Silverado333

Silverado333

Steve's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowshoeing
Silverado333

Silverado333 wrote a review of on September 11, 2014

1 5

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

I was excited to see new colors for the Covert Cardigan - I already own 5 or 6 of them in differing colors. Ordered two new sweaters from Back Country and received them yesterday. I was shocked to see the fabric seemed different than what I have come accustomed to. In addition the cut of the sweaters is different - they did not fit and were to snug for me and I had to return them. Not sure what happened, but looks like Arcteryx made some changes, and I guess as a result I will too!! Too bad!!!! I'm a big guy and all of my sweaters are XXL - My current sweaters fit fine - these two new jackets - well, not so much. I was totally disappointed!!! Even had the jackets fit - the feel of the fabric is different and the weight is lighter - too bad Arcteryx - You lost a valued customer!!

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Silverado333 wrote a review of on September 18, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

Upon arrival I could tell this jacket wasn't what I expected. The color (Black) and fit were fine. It was just much lighter than I expected, ended up returning. Of course you can;t beat backcountry.com customer service. I had no difficulties what so ever with the return. I WILL continue to shop at their site.

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Silverado333 wrote a review of on September 2, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I actually bought this jacket twice!! The first time I got it, I was a little stunned by the lime green color. I left it draped on a dining room chair in hopes it wold grow on me. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this jacket - I just wasn't sure about the color.
Not certain I could handle the color - I ended up returning it. A few months later, I saw it again and I began to question if I made the right decision to return it, then it went on sale. I decided I liked it enough at the better price. I love the feel of the jacket! It fits perfectly, all of the pockets are great!! I've see some say there aren't enough pockets. I'm not sure how many you need, but it has two for hands, one high on the chest, one on the sleeve and one mesh pocket inside the jacket. I really like the one on the sleeve and I also like the pit zips. I've even grown fond of the color - it definitely stands out!! So far, I've only used it as a rain jacket, but I'm really looking forward to wearing it in the snow!! I can definitely recommend this jacket and I'm really glad I bought it the second time around - especially on sale!! Now that I've had it a few months - I have no issues with it - no flaws what so ever!!!

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Silverado333 wrote a review of on January 29, 2012

5 5

Bought these as a gift for my girlfriend for Christmas. She's 5'3 and though she complains these pants are a little long for her - they look great and I believe the length is fine. She does like their warmth and the lining is soft, which she likes.
The most important feature of the Marmot insulated pants is that they keep her dry. We've been out in the snow and the rain and they repel water as advertised - with a base layer underneath she has had no complaints!
We both can recommend these pants to any one looking to purchase.

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Silverado333 wrote a review of on January 27, 2012

5 5

Bought one pair of these in black, and they were so comfortable! I liked them so much, I ordered five more pair. As I said, they are very comfortable, feels good to the touch, wicks well and are just so darn comfortable to wear.
Not only do I wear them hiking but they have become my every day skivvies!!

I highly recommend them!!

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Silverado333 wrote an answer about on April 26, 2011

By the way Simon, I am interested in the Beta AR, but would like more of your opinion on the Theta - both the AR & the SV, the differences between these jackets and the Beta's (AR & SL)? As I said, I think I'd refer a longer cut - based on some inputs of others, seems the Theta may have a longer cut, are you able to confirm?

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