Sarah Jane P.

Sarah Jane P.

Sarah Jane P.

Sarah Jane P.wrote a review of on November 9, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

This jacket is great for warmth but the material is too fragile for outdoor sports. I've worn it backpacking, climbing, and skiing and have a tear in the fabric every place that it's touched a branch or rock. And I'm not even actually wearing it to climb- it's got rips on the arms from where I've brushed against a rock setting up an anchor, it's got holes in the back from where I've just been leaning against a rock, it snags on every stick and bush I walk by. I've made multiple repairs on it for every trip I've worn it on. I supposed it would be fine if your definition of "rough and tumble day" involves being on the subway. I've never seen the shell material that mountain hardware, marmot, or outdoor research use in their insulated jackets rip like this in light outdoor use. Pass on this unless you really need a $200 jacket to ride the subway in.



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Sarah Jane P.wrote a question about on September 16, 2009

Is it really too much to ask for Patagonia to offer at least a comparable selection of color choices for their women's gear as they do their men's? On this piece we get three choices, and actually I'm not going to count that hideous green as a choice. Men get 5 solid colors. In the micro puff we get 3 choices...and two of them are black and brown. Great. Just what I need is more boring colored jackets. The guys have 5. How about the down sweater hoody? Yep, we get three again (the guys get 4) and AGAIN two of them are black and brown. I appreciate awesome quality but I'm also over looking like a ninja in my all- black outdoor gear.



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Sarah Jane P.posted an image about on March 23, 2009

size 8 versus size 10

My roommate and I are pretty similar sizes but my hips are a little bigger. She bought a size 8 from REI and I loved the way they looked but the size 8 was way too small for me. So I ordered a size 10 from backcountry (the green ones in the photo). Whoa. These pants are huge! from the waist to the butt, to the opening at the bottom (notice that my feet are absolutely swallowed by the pants)- everything about them is BIG. I was in a tricky situation because I knew I didn't fit in an 8 but the 10 was gigantic. Luckily I tried on a pair of the same pants in a size 10 at an REI and, miracle of miracles, they fit perfectly. Weird.