Yesrod85

Yesrod85

Colorado, New Mexico when I can ; Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

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Yesrod85's Passions

Backpacking
Camping
Mountain Biking
Bouldering

Yesrod85's Bio

College takes up my outdoor time...

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Yesrod85

Yesrod85 wrote a review of on March 1, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For an expensive soft-shell, I would say this was well worth the money. I bought the jacket in October of 2011 and it has yet to let me down. You have to keep in mind it is not a full sized parka. With that in mind the windbloc works great and the thick fluffy fleece liner feels great! I can go outside in windy 20F weather without getting body chill. Fits good and snug like it should. Looks/feels like quality and it has stood up wonderfully so far. Main use has been more style/everyday than technical so I do not know how it would stand-up in those situations.

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Yesrod85 wrote a review of on March 1, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I would not trust this jacket in the backwoods for multiple days. I bought it for city use and it looks good and works great for that purpose. Does an adequate job shedding light rain. I can tell the water-proofing is wearing down in just under a years worth of use. Overall, I am happy with it as an everyday jacket, but I bought a Torrentshell for the backcountry.

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Yesrod85 wrote a review of on March 1, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I can not give enough praise for this boot. I just ordered my second pair of these for a summer trek. The first pair of 520's went hiking at Philmont twice, Several Colorado trips, West Virginia, Arkansas, and were used as daily wearers in-between. The only reason for the second pair is because I wore a hole in the Gore-Tex and the soles are getting worn down after many years of heavy use. Boot fits extremely well and is incredibly comfortable. Never had an issue with sole-separation or stitching problems. They just look a little scuffed. But hey! They're Backpacking boots!

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Yesrod85 wrote a review of on March 1, 2013

5 5

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

Great jacket. I'm 6ft 230lbs and the XL fits fine (room for layering). It is light weight and I love the quality. Fully taped seams and thoughtful additions such as Hood-Tuck/Roller system. Does not have any type of internal liner (designed for weight savings) and this jacket will feel a little 'sticky' on the skin if wearing a t-shirt underneath. I think it will do me great on the Colorado Trail this summer!

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