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beestbeeson wrote a review of on November 14, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

Had these pants about a year now and have probably gotten 25-30 uses out of them, with only 4-5 being long treks and the rest just lighter hikes and camping. I am 6'3" 185lb with a 32x36 pant and I got the large fearing the medium would be too short. Unfortunately they fit too big in the waist and I wish I had a medium. Didn't take long for the pocket zipper to start breaking. It's not long enough in the first place and when you try getting things in and out of it, the zipper comes right off. The button also came out rather easily and now I have to wear a belt to keep them on. I have tended to really like Stoic and the Welder Lo is my absolute favorite winter jacket, but for a $150 pant you can do better.

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beestbeeson wrote a review of on January 17, 2012

5 5

As an Alaskan I tend to look for warmer jackets. This is the quintessential softshell to handle -20F temps for most activities with only a base layer. I have yet to take this beauty out into nature, but it has held up amazingly well so far. I took it out and played pond hockey for 2 hours straight in -15F with only a UA Cold Gear shirt on underneath and was more than warm enough the entire time. The lofted liner adds tons of warm to the jacket and I love that it is also in the hood (and how soft it is). I don't expect it to be a beast in brutal winds or the dwr to hold up forever, but that's why I have the Marmot Zion. It could be more breathable. The pit zips don't open up the liner either, so I think I'd sweat up a storm in it if I took it alpine snowshoeing in 20F+ temperatures (but I do sweat easily).

I'm 6'3", 185 lbs and the large fits beautifully but doesn't really allow for a down jacket layer underneath, although I can squeeze a UA CG shirt and a sweatshirt under it.

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