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Terrie's Passions

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clygirl wrote a review of on February 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used these in windy conditions as well as during a snowstorm that had the really wet snow. Never felt the wind or the snow even though my bibs were covered with the snow, I never got wet. Wore these with my Arcteryx Sidewinder SV jacket and Icebreaker 200 Oasis leggings, and they performed perfectly. Love the number and location of the pockets..I know that I'll be using these for many years to come.

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clygirl wrote a review of on February 13, 2014

Perfect Bibs
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used these in windy conditions as well as during a snowstorm that had the really wet snow. Never felt the wind or the snow even though my bibs were covered with the snow, I never got wet. Wore these with my Arcteryx Sidewinder SV jacket and Icebreaker 200 Oasis leggings, and they performed perfectly. Love the number and location of the pockets..I know that I'll be using these for many years to come.

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clygirl wrote a review of on February 13, 2014

5 5

Tried both the Smith Vantage and this one, but decided to keep the Aura. It keep my head warm when it was cold out and cool on the warmer days. The ear pads are great for windy conditions, and didn't have a problem with feeling the wind or cold. I used them with my Smith i/o goggles, which provided a streamline fit w/o any problems of air/snow/water seeping in or causing a fogging issue. The custom air system gives you a snug fit around your entire w/o giving you that head-pressure headache.

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clygirl wrote a review of on February 13, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have a small/medium size face, and these were perfect. Although big and could have gotten smaller googles, I wanted a wide peripheral which this provided. Wore them in a snow storm while skiing, and had no fogging at all. Was able to wipe the snow off with my ski mitt thumb without having any smugs. I got the green sol which I wore for bluebird and snowy days...though next time will use the red sensor for the snowy days. They fit great with my salomon aura helmet with on gapping. As others said, the silicone grip on the inside of the strap keeps the googles in place.

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clygirl wrote a review of on February 13, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I needed a mid weight base layer to wear under my sidewinder sv for temps in the high 20s-mid 30s, and this was perfect. I decided to the the men's small b/c last year this women's shirt was too tight in the neck and under the arms. I haven't tried this years on, but like the men's small fit. I have broad shoulders, long arms, 34D chest, 125lbs, and narrow hips/waist/butt. So, men's though a little long, fit great under my bibs b/c there was no riding up. Wore the shirt 3 days in a row and didn't smell at all.

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clygirl wrote a review of on February 13, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this shirt. Used it as base layer, wearing under my sidewinder sv for skiing in temps ranging from 27-mid 30s with 25 mph winds. It breathes well and wore it 2 days straight w/o any funky smell. I ski hot so, this was perfect. Know will be my primarily skiing base layer. The zip neck is perfect for when I got a little warm.

I'm 5'4, 125lbs, 34D chest with broad shoulders, long arms, short waisted and narrow hips/butt. Although it was a little long, it fit perfectly under my jacket and could easily tuck into my bibs w/o it riding up. Definitely going to get another one.

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clygirl wrote a review of on February 13, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was looking for a mid weight jacket to wear under my sidewinder sv and over mid/light weight merino shirt for skiing in 15-25F. This jacket worked perfectly. Can be wore while bopping around the village in 30s with just a light sweater underneath. Good water resistants. Also, packs down well.

I'm 5'4, 125lbs, 34D chest, broad shoulders and long arms with narrow hips/waist and no butt. The arms were a bit long, but worked well b/c could easily tuck under my ski mitts. Enough room for multiple layers underneath w/o being a puffy. Good length, and not too long for sidewinder sv. I have a men's small.

BTW - I ski hot. So, if you have a tendency to get cold..this may not be enough warmth for you in the temps that I mentioned above.

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clygirl wrote a review of on January 10, 2014

4 5

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

I was looking for a boot in normal winter conditions - snow, slush and ice in which I didn't need the hardcore sorels. Tried on the Merrell Decora and these boots. The Decora laced boot fits the bill for me. It is true to size, and not the typical Merrell that are for super wide feet. I have a low profile foot (bony) with narrow heel and average forefoot. I wear 11 in shoes, 11.5 in Asics and usually 11.5 in most boot. I ordered an 11 and there's enough room in the toe and the width is perfect for Superfeet insole and thick socks.

These Merrell Decora Chant was too wide on top of my foot, and b/c of that my heel was slipping up too much. The Chant would be great for someone with an average to big foot profile and who has wide foot. The Chants are a lot cuter and b/c there no lacing system, it would probably be better for keeping out snow/slush and water.

The soles on both are the same tread that are great for the crazy winters. Insulation is great and they are lightweight as well.

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clygirl wrote a review of on January 10, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I was looking for a boot in normal winter conditions - snow, slush and ice in which I didn't need the hardcore sorels. This boot fits the bill. The fit is true to size, and not the typical Merrell that are for super wide feet. I have a low profile foot (bony) with narrow heel and average forefoot. I wear 11 in shoes, 11.5 in Asics and usually 11.5 in most boot. I ordered an 11 and there's enough room in the toe and the width is perfect for Superfeet insole and thick socks. I tried on the Merrell Decora Chant, but it was too wide on top of my foot, and b/c of that my heel was slipping up too much. The Chant would be great for someone with an average to big foot profile and who has wide foot.

The only negative that I foresee is the gusseted tongue is only for the top of the foot vs the entire tongue. But, with the lacing system, I think that I can tighten it enough not to have snow/slush/water seeping in. Also, the tongue is wider than most so, there seems to be sufficient coverage evern where the gusset stops. Once I really test it out, I'll give an update.

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clygirl wrote a review of on January 10, 2014

4 5

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

I was looking for a heavy, hardcore parka to wear over my suit (lawyer) that could be used for commuting to/from court and waiting for buses. I'm 5'4 125lbs, broad shoulders, long arms, 34D chest, short waisted and straight figured from waist down...waist : 26", hips: 35". I have problems with most women's jackets b/c they cut me at the underarms and through the chest. Generally, if I go up in size, the body is too wide.

In this jacket, I tried the men's small (usually wear that size) and it was way too big; women's medium (was slight tight through the chest and just fit in the body); women's large...perfect. Women's large gave me the extra room through the shoulders, chest and arms, but not too much through the body. Although I haven't tested, the coat out yet...the fabric is extremely durable and the hood is amazing. Your head/face fit into the hood like a deep pocket so, with the fur edging on the hood you're protected from the elements blowing around. Will give you an update with I really test it out.

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clygirl wrote a review of on December 22, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I use to wear the salomon crossmax then tried these, which I like a lot more. The toe box is more narrow, lots more support/cushion and the soles are super grippy even in wet conditions including snow, ice and slush. I ordered the CS which are very water resistant. One of my concerns was that they would be too warm, but that's not the case...though wore them in 20-50s F. And, my feet don't get cold even with light cushion running socks.

They are true to size.

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clygirl wrote a review of on February 19, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I replaced my Patagonia Micro Puff with Marmot Trient and I'm so glad. Marmot jacket sheds wind, rain and the shell/hood are exactly what I was looking for. Hood is totally adjustable with toogle cords on the sides and back of the hood. I've worn it in ranges from mid 30s to high 40s with just a light fleece or long sleeve tshirt.

Micro puff has limited temp ranges and the hood is only adjustable from the back so, you have to put your head into a kind of pocket. Marmot jacket is more durable, waterproof and great for wind. If you're debating about the Micro puff...check on the Marmot Trient

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clygirl wrote a review of on February 19, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I replaced my Patagonia Micro Puff with this jacket and I'm so glad. This jacket sheds wind, rain and the shell/hood are exactly what I was looking for. Hood is totally adjustable with toogle cords on the sides and back of the hood. I've worn it in ranges from mid 30s to high 40s with just a light fleece or long sleeve tshirt.

Fit is true to size

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clygirl wrote a review of on February 19, 2013

5 5

I was looking for a light down good for mid 30s to low 20s and this is the jacket. I have a Millet Expert Down for the really cold days...this is a good option for a little less puff. The hood is great as well as the shell that sheds light snow. It's good for windy conditions as well. FYI - size up.

I'm 5'5, 125lbs with broad shoulders and long arms...the medium was perfect

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