ArcticMargarita

ArcticMargarita

Alaska, British Columbia, Pacific Crest Trail, Patagonia

Margit's Passions

Hiking & Camping
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ArcticMargarita

ArcticMargarita wrote a review of on March 17, 2012

5 5

I wear this jacket in the summer. It is very light and 100% waterproof, although not as breathable as my gore Tex jacket. It is the jacket I always bring along just in case because it is light and fits easily in my hydration pack. It has stood up to the weather whenever it was needed. This is also the jacket I wear to town, as it is sleek and doesn't attract much attention. I have the black in small. I'm 5'8", 140lbs. The medium would have been better I think, but given what I use it for the small works. I have a larger rain jacket that I use on backpacking trips and winter trips so I don't use this one for layering.

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ArcticMargarita wrote a review of on March 17, 2012

5 5

This jacket is good as a piece of gear. I wear it over layers on back country ski trips, and in the summer as a rain shell. I ordered a medium, I am 5' 8" and 140lbs. I can fit a thin synthetic jacket under this. I am extremely pleased with this jacket, it is roomy, plenty of space in the arms and shoulders so it breathes well and is comfortable. I would recommend this for back country backpacking and winter trips. However the cut and fit is not that feminine, and I think that for street wear there are more stylish jackets out there. As far as functionality goes it is awesome! Also I love the berry plum color!

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ArcticMargarita wrote a review of on March 17, 2012

5 5

I simply love this hat. It is soft yet warm, and it keeps its softness after washing. The nebiola color is a rich deep beautiful purple. The regular size is good if you have a smaller head, or plan to wear it around town etc. order the large if you want it to go down over your ears well or have a big head. Relatively wind proof, lightweight, water does soak in after a while. My number one hat of all time!

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ArcticMargarita wrote a review of on March 17, 2012

5 5

This jacket is high loft and has a soft silky sort of feel to it. If its not windy out, it is very warm. Definitely warmer than a sweatshirt. The cut is very generous. I'm 5'8" about 140lbs and I ordered the medium which is roomy. Because it is a little big it is kind of bulky and doesn't layer super smoothly. I probably could have gone with the small. The sleeves are long. Layered with a waterproof shell this jacket makes a cold proof barrier. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase!

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ArcticMargarita wrote a review of on March 17, 2012

5 5

I love this jacket, it is perfect as a technical shell. I'm 5'8" about 140lbs and the Large fits nicely with a lot of layers (fleece and small vest). Also the Large probably has a 27 inch back length which is hard to find. I really like the length of this jacket because it keeps my whole middle warm, no cold drafts sneaking up my back.

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ArcticMargarita wrote a review of on March 17, 2012

5 5

This jacket is awesome! I wear it over a wool base layer and under a waterproof shell for back country skiing trips. It dries really fast so its ready the next morning again. The fabric is not super windproof or water resistant but its so light weight that its definitely worth packing for winter adventures, just in case. I have the black version so I can't comment on the colors. Stylish enough for a quick trip to town or stopping by that favorite pizza place on the drive home from the mountains.

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ArcticMargarita wrote a review of on March 17, 2012

4 5

These pants felt warm and solid, however the Large was just too long for me. I'm 5'8" 140lbs and I ordered the large to have room for layering. The inseam says 31.5 but it seemed like at least a 32 inch inseam. The pant is rather flared at the bottom and even with my ski boots on the extra length just got in the way and soaked up water. They come up nice and high in the back to prevent snow from getting in, I would recommend them to anyone with LONG legs : )

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ArcticMargarita wrote a question about on July 28, 2011

Hi I am trying to decide between this jacket and the stoic welder lo non insulated softshell.
I want a shell that is breathable/water resistant to wear for ski touring/cross country skiing but also holds up to some hail/sleet/rain in the mountains and high wind conditions. any advice is helpful thanks!

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ArcticMargarita wrote a review of on July 25, 2011

5 5

This thing is like something from a science fiction movie come true... I have used it on the pct and also backpacking/traveling in south america to have peace of mind drinking. The only problem is that you have to be really careful to rinse off your bottle with the clean water before drinking it, and make sure the lid is clean. I would usually fill my bottle, steripen it, close the lid and shake it, then steripen again, then rinse off all the threads. which means your not really left with a liter to drink. but it beats drinking nasty chemicals!

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ArcticMargarita wrote a review of on March 8, 2011

5 5

I live in Northern Alaska, -50 + windchill this coat kept me warm. I am 5'8" and 145lbs, curvy, at first I ordered the medium. It fit great and would have worked as a town jacket only because I was unable to layer enough under it to keep me warm while icefishing. So I sent it back and ordered the large instead. Much more freedom of movement and I can layer my down vest, two fleece jackets and snowpants under it easily.
The only problem with it is that there is no way to close up the coat in the middle, although there is an elastic gathering in the back, it doesn't close up enough in the large size to keep the wind from blowing up under it. So I did my best at sewing a drawstring into the middle...
The brown color is very nice, rich and dark. I would recommend this for a windy/wet place, otherwise the triple C coat I think is warmer (longer and puffier). : )

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