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UVA SMDwrote a review of on January 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: M

I own plenty of North Face jackets, and love most of them. This jacket is no different. Its a perfectly warm, stylish winter coat that looks good enough to wear on almost any occasion.

Outer layer is Hyvent, which feels like the companies usual Hyvent offerings. The down insulation is on the interior, which does give the coat a slightly larger look when you are wearing it, but still manages to look somewhat slim. Very warm. Hood is insulated as well. The parka-length is nice. Lots of interior pockets, and the exterior hand-warming pockets are easy to access.

I am 5'10", 165 lbs, wear a 39 suit jacket, and the M fits very well. Love the olive color.

Only minor complaints, the hood does not provide the all-encompassing (think sleeping bag like) coverage that their technical jackets provide, but is good enough. No interior cuffs which would have been a nice touch.

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UVA SMDwrote a review of on September 6, 2012

5 5

Not sure how this tent exists at this price, but its a great buy. Was looking for a sub-5 lbs 2-person tent to take on short backpacking trips. Initially looking at the Big Agnes UL and SL lines, but they are really expensive. REI's Half Dome 2 looked good but was a bit heavy. Then I saw this tent and am very happy with my purchase.

Trail weight is 4lbs 15oz, but that includes the footprint and gear loft, which is exactly what I was looking for. Tent set-up is very basic, two poles crossing each other. I was surprised at how vertical the walls were able to stand considering the basic tent design. Plenty of space for me at 5'10', would easily fit someone 6'0'-6'2'. Plenty of room for two people. I can sit up without issues. Rectangular floor with no taper. Love the gear loft and footprint.

Again, I have no idea how this tent can be priced so low, and still be plenty large enough for two people while weighing under 5 lbs. Just buy it.

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