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Eliawrote a review of on February 27, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I'm looking for a super lightweight wind shell for running on days when I don't need any warmth, just protection from the wind. I ordered this jacket and the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite jacket to compare.

I love the feeling of this fabric, but there are three huge, gaping holes on the inside of the elbow area of each sleeve. Basically, when running, they will be facing forward to catch the wind. You can see them on the photo of the "Budding Green" but I ordered black and didn't notice because there's no mention of them in the description. It's a really weird place to put ventilation- I would expect them in the underarm area or in the center back where the wind won't be going straight in.

Also, this jacket definitely runs small. I have a lot of TNF pieces and they are all size small, but this barely zipped over my chest and was definitely too tight in the shoulders to be a comfortable running jacket. I'm returning it and keeping the Mountain Hardwear one.

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Eliawrote a review of on July 11, 2012

5 5

I got a great deal on an older version of this bag and it's pretty sweet. Super roomy and incredibly warm (shared body heat makes it a LOT warmer), and very comfortable when paired with the matching pad.

The only downside is that this thing is a beast- heavy and bulky. However, if you don't have to worry about carrying it very far, it's awesome.

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Eliawrote a review of on July 11, 2012

5 5

We use this as our "luxury" car camping tent. I did a lot of research to find a tent that is tall enough for my 6'2" boyfriend to stand up inside. This was the tallest one I could find and we are really pleased.

It's easy to set up, the carrying case is great, and it has a nice balance of privacy and mesh for ventilation. The little skylight in the fly is a nice touch and there are tons of interior pockets. It survived a decent thunderstorm on its maiden voyage with no leakage.

I noticed a little condensation on the floor the first time we took it out, so I bought the footprint and that took care of it. It's probably better for the life of the tent, anyways.

I think this would be pretty cozy with four adults. Our BA Dream Island double sleeping bag takes up a good chunk of the floor space (granted, it's enormous), with some room for bags and such. Overall, this is a great tent and luxurious for two people!

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