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mol4737825 wrote a review of on December 8, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

I had/have a severely broken upper arm and needed something to wear in cold weather that would not require putting my arm in a sleeve. I was thrilled to find this. Yes, it runs large. No, it does not zip all the way down and is a little awkward to get on and off (especially one-handed). It is a medium weight but you can layer all you want underneath to keep as warm as you need. I like that it has the hood. The kangaroo pockets zip so you won't lose your gloves and there is a smaller zip pocket for your phone. Once I heal, I can imagine wearing this for cross-country skiing or hiking (will I ever get to do these things again?) I like the gusset, so that doesn't bother me. I will say that cat hair clings to the fabric rather badly, so I don't plan on winning any fashion awards. But, this has worked well for what I need right now and I think I will enjoy wearing it forever (I think it will last that long). I hope I will also get to herd reindeer at some point. If so, I'm ready.

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mol4737825 wrote a review of on December 20, 2011

4 5

I ordered last year's color (a variation on black?) on sale at a great price. Alas, they were way too big on me and because I didn't want to pay full price for a smaller size, I returned them. I've been looking for rain pants to bike in for about a year wavering between spending big bucks on pants made for cyclists (skinny ankles, articulated knees, etc.) or something more reasonable for the very few times I ride in the rain. I like these pants. They are light weight (important when you're on a self-sufficient tour), plenty roomy enough to wear over tights or bike shorts, and hopefully they will repel the wind and rain. For cyclists, the drawback is that the leg bottoms are very very wide and the velcro tabs that close the leg still leave a very wide opening. You (I) will just need to use an ankle strap to keep the one leg tightly closed. I like the high waist (I'm in my 60s so that feels normal to me). I was able to find them elsewhere on sale in a smaller size. However, I like shopping at Backcountry so won't give up on them!!

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mol4737825 wrote a review of on September 28, 2011

4 5

This is a little heavy and the band does not stretch much so it's a little hard to get on over substantial breasts. That said, once it's on, it's very comfortable, gives adequate support for cycling (I'm not a runner so can't speak to that) and it's warm. It doesn't itch and I like the fit. I'm not sure I'd run out to buy another one but I am happy enough to have it and know I will get a lot of use out of it in the three cooler seasons.

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mol4737825 wrote a review of on September 28, 2011

5 5

I can't say enough good things about this shirt. The wool is soft and does everything you want merino wool to do. The construction is wonderful. I've washed it, hung it to dry, and it looks brand new. No pilling as some other merino brands are wont to do. I wore it with a wind vest on a 65 degree day biking and it was perfect. I know it will be a great base layer for x-country skiing in the winter. It has a great shape. I love it.

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mol4737825 wrote a review of on September 28, 2011

4 5

I thought this jacket would be a high vis green but it's more of an avocado green so I was a little disappointed. It is very lightweight and seems to be a good rain jacket although I have only been out in it once. I like the cut of it very much. It flares out just a little at the hips, so it doesn't bind. I had hoped to wear it for biking and I will but I wish it were more neon for visibility.

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