heidi jane

heidi jane

Durango area, Western Montana

heidi jane's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Yoga
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing

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heidi jane wrote a review of on April 24, 2014

5 5

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

LOVE the cut of this piece - very functional with a trimmer silhouette and ideal just at/below the knee fit. I'm 5'5" 130 lbs and have a "mountain girl" shape (if it fits in the glutes/quads, it's probably too big in the waist). These allow the room I need to move and still lay nicely in the waist. The sizing is variable, as is often the case with Prana these days - I ordered 2 different sizes which both fit EXACTLY the same. But after wearing climbing, it would be worth sizing down if you're unsure, as they did stretch out a bit. Otherwise the fabric held up beautifully to sandstone and chalk! No extras to interfere with the harness, the waist/ butt pocket snaps are low profile, and would work well for backpacking, too.

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heidi jane wrote a review of on April 16, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

The banding is substantial on these. The black pair I ordered just seemed like way too much fabric, but the pink lotus sprinkle with contrasting band was really cute with the matching top. As others have said, a nice mix of coverage (especially rear rise) and cuteness. I returned them though because $100+ is just too much for a bikini, in my opinion.

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heidi jane wrote a review of on April 16, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

The fabric, pattern and colors of this top are so lush, but the styling isn't equally as wonderful. The top fits REALLY tight around the shoulders and under the arms, restrictively so - and I am an A cup. If you want full coverage , this could be the ticket, but it also might create flesh rolls around the arm holes. The neckline is also higher than it appears. Darn!

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heidi jane wrote a review of on April 16, 2014

4 5

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

The fabric is actually very lightweight, so good for warm temps, but pretty thin. As others have said, "denim" is really a grayish color, and yes, size down. I would never order a size 4 from Prana, but the waistband is soooo large on these (and tight through the hips - but stretchy enough to accommodate my butt). They're kinda like jeggings, lol! Stretchy enough fabric to pull them right off without un-buttoning/zipping. Gonna keep them only cause they were on sale.

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heidi jane wrote a review of on November 7, 2013

5 5

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

I was interested in the new Patagonia one-piece capilene underwear, but none of the local shops had one to try on and they are difficult to find in the right size online... SO my b-friend found this one-z for me, and I love it! The small fits great top and bottom (a potential issue, I'm 5'5" 130lbs 34A with a bit more junk in the trunk than up top). The double drop seat zips will allow for quick access when needed, and the full front zip allows for extra ventilation, too. I wish there was a little more merino in the blend, but it will surely be less stinky than capilene any day. The basin blue is also quite lovely, and it doesn't look as bunched up in back/front as the picture above. Also, the description omits that the cuffs fold back over your fingers to make a little mitt if needed :)

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heidi jane wrote a review of on September 30, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Nice, more feminine visor for active pursuits. Do note that the brim is smaller than usual, so it has a little different look (might not be the best for XL heads). Nonetheless, it doesn't get in the way or make you crank your head back as far if you're belaying. Sheds dirt well.

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heidi jane wrote a review of on September 30, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought this pole to shore up the center interior of a large screen house/tent - really helps with wind and rain shedding. Had to flip it so the point went into the ground, and it didn't bend/break. Have also used it to peak out a rain tarp with point in a grommet, works like a charm. A little difficult to raise/lower while in place because there it twists around and you have to find the hole again, but not a big deal.

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heidi jane wrote a review of on September 30, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought this kettle to stow neatly in a VW van sink while driving, and it does. Holds enough water to fill the fullsize french press. Ended up taking it on a 6 day backpacking trip and worked wonderfully for that too! Light, sturdy, low center of gravity and just the right size. I packed a pocket rocket stove and other items into it. Could probably fit a small size fuel canister if ya wanted.

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heidi jane wrote a review of on June 26, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I ordered two colors in different sizes and kept them both. The skort shrank a little after washing and drying, but not enough that I can't still wear it. The smaller one matches a swimsuit I had so the snugger fit is great for being in and out of the water/beach, etc. The medium size is very comfortable for all day hiking. I barely even notice the shorts. The fabric is thick and durable yet soft. My only complaint is the totally useless pockets - the openings are nearly as deep as the pocket so everything will fall out. Guess they're just for looks. I'm 5'5" and love the length - not too short. And the red and turquoise colors look great with all this season's tops :)

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heidi jane wrote a review of on June 26, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I really wanted to be able to keep this top for the unique style and great print, but couldn't make it work. The straps do gap a bit in back with movement. I think it would fit larger busted ladies better (I'm 34a). I even tried sizing down to an XS but that didn't help either. Oh well, there are other styles that fit me better.

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heidi jane wrote a review of on June 24, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love the style and function of this top. I'm 5'5", 130, barely A-cup and small is my size. Nice length, cute and comfortable adjustable straps, LOVE the optional padded cups! The fabric is slick/smooth and seems pretty durable. I've only worn it scrambling, not tech rock climbing. Looks great with a variety of bottoms and colors.

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heidi jane wrote a review of on June 24, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had ordered quite a few items from the summer collection and almost sent this dress back, but so glad I didn't. I get compliments from random strangers both male and female whenever I wear it! I chose the more unique purple and yellow-green color. Also, it couldn't be more comfortable. The fabric is a nice quality blend. I am a barely A-cup, and I improved the dress's neckline appearance for myself by tightening up the ruching in the front center with some extra stitches. Gals with larger busts will have ample coverage as is.

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heidi jane wrote a review of on May 2, 2013

3 5

I tried both this and the newer lace-up version of this super lightweight shoe, but sent this one back. These easily run a half size small, and are quite difficult to get on. I didn't feel like the heel tab adjust was of any use to me. They are comfortable enough without a sock, however the laced version runs true to size and allows room for that option. The laced version also has a roomier toebox and more width across the ball of the foot. If you have narrow feet and/or low-profile toes you might like the slip-on model better. Both are ridiculously light and compact, and I plan to take them backpacking for river crossing and camp shoes as well as general hiking and running.

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heidi jane wrote a review of on May 2, 2013

5 5

This is a way cheaper, high-quality, and more practical piece than many of the down versions out there. It is certainly not thick and lofty like down, but won't soak up water, and has a nice "hard" face for durability and wind/water resistancy. When wearing, it is warmer than you might think. The guys will secretly be jealous ;) Fun colors, too. I recommend sizing up if in doubt - you will probably throw it on over other pants, and that way you will still be able to snap it all or most of the way around for best warmth and appearance. Like others have said, it is kinda high-waisted, but still comfy and I find myself tucking in upper layers. This piece is my new 3-season must- pack!

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