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TheBugMan wrote a review of on January 16, 2009

4 5

It was time for me to replace my hand-me-down/worn out/too tight fleece jacket I've been wearing for the last 5 yrs so I decided to go all out on myself.
First thing I noticed about this jacket was the loose threads coming off the seams. Although none of the loose threads seem to affect the structural integrity, I would have felt better if this expensive purchase had more attention to detail. It says on the tag, "Made in Latvia". Other than the loose stuff, they did a great job.
Second thing I noticed was the density of this jacket. This is the heaviest fleece I've owned (although I felt heavier ones) but also has a handmade quality feel to it.
Third thing is the nice comfy/soft fleece lining the inside. One of the reasons I picked this one (from photos). I was not disappointed in this aspect.
I didn't like the fact that the sleeves are short. The medium I ordered has a nice long torso (so do I) but the sleeves need to be 1-2 inches longer, minimum.
I wish the chest pocket was larger (It looked bigger to me in the pics) or that there was a large inner chest pocket opposite the small outer pocket.
I hope this jacket last for at least 8yrs cause it was expensive. If the Stormur falls apart I'll update this.

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TheBugMan wrote a review of on January 14, 2009

2 5

At first I thought this was going to be a great time together... running through the forest, splashing around Seattle puddles... And that is what happened for the first 2 months... Then the shoes outer soul started to come off letting water get in, right where the foot bends.
Other than that, they worked great. But I haven't owned shoes this expensive before that just came apart like this.

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TheBugMan wrote a review of on January 9, 2009

4 5

I have wide feet and this shoes has plenty of room at the widest part and toe box area.
It's holding up pretty dry inside the shoe here in Seattle's wet weather (although there are better water resistant shoes) but I can't see myself wearing this in the summer unless I want soggy socks (my feet sweat more that most people. There are no vents or mesh).
I love the traction this shoe has while playing field sports, tread is holding up well so far.
I tend to tear my shoes up very quickly and will update this if they apart faster than normal.
Buggy out!

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