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chris leporewrote a review of on June 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has long been on my bucket list, but after back surgery a few years ago I knew that I could not sleep in a tent on a camping pad on the ground. I purchased one of these specifically for that trip (and bought my husband one as well, since I didn't want him guilting me if he was sleeping on the ground). With an inflatable camping pad on top, these are luxury! We were both so glad to have one, and our guide was eyeing it too!! As for set up, it takes a few times to get proficient, but then it's easy. We set up and took these down inside the tent when the grass was quite wet, and it's best to do one at a time (might be a good pre- marriage test as to how well you can work together). Since I weigh <125 lbs, I don't bother with the double bows in the middle, though I do like the firmness of using more single bows than the setup recommends. My husband finds the double bow setup provides good support for his 190 lbs. We also have larger car camping cots, but I actually found these little guys more supportive. I will never go camping without one again - for the 3.5 lbs of weight they are a lifesaver for me, as hiking with a stiff back doesn't appeal to me.

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chris leporewrote a review of on January 20, 2015

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Bought these pants two seasons ago, and they fit perfectly. 5'7", 122 lbs, size 4. I (obviously) ordered a size 4 in these again, in two different colors, and they were both too tight. They pulled across the hips, and looked like I was trying to squeeze into too-small clothing. Before you think that I've just gained weight and am in denial, I then tried the old pair on and they definitely fit a half size larger. Didn't bother to exchange, because the 6 probably would have been too big, and I would have had to pay to return them yet again. Bummer all around - I just wish that companies would standardize their sizes for on-line customers. I usually wear a 4 or 6, depending on the company, so hard to tell whether these are sized too small (this season) or too large (previous season).

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chris leporewrote a review of on February 23, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Got this jacket on S&C, after some deliberation. I'm an Icebreaker junkie, and I love hoodies, so this seemed like a good 'fit' for me. What a fantastic jacket. It's really warm and cozy, with nice touches like being soft where the jacket hits the chin and having soft hidden cuffs around the wrists. I also really like that I can pull the zipper all the way up, for warmth, without also yanking the hood closed. Haven't tried it out for waterproofing yet, but really happy with the wind proofing. I'm 5'7", 122 lbs, and normally wear small in Icebreaker. This jacket fits perfect in S, slim without feeling constricting. This is my new favourite outdoor jacket, and is warm enough under a shell for most outdoor pursuits in the Pacific Northwest.

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chris leporewrote a review of on May 18, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have these t'shirts in all three colors, as well as siren camis and long-sleeve t's, which I wear in combinations depending on the temperature and how 'appropriate' I need to look for work in a health care setting. The azalea and hyacinth show a bra line, so I layer them with a cami for work. No problem wearing them out in public though. I'm 5'7", 122 lbs, and wear the small. This season's siren t's are slightly more body hugging than last years, which were a little more 'forgiving' but still relatively close fitting.

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chris leporewrote a review of on May 18, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wear the siren camis, short sleeve t's and long sleeve t's in either matching or contrasting combinations, depending on the weather. I love how lightweight they are, so even wearing a long sleeve on a 75 degree day feels okay. Have the long sleeve t's in both gulf and cerise, with matching camis, and the short sleeve t's in hyacinth and azalea. I don't find the gulf or cerise long sleeves too see through, but for work will wear with a cami to counter the low'ish v-neck. The azalea is a gorgeous colour, but since a bra outline is (barely) visible, I wouldn't wear it without a cami underneath for work in a health care setting. However, I'd have no qualms about it out in public. I'm 5'7", 122 lbs, wear a small and the long sleeves t's are not completely body hugging by any means. The newer short sleeve t's (azalea and hyacinth) *are* more body hugging. I also have several icebreaker tops in 200 weight which I consider my winter shirts, and I save them for when the temp is below 50 degrees.

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chris leporewrote a review of on February 11, 2013

2 5

Bought this as an awesome deal on SAC. I was very excited to receive it, and very disappointed with the way it actually fit. Quality and materials were great, but sizing was off. I normally wear a size 4, and am a slim build. My measurements came closest to the Small, at 5'7" and 122 lbs, so ordered a S. The body of the coat is way too wide and not at all tailored, with an odd flare at the bottom, yet the sleeves are barely long enough. I wasn't looking for tight, as sometimes it's nice to throw a softshell underneath. I think I should stick to Mountain Hardwear, who make clothes for slim women, because deals are really no longer deals when you're paying an extra $15 in shipping to and from!

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