Sarah

Sarah

Wasatch Mountains, Beaver Mountain, Park City, Yellowstone, Glacier, Smoky Mountains

Sarah's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Skiing
Sarah

Sarah wrote a review of on January 7, 2011

5 5

These are sick pants. You cannot beat the price for 20k/20k rating, especially since they show up on S&C and WM periodically. At 6ft 185 I got the L and they are a loose fit, but look great. I put them over some http://www.backcountry.com/smartwool-midweight-boot-top-bottom-mens on super cold days and have been very comfortable. I wanted a bomber pant for sidecountry / backcountry and these fit the bill. The only thing I would change is maybe using a snap at the fly instead of a more traditional khaki pant type button (see the 4th picture or so in the detail views - Blueberry Fly).

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Sarah wrote a review of on January 7, 2011

4 5

I picked this jacket up so I could have something for resort, sidecountry, and backcountry trips. OR doesn't really list a waterproof rating on the pertex, but it seems like the information out there has it around the equivalent of 20k. It's been pretty much bombproof in my experience. The only minor complaint I have is that the colors aren't quit as popping as the pictures make them appear and are a bit more dull. I got the yellow off of S&C and it was more of a mustard color than a canary yellow.

Since it is a shell you'll need to layer up if you want to stay warm on super cold days, but I've found it to be plenty big in a L for layering as a 6' 185 male. I've found that the chest vents, rather than pits, are really well placed since it's easy to get them up and down without having to take my pack off. The shoulder, back, and chest lining make it a very comfortable jacket and the integrated Recco Reflector is a nice touch on the off-chance of an inbounds event. Overall, I think it is a very nice alternative to the more expensive Gore Pro shells for someone looking to do day excursions or sidecountry skiing / boarding.

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Sarah wrote a review of on February 19, 2010

5 5

Love this helmet! Keeps my head and ears really warm and the fuzzy chin strap is so comfortable. Vents are great for warm days. The adjustable sizing makes sure I have a perfect fit. I have a small head (generally wear a youth L in baseball caps) and the small fits great. I got the white and its more a pearl white color.

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Sarah wrote a review of on February 19, 2010

Great for skiing
5 5

I absolutely love this jacket for skiing, lightweight and waterproof. I wanted a shell so I could vary layers for freezing to warm days. I'm 5'4" 120lbs, petite build and originally got the XS. It was a bit tight with layers so upped to a S. The hood is big because it fits over a helmet, but can be tightened down. The lining around the collar, upper body, and upper arms adds extra warmth where needed. It also has a ski pass key reel. The iceberry color is very close to that pictured, and I actually like it better with the white accents/stripes when matched with white ski pants.

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Sarah wrote a review of on January 6, 2010

5 5

I got this as a present to wear as my baselayer for skiing. The longer fit makes it easy to tuck in and it does an excellent job of keeping sweat off my body. Great shirt if you're doing a lot of outdoor activities where remaining dry is important. At 5'4" and just shy of 120 I find that the small is a great fit. Not too loose and not overly tight.

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