snowmonster

snowmonster

Spokane, Wa

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snowmonster wrote a review of on September 25, 2014

4 5

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

I bought 4 of these jackets for the bridesmaids to where for our mountaintop winter wedding. I love the way the looked. (We got the matching men's version for the boys). Sizing wise. They are all of varying sizes. From very petite to plus size. This jacket runs small and they all had to size up. I usually wear an XS in everything and the small fit perfect. Haven't tested the function yet. But would be a good base layer jacket under a shell for resort skiing or a mild winter day jacket stand alone.

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snowmonster wrote a review of on July 31, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I lost my favorite pair of Smith PivlockV90 (I am still super sad), I ordered the V2s as a replacement. I have a small face and the V2s are just enough bigger/wider/etc than the V90s that it doesn't look quite as awesome. The poppy color was more of a red red than an orange/pink/red than I was expecting. Smith lenses are amazing, but I think I am going to send them back and get another pair of V90s.

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snowmonster wrote a review of on June 16, 2014

3 5

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

I am 5'2" 115lbs and the size small fit perfect. It is low rise, but there is adequate coverage in the back. (I would wear them on a family trip). I ordered the pink, thinking they would be well pink. They are actually a hot electric pink (think 80's) color. They were a little bit too much for me, but will probably order them in another color.

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snowmonster wrote a review of on March 23, 2014

3 5

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

I love my Cap4 top and was looking for a warmer base layer to use on resort days. First the "open grid knit" essentially means see through. It is a waffle style with a very thin fabric between the waffles, when stretched tight you can see right through to your underwear. I ordered the extra small (5'2" 115lbs). It was a struggle to get the waist over my thighs and butt, but once it made it over, it fit my waist perfectly. Just wish it had a little bit more stretch, but wouldn't pick a different size.

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snowmonster wrote a review of on February 12, 2014

3 5

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

I am 5'2", 115lbs.. usually wear a size 25-26 jean and ordered a size small. These pants are a slimmer fit. I have used them in the resort and in backcountry. I like the weight, color, "look" and vents on the pants. The pockets are difficult to use. I can't fit anything bigger than my credit/card ID in the front pockets. Definite no on the iPhone. It is not easily accessible. I tried getting a beacon to fit in the cargo pocket. It was able to squeeze in, but not easy. For the price I will keep them for a resort/sledding pant.

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snowmonster wrote a review of on December 14, 2013

4 5

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

I bought this jacket as a shell for the resort and to ski tour in. I have only used it a couple of times. I am 5'2" 115lbs and initially bought a small and an xs. I kept the small, since I wanted room to layer. It was borderline on what size to keep (I almost always an XS). The first time I used the jacket there was very wet snow. Everything was soaked, but I stayed nice and dry. I like all of the pocket choices. There is a little extra room in the neck to hood space, which I am not used to having but I think will be fine. The sleeves are a little long, but as a more petite person I am pretty used to that. The only major con is the wrist gaiters/thumb holes. I can't get the jacket on when I have my liner gloves on. I take my shell on and off a lot in the backcountry, so it is kind of annoying. I think I will end up cutting them out.

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snowmonster wrote a review of on December 14, 2013

5 5

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

I have used these pants twice in resort and once touring. I am 5'2" 115lbs with athletic legs and a smaller waist, I got the smalls and with a base layer they are a little long but otherwise fit perfectly. Comfortable to ski and hike in. My dream pant has two cargo pockets for storing snacks/hat/gloves/beacon, but the one cargo pocket works great. It is slightly off to the side, but works. I don't tend to overheat much so the vents with very fine mesh lining work great. I like the graphite/navy look. It is nice to have not have a black pant or one that is super bright. I have been picky and looking for new snow pants for the past 3 years and excited to finally find a pair that fit well and are functional.

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snowmonster wrote a review of on October 28, 2013

4 5

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

After getting soaked with my old tent on a trip to Rossland, I decided it was time for a new tent. After researching I ended up with the Marmot Earlight. The features I wanted (2 vestibules), plus the included footprint for the price seemed to be the best deal. I took it with me to a MT bike trip in Moab. Set it up in a lovely windstorm. The poles did bend a little in the wind, but was still able to set it up by myself (pro). (Con) it blew a nice layer of sand on the bottom of the tent. It then rained all night, I stayed nice and dry... which after the prior trip was sooo nice. Overall I am happy with this tent.

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