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cyn4597826 wrote a review of on May 15, 2011

5 5

This is a great jacket. I loved it even though I did return it due to the color. I got the blue and it was very electric/neon. It was very pretty actually if you like these very bright colors; it was just too bright for me. (It is very true to the appearance in the photos- I just didn't believe it would actually be that bright.) I plan to get one next year in a less neon shade of a similar blue. Unfortunately it will cost me more as this one was on sale.
It is a great jacket. It's very light, slim not puffy, yet quite warm esp with the hood as far as I could tell. However, I only put it on and stood outside, as I was returning it. DId not recreate in it.
Great features compared to competitiors are the fact that it zips also from the bottom, and you can securely tighten the cuffs. THe hood is also very adjustalble and I love how it packs into its own pocket. The fit is nice. If you have really long arms though I have a feeling the sleeves would be short.
It's very very comfy

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cyn4597826 wrote a review of on May 15, 2011

5 5

I love this top. Super flattering fit and pattern. Very comfy. I even sleep in it. I have multiple other Icebreaker tops and this one is the cutest. It falls well. The pattern is cool and I get lots of compliments on it. It looks pretty dressy, so I can easily wear it out even though I can also use it as a base layer. I have the darker one - the blue and purple one. The neckline is nice re where it falls. The fit seems true to size, to a little on the smaller side.
I am 5'3", 114#, 33" bust, 27" natural waist and I got a small, which fits well but close. If I had wanted a loose-ish fit, I would have needed a medium. In other tops I generally wear a small to an xs.
I wash all these wool products in Woolite and hang them dry.

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cyn4597826 wrote a review of on May 15, 2011

4 5

I like these, as they don't ride up a lot. They are higher waisted than some comparable products (like the Ibex hotpants, which I think are cuter), but this can sometimes be good, like if you want them to ride above a backpack hip belt. Also, the Ibex hotpant has a seam right down the middle, which can cause it to dig in a bit in sensitive areas. These smarwool hipsters do not have that problem.
I got a small, and they fit well. I'm 5'3", 114" with 27"natural waist, 37" hips
If they make some other colors next year I'll get another pair.

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cyn4597826 wrote a review of on April 14, 2011

5 5

I am writing these before wearing the pants extensively because in looking around myself I really needed tips on sizing. And, I wear rain pants for such brief spans here in the CO Rockies that it would take long to assess this. I actually have the last year version, The Mountain Cohesion Pant, but I called the manufacturer who said they are identical except for the stretchierc knee etc material on these new Stretch Cohension Pants. (He said the new stretch material also increases breathability, so these new ones are probably even better.) Anyway, I am writing largely to help those needing sizing info, so I wrote this review here despite last years model. They seem excellently made. They just glide on. I tried the zippers and they don't tend to stick. I did a lot of comparison and believe the extra couple ounces over other choices is definately worth having the long zip. I tried on others, and these are sooo much easier to get on. I read they were big but did not find them so at all. Rain pants are made to go over regular pants and still allow good movement, which these do. They also look cute, unlike many.
I am usually a small, can occasionally be an extra small. I am
5'2 3/4", 113#, natural waist 27", hips at widest point 37". The small allows lots of free movement while not looking balloon-y or dorky. They are a perfect length with shoes or boots. They fold up quite small. I am really excited about them.

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