out4637715

out4637715

Arizona, New Mexico, California, Eastern Europe

out4637715's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowshoeing
Climbing

out4637715's Bio

Trail crew member, returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Forester, fisher, hunter, beer and pipe enthusiast.

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out4637715 wrote a review of on November 24, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

So yes, this are warm. 25 degrees F, and worn with a pair of jeans works well if you're moving a bit.

The one set back: these do not eliminate odor, they just trap it in. Without going into details, that is a set back if you've been real active all day.

After not even a couple weeks of wearing them, the stitching became undone along the waist and side leg seam.

I'd say it is true to size, but others are right, some quick adjusting is needed to get them fitted on properly. I wouldn't recommend these, unfortunately.

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out4637715 wrote a review of on March 19, 2012

5 5

Yes, that is where I found it, and it was also embroidered with the New Belgium Brewery Fat Tire bicycle logo on the sleeve. Sweet snag for only $8! This is my favorite sweater, and like a previous reviewer, I find it to run a full size large. The fabric could not be softer. I would not recommend this as an outdoor sweater unless it is a simple day hike. This is a good sweater for cold nights when you are pub hopping or grilling in the Spring or Autumn.

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out4637715 wrote a review of on March 6, 2012

4 5

First, this is a layering item. This should not be the outerlayer. Wear a softshell or rain jacket over it. That being said, this is an extrememly warm jacket for something that weights practically nothing, and fits into an included stuff sack. I highly recommend buying one if you can find it.

My only complaint, there is no latch, or special pocket for the stuff sack. And because the material is so slick, it can easily slide out of the pockets.

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out4637715 wrote a review of on May 21, 2011

5 5

When I first tried these on, I was amazed at how thick these socks were. The cushioning some superior in comfort and despite this they breath very well. I recently was wearing these in some cold and wet weather in Michigan and my feet were completely comfortable. I would suggest these as a great investment.

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out4637715 wrote a review of on April 24, 2011

4 5

I was in an AmeriCorps conservation corps program and chose this tent as my shelter. I slept within this tent more than I did my own apartment. It is lightweight, easy to pack, and sturdy. I needed a couple practice attempts to get it to roll up to fit in its stuff sack, but this was a quick process. I used this tent from temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit down to low teens, and from weather ranging from dust storms to torrential downpours to blizzards. It only failed me badly in a dust storm that occured in Yuma, AZ. Fine dust completely covered everything inside. My tent was not the worst victim though and compared to some others nearby, it still held up admirably. The vent at the top of tent works well in heat and humdity. I am 6'2" and managed to sleep comfortably, albeit it was tight. The big fail here: no vestibule! This is a real minimalist tent. I could line my boots up against the wall outside, and for the most part they were protected, but they did get very wet on one occasion. A wider spread from the tent on the door side of this tent for a backpack or even boots (ah-hem), would make this the ideal solo tent. Still, I never had a pole break, a zipper fail, or any stitching come undone. This will hold up beautifully in any conditions and kept everything inside nice and dry. Do invest in a footprint.

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