Jason

Jason

Tahoe, California Coast, Little Cottonwood (can't forget my ski roots in VT).

Jason's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Jason's Bio

Big fan of snow reports on NOAA. When not surfing powder, looking to improve my climbing game and exploring single track on my bike. Above all, enjoy being outdoors and giving back to those sports that have positively shaped my life.

Jason

Jason wrote a review of on July 13, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I love this shirt for climbing, running, working out. It performs great, and looks great (I also prefer its texture to some other Patagonia synthetic shirts). I rock a M in this shirt (and other athletic wear from Patagonia), whereas typically wear S for Patagonia in everything else. My dimensions: 140lbs and 5ft 7in.

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Jason wrote a review of on May 25, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This is just a basic polo that is soft and fits me very well. I ended up going with a small (5ft 7in; 31in waist), which is just the right fit (tad on slim side). I'm digging the plum grey color, and would note that the picture above is a true reflection of the color. Lastly, I like how the Arc'teryx logo is very subtle. A great shirt for around town, grabbing drinks with friends and casual work.

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Jason wrote a review of on May 25, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I really dig this shirt as it is great for around town, and in the office (so long as casual work environment). I got the Sisquoc: Glass Blue and would note that the image shown above is spot on. Also, it is very comfortable (majority cotton). Size wise - I went with the small, which is typical for me in Patagonia (5ft 7in; 31in Waist). Check it out!

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Jason wrote a review of on May 25, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

Overall, I like the shirt as far as its basic design. The one thing to note is that the shirt runs small. I initially tried a small and that was way too tight for me (5ft 7in; 31in waist). The sizing guide for BD suggested that a small would be fine, but it wasn't. I got a medium instead and that works way better (still a tad slim fitting). I definitely dig the color - Heathered Pewter.

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Jason wrote a review of on January 5, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been rocking my Graphite Navy Insulated Torrentshell for skiing of late, and it has been pretty sweet. I've had H2NO jackets for many years, and have definitely put them through their paces in snowstorms, and light rain. Overall, I'm very happy with this jacket - color, storm sealed zippers, insulation, pockets (including inside pocket for ski goggles).

Drawbacks: I would say that this jacket is not exactly ski specific - no powder skirt and the hood doesn't fit my helmet. Also, this jacket (purchased medium) is quite snug for me as I layer underneath, whereas I wear smalls in my other Patagonia gear (my shells/ski jackets typically mediums - I'm 5ft 7in and have 31 waist). So, if you layer (e.g. fleece jacket underneath), you may want to size up. Also, there are no pit zips, which I'm fine with at this point.

Final thoughts: Great jacket with durable fabric (great for snow and light rain), and proven insulation, but some caveats that may matter depending on end use.

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Jason wrote a review of on November 28, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I have a bunch of athletic shirts from Patagonia and this is also of a similar high quality/performance. I typically wear a medium when it comes to my workout gear, whereas some of my other Patagonia gear is small (e.g. Down Sweater and Better Sweater). I'm 5ft 7in (with 31 waist) and could go either way in size for Patagonia small/medium, but probably favor small these days. Just depends on cut and what I'm doing. Overall happy with shirt for climbing, running.

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Jason wrote a review of on November 24, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Like mentioned in a prior review, to have the mountains oriented properly (for the Fitz Roy color) you need to wrap the belt around your waist counter clockwise, which isn't how I typically wear my belts. Anyhow, very awkward for me. I also have the Patagonia Tech Web Belt, and much prefer over Friction Belt - just easier for me to adjust.

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Jason wrote a review of on October 29, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This is my second better sweater (Dark Walnut color), and I'm just as psyched with the latest iteration. This time around, I went with a small (I'm 5ft 7in and 31 waist), versus a medium prior. The fit is perfect - not too tight, or too loose. I typically wear around town and over a flannel shirt. The pockets seem different than my previous sweater, but no big deal. Overall, I'm super happy with the latest addition.

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Jason wrote a review of on October 29, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

From a utility perspective, the watch works well for when I'm running and want to keep track of distance (haven't used with my HR strap). I wish the watch were just a bit more user friendly as I struggled to turn off the GPS when training inside (GPS drains battery). It is a bare bones training watch that happens to look good. I wonder if there are better options out there.

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Jason wrote a review of on September 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've tried a lot of the flavors - Blueberry Crisp, Chocolate Brownie, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut - but am a sucker for the Chocolate Chip. It is what I eat for some calories on my mountain bike rides (especially after some of the climbs up here in Park City). The taste is great, and the bar is super easy to digest (very chewy). Also, the company has a great story.

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Jason wrote a review of on September 3, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Much of what I wear for mountain biking, trail running, skiing, working out is SmartWool. These socks, however, are ok as I prefer the Ultra Light (they are much thinner). Otherwise, the socks seem to have a similar fit to the Ultra Lights. In the end, I think it is just a matter of preference - thick/thin socks.

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Jason wrote a review of on September 3, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

Needed a polo shirt for both work (and apres-work), and the Patagonia Stretch fits the bill. It is a mix of cotton, and synthetic so you get the best of both worlds - soft, stretchy with some moisture wicking abilities. Note that the shirt is slim fitting and maybe a tad tight for my liking (I'm 5ft 7in and about 140+ lbs). Overall, I'm pretty happy with it.

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Jason wrote a review of on July 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Been rocking these shoes for when I'm top roping indoors - had been Brooklyn Boulders before moving west - for the past 6 months. Overall, I really like these shoes as I've been able to increase my climbing game (5.10-5.11s depending on gym), and have tons of confidence in their grip from tiny footholds to just cramming myself into corners. I had previously been in the 5.10 Coyotes, and these are obviously a step up and not as forgiving on fit. In other words, while I'm still wearing a size 8 in the 5.10s (typically wear 7.5-8.0 street shoe), they haven't expanded nearly as much as the Coyotes (no surprise as they have a synthetic liner). They probably took about a couple of weeks to break in, and were pretty painful (guessing expanded 0.5 size). And I still have to pull them off after climbing. That said, I think the fit has worked out great, and the shoe has performed awesome. I'd recommend them.

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Jason wrote a review of on January 28, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This bag has been a great replacement for an old TNF bag that I had for all my ski gear. When I travel, I can bring along my ski boots and everything that I need for a week of skiing. While I will miss the boot compartments on my TNF bag, this bag does the job reliably with a durable/weather resistant outer and shoulder straps to put on my back. There are two inside pockets that are useful, but the bag itself is relatively spartan. The only thing I'll say that is less than positive is that sometimes the shoulder straps will come loose, and just have to be secured again (happens very rarely, but more than other bags). Great bag for travel, and hauling ski stuff.

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Jason wrote a review of on January 28, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just started wearing this as a warmup before working out, and will wear this climbing too. Whereas I typically wear mediums in Patagonia (prefer slightly realaxed fit), I wear a small in the Piton as I want more of an athletic fit (5ft 7in; 31in waist) and given its stretchiness.I'm really psyched on the Polartec - warm/breathable. I'm not sure about the hood yet (kinda like wearing a baclava), but doubt I'll be using it much.

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Jason wrote a review of on January 28, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my go to shorts during the summer. They are very durable, and fit comfortably. I'm on my second pair of shorts (still use first pair from many years ago, but the color faded). If you want something that will last a while, these shorts are perfect.

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