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Scott H.

Scott H.

Scott H.

Scott H.wrote a review of on February 25, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I liked everything about the jacket, different material finish that looked similar to poly ripstop, but with a flat "micro-texture" and did not feel quite as slippery or loud as regular ripstop. However, the sizing seemed way off, I am 5-9 slender build and tried both the small and medium. The small felt very fitted, and physically smaller than other jackets in size small, ie: tight everywhere, I could barely close the zipper. The medium fit exactly the opposite, physical bigger than any other jacket I have. I typically wear a medium that runs on the mall size.

Also, jacket weighed just under 16 oz in a medium.

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Scott H.wrote a review of on February 22, 2016

Great value, large tent, seams durable
5 5

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

I have not had a chance to use the tent, but thought I would post a little info on it. Packed weight of the tent measured 5.75 lbs on my scale that including the 11 stakes, a bit of guyline, pole repair sleeve and all stuff sacks.

Stakes are the cheaper round aluminum type, this tent has the main pole with "Y" at both ends, small a crossover pole, and a separate pole for the vestibule, giving the tent a real "dry" entry. The poles are not the highest quality I have seen, but feel plenty good.

Overall, quality feels great, heavier duty fabrics, hence the weight. I just set it up tonight in the living room, so was not able to stake it out, but is seams like this tent would shed wind very well with a taught pitch and maybe a couple guy lines. The tent has guy lines for the side pullouts, 1 rear, 2 front vestibule, and 2 mid-height loops on the sides (no guyline included here). Fly also has a small window.

The tent feels very roomy inside for a couple people, and would probably be OK for three smaller people. Its not super long, but plenty for me at 5-10.

Here is a video that prompted me to check out these older seedhouse tents, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upIbmwKnmtg (search youtube for Marmot Tungsten 2p high winds Iceland). That is the same seedhouse in the 2p version.

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Scott H.wrote a review of on October 28, 2011

5 5

The moisture management on these gloves is the best I have used in any piece of winter clothing.

They have never soaked through (although they are a little to warm to wear in warm spring skiing).

Sometimes a little snow will get inside the glove when I am putting them on/off, or after a big crash...it takes only minutes for the water to evaporate, and the glove remains warm. I have never seen a glove transfer water so quickly.

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Scott H.wrote a review of on January 4, 2011

3 5

I think these would be great shorts if they fit well.

I purchased these in my usual size (28). They seamed small at the waist and very small at the thighs and butt. The fit was similar to tights or spandex.

The thighs are just cut way too small for the waist. Like others said, your probably gonna need super skinny legs to enjoy the fit of these shorts.

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Scott H.wrote a review of on November 8, 2010

5 5

Another +1 for the windpro.

MSR approved the inverted canister technique for cold weather use thanks to the preheat tube. Just make sure to keep the valve turned low.

The weight is a little high for a canister stove, but the functionality and versatility make up for it! If you have ever tried using a regular canister stove in the cold or wind, you know what I am talking about. The windpro is truly an all weather stove (within reason) with good weight and great simplicity.

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Scott H.wrote a review of on November 7, 2010

5 5

Great shirt for cool weather running.

I run in this shirt from about 32-60F, or colder when under a shell. Great temp range, never smells, good fit. Size small fits athletic, not skin tight. It allows a little air to circulate, which i think is crucial to regulate temp.

For reference I am 5-8, 130 lbs and here is how icebreaker sizing works for me

chase 150-200 - small
bodyfit 150-200 - medium
bodyfit 260 - small
beast - small

Its hard to go wrong with icebreaker!

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Scott H.wrote a review of on June 9, 2010

5 5

Good lightweight jacket, among the lightest in its class. It has 1 external chest pocket, one internal lower pocket, and draw hem. The zipper feels good, and the coverage and sleeve length are spot on IMO. The hood fits well, but probably not usable with a helmet. I am 5-8, 135 lbs, and the small fits me very well.

I havent had this jacket in the elements yet, but it seams to be very well put together.

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Scott H.wrote a review of on December 11, 2009

5 5

I am 5-8, 133 lbs, and a size small fits me great. This is a slimmer fitting jacket but allows for good movement. I would say the coverage is a little small (waist and sleeve length) for climbing, but perfect fit for other activities.Warmth- This thing just feels warm, I would say easily warmer than a mid-weight fleece. The insulation seams instantly warm when you put the jacket on, but I am yet to have a problem with overheating.I think this will make a great winter layer, but I feel its best use will be backpacking: Super lightweight, packs into its pocket (or included stuff sack), wind/weather resistance. For technical wear, this easily replaces my fleece jackets,... and it looks good too.A little on the expensive side, but the weight savings and added weather resistance are worth every penny.

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Scott H.wrote a review of on August 21, 2009

5 5

This jacket is sick. Stylish euro-look, and an athletic fit. I am 5'8", 135 lbs, slim build, and a small fits me great. Not much extra bulk, but enough room for a base layer or t-shirt.Quality is top notce too, easily my favorite fleece. The only con is that the zipper zips from the left side instead of the right. Not a problem at all once you get used to it.

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