Bredelman

Bredelman

Montana, North Carolina, Virginia

Bredelman's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Running

Bredelman's Bio

I am from Montana, but I currently reside in coastal North Carolina. I try to get to the "mountains" as often as I can. It is hard when it is a 6 hour drive... I hike, backpack, snowboard, and do a little bit of rock climbing. I'm hoping to gain more experience and broaden my activities when I move back to Montana in a couple years!

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Bredelman wrote a review of on February 12, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I'll agree with the other review, and say that the fit true to size. I'm 5'8, 155 lbs, and I wear a 32/32. They look slim, and the elastane make them super comfortable and allow plenty of movement. I'll be wearing these regularly until they can't be worn anymore!

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Bredelman wrote a review of on February 12, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large

I really like this flannel. It is really comfortable. I got it in Night Rider, and the picture makes it seem a little brighter than it actually is. That's not a problem if you're not too picky about colors. I sure am not. I think it runs a little big... I normally wear a medium shirt, but this medium seems a little too big. Maybe it will shrink when I wash it. I'm 5'8 and 155 lbs for a reference. If it shrinks, I'll edit the review.

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Bredelman wrote a review of on January 27, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The only complaint is that my fingertips got cold if I didn't have a pair of light gloves under these. But it was also like 5 degrees out...
Easy fix: Put a pair of light gloves underneath like you should! Haha These gloves are pretty good. Very flexible and you can feel what you're grabbing, thanks to the leather palm.
Took them snowboarding, sledding, shoveled some snow and had a snowball fight or two with these and they never soaked through or showed any sign of wearing.
Overall, very nice gloves.

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Bredelman wrote a review of on January 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great as a light jacket or as a layer. Very versatile. Breathes well, blocks wind well, sheds light precipitation well. You can have this jacket meet almost anything you could want a softshell to do.
I say it runs a little big but only in length. I'm 5'8" and 155 lbs and wear a medium and it seems a little long in the sleeves and torso (maybe an inch or two). If anything, it could be a positive for climbing.
I got the highlighter green with forest green accent and was mistaken for a Seahawks fan.... awkward... :D

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Bredelman wrote a review of on November 23, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Nice and warm on a night in Shenandoah NP that got down to the lower 20's. I stayed nice and comfortable, though I can't say the same for my friend, whose bag wasn't quite warm enough for our trip. He ended up getting a liner for his bad at a shop at a campground after a night of very miserable sleep. I can't say much about the DriDown yet because my tent didn't have any condensation the next morning, but I'll be sure to post something about that later.

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Bredelman wrote a review of on November 23, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Used this thing in Shenandoah while on some trails. It got down into the low 30's and it still boiled water pretty quick and I was able to get some oatmeal made. You can adjust the flame without taking your gloves off, which was very useful. You can bring it down to a simmer and what not. I was impressed with how well it stood up to wind and how stable it was for being so small. To make it boil water even quicker while in windy conditions, it doesn't hurt to have something to block wind, but it's not needed.

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Bredelman wrote a review of on January 2, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I simply love these! I've worn them over a base layer while playing in the snow with my nephew and have taken them on a snowshoeing trip. They are definitely versatile. They handled the snow and, when over a base layer, were warm enough. Haven't worn them in any warmer weather (I'm in Montana), but that will come too soon.
The only complaint is the material attracts dog fur (I have a husky shepherd mix and, of course, hair is everywhere), but the color seems to hide my dog's fur pretty well.
Another great product from Marmot! Can't go wrong with this brand.

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Bredelman wrote a review of on January 2, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got these mittens for my nephew who recently turned 2. I got the Mediums and they are a little big, but hey, that means he can wear them next year! He loves them. He's always wanting to put them on. He had a pair of other gloves and they didn't fit right, but these fit great!

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Bredelman wrote a review of on December 14, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my go to soft shell jacket. I have worn it during runs when the temp drops pretty low (20's-30's), I wear casually nonstop through winter, as a layer when I'm snowboarding, and you will always see it in my pack. It breathes well, durable, and doesn't impair my range of motion. The water resistance is just that, water resistant.. BUT I TELL YA WHAT! It keeps the rain out (unless you go swimming or you spend a long time out in the down pour, in that case you should be wearing a hard shell...) and it dries pretty quick! It is an awesome jacket, received many comments, and I wear it all the time. Definitely not a bad price, either. I would have paid more for this jacket, and you can bet I'll be getting another one when mine decides to wear out.
I've had it for about a year and a half and it doesn't show any signs of wearing out any time soon. The reflective emblems are even still in great shape! You really get a lot of use out of this jacket.
I'm 5'8", weigh 155-160 pounds, have a medium, and it fits perfectly, with enough room for a base layer and a fleece, maybe another layer.
Feel free to ask any questions about this. Like I've said, I have worn it a lot the past year and a half, so I know this jacket like it is part of my body. I never go anywhere without it.

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Bredelman wrote a review of on December 12, 2012

4 5

Just to start off, I will admit that when I originally purchased a pair, they were a half size too big (because they stretch). Now that I have a little more experience, I wear a more aggressive and smaller shoe, especially for bouldering. Don't get me wrong, this shoe is very comfortable! I still wear them when I am spending hours in the gym or I am doing a long climb.

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