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rek5015587 wrote a review of on October 9, 2013

4 5

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

I bought this and compared at home the Stoic Somunus sz 15, the north face superlight 0 degree bag. The marmots material inside and outside are not as soft and confi as any of the others which use the soft pertex water resistant material; however it has the same weight as the Stoic and it is lighter than the north face superlight. North face is supposed to be warmer though and it is 4 season, however I am not willing to carry another pound when I mostly use it in the 3 seasons. The insulation at the neck and nose convinced me that this is a better bag than the stoic. Marmot has extra insulation and tightening loops at the neck to seal the cold air out as well as another loop that you can tighten around your face or nose. This helped to stay warm in the Sierras where my water bottle started freezing. No cold air entered the bag when I moved around at night. I completely sealed out that. I don?t think I could do that with the Stoics simple one loop design. Also the marmot long has more wiggle room at the foot and the hips and felt like it has more down in it. Since I put my clothes in the bag to keep them warm I have more room left in the marmot. The zipper snags if you are not used to it, but there is away to use it without sagging if you practice a bit. Also the zipper glowed in the dark. I love the hood it can hold your pillow too. I think for the price between $220 - $260 it is one of the best bags out there. It is not water resistant so I give it 4 instead of 5 stars. I bet this would be the next thing they will upgrade in the future.

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rek5015587 wrote a review of on October 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I am 6.2 ordered the long and it is needed. The bag runs little tighter than the marmot pinnacle. I kept the marmot even though it was not water proof. They have the same rating.
Goods: waterproof, very soft pertex material outside and inside is really lovely. Very comfortable better than the marmot. Great colors. Best zipper design I have seen, it never snags. Tight fit so it is warm because it wraps you around.
Bad: no insulation around the neck and shoulder. You can tighten the neck with one adjustment loop, but as you move cold air can get in. The marmot has twice the insulation there and two adjusting loops one above the neck to seal any cold air entering below and one around your noes to really wrap your head around. Plus enough room to fit a pillow in the hood. The stoic is lacking these features and the hood is probably not quite as warm and so I returned it. The bag felt smaller the marmot too once opened for a whole day so it may have less fill too.

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rek5015587 wrote a review of on October 9, 2013

3 5

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

Great colors, fitted jacket. I bought large. I am athletic, but skinny. 6.2 170lb with long arms and legs. Love the design, the material, the weight. However I could not use it. The zipper at the armpit does not bend well. It feels tight and at the armpit and makes this really uncomfortable. I probably have bigger than avg. lat muscles. The fit would be great otherwise. I returned it.

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rek5015587 wrote a review of on June 19, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I ordered it as it was on sale. I did not keep it in the end, but it fit me well.
I am 6'1" and 174lb I bought the Large size. It fitted perfectly and I like the design. I did not like the fact that there are no real pockets. I did like the material, which seems to be water repelling as well as breathable. the material stretches nicely and I can see this as a perfect pair of pants for cooler spring and fall hikes. I think it would be way too hot for summer use in the sierras. I returned it because I don't like the khaki/brown color and the lack of pockets.

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rek5015587 wrote a review of on June 14, 2013

4 5

It is pretty cool pair of pants. Good features as mentioned before. Adjustable belt, leg snaps. I like the water repellent material and soft feel inside. I bought large and a I am 6'1" and 174 lbs. The waist was about 1" wider than what I needed, but the length and design was perfect. I think the medium would have been to short and too tight. It did not fit for me, however I can see that this would be a great pair of pants for hiking, skiing mainly in the fall and spring.

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rek5015587 wrote a review of on June 14, 2013

3 5

This is not for hiking or backpacking...it is for training. In that respect it is lightweight, plenty of room in it. Comfortable, stretchy as said before. However I ordered the large for my 34 waist and it was 3" too long and I am 6'1" and 174lb and I do have long legs. So if you like to be stepping on your pants this is the pair of pants what you should get. Otherwise I might have been fine with a medium. I returned it without using it. Actually I would think a good quality adidas or nike running/soccer pants would be better than this.

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rek5015587 wrote a review of on June 14, 2013

4 5

This is a great pair of pants. I like the materials and that it is soo lightweight.
It kind of has a traditional look in a way that it designed as a pair of dockers. It is not bad, but the other pants have more elements to enjoy. Fits very well. I ordered the 34 mushroom (brownish). I am 6'1" and 174lb34 waist was perfect, however to me it was about an 1" short. I returned it for that reason without using it. I think as others said it is the perfect pair of hiking pants if you are not too tall.

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rek5015587 wrote a review of on June 14, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

To me these pants look and feel like dickies work clothes...ok it is softer, but looks and feels the same to me. The material seems it wauld be pretty worm and I am not seeing it to be quick-drying, but that is what my assumption is after feeling the material as I never actually hiked in it. The grey hues is exactly the same as work clothes look. It was kind of baggy and short for me. I am 6.1 and 174lbs. I returned this without using it.

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rek5015587 wrote a review of on June 14, 2013

5 5

These are great pants for any outdoor occasion. Although it was designed for climbing it is a great pair of pants for anything else. Great legroom, but not baggy. Stretch material. I like the patterns in the black one. Extremely comfortable design. Love it. If you are looking for specifically hiking or backpacking pants you might need something else that is more water resistant. I am 6'1" and 174lb.

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rek5015587 wrote a review of on June 14, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I really like these pants. Thin but strong material. Nice colors as well. Lightweight. They are a skinnier design than most other hiking pants so there is not much room for your hips and tights to move. Climbing or making big steps would stretch this material and for me it would be uncomfortable to ascend a mountain in it. There is not much legroom around my tights and kind of feels like my skinny suits from Zara that I wear for work. I am 6'1" and 174lb. If you have a skinny hip and waist and not as strong legs a soccer player these would be great pants for the price. I bought the 34x32L and I am not sure if a 34x32 regular would have been better.

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