BexOnHood wrote an answer about FlyLow Gear Smuggler Vest - Women's on September 22, 2014
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I live in a cabin in the woods on a mountain and travel all over the place so I can get my grubby little feet in as much dirt around the world as I can. Shred, paddle, skate, hike, lather, rinse, repeat!
Is this vest pretty long? No pics with an actual human so I'm not sure of the length. I'm 5'9" with a long torso and I'm wondering if it'll be too short (I'd likely get a size L).
I've had a hard time finding a down jacket that is: a. fitted so I don't look like a puffball, b. not too fitted across the chest (36D - it's a challenge), and c. long enough for my monkey arms and torso. This thing totally fits the bill! I'm 5'9" with a big chest, athletic build and lanky arms and it's often really hard for me to find jackets that fit just right. Either I get a large and the boobs are tight and the sleeves are short or I get an XL and look like I'm wearing dude clothes. But this is just so perfect, it's like it was made for me. I got a size L... nice and long in the sleeves and back, tailored but not tight and SO WARM. Seriously, SO WARM! I have a pretty decent sized set of hips on me, but I didn't find the bottom to be tight as another reviewer said. The red color is awesome and the jacket packs down to the size of a nalgene bottle. Haven't endurance-tested it yet, but so far so good!
I love stroganoff and am always satiated after a good stroganoff. My boyfriend also loves stroganoff; he can't get enough of it, especially when I'm away on business. Even the dog loves stroganoff!
Seriously, I would buy it for the double entendres alone, but it actually IS delicious, too. A good amount of food and doesn't require extra seasoning... one of my MH faves!
This hammock is so rad - I was a little hesitant at first because the material is so light but it's really strong! I accidentally put a wee hole in it because I had a back pocket snap that was bent and had a sharp edge, but doesn't compromise the hammock so far as I can tell; I've been using it regularly for months after the hole and it hasn't had any detrimental effect that I can see. Packs down to about the size of a nalgene bottle, so it's actually feasible to bring it pretty much everywhere, which is awesome. My only complaint is that the 'biners that come with it are super heavy, but that was an easy fix with a couple of lightweight climbing biners! The straps that come with it work fine, but I also have some alternate straps that I made from thicker nylon webbing that I use at home where the hammock gets heavy use in the backyard and I don't want to hurt the trees.
Love that these tights are so thick. I get really sick of bending over in the gym and knowing that everyone can see I'm wearing wonder woman underpants. No show here! I agree that they have a little extra knee-pit room, but nothing particularly annoying and this seems to happen with my other stoic baselayer, too. I'm 5'9" with LeBron James legs, so it's magical that they actually go down to my ankles. I have mixed feelings about the waistband, hoping it'll loosen its deathgrip a bit in time... I love it that it's tight and these pants don't fall down at ALL, but if you have any extra cushion around your midsection, it'll be in a bit of a chokehold. That said, I'd rather have a muffintop that have my ass hanging out because my tights have shuffled their way down to my knees again :)
Ignitor Mirror goggles! A little bit of underkill eye protection-wise on a super sunny day, but love this style!
I am a woman with a big head and a prominent beak yet somehow, a medium-sized face. Therefore, I have a pretty wicked time finding perfect goggles. Smith's fit all my needs! Plenty big enough to fit over my helmet, comfy on my nose and a perfect fit on my face. Good range of view and great styles. They fog up once in awhile when I've got a facemask tucked up into them on super cold days, but I think that's pretty unavoidable with ANY goggles. Up on Hood, we get a lot of mixed-bag days where it will be cloudy, snowing, flat light, then peeks of sunshine...for those days the ignitor mirror lenses are great. For low light/snowy days, red sensor is awesome. Although these are technically a dudes' goggle, I'd totally recommend them for ladies who find women's goggles just a teeny bit too small!
I was a little surprised by these pants! I have gone through at least 5 pairs of Burton pants and a large fits me perfect EVERY time (5'9" about a size 10-12), but these were too small... not a huge amount too small, but with the sig fit I expect a little gansta sag in my pants and these were super fitted. I'd say the large is commensurate with a size 8 jeans. The color (hot streak) is AWESOME and I exchanged for an XL in the hopes that they fit because they're really cute and I love gore-tex. I'll revise my review when the XL's come in if they're a better fit!
** UPDATE: the XL's fit great! So strange that all of their other pants seem so consistently sized, but as long as I found a good fit, I'm stoked.
It's a really cute hoodie and I love the length and details, but it has two problems which were a deal-breaker for me. One: sleeves were too short. I have pretty long arms (5'9" and lanky) and the sleeves on this came to my wrist bones. Two: the buttons on the flap over the zipper are way cute, but there's no way in hell I'm going to zip up a hoodie and then button five buttons every time I put it on... they should have been faux buttons, maybe, with a velcro or magnet closure for the flap. Bottom line: sleeves to short, user to lazy to button up a hoodie!
What's the inseam on the size L of these pants?
Great fit, great flex, no wet butt!
Just cold! I'm so stoked I finally shelled out for the Gore-Tex and found a pair of pants I can park my butt in the snow in without fear of swampass. Also, they are a really good more technically-oriented pant.... I love the articulated knees for hiking and they look steezy but have a pretty tailored fit so they're great for long treks if you're earning your turns. A teeny bit of stretch, too, which helps with move-ability. I pretty much always wear a large in Burton pants and they fit very well just like the rest of their pants that I have (5'9" usually a 10 or 12 pants). My only two complaints... the elastic around the boot gaiters is pretty tight and tough to get over boots AND (this is a big one) the thigh vents don't have any mesh! It SAYS mesh-lined inseam but there is no mesh on mine... even my bottom of the line Burton pants have mesh so I was reeeaaaally expecting that on these. That aside, I do love them.
I bought this in the python print and get tons of compliments every time I wear this hoodie. It's rad for spring days on the mountain when you need something just a little toasty and a little water-resistant. I got an XL so it would fit baggy, but normally I wear an L (5'9" usually about a 10-12 with longass monkey arms). I think the L would have fit fine but I wanted some sag on this one and it's perfect. The built-in neck gaiter is a cool idea but is largely useless unless you'd like to be in a choke-hold by your jacket. Not taking any stars away for that, though, since I didn't even know that was a feature until it arrived. Overall, love love love it :)
Having a wee siesta in Yellowstone :)
Love this tent. I got it because I do a lot of solo camping trips that require air travel and I wanted something small to fit in my luggage. This thing packs down pretty tiny and I can cram it into my suitcase no problem. I like it that it's a lightweight one-person, is free-standing, doesn't have the claustrophobic feel of a bivvy and is pretty cheap! I can sit straight up in it and when I lie down, I've probably got about 10" on either side of me to the walls. The only problem I've run into is that since it's tall and narrow, you've really gotta lash it down well if it's windy otherwise it'll take flight!
I love Dakine luggage. I have the Over/Under for short trips and purchased the Split Roller because I travel for work and often parlay that into weekend camping trips if I get sent somewhere cool. I can fit all of my work clothes for 4 days of dressing like a corporate desk-jockey PLUS an entire weekend's worth of camping gear PLUS my big camera tripod into this beast! We're talking tent, down sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, cooking gear, work clothes, camping clothes, some camera junk... I mean you could seriously fit ME into this thing if you tried. I have underpacked, packed, and wildly overpacked this thing and it hasn't done me wrong yet! I will say, however, that it gets VERY unwieldy when fully packed (as in I needed boyfriend to help me get it into the trunk) and it's pretty easy to go over the 50lb airline limit with this behemoth. If I had to purchase again, I might get the 4000cu in just because of that. That said, I do love it because of the amount of junk you can cram into it! One star off because the time I had it filled with 70lbs of stuff the wheels were dragging/sticking a tad, but that might have been my fault for filling it with books...
Not sure on the giga power, but I've used mine over a grate on a campfire and if you're careful and keep it way on the edges it's okay (it got a little blackened on mine but wiped off pretty well). But I don't think I'd put it front and center over a grate. I usually use cast iron for that, if I'm car camping.