Nicole Hillstrom

Nicole Hillstrom

I'm an Alaska girl.

Nicole Hillstrom's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Skiing

Nicole Hillstrom's Bio

I work hard. I try to play just as hard.
I like hiking and camping. This is the winter I will learn to cross country ski.

Nicole Hillstrom

Nicole Hillstrom wrote a review of on April 6, 2009

5 5

I love the fabric and fit of these pants. They move perfectly with me, whether I'm relaxing or doing dhanurasana. I love that I can roll the waistband down, or wear it up, because I'm not a huge fan of showing my belly, but the folded waistband helps to camouflage underwear lines.

I have them in northern light, but I'll probably pick up a few of the others, as well.

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Nicole Hillstrom

Nicole Hillstrom wrote a review of on April 6, 2009

4 5

There isn't much to separate this vest from all the other fleece vests out there. It's really a matter of fit, because there aren't many features. For me, the Patagonia Synchilla is a winner. This is an all-around great piece. The fit is the best for my body type. The feature that I appreciate is that it's made from recycled polyester. The technology to do that makes it a little more expensive for now, but I think that it's worth it in the long run to encourage its use and development.

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Nicole Hillstrom wrote a review of on April 6, 2009

5 5

I really didn't need a new fleece when I bought this, but the beauty of the northern light color broke me down and I brought it home. i previously had a Marmot Radiant jacket, which is very similar, but this one has a little something extra. The fibers are just a little softer, and I like the fit just a little better.

Right now, the temperature is hovering at about 30 degrees. This jacket is just about perfect on its own for a still day in that range. If there's a warm south wind, it's good for about 40 degrees. As with my Marmot jacket, I wear it when the office turns the A/C up just a little too high.

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Nicole Hillstrom wrote a review of on November 18, 2008

4 5

I bought these thinking that I'd probably return them. I was wrong. I'm short, so these "shorts" are more like capris on me, hitting just below the knee. The fabric is amazing, lightweight and stretchy. I could do gymnastics in them. I have the Hemlock color, which is a really beautiful green. It looks great with a white shirt, for a crisp, clean, athletic look.

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Nicole Hillstrom wrote a review of on November 18, 2008

4 5

I wasn't sure if I wanted one of these...at first. Now that I have one, I almost can't imagine going without. I keep small essentials, like my headlamp and a pocketknife in it, so I always know just where to find them. At night, I keep a hat and an extra pair of socks up there, too, just in case I should want them.
REI.com says it weighs 3 ounces, and there are few things that light that are this useful.

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Nicole Hillstrom wrote a review of on November 18, 2008

4 5

the fit wasn't perfect for me, but these were nice glasses. apparently, the folks who stole my car liked them too, because when my car was recovered, these specs weren't. no worries, sunglasses are easily replaced. I had some marvelous adventures with these, and look forward to new adventures with my new style of glasses.

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