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aecp277016wrote a review of on March 11, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 135 lbs

I wrote a review for the size medium I got for this potentially great, versatile top. I ordered the large, thinking that would solve the issues I had with the medium. Now the arms are ok but the body is still short. In a baselayer (especially merino wool), one really wants it to cover the hips, at least. This does not. Also, now that I sized up, the chest and neck area is weirdly gaping and loose. Still, I'll use this top (and give my medium to a petite friend).

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aecp277016wrote a review of on February 25, 2015

5 5

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

Bought this vest based on other good reviews and because I have a base layer with the same Omni Heat technology that works amazingly. This vest does, too. I wore it this morning running about 6M in low 20s with wind chills in the low teens, with just a merino wool baselayer underneath. Got the aqua/green and love it (being visible is a good thing on country roads!). Only bummer is that it's pretty large and boxy on me. I especially like my active wear fitted to keep out cold and not catch wind. I bought true to size (medium), saw the great photos posted here of someone wearing it, thought I was a curvy/normal gal but guess I am less curvy than I thought. Vest is very big in the chest (and has darts - augh) and waist. All that's fine if you want to really layer underneath but not so great if you don't - wind gets in, vest moves around a bit. Still, a great vest. (Would exchange it for small but already wore it and would have to pay for shipping - a major bummer with Backcountry purchases.)

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aecp277016wrote a review of on February 24, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I ordered this hoodie for its lightweight warmth (and hoodie) and it gives me what I sought. The merino wool is very warm, especially around the torso and when you are active outside in the cold. The only downsides are that it's very slim fitting and the wind blows through the relatively thin material (my arms get cold, especially). The description of the item noted its slim fit but as an athletic woman, the arms are super tight and a bit uncomfortable; and it's not as long in the torso as I'd hoped or as the photos show. All other Patagonia items run large on me so this was a surprise (I ordered true to size, medium). I'll keep this one as a base layer for winter only but it's not as versatile as I'd hoped (e.g. to be a go-to mid layer or something you throw on and off in warmer weather).

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aecp277016wrote a review of on January 31, 2015

5 5

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

I got this jacket last winter. I used to stay warm running in any weather until I hit my 40s (age). Last year and this, wore and wear it running in very cold temps (down to teens) with just a base layer underneath. Just wore it running today in 20 degrees, feels like 6, winds 20 mph. Do not overheat in it but stay warm; any sweat seems to disappear - key for cold long runs. Body temp (either way) is a non-issue wearing this jacket. Anything else I wear as an outer layer is too warm or not warm enough. In warmer weather (fall/spring), I use this as a post-race or post long run jacket getting coffee, or alone as a perfect travel jacket (layer over tees or tanks in any kind of spring/fall weather). Love love love this. Slightly feminine fit but moves well as one is active. Only wish it had a hood but I use a buff and a hat, sometimes a scarf in single digits with wind.

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aecp277016wrote a review of on February 27, 2013

2 5

I got this shirt in the cool blue + white striped pattern and was really looking forward to adding it to my winter running/biking/hiking wardrobe. But, as shown in the pics (but even more exaggerated in real life), the shirt balloons out in a funny way well above the waist (so not intended for hip room) - not as in, flare out subtly, but bubbles out. Very strange. I even ordered on the small side (Patagonia runs a size big for me). I had to return this shirt - bummer.

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aecp277016wrote a review of on February 27, 2013

4 5

I got these boots just in time for the Blizzard of 2013 here in CT. We got 33 inches and my driveway (1/4M long) was unplowed for 6 days. So I needed these boots! They kept me warm and dry (although I wouldn't wear them in the rain or slush, they're fine for snow); the arch support and "athletic" sole are great for long walks; and they're pretty sporty/decent-looking as well. I have large (muscular) calves, so the option to loosen laces in addition to using the snug side zipper made these boots a perfect fit and function. I'd give 4.5 if there was that option.

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