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scottwrote a review of on February 28, 2013

5 5

I've been really happy with these pants so far. They match with pretty much every jacket I have and look great. I've gotten quite a few compliments on them and additionally how much better they looked than the Burton jeans.

I'm a big fan of the 686 fit however I had to go up to an XL in these. I'm 5 9' 190lbs and the larges were way way to tight. The XL's fit great however and are very comfortable.

As usual with 686 the venting is spot on and help keep you cool. They have sufficient insulation, so I would imagine come spring they will get worn quite a bit less. It won't take much to overheat and a silk layer was plently even on a cold extremely windy CO day.

I did notice however that snow seems to stick to the material much more than your typical pant, but I'm sure that lends to the jean look. Will that equate wetting out of the material later on? We shall see, but as for now great job 686!!

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scottwrote a review of on August 30, 2012

2 5

So welcome another addition to Patagonia's massively inconsistent sizing collection. Of course as it's organic cotton, expect it to be one size too big. I'm 5 9', 190 lbs with a pretty broad upper body. Unwashed this shirt fits me loosely. If I lost 5 or more pounds I'd be swimming, so undersizing unless you're a burly dude is the way to go. Fabric is pretty nice, although it drapes a little funny on me. The logo on the back is the money part, but the Diamond C on the front is a little blahzee. I don't really care for front logos either, but its pretty boring. The length...again I'm 5 9' and it comes down to just about my mid quad. Good for the gym, but for a "climbing style" shirt this will be poking out far below your harness. I haven't washed it yet, so I'm torn between seeing if the organic cotton shinks at all, trying a medium or maybe just running 10 miles a day and down sizing.

But if you plan to wear it at the coffee shop with your locking carabiner holding your nalgene to your backpack...this might be the shirt for you.

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scottwrote a review of on March 27, 2009

4 5

First off sizing...runs BIG!! I had to go down to a size 10, and I typically have 10.5 with morton's toe (longer 2nd toe). Also the instep is a bit narrow so if your foot pronates or turns in you'll feel like your foot is hanging over nothing. As the other reviewers stated the sole is marking on some types of floor as well.

That being said I've worn them constantly to see it they are a fit, and as I've broken them in they are becoming a great all around shoe. Sticky sole, stiff enough to hike in. Wide toebox for those with a medium size foot. Not much in the way of ankle support (low cut), but there is alot of padding somewhat like a skate shoe. Lacing goes far down the toe box like a climbing shoe to adjust the fit.

All in all, I've found that I really like these shoes and am glad I bought a pair. So far the durability is fine and they seem like they are a great approach shoe.

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scottwrote a question about on February 3, 2009

So here is the weight difference between the Kayland M11+ and the Scarpa Freney. Is the 3 lb. weight difference due to insulation and is the Freney more of a 4 season boot? Can anyone offer some input on the comparison between the two boots? I'm looking for a vertical ice, year round, mixed mountaineering boot. La Sportiva lasts don't fit my medium wide foot, so the nepal is out.Kayland: Weight: [Pair] 1lb 15oz (890g)Scarpa: Weight: [Pair, size 9] 4lb (1850g)

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