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JD wrote a question about on November 2, 2008

I'm sold on this, but I'm worried about the sizing. I'm 6'4", usually wear a large (42" chest) but arm length is an issue. Montbell lists the arm length on their L products at 35", which would be pretty short for me. Usually I'm swimming in an XL, but it sounds like some people think this product runs small--do you think the XL would be the right size to try?

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JD wrote a question about on July 21, 2008

I'm tempted to try a pair of these, but I'm concerned that a 47 is going to be too short for me. I wear a solid 13 in other boots--my last pair were Vasque Sundowners, 13 narrow, and they fit me perfectly. The Asolo TPS boots in a 13 also seem to fit me well. I've been hearing that the M3's run small, and I haven't seen anything larger than a 47 out there anywhere. Should I even try the 47s, or just look for something else (maybe stick with the Asolos)?

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JD wrote a review of on July 18, 2008

5 5

This is a seriously comfortable bag. The stretch is effective, I think, allowing you to move while minimizing airspace when you're still. The material also contributes to the comfort factor, making it a joy to sleep in. I think the temp rating is probably right on. I just spent 5 nights in the Tetons and one night it got down just below freezing, and I was comfortable in this bag inside a 3-season tent with just a lightweight wool layer on and without even fully mummying-up. I do tend to sleep warm, but I think with extra layers I could push below the 25 degree rating in this bag. It's wonderfully compressible, too, taking up so little room in my pack. So far, I'm very happy with the purchase.

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JD wrote a review of on June 9, 2008

3 5

I'm dropping my review from 5 to 3 stars, because the new version of these shorts that I just got is not nearly as nice as the older ones. They've gotten rid of the comfy soft web lining to the waistband, and the cut of the shorts is now much bigger, longer, and baggier. Not nearly as comfortable and not nearly as flattering. I don't know if this is a change in style or if Patagonia is giving in to the broadening of American backsides, but it's pretty disappointing. I'm returning the new shorts and will just hope that my old ones, which I love, last forever.

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JD wrote a review of on May 28, 2008

5 5

Believe it or not, these are the best backpacking shorts I've ever worn. They're durable, they dry quickly, they fit comfortably and are stylish, and the low profile waistband with drawstring means there's no belt or loops digging into you under your hip belt. They've even got a DWR finish to keep off light precipitation. The single pocket is just big enough to hold a cliff bar and my car key, which is all I ever use a pocket for anyway--the multiple zippered pockets on most trail shorts are overkill that just add weight, as far as I'm concerned. The only drawback is the lack of a zippered fly, but I can live with that. I'm definitely getting another pair. (Oh, and they're great for the beach, too.)

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