Sconnie transplant to SLC. Likes bikes, science, mountains, knitting, and mandolins.
great harness for sport climbing (and canyoneering!). its super comfortable, i like the ventilation, and dig the colors as well. this this is also one DURABLE harness. canyoneering is very hard on your gear and this harness has held up to of abrasions, swimming, etc great. the gear loops aren't huge but for my use, they work fine.
the leg opening issue that others have mentioned hasn't been a problem for me but i can see how you might need to size up to get it to fit your legs. i'm 5'5", 110lbs with small legs and the small works great. i have a little room in the legs but not much.
These packing cubes are great for travel and I've even used them backpacking. They help keep everything organized which is great for an overpacker like me. They're great in rolling luggage, but are especially useful in a top loading backpacking pack where otherwise you'd have dig through or take everything out to find what you're looking for. The white color is transparent enough that you can find what you're looking for without even opening up the cube. I typically use one for tops and another for bottoms. And halfway through my trip switch it so one is clean clothes and the other is dirty clothes, but the sky's the limit. And they're so lightweight that they add nothing to your bag!
I've only used this on one trip, but so far so good. A couple pockets for organizing stuff. Not too big, but enough room to put all the essentials. And easy access to all of it. I got the white/red one because it was on sale which will probably get dirty pretty quick but meh, it's a toiletry kit. And I suspect the fabric is pretty stain resistant and washable.
If you can only have one dress - make it this one! It isn't cheap, but its wool and the dress is incredibly versatile and beautiful. It can either be worn casually or dressed up a bit. I brought this dress with me when I went to Europe for work and it was great - professional and with a modest neckline, but still stylish. Plus it makes a great travel dress - resists wrinkling, easily washed in the sink, and of course it resists odors because its wool so I was able to wear it multiple times between washings.
The fabric is what you would expect from an icebreaker dress: soft against your skin and kind of a medium thickness. Its thin enough that it doesn't really camouflage anything, but it isn't super sheer in black either.
As for fit, I'm 5'5", 110 lbs and the XS fits great. The cut is fitted but not too tight or clingy.
If they weren't so expensive I would own the other colors as well! Nice work icebreaker!!
Being a cold person, I wanted a bag that would truly keep me warm when camping and sleeping in below freezing temps and this one is a winner! The ouray has kept me warm when I've slept in a tent and an unheated yurt when it was in the 20s and overall I'm very happy with this bag. Its very comfortable to sleep in, the hood is probably my favorite of all the sleeping bags I've had over the years, and its so fluffy and warm!
It's a little bulky and wouldn't be considering backpacking light by the strictest standards, but I've taken it on a yurt trip and a winter backpacking trip and it's not impossible for backpacking. Plus it was several hundred $$ less expensive than the 800 fill alternatives with the same rating.
The only complaint I have with this bag is the zipper. Its very difficult to not get the draft tube caught as you're zipping the bag up or down which is annoying but not a dealbreaker.
Overall, very happy with the purchase and nice work Marmot.
well done stoic! this fleece is not only super cute, but also incredibly functional. i would say its one of my favorite items of clothing and has definitely been put through the wringer. after a year of washing and wearing this jacket, the outside looks identical to when i bought it. if you look at the the inside fleecy side, you can notice some wear, but its still super soft and not even really pilling. and besides, no one ever sees the inside!
like most stoic stuff, it runs a little smaller (and longer) than other companies, but that's one of the things i love about their stuff. i'm 5'5", 110ish lbs and the XS is perfect. its fitted, but i can still put some layers underneath it if necessary. i also dig the fact that the sleeves and torso are cut a little longer and the neck is super high. the fabric itself does a decent job of blocking wind and repelling water, but it's still a fleece so don't expect miracles.
also, this fleece does a magnificent job of repelling pet fur which is a major plus in our household.
its kind of spendy, but if have the money or, better yet, find it on sale, it's a great piece to have around.
Great great pack. I've been using this pack for short backpacking trips and canyoneering trips and it's excelled at both of these. It's been very comfortable to wear and I love the mesh back and the firm cushioning on the straps. I wasn't sure I was going to like the roll top, but now I wish my bigger backpacking pack had it too! If you want a lot of pockets, this might not be your pack. But it has several, including hip belt pockets which are nice to have. I also really like the ability to easily and quickly lash things to the outside of the pack with either the expandable mesh pocket or the daisy chain on the front. This features is priceless for canyoneering when you don't want to stick your wet, smelly, wetsuit inside the pack if you don't have to. I also like how there isn't much in terms of big loops and straps on the pack that can get snagged on things.
So far durability has been bomber its survived the beating that is canyoneering quite well. I've dragged the bottom and sides of this pack along sandstone slot canyons, I've dunked it in canyon pools, I've swam in it, I've dropped it down small drops. And it still looks great.
The only thing that I would change about it is the hipbelt. I really like the mesh on it, and the hip belt is very comfortable and great for when you're hauling less than 30 lbs. The few times I've hauled more, I've felt like I would have liked to have a more solid hip belt. But that's probably personal preference too.
As for fit, I thought it was a little small compared to other brands. I am 5'5" with a short torso and have a small in my Gregory backpacking pack and my REI daypack. But in this pack, the small seemed too short so I went with the medium which fits great.
Update: also took it on a 2 week Europe backpacking trip! Perfect size for that length trip and this pack is a full pound and a half lighter than my 60L gregory pack. Packing cubes were a super nice to have though because it's top loading.
I always thought that it was just a given that my feet would be blistered, sore, and miserable by the end of a backpacking trip. But these wonderful insoles changed all that. They are incredibly comfortable and really keep your feet in place, which keeps them from getting so blistered and beat up. Also great for people like me with high arches. They do take up quite a bit of room so be aware of that and make sure you have room in your hiking boots/shoes for them. But even if these ones won't work, you can just buy a thinner pair of sole insoles!
I would recommend this product to anyone and everyone.
Is this pad an ultra comfy, ultra insulating sleeper sofa? No. But if you're looking for a very lightweight, very packable pad, it's fantastic. I wish I would have bought this years ago. There have been several backpacking trips that I have gone without a pad to save space and weight, but no more now that I have this guy! The negligible weight and space it takes up in your pack (especially if you only use one velcro strap and skip the stuff sack) make it a no brainer to bring it. And getting it on sale made it even more of a steal! I found it to be surprisingly comfortable too for a pad this thin. I can't fully attest to its durability, but after a handful of times being used directly on the ground in the desert, it's still holding up great.
One of my favorite pair of shorts. I really like the longer bermuda length, and I found them to fit true to size on me. They look nice too. Unlike the previous reviewer, I really like the fact that they're stretchy and have found them to be plenty cool for warm weather hikes.
I bought these just looking for some functional technical shorts for hiking. And they are great for that. But I was pleasantly surprised that the cute little details they put on the short that help it transition away from looking too "outdoorsy" for use off the trail. There is some cute embroidery where the belt loops attach and the details on the back pockets are very cute. Fit is great too. I've always had to size up in Mountain Hardwear pants compared to North Face, ExOfficio, and Kuhl, but at 5'5", 110 lbs, a size 4 fit me perfect.
The only problem I've found with these shorts is they attract pet fur like crazy. And it sticks to the fabric so its hard to remove even with a lint roller.
Man do I love these things. Cute, great fit, soo soft, and comfortable for both lounging and active pursuits. I'm not sure what magic they use, but the legs do not ride up which is a problem I have had with every other boy brief. The wide waistband is awesome and gets ride of the love handle squish effect. And they're wool so I've worn them for days while backpacking with no stink.
i own this awesome base layer in three different colors because i love it that much. so soft, light, and comfortable. probably one of the most versatile pieces of clothing i own. works great for bike commuting, backpacking, casual wear, travel, you name it! fit is athletic and, like most stoic stuff, runs small compared to marmot and northface. but if you size accordingly (one size up if you want loose, true to size if you want very fitted) you're fine. worth the cost of retail but i've gotten several of them on sale which is an added bonus.
Does anybody with small feet have experience with using this product?
I wear a womens size 6 shoe and am worried about my feet being too small for this (unisex) shoe and not being able to take advantage of the televator.
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