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Chris Alef

Chris Alef

Snoqualmie, WA

Chris Alef's Passions

Running
Biking
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

Chris Alef

Chris Alef wrote a review of on November 12, 2010

2 5

Our child Natalie has a massive head. I'm not kidding, I mean massive. She's in the 90th percentile for a 12 month old. So I was disappointed that the hat was way too large. I guess I should have guessed but some sizing information for something comes in only one size probably would have helped avoid a return on this one.

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Chris Alef wrote a review of on January 12, 2010

2 5

Patagonia is my outdoor brand. I have so many piece of Patagonia, I've lost count. My life moto is "he who dies with the most Patagonia wins." As such, with great disappointment, I must say that I cannot recommend this product.

I found the gloves true to size and warm. However I have a number of gripes:

1. They aren't cut to fit a hand. Most good gloves aren't two flat pieces of fabric sewn together in the shape of a cartoon hand. The finger curve and the back of the body has volume. These are cartoon hand gloves.
2. Because of the poor cut, I have no dexterity in these gloves. I have better ski gloves for manipulating things.
3. These gloves don't breathe. I get sweaty hands, which means they eventually get cold.

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Chris Alef wrote a review of on January 2, 2009

4 5

I've been using these boots for the past few weeks in serious snow conditions for 3-4 hour durations. My feet are dry and warm and I love the boots. There was little to no break in period for these puppies; they've just worked great out of the box. I've been super happy with the purchase decision. I've yet to take these backpacking because I'm not much of a winter backpacker, but I totally recommend them as day hikers and haven't had any issues with ankle stability yet.

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Chris Alef wrote a review of on August 28, 2008

5 5

I've used mine daily now for 4 years and it still looks like new. You can put this bag in your will. My medium snugly fit both my 1st and 3rd generation MacBook Pros (individually, I don't carry both at the same time). I've dropped this loaded bag on more than one occasion without consequence to the laptop inside.

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