Greg Ostrowski

Greg Ostrowski

Vermont, Pennsylvania

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Greg Ostrowski

Greg Ostrowski wrote a review of on May 22, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Somehow Norrona has managed to make a pant this tough while maintaining a soft, flexible and comfortable fit light enough for use in all seasons. I could go on, but what's the point? Buy them and you won't be disappointed. I am 6'3" 180lbs with a 33' waist and 33" inseam-Large fit perfectly after I adjusted the waist.

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Greg Ostrowski wrote a review of on May 20, 2013

4 5

Different pocket configuration from last year, and no more zippers on the front hand pockets-which I thought were handy when hiking or bouldering, but overkill when using them for a casual pant. The hand pockets (front and back) have no closure this year and I find them to be a little shallow-things fall out of the pockets easily-so use the snap cargo pocket or the zip phone pocket for the important stuff. I think they must have known this would be an issue, since there it a small zippered change pouch in the right front hand pocket. I guess this is just more of a casual pant than last year.
That said, this is a product worthy of Norrona-comfortable, tough and unique. The waist adjustment comes in handy for me (6'3", 180, 33" waist 33" inseam) and the large is a loose but not baggy fit when adjusted. I usually wear a belt though as the length I need only comes with a large.
If you are familiar with this brand you know the colors are often even brighter than the pic-and the "Green Meadow" is no exception. It is almost a neon green.

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Greg Ostrowski wrote a review of on February 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ordering my second pair in 3 years. I have worn mine every day from April to October since getting my first. I usually have my SUP on the roof rack, and these shoes are great if you want to pull over for a quick paddle on the lunch hour. By the time I get back to the office, they are dry enough to be comfortable the rest of the day. The stitching in the heel (mentioned by others) finally started to give out on mine-Keen will repair them, but at this point I am going to just buy new ones because an extra pair makes more sense. This is a true all-terrain shoe disguised as a sandal-you can take it anywhere and your feet are always cooler than in a shoe or boot. I hope they don't change a thing.

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Greg Ostrowski wrote a review of on February 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

In general, if you are long-limbed and fairly thin, Norrona will fit you exceptionally. Won this fleece on their annual xmas giveaway via fbook (get in on it) and received a croc green large. I am 6'3" and fairly skinny, and this a great fit, almost too warm tho...Arms are long enough (thank god, wont be buying my other fave Arcyeryx for a bit) and I can't believe they gave away this fleece-It's just about perfect. My only bitch is that I don't wear hoodies, and this comes across like one, but the fit, quality and warmth kill that vibe. Buy it, wear it. Love it and perhaps I could actually see someone else in the Northeast of the USA actually wearing one of these superior products...

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Greg Ostrowski wrote a review of on December 12, 2012

5 5

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

I will start by saying that I am 6'3" and run about 180, so kind of long and lean. I have a Patagonia nano puff down jacket that fits well for sleeve length but balloons out on the torso, and was looking for something comparable with a better fit. Not only does this fit better, I believe it is warmer for it's weight. The sleeves are long enough to cover me and the torso is close-fitting but not tight. It works perfectly under my North Face shell which is in itself bulky, but there is plenty of room. Wearing this on its own-windproof, and if active is more than enough for keeping warm. The soft material on the inside of the collar is a bonus as well. Summary: Best jacket of its type I have seen, and makes for a great second layer or shell for anything over 20F...If you don't care for the Patagonia "pooch out" this is the best gear you can find. I have about half a dozen Norrona products now and haven't been disappointed yet...oh and the large was the best fit for me.

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