Jordan W.

Jordan W.

Idaho and the Northwest, Japan, Eastern Europe, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Jordan W.'s Passions

Camping
Backpacking
Hiking
Paddling
Alpine Skiing

Jordan W.'s Bio

I LOVE TO TRAVEL. To expirience, to talk and laugh with folks, and eat delicious food, and not let the little things in life bog me down.

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Jordan W. wrote a review of on April 8, 2014

2 5

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

I got two pairs of these last year. At first they were a a little smaller than I thought they'd be, but it wasn't bad (I'm around 4-6 in pants depending on the brand and I got a small for a snugger fit.) They hit right at the top of my hip bones and stayed under medium rise pants. They did run up a bit at first. I wore them into Dehli at 100% humidity and 116 degrees, then into the Himalayas trekking. They did a good job of wicking, dried quickley, and took well to hand washing on the road. However, not even a month in they started to shred. By three months in they were basically rags. Fortunately, I got them before backcountry's return policy changed, but I was still frustrated by the underpants' fragility. I might recommend these to some one who's just going to where them day to day, but not as a serious expedition undergarment.

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Jordan W. wrote a review of on February 12, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large

I picked up the Coconut Shell of the Afton Pant a week ago. First impression is the sizing runs a tad big in the waist. I have serious thighs and hips/booty, but a petite waist so there is some waist gapping going on. I'm 5'7" and a muscular 140lbs. and typically tun a 6 in Northface and REI brands. I decided to keep the pant and see if it shrunk a bit in the wash. There was little to no shrinkage. However, even though loose, the material is comfortable and the design is flattering. Pair with a belt it a sufficient office/ casual pant, but I don't think I'd take it on trips or outdoors to much.

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Jordan W. wrote a review of on February 11, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Airporter did exactly what I needed it to do. My Farpoint 55 made it from Seattle to Delhi with several connection in great condition. I continued putting my Farpoint in the Airporter while on caravan into the Himachal Pradesh during the intense flooding and raining that was going on around there. Our groups bags were strapped to the top of our vehicles with only a thin tarp to cover, then driven through dust storms, flooding rain storms, and mud pits. Many of our groups packs got filthy and wet, but mine persistently came out of the Aiporter dry and clean as a whistle. The Airporter cleaned up well and packed down fairly small. When not in use I simply clipped it onto a exterior strap of my pack. Good product, does exactly what it was designed for. Would buy again.

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Jordan W. wrote a review of on January 2, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I took these on an archaeology dig with a lot of mud-crawling and muddy clay holes and they did great! Kept the lower extremities dry and un-chafey. I got a 4 and I'm about a 6 at most department store with heavy muscle on the thighs. There's still enough room for a tight or long-john to go under them if need be. They sit right below the belly button and stay up to avoid plummer's crack. They are a hair long for me at 5'6" but with boots on it's no big.
My next adventure is a trek in the rainy valleys of the Himalayas so we'll see how the tech work out there. I like the style of the Monarch for this trip because they look good but maintain the kind of casual modesty that can be handy in some countries.
Overall, a winner do far. But maybe not the first choice for those who have slimmer legs and frame or just prefer a snugger pant fit.

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Jordan W. wrote a question about on January 2, 2013

I'm going on a Himalayan Trek this summer with the Himalayan Health Exchange and think about this pack. I bought it on big sale a while back and this will be my first real use. I don't think we'll be doing any serious carrying in (traveling by auto) but I want to be ready in case there is some hiking or trekking that needs to happen. I'm worried it might be a little large plane requirements. Any thoughts?

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Jordan W. wrote a review of on December 20, 2012

4 5

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

These were great for about 2 months. Took them trekking in Northern India, walking all over Beijing, but then they started to shred. I bought 4 pairs and two of them wound up nothing but rags. I've still got the other pairs, but I rarely were them as they are starting to shred as well. Over all the moisture and comfort level was good. But I feel like for the price they should last for a bit longer. The fit was also a bit snug, but did give good coverage. Overall not bad just short lived. Like the message though.

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