Jon

Jon

Fort Collins, CO

Jon

Jon wrote a review of on January 21, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

After searching through the normal Patagonia/Marmot/TNF/etc gang for a decent casual vest, I ended up deciding on this Nike vest among all things.

Sizing: Way Big! I'm 6'3" and 185 and thought the Large would work...WRONG, absolutely HUGE on me. Bought the Medium and it's almost a perfect fit. One of the few vests that actually has some length to it, in fact it would probably fit someone that was 6'5" or so - again, plenty of length.

Dislike: No side pockets. Yes, there are front pockets, but nothing for your hands. Side pockets would have made this good vest absolutely great.

Good Things: Hem drawstring to hold in the heat. Like the two front pockets in addition to a velcro interior pocket. 550 fill down is actually extremely warm, probably because there's a decent amount of fill. On par with my 800-fill down Patagonia Sweater Vest. Collar is not ridiculous looks normal, unlike some vests I've tried on. Finally styling - like it a lot. Looks very similar to the Patagonia Slingshot vest, but since Patagonia had crazy sizing on that line of vests, none of them fit me.

Again, love this vest, just really wished it had hand pockets.

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Jon wrote a review of on January 15, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Ordered both a Large and Medium to see which one would fit me - neither came close. I'm somewhat thin (but not overly so) at 6'3" and 185 lbs.

First tried the Large - I could seriously gain 40 pounds and still have plenty of room to fit in it. Next tried the Medium - really tight on me, not to mention short as well. Also did not care for way the neck looked when zipped up.

My other Patagonia clothes (R1 Hoody for example) I've always ordered in a Large and it fits me perfect. The Patagonia Down Sweater Vest also fits me fairly well in Large.

Other than that, I think this vest has a great style, was very lightweight and packable, and I loved both the front pockets and side hand pockets. If you're able to try one on first, it may be great for you.

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Jon wrote a review of on November 21, 2011

5 5

Really REALLY like this shirt. While the shirt is made of stretchy fabric that looks like it would feel nice on a hot day, the fabric still has a bit of heft to it which I like. A lot of shirts these days are made really thin which I'm not a fan of.

At 6'3" 165 lbs, I usually wear between a medium and a large and a Columbia Large has fit in the past. Unfortunately with this shirt, a Large looked ridiculous on me so I had to send it back and a Medium fits well with room to spare. Also, the shirt has plenty of length still, despite my height.

Bought this to wear with khakis at work and at this price am very happy with my purchase.

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Jon wrote a review of on October 1, 2011

5 5

After misplacing my REI Muir Woods jacket worn every chilly day from last year, it was time to buy another lighter weight / everyday kind of jacket. After owning this jacket for a few weeks, it's every bit as warm as my previous jacket with WAY less bulk.

At 6'3, 165 lbs, the Large seems to fit me pretty well. It's a bit loose so if i decide to gain a little weight this winter I should be fine. The bottom of the jacket is nice and long and covers all my butt if needed. Sleeve length is about perfect, though with my long arms, there is a bit of pressure on my hand if using the thumbholes - hopefully they'll stretch out a bit and I'll be fine. Though I have yet to use the hood part much, when zipped it fits great as well.

There are no mountains in Nebraska for me to climb so this was for an everyday work/home jacket. I am not the type to have people comment on my clothing, but in the short time I've had it I've gotten a few positive comments from people asking where I'd gotten it. The black color is pretty sick and while it picks up a little lint here and there is no where near as bad as the Muir Woods jacket that I had to specifically buy a lint roller for.

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Jon wrote a review of on October 27, 2010

5 5

Absolutely love everything about these gloves except for the fit. I have pretty average adult male sized hands (at least I'd like to think). I can't grip a basketball so I didn't think tht I'd need a size XL glove, but the Scouts that I ordered in size Large are tight to the point they're not confortable (and that's without the liners on).

I've seen people here reviewing that you should order a size down, but from my experience I say order a size larger! Not sure if Dakine changed their sizing, but that was my experience at least.

Other than that, I LOVE these gloves. Nebraska winters are known for snow - not pretty snow that falls straight from the sky, but blizzard conditions with 30-40 mile hour winds common. These are the only gloves that I've found in the under-$100 price range that have effectively kept me warm. North Face, Serius, and other brand gloves have failed at this. It also passes the water test as I've held these under the sink for a few minutes without getting my hands wet. That's good enough glove for me.

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