Ariana C.

Ariana C.

Ariana C.

Ariana C.wrote a review of on August 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 128 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought these in anticipation of moving to the Alps, which are much colder than the temperate PNW! Although I haven't tested them in sub-zero weather yet, I can already tell they will be perfect for skiing, snowshoeing, and layering under my looser jeans, or wearing with dresses or skirts.

I was borderline between a small and medium since my weight is all in my hips, thighs, and booty, and is mostly muscular. I definitely could have fit into the smalls, but I'm glad I went with the medium because they have just the right amount of give. The smalls would have been skin-tight, which I find doesn't keep me quite as warm. The thick waistband is amazing. I really like the aubergine color (it really is spot on - maybe just a tad lighter and redder than an eggplant). I could see how someone without a curvy butt and muscular thighs might find extra room in this style, but it's perfect for me! Also, there is some room for longer legs (maybe an inch or two), in case there are any taller ladies checking these out.

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Ariana C.

Ariana C.wrote a review of on April 11, 2013

2 5

The only reason it's not just 1 star is because it has a nice fit, and the hood can (sort of) accommodate a bike helmet. I do field work almost every day, and this jacket leaks all over the place. Mostly at the zippers and seams. Nonetheless, when I take it off after a rainy day hike, bike ride or day of work, I am soaked underneath. Invest in a better brand/jacket.

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Ariana C.

Ariana C.wrote a review of on December 23, 2012

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this jacket a couple months ago, since I live in Northern California and am in the rain a lot. I love to hike, run, and ride my bike. In addition, I am outside doing fieldwork every single day. I definitely needed something to keep me dry.

This jacket has been very disappointing; the past 4-5 time I have worn it, rain has somehow gotten in. All of my zippers were shut, the hood cinched, yet my shirt underneath gets soaking wet. I almost seems as if the fabric itself is not waterproof.

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