Neil H


Neil H has reviewed 4 products

Patagonia R1 Flash Pullover

Posted: 20 November 2005
Overall: This is a fabulous mid layer, it's light weight and easily packable because of the grid fleece interior. And the neck is superb, zip it up on them really cold days and it keeps your neck snug and warm. Overall the fleece itself is not as warm as some mid layers especially when you stop working, and i think the reason for that is the grid interior which has the downside of losing body heat more rapidly than normal fleece.
Overall though it's superb.

Mountain Hardwear Ozone Jacket

Posted: 27 March 2005
Overall: This is a great 2 and half season fleece (i.e. For Late Spring,Summer and early Autumn).First of all let me state that this is only wind resistant and not a full Windproof fleece like Gore Windstopper. Dont let that put you off though because in a lot of conditions this will be all you need and its more breathable/softer/packable than windstopper because its only 1 layer of fleece. The fleece is knitted tighter than standard fleece and its this what gives it the wind resistance. As for warmth i would say its about the same as Polartec 200. I have 2 of these and 1 is always first in the pack for every 3 season outing. And i only use a waterproof shell over the top if its raining or really windy. But when you hit the UK tops in Late Spring,Summer or Early Autumn and you have just got that cold breeze then throw 1 of these on and you'll be smiling.

Mountain Hardwear Chugach 3D Jacket

Posted: 10 March 2005
Overall: I am not sure if this jacket is available in the UK i purchased mine from the US for a reasonable £45. This jacket has got adequate warmth around the arms and back and the fleece lined pockets are fabulous, but that collar and lack of front insulation really lets it down. I am a big Mountain Hardwear fan, however i think this jacket could have been better.

Mountain Hardwear Chugach 3D Jacket

Posted: 10 March 2005
Overall: I am not sure if this jacket is available in the UK i purchased mine from the US for a reasonable £45. This jacket has got adequate warmth around the arms and back and the fleece lined pockets are fabulous, but that collar and lack of front insulation really lets it down. I am a big Mountain Hardwear fan, however i think this jacket could have been better.