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Brittany

Brittany

Brittany's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Yoga
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

Brittany's Bio

Skiing obsessed. Documenting adventures through the lens. Mountains and oceans trending.

Brittany

Brittanywrote a review of on January 11, 2015

Quality, classic beanie
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I'd like to give a big thanks to Backcountry.com and Spacecraft for hand-selecting me to review this piece of gear for the benefit of the backcountry.com community.

This Spacecraft beanie feels really well made. The small, machine knit gauge has a nice, plush weight to it, which I really like. And perfect for keeping your nog warm throughout the day. It can be worn both cuffed (which reveals the stitched Spacecraft logo) and un-cuffed (hides the logo).

This obviously varies for everyone, but I'd say if you consistently rock the skate/hesh/urban looks, you'll find this goes with just about everything. It's a great, classic beanie.

For my personal style, it's not as versatile as some of my other beanies. Great for most of my shred-ready wear, but doesn't transition as well to my everyday. I'm also pretty minimalist, so the logo stitched in shimmery gold makes me less likely to grab for this beanie as often as others.

I tested this out a few days on the hill, but ran into rain every day, so I didn't get the best gear shots. On a mission for better ones and will post as soon as the weather cooperates.

This is the first time I've tried on any Spacecraft products and I was really happy with the fit and quality. I'm now tempted to get my hands on more of their beanies (I have an addiction!!).

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Brittanywrote a review of on January 11, 2015

My new go-to for cozy cuteness
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I'd like to give a big thanks to Backcountry.com and Spacecraft for hand-selecting me to review this piece of gear for the benefit of the backcountry.com community.

I am a huge fan of pretty much anything that can be considered a hoodie. And this piece is no exception. The product shots remind me a bit of the Yip Yip Martians, which does NOT do justice to the "hooded scarf." It looks completely different when on.

It's a chunky knit, which I love, and feels very soft. I'm really picky about any fabric near by face and neck, and a lot of knits can irritate my skin, especially if I wear something for long amounts of time. But, I can wear this comfortably all day.

My favorite way to wear this is under a jacket without a hood. The denim jacket I have works great. A perfect day-to-day piece, I found myself grabbing for this on quick hikes when chilly out, or to wear inside on those days when you just want to be cozy.

More of a lifestyle piece, it's not best for anything too active. The hood is large, so big movements made it fall forward enough to cover my eyes. Though, I much prefer the oversized look to something more fitted.

The knit neck does curl under a little bit, it's not going to lie perfectly flat. Also, the buttons aren't wooden as the description says, they're like a light weight metal of some sort.

All in all, it's a rad piece that's super versatile and really cozy!

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Brittanywrote a review of on December 14, 2012

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Looking for a mid-weight base layer. Cute as a shirt, but not going to cut it for skiing. The DryRide label had me thinking it would be quality material, but the tags list 80% cotton to 20% synthetic (polyester? can't remember). To be a base layer in my book there should be no cotton - otherwise your core doesn't stay warm/dry.

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Brittanywrote a review of on December 14, 2012

5 5

While I didn't purchase on Backcounty, I'm so pumped I'm posting a review. Found last year's lilac color on sale - score!

I've been searching for a quality pant with high waterproofing/breathability, fully taped seams, and actual style. This, for the few who are unaware, is nearly impossible. The industry just doesn't make much quality gear for women. THANK GOD Armada started producing women's outwear.

These pants are sick. In my opinion the fit is relaxed, but not huge as others have said (Armada's Aurora pant however - their "relaxed fit," as the name implies, does run intentionally big). If you buy your true size they should fit you in the waist/hips. I actually sized up because they're slim fit and I'm really happy. Love these pants!

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Brittanywrote a review of on December 14, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

These pants are pretty legit. Order your regular size - Oakley factors in for a roomier/modern fit. They have decent waterproofing and I love the cognac color. They were a little too tapered at the knee for my taste, and they were pricy for the amount of waterproofing, so I went with Armada. But overall, pretty cool pants.

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Brittanywrote a review of on December 14, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Love the extra length, style and quality of this jacket. So sick. BUT the elastic hem would drive me crazy. With its longer fit, the bottom of the jacket hits at about your hips, but any big movements (park, back country, falling, or most importantly all those high five) shifts the jacket up so it sits at your waist. Super awkward. I'd constantly be pulling the jacket down to fit right while skiing. If it had a relaxed hemline, the jacket would be perfect.

A note on sizing: Order your regular size (I ordered up which was a mistake) - Oakley has a modern cut so it's got a relaxed fit.

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Brittanywrote a review of on May 18, 2012

5 5

These pants are awesome! Made the mistake of ordering a size up though; I like a looser fit for my ski pants. Didn't realize that Armada already factors in for that kind of fit, so the mediums were huge on me (5'4"/usually a 26" waist). Buy true to size, or size down if you want a more traditional fit (which probably isn't you anyway if you're looking at buying Armada)!

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Brittanywrote a review of on February 17, 2011

5 5

I normally wear mittens (which I hate) because my hands get so cold, but I bought these after hearing so many great reviews, both by friends and on here. I was skeptical because of how cold my hands get, but these gloves rock! I haven't worn them on a crazy cold day yet, but I did take a pretty good digger in the trees and my hands/gloves got covered in snow - they warmed up quickly thereafter and didn't get soggy at all, which was awesome. Definitely treated the gloves before using. Thanks Hestra!

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Brittanywrote a review of on December 21, 2008

5 5

I've been looking for a quality down jacket that doesn't look like a sleeping bag FOREVER. This jacket is epic! Love that it's a longer fit, i.e. not your mom's cropped sweater look. The black jacket does not have brown leather detailing, it's black leather. Skied a few days ago in -10F and I stayed really warm...couldn't say the same about my feet...

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