mecorn

mecorn

Sweden, England, NYC , Cali

Cornelia's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Climbing
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mecorn wrote a review of on August 30, 2010

5 5

All houdini stuff feels very well made and are super comfortable. This jacket is like nothing else, casual and cool yet more feminine that your average hoodie! It feels just like the power houdi in terms of comfort and softness. The size is true so buy your normal sizing. This jacket/hoodie looks just as good open or closed!

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mecorn wrote a review of on August 30, 2010

5 5

Probably the only hoodie you will ever need! I bought this in sweden during my last trip and got a stunning dark purple color that should come out here in the US soon. Anyway, the fit is amazing, not too snug yet not bulky. The fleece material is so comfortable that I never want to take it off. The jacket has 2 zip pockets as well as drawstring cord at the bottom. I use this hoodie when I go out rock-climbing (which is what the company actually designed it for)....I love the freedom and mover ability I have in it.

The black color as well as the dark green and the blue is also stunning! They are true to size which makes it easy in regards of fitting

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mecorn wrote a review of on March 26, 2010

4 5

This is a great pack! Used it for 10 days hiking and it held up brilliantly. Actually I was amazed how durable this bag is considering it is so lightweight. The waist pad and straps are well padded and I had no soar spots or uncomfortable tension even though this pack was loaded with 30lbs. I love the front zipper which makes is so easy to access your gear unlike some other toploaders. My friend backpacked with a Kelty bag that broke after 6 days and she now bought the granite gear vapor flash ki and absolutly loves that bag. One thing to keep in mind is to get the right waist belt, mine came with medium but I simply exchanged it with granitegear.com for a smaller one.

The only gripe I have is that there is no pockets on the belt, I alwasy like to keep a clif bar handy, I know you can buy some extra pockets to attache but I tried that in the store and the one for the waist is almost too big and feels in the way. They have one that attaches to the shoulder straps that fits really nice though, still adding a little mesh pocket to the waist band would have made this a 5 star bag for me.

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mecorn wrote a review of on February 3, 2010

4 5

I actually really liked this jacket, super light and had a nice breathability with underarm pit zips. Not as waterproof as a gore tex but keept me dry while biking to and from work in heavy downpoor.

The color EBONY is way way different in real life, you would think it was black right? It isen't...more like blue/lavender...really strange so don't expect black or even dark grey. The size is a bit on the larger side, I ordered a size medium which is my regular size and I felt like i was swimming in it, not sure how small fits since they were out of stock so i did not exchange it. If you need a superlight weight rain coat yet you don't want to spend 250 then this would be a great choice

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mecorn wrote a review of on February 3, 2010

2 5

First the positives...sits super nice, perfectly cut for women, nice length in both the arms and torso. The color is great as well, i love the grey with that darker red.

Now the bad....it is not water proof!!!!! I used it biking to work which takes about 20 minutes, it was raining ok..not like a heavy heavy downpoor but still more than just misting. Anyway, my shoulders and chest were soaked and it took the actual jacket forever to dry. This jacket is also quite thick and does not breath very well. If you want to use this for the winter as a snowboard or ski jacket then i think you will love it (unless you need a ski guard which this jacket does not have) if you are looking for a rain coat then this is not the jacket for you. Sadly I'm only giving it 2 stars since I was really hoping it would be more waterproof than it is.

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mecorn wrote a review of on February 3, 2010

4 5

great top for hiking, stays nice and cool and dries super fast. Material is comfy without having any irritating seems. The only negative thing is that it is a little bit on the short side, wish it was just 1 inch longer. I'm of average height and weight so it can't be me. Also the color black is more like a grey, really nice still.

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mecorn wrote a review of on January 28, 2010

4 5

These pants are great, super lightweight , dries easily and soft. I hate pants that makes that swoosh swoosh sound when you walk and i'm happy to report that these are silent. You have plenty of room inside of these unlike some of the more fitted pants. I'd say that are even a bit baggy in the legs. I ordered a size 10 and they fit perfect, I'm 5.4 and 128lbs ..I don't need a belt right now but i think if i loose 3lbs i'd probobly get one..they have nice large belt loops though so that is not a problem however the only reason why i did not give them full 5 stars is because the waist can't be adjusted, would have been nice to have some way of tightening them also i'd love some back pockets. The color on the website is pretty accurate, soft greenish...not too military and not to babyish.

The pockets that they do have are well placed though, 2 with zippers on the knees and 2 deep ones by your hip/waist. They have a draw cord at the bottom so if the pants are a bit long you can tighten them up a bit.
Waist is medium, about 2 fingers below your bellybutton

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