CarolynP

CarolynP

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My Backcountry purchases have all gone to the dogs...they're used when we hike and go to outdoor obedience and agility trials. I'm happy to say that I'm now prepared for any weather!

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CarolynP wrote a review of on February 21, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

I like my Marmot Davos pant for blustery, damp days when the temperature is above freezing. It's definitely a slim cut, and really made for women with a smaller waist than hip. I'm 5'4", 140lbs, and my waist and hip measurements aren't drastically different. The Large *just* fits my waist, with some extra room in the seat and hips.

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CarolynP wrote a review of on January 22, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had nearly worn out my Marmot Strato, so I decided to give the Vaporshell a shot when it dropped to <$50 during the holiday sale. Although it is functional- no moisture made it through to the inside- I was disappointed. The jacket runs small overall, is cut very slim through the torso, and feels oddly binding when fully zipped. Plus, I thought I could live without hand pockets...but I can't. :(

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CarolynP wrote a review of on December 1, 2012

4 5

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

I was looking for a small pack for hiking excursions with my dogs (sling and waist packs didn't work for me). This pack stood out online...and lived up to my expectations. The pack remained in place even when I bent down to untangle a leash and did not impede or alter my movement. I like that the waist belt is detachable. The interior pockets made it easy to find things and I never felt anything shift. I added a small carabiner to the sternum strap to keep the excess from flopping around.

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CarolynP wrote a review of on November 19, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought the Marmot Strato in the fall of 2011, finally tired of being damp and chilly at outdoor dog agility trials (held in September and October). After reading a lot of reviews about rain shells, I opted for the Strato because it was lined at the collar and was a bit more substantial than the Precip. I became a true believer after its first outing, which was a cool and breezy morning following by heavy rain in the afternoon. Everyone else was shivering and complaining, but I remained warm (layers underneath...the Strato just blocks the wind) and dry. It has now gone through an entire year of wear and is still going strong. I'm 5'4" and 150 pounds; the Large is roomy enough for a base layer plus fleece underneath, without seeming huge if I wear it in the warmer months.

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