where the wind blows...
I have taken this puppy in -20 temps with 60+ gust on Mt. Washington during a snow storm and it held up like a gem. Obviously I had some layers on under it, but this definitely is wind and water resistant. Great color and true to size.
I have to admit I was a bit nervous to try this bra during one of my marathon hikes, but it held up perfectly. It was the first time I woke up in my sleeping bag with my bra being dry, and it held my 34Ds awesomely. I got a medium - and it is perfect for extraneous activities. I can wear it during my running work outs too. Plus the colors are cool and the seam in the front isn't really noticeable. :)
I have been wearing tall gaitors for 10 years and was a bit nervous to switch to a short gaiter since I am short and like the extra protection on my legs. But just like switching from my limmers to patagonia shoes for hiking, the switch made a big difference. I am a women's 9 and the L/XL worked perfect for me. Hugs my calves and am able to put socks and pants in them just fine. I couldn't use my other gaiters with my shoes because they kept creeping up my heel and not forming solid protection in that area, so the elements were hitting my socks. That definitely doesn't happen with these. Great buy.
I got these boots hoping they would be a commuter's dream...instead they gave me blisters. Two years later I still get blisters/rubbing on the heels and only take them out for very short distances. They are kind of clunky, but still cute. I wouldn't buy these for comfort. True to size.
I swore by my Limmer Boots but was convinced by my husband and numerous thru hikers I met it was time for a change. They were right! This was the first hike in the White's where I didn't walk out 3 days later with a blister. Patagonia - great job. Fits true to size - but a little awkward at first. You have to get used to your heel sliding out a bit and the arch it a touch high. After a couple of steps on the trail you'll feel like you are walking on the clouds with these light and durable shoes.
What size do I get if I am a Women's 9?