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TroJen

TroJen

Southern California

TroJen's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Running
Snowshoeing

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TroJenwrote a review of on August 9, 2016

Perfect first pack
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This pack is a really good combination of cute and functional for our almost 4 year old girl. She's been using it for day hikes for about 6 months and just took it on her first overnighter. It fits her tiny frame well, yet still holds enough to let her carry her personal items, like a jacket, snacks, and a couple toys. The side pockets hold a small water bottle well, but are also perfect for smaller items like sunglasses or a head lamp, and since they're velcro she can open and close them herself. And the pack even has a hydration sleeve where we could stash a 2/3 full 1 liter Platypus bottle. Getting to "drink from a straw" like Mom and Dad meant more hydration on the trail and less stops for water breaks. She probably wont get more than another year or two out of this pack before she's ready for something bigger, but it's totally worth the small investment in my opinion.

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TroJenwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Size Purchased: M

My husband has a pair of these shorts and had asked me to order him a second pair since they were on sale. When he tried them on, they were ridiculously short on his 6'2" frame - nothing like his current pair. I did not realize at the time that Prana makes these shorts in two different inseams - 8" and 11". Apparently Backcountry only carries the 8", so that's what we received. Back they go.

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TroJenwrote a review of on October 26, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: M

Unfortunately as is often the case with wool leggings, the rise in the front and the back is cut the same, so if you have any amount of junk in the trunk, these are going to be too low in the back to be comfortable. If there were more stretch to the material, I could have made them work, but sadly I have to return them. Too bad...I adore the houndstooth pattern, but not enough to expose my butt crack.

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TroJenwrote a review of on October 26, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: M

I purchased these shorts because I have the Bliss capris, which have been my go to pants for a while now. The shorts have a more snug fit in the rear than the capris, and the length is just not as flattering. Also, after a few wearings, the seam in the back has started to unravel. I think it's fixable, but overall just not as great a purchase as I had hoped.

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TroJenwrote a review of on October 26, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

This dress is comfy enough to wear all day, and the fit is very flattering despite some post baby body imperfections. The lace does not show bra straps and gives it a slightly more dressy look than a plain cotton dress, making it really versatile. I wore it to a kids birthday party at a playground and a fancy baby shower all in the same day and felt completely appropriate at both. The only negative is the elastic waist occasionally flips upward, so I have to adjust it every so often. Also, the length is just long enough to be comfortable on me, so I've avoided putting it in the dryer, as other Prana cotton dresses have shrunk on me in the past.

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TroJenwrote a review of on October 26, 2015

5 5

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

There are so many reasons to love this hat. Besides the obvious awesomeness of the houndstooth pattern, it's fully reversible so I can show as little or as much houndstooth as I like! More importantly, the foldover cuff provides an extra layer of fabric to keep the ears warm and is fully adjustable, so I can customize the fit to my tiny pinhead. The fabric is soft and stretchy, so I think it would fit any size head, and the wool wicks moisture but does just as good a job at keeping me warm as a bulkier fleece cap. This will be my go to hat for all outdoor pursuits from now on.

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TroJenwrote a review of on July 21, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: M

This dress is exactly what I wanted and expected from Prana. Super comfy, lightweight cute for a day out shopping, wine/beer tasting or any other fun summer activity. Easy to dress up or down. I bought the green, which is a beautiful rich teal, and I didn't find it see through at all. My only complaint is like with most elastic waist dresses, it rides up a little when I raise my arms and I find myself having to readjust it every so often. But overall, it's a hit!

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TroJenwrote a review of on July 21, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: M

I wore the same pair of SD Hurricane pants for 8 years before I loaned them to a friend who put them in the dryer. :( I purchased this pair in the same size (medium) as my old pair and I couldn't even pull them up over my hips. Even the large was way too tight to move comfortably, even without shorts underneath. I wear a 10 in other brands, so I would expect a large to be roomy and comfortable, but this was not the case. I do not recommend these for anyone who has curvy hips or a butt. It's too bad, because my old pair were quite durable and kept me dry through many years of backpacking. Time to try something different.

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TroJenwrote a review of on February 27, 2015

3 5

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

I'm 5'7", curvy and I typically fall between an 8 and 10 in most pants. When I tried on the Medium in this pant, I couldn't even pull them over my hips so I purchased the Large. At first they seemed to fit ok because I could tighten the adjustable waist. However, by the middle of my first day of skiing they were sagging in the crotch and sliding down my backside. Also, the velco waist tabs left scrapes on my hips. The length was right, and they proved to be warm and waterproof, but it is no fun constantly having to hike up your pants at the end of a run, so they are going back. My search for the perfect ski pant continues...

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TroJenwrote a review of on December 11, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Just a note for anyone thinking of purchasing, the size chart posted for this product is incorrect. I looked at these mittens in a local sporting goods store, and the sizing is clearly marked: S = 1-2 yrs, M = 2-3 yrs, L = 3-4 yrs. The M looked just perfect for my 2 yr old, with room to grow. Hope I can get her to wear them!

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TroJenwrote a review of on November 21, 2014

2 5

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

These sunglasses were a solid fit for my small face, and I like the polarized lenses. I mostly selected them for the unique purple color, but the actual color is so dark it's almost black. It makes them look boring and a little too masculine, so I'm sending them back.

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TroJenwrote a review of on October 1, 2014

5 5

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

I've probably had at least 5 different brands/styles of convertible pants over the years, and this pair is by far my favorite. Love the real button closure and interior tie, and the fact that the legs are wide enough to pull off over my shoes. They fit pretty true to size for me, though I agree with the other reviewer that they stretch out a bit after a few days of backpacking. I also agree that these pants make my butt look awesome! Seriously, my husband says it every time I put them on. Definite keepers, though I'm bummed mine already have a few pitch stains...the price of loving trees, I guess.

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TroJenwrote a review of on October 1, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I had high hopes for this shirt, as my Patagonia Merino 3 top is one of my all time favs. The Merino 1 fabric was soft and light, but also very clingy and see-through. In addition, I found the neckline to be too tight and just not comfortable. Not the shirt for me.

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TroJenwrote a review of on September 9, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

I purchased this suit for my average sized 2 yr old who can still fit into her 12 month Patagonia capilene. The 2T was so small that I could barely get it on her, so I exchanged it for a 3T, which was long enough but still pretty snug. Other annoyances: the legs are very high cut so you can see her swim diaper hanging out, and there's a seem at the bottom of the opening that always leaves a red mark on her lower back. As adorable as the suit looks on her, I would not purchase it again for these reasons.

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TroJenwrote a review of on September 9, 2014

2 5

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

I've been buying these bottoms ever since Patagonia started making swimwear, because I love the fit and coverage. Unfortunately this is the third pair in a row in which the fabric on the backside has completely worn away and lost its elasticity after about a year of regular use, to the point that is is completely see-through and unwearable. I've been extra careful, rinsing them out after every exposure to chlorine and saltwater, but to no avail. Patagonia will offer to replace them, however the pattern is never still available so I end up with a bunch of mismatched tops.

I think this happening because the back of the bottoms is unlined, unlike the front side or any of the swim tops. Until this changes, I'm afraid I will not be purchasing any more Patagonia swimwear.

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TroJenwrote a review of on August 21, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is hands down my favorite pair of sunglasses, simply because the fit and stying is just perfect for me. Unfortunately, after a year or two, the coating started to peel around the edges of the lenses, and one of the tiny screws on the side of the frame fell out numerous times and was finally lost. Fortunately, Oakley has great customer service and replaced the lenses and screw for me, though I had to send them to the factory for repair. Now I am more careful and no longer wear them to the beach, pool or anywhere the lenses could get damaged by salt or chlorine. I still love them and wear them every day despite all this.

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TroJenwrote a review of on August 21, 2014

5 5

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

I splurged on these at the Patagonia store after trying numerous pairs of slippers that wouldn't stay on my baby's feet. They are the best ever - cute, comfortable and very functional. Besides keeping her feet cozy around the house, they have enough of a grippy rubber sole for moderate outdoor use - perfect for long road trips or flights where she needs to be comfy but her feet need protection. She is 2 yrs old and her feet are just now popping out of the smalls, so I will be ordering a medium pair ASAP!

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