. These pants are a shell, no lining, no insulation; so not recommended for temperatures too far south of freezing unless you put on a solid layer underneath. The cut is generous enough to allow for that, so they can be your season long pant with the right base layer. As claimed, the water stays out, the double layer on the knees is nice and lots of pocket space.
Nice size vents on the inner thighs and almost, but not totally, to the waist side zippers. Be warned, no mesh on the vents. Personal preference here. Super for if and when you hike up and great for unzipping and avoiding the meltdown when you hit the chalet for lunch. All zippers are water tight. Integral gaiters with zippers and snaps.
No suspenders with these, but strap on a belt and you are good to go.
Nothing flashy about this jacket. It does what you want it to do. Like the Magnum Pants, this is strictly a shell, no insulation, no lining. Cut is such that you can comfortably layer under it according to the day and you will be warm and dry all day long. Removable powder belt is standard issue. Hood will handle a helmet no problem.
Super long vents under the arms to let the heat out quickly when needed, again, no mesh. No less than 7, yes, seven pockets on this jacket, 4 external, 3 internal. More than ample to stash you stuff in, no matter what it may be.
Total cost: $ 420.00
Excellent products and value from my standpoint. The only question remains the test of time.