Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

Utah, Alaska

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Eric's Passions

Backpacking
Hiking
Snowshoeing

Eric's Bio

Love to be outdoors in Utah. Hiking,
Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Fishing.

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Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson wrote a review of on January 23, 2011

Work Great!
5 5

My wife & I each have one of these packs, hers a small (She is 5'6" 120lbs), mine a medium (5'10" 165lbs). Fit and feel is excellent! We use them for snowshoeing & cool/cold weather hiking, & they work great! We have been using them every weekend for two seasons now with no problems. Pack is very snow (wet) resistant, but after several hours in the rain, soak completely thru. Pack also carries extra weight very well.

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Eric Nelson wrote a review of on November 28, 2010

5 5

Outdry breathes way better than goretex. Bought a large, usually wear a large. Fit was very snug at first, perfect after a couple of outings. I use for cold weather hiking & snowshoeing. Construction seems solid. Agree with JMH, not a super cold weather glove. Only question is gauntlet drawstring, not as smooth as others I have used, but works.

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Eric Nelson wrote a review of on December 13, 2009

Started Great, But......
2 5

UPDATE: I really like the gauntlet drawstring closing & opening. Very quick & easy. Fit is good. I bought a large, & usually wear a large. I used them most every weekend this winter & loved them & was very impressed with them, until a seam came undone/failed on one of the fingers. Returned to BC & traded for a pair of Mtn Hrdwr Typhon gloves. I will report on them this next winter.

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Eric Nelson wrote a review of on December 7, 2009

Super Sweet Pants
4 5

My husband [Eric] bought me these sweet pants for Christmas...but I got to demo them out early. Since we love to hike, he got these because he wanted me to be warm while we were out. I generally wear a size 4 long pant, and went with the medium, and there is room to spare. The length is even perfect, which I generally have a hard time finding pants that are long enough. Our first trip out was a good test....10 degrees on top of the ridge (but I'm convinced it was colder than that with the wind chill factor). I wore some nylons underneath just because I wasn't sure what to expect. Could have worn tights, but I was still okay. Best features of these pants are the stretchability and durability. I feel like Stretch Girl. They are not restrictive in the least, they are soooo comfy. Plus, since Eric likes to cross country it through brush and crap, these pants breezed right through all the prickly, pokey stuff with no problems. And the dirt just brushes right off. The bottom of the pants also come with this gnarly brush guard. I folded them over my boots and tied them with a shoelace so that snow wouldn't get in my boots and it worked wonderfully. Very, very SWEET pants. However, they only get four stars because they left off the two front hand pockets. What were they thinkin????

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Eric Nelson wrote a review of on December 6, 2009

Comfy Pant
4 5

I got these pants for late season hiking & snowshoeing. I am 5'10" 165, & normaly wear a 30 by 34. I went with the 32 waist cuz the 30's were too tight & too short. Overall fit is good. I wish the length were an inch longer, but they'll be ok, barely. The only other dislike is the funky low crotch?? The material is medium/light weight, & will require a baselayer when cool/cold out. First time out hiking, it was in the 10 to 20 deg range. I had on a light baselayer, & should have had a medium on. I was ok on the climb, a little cool on the descent. Love the pockets & the zippers! I also tried on the Stoic "Tour" softshell pant. Great fit, but I thought they might be a litle too warm. They probably will be good also, as this is what I bought for my wife, & she LOVES them!! Except for the missing front pockets.?? (womens)
UPDATE: Pants are holding up well going into their third season of use. They have tie loops on the leg openings that I use a nylon shoelace to tie under each boot to keep the pants from riding up while trekking thru deep snow and brush.

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