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Rebecca 's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Skiing

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reb2436585 wrote a review of on October 13, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Fit: Runs small

I have been really disappointed with the "girl athlete" themed sportwear from brands like Under Armour that seem to often have an unnecessary flirtatous undertone, emphasizing boys vs. girls,etc. I like that this shirt is functional and cute and is all about a girl and her rock. 10 year old rock climbing daughter loves it for school and for sport.

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reb2436585 wrote a review of on September 30, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This jacket is really cozy and incredibly light (does not weigh much) designed with both comfort and function in mind. The green color is beautiful and outdoorsy yet luxurious. As in the past, I am slightly disappointed with Houdini quality, given the hype (and the prices!) The fleece itself is great quality, but the zipper leaves something to be desired. I feel like I have to be careful with it, which is not something you want in a piece like this. Overall though this is an incredibly cozy fleece and very easy to wear.

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reb2436585 wrote a review of on September 26, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These are great shorts, though I would like to see this short with the "eat my dust" waistband, which I find superior. As i often find, the design and function of a Northface is so much better than the quailty...a shame, I really do love the design but for the price? If you find it on sale or have money to burn, otherwise quality is a bit disappointing. You want trail running shorts to last and last and take a beating.

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reb2436585 wrote a review of on September 26, 2014

Cocoon
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This jacket has saved me. I get cold easily, especially after the effort of climbing and whenever I am going above 2500m I bring this jacket. It keeps me warm, but also the comfort of being surrounded by the light hug of the high-quality down seems to help me with any altitude doubts. This coat is truly a great comfort and so easy and light to pack. I agree with previous reviews that you have to be careful with the delicate fabric.

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reb2436585 wrote a review of on September 26, 2014

5 5

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

I love these, they are incredibly comfortable and also look great. If you live in a mountain town, or fancy that look, these are the boots for you. Very well made for comfort and function, the thin wool liner makes them warm and also so can you slip them on without socks for a quick trip into town....

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reb2436585 wrote a review of on September 23, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Fit: Runs small

I got the Half Dome Hoodie as a gift for my mother, my teenage son, and my daughter. All there, while having very different style requirements, love the hoodie! My daughter squealed with delight after refusing to take the sweatshirt off and wearing it to bed, only to discover the constellations on the pockets glow in the dark! My son still attempts to hide in his hoodie but in the bright orange color, he can't really carry off "surly teenager". My mom admired the kids' so much that we surprised her with one too, which she loves. We tested the sweatshirt after a long hike in a mountain hut, wearing it to school and around the house. The one and only complaint came from my daughter: it's "no fair" that her grandmother's hoodie comes with a shoe string tie at the hood and the kids' versions do not....note on the sizing, the adult sizes are true to size however kids seem to run a little small (short on the sleeves).

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reb2436585 wrote a review of on September 20, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Finally upgraded. This pack is the perfect size to carry my stuff and some of my kids' overflow if necessary to spend a night or two at a hut. (I would not describe us as minimalists). Took a bit of walking and trial and error to adjust all the straps correctly but after 2 heavy days, no backache! One thing...I was misinformed that a rain cover was not included (and thus bought one) however this pack DOES come with a rain cover. After backcountry realized their mistake, customer service was very helpful and responsive....

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reb2436585 wrote a review of on September 19, 2012

never knew it could be so good
5 5

After using a black diamond hydration pack with the usual waist and chest strap, this bag was a revelation. I realized I wouldn't be happy in the black diamond for very long distances after hauling water for 6+hrs while running. Used the nathan for a 45k mountain race and I love it. It is true that the front pocket protrudes a little and I think would be annoying in a faster race. However the pockets are well thought out and designed. Also, the water bladder is far inferior to camelbak and source, but I figured it would be and like other reviewers just swapped in a superior brand. Oh! and it was so gross after the race that I had to wash it, I put the whole bag in a "delicates" mesh washing bag, put it in the machine on "hand wash" setting, and it was like new! I thought I hated carrying a pack while running, but it turns out I just had the wrong pack.

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reb2436585 wrote a review of on January 2, 2012

5 5

Great mittens for cold hands, most days. I feel the size runs a little small. Normally I would be a size 7, definitely a "medium" women's hand for most gloves and mittens, and I had to exchange my 7s for 8s, which are still snug (but right for not being overly bulky, I think). For the coldest days I still need something warmer.

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reb2436585 wrote a review of on June 3, 2011

5 5

I love the fit, I am 5'7", 145lbs(?), athletic build and the M is good, not tight but close to the body, fits low on the waist but not super low. They are incredibly soft, even softer than icebreaker. My only reservations are that I wish the elastic top was covered with fabric...it's softer than a normal elastic, still I wonder if it would be more durable over time covered. Also, the contrast stitching is cute, but makes these bottoms look more like underwear. I plan to wear these for running and hiking, they will be perfect for me for these functions, so I wish they looked a little more "outerwear".

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