Amy Vitale

Amy Vitale

Phoenix, AZ

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Amy's Passions

Backpacking
Snowboarding
Hiking

Amy's Bio

Web Graphic Designer who likes to unplug from the technical world to snowboard, hike, backpack, and enjoy the outdoors on the weekends.

Amy Vitale

Amy Vitale wrote a review of on January 7, 2013

Great Baselayer for Snowboarding
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this in Coral, which like everyone says is more of a pink (and so pretty!). I am 5'7" and 140 lbs, got it in size Medium and very happy with the long arms as well as the long torso. It fit well, little room but not snug/tight (like my Arc'teryx Eon SLW Hoody baselayer in size Medium).

The side zipper is genius! it creates less bulk under the neck. It's a great baselayer for Snowboarding, and I'll probably wear it hiking and backpacking as well.

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Amy Vitale wrote a review of on January 7, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got the R2 after talking with people from the Patagonia store about what to wear under my Troposphere jacket to help keep me warm, but wasn't bulky. They recommended the R2, and I'm so happy with this purchase!

If you wear it on it's own it lets a lot of wind in, but great for spring and fall. I'm 5'7" and 140lbs and got the size Small because I wanted a more close-fitting mid layer to go over my base layer.

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Amy Vitale wrote a review of on January 7, 2013

Great Muilt-Purpose Jacket
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was shopping around for a new snowboarding jacket that was less bulky than the insulated ones and came across the Troposphere Jacket. I was excited that I could use this for both Snowboarding and Backpacking because of it's lightweight and durability. For snowboarding it was a great shell that let no wind or snow in, helped keep the warmth inside, and was light and flexible.

I wear the R2 from Patagonia under the Troposphere as a mid-layer and also the Stoic Merino 100 as a base layer.

I am 5'7" and around 140lbs, got the Medium and it fits the R2 (I got that in size Small) and base layer perfectly. I'd size down if you are not going to layer under it.

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Amy Vitale wrote a review of on October 4, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this for backpacking and hiking as a light weight layer. I am 5'7", 140lbs and got the size M in color Lapis. It's a tighter fit since it's a baselayer, I wouldn't wear it without a vest around town, but great for under a jacket when the temps start to drop at night.

Can't wait for it to get cooler and wear it more often!

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Amy Vitale wrote a review of on September 27, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I grabbed a pair of these to get my order to $50 for free shipping, and I'm glad I did. I got the purple pair and they look cute for hiking socks and don't show dirt as easily as the white pair. I found they stretch out a bit at the end of the day, but you should change your socks daily to keep from getting blisters anyways. I like the fit, a little roomy in the toes and tight around the arch. Great for people who have ankle high hiking shoes.

They wash well with a regular load of laundry, haven't noticed any piling. I let them air dry every other wash so that they don't shrink, but keep tight.

They work great at wicking sweat and keeping my feet cool. Also noticed that they do a pretty good job of keeping dirt and sand out.

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Amy Vitale wrote a review of on September 27, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I adore these convertible pants so much. I wore them three days straight in Zion. I had brought along another pair of columbia shorts to change into the second day, but passed them up because of how awesome these shorts are. I order a size bigger in most hiking pants because I like having room to move.

It was nice being able to zip on the pant legs at night when it got cold and then zip them off in the mid morning when it started to warm up again. When I was going to put the pant legs on I wasn't sure which was left or right. Then I realized that the zippers are colored so you can tell right away. One is blue and one is red, dummy proof! I thought this was genius.

I found these to be extremely durable, nothing caught to them when walking through thistles and brush.

Seriously, get a pair... or two.

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