Nathalie C.

Nathalie C.

Nathalie C.'s Passions

Running
Biking
Hiking & Camping
Snowshoeing

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Nathalie C.wrote a review of on September 29, 2015

5 5

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

I'll start by saying I run very very cold. I was using a 3.7 lb. zero deg bag year round (except for hot desert camping) for the last 7 yrs and I have no problem sacrificing weight for comfort. I was concerned with the continuous baffles on this bag and losing the heat underneath me since I toss and turn a lot but as it turned out it was never an issue. I did a 5 night 6 day Sierra trip at the beginning of August (warm for some, cold for me) and would normally take the zero but I was on a mission to drop weight so after reading the incredible reviews I bit the bullet and spent some money on this bag and it's one of the best purchases I've ever made.
It's so light, it definitely helped me get to my goal pack weight and it packs so small it's hard to believe how warm it kept me and how well it lofts. I slept with a light base pant and shirt, no socks and when we had a couple of really clear, cool and very windy nights and I got chilled, I tightened the collar a bit and like magic the heat was instantaneous. The pull ties were easy to work with on the hood and around the neck and I was able to find the perfect combo. Another plus is my zero zipper ALWAYS snags, every time, and this one didn't snag once, even from an opposite pull across my back.
This bag blew me away. Based on the reviews I knew it was a good bag but I didn’t expect it to perform as well as it did for me and I see many years of use in it's future. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for warmth and to save weight.

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Nathalie C.wrote a review of on June 10, 2011

5 5

These shoes have it all: wide enough toe box for toe movement but not too much space, deep heel cup for no heel slip, great arch support, light, airy, and feel like slippers. I always have trouble finding shoes for long days on the trail and these are quickly replacing my Oboz Dash which have been my favorites for 3 yrs. No foot pain whatsoever and I literally forget I'm wearing them, which says a lot for my feet.

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Nathalie C.wrote a review of on April 1, 2011

4 5

I wear a 6 in hiking boots but have a hard time fitting in Solomans because they're always too big. Nevertheless, I bought a 6 hoping they'd be ok, but ended up having to find a 5 1/2 online (backcountry doesn't carry smaller sizes). Although still a little large, the 5 1/2 is good with thicker socks. It's been a long haul to find a warm boot, my feet get very cold very quickly and these fit so well, even in the too large size and were comfortable out of the box. No issues with being stiff they're easy to lace with gloves. I'm happy that I finally have a decent boot to winter camp and snowshoe in. Backcountry rocks, even if I couldn't get it here.

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Nathalie C.wrote a review of on April 1, 2011

5 5

These are so comfortable, they feel like your old favorite pajamas. I wear them out casually, to the gym and hiking and have to remind myself they're not my only pair because I don't want to take them off. They're a little wide at the bottom but the rest of the pant fits snug without being tight. Absolutely love them. 5'3", 105 lbs and xs fits great.

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Nathalie C.wrote a review of on February 14, 2011

5 5

I love these! Bought them for the gym and they are so comfortable I seriously didn't think about them until after my workout. With my old shorts I was always pulling them down at the legs (UA Compression Shorts) but these don't ride, they're soft and they wick. Great buy! 5'3", 110 S fit perfect.

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