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Tahoe, Yosemite, SF

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Elizabeth's Passions

Alpine Touring
Backpacking
Sport Climbing

Elizabeth's Bio

I enjoy backcountry skiing, climbing, backpacking, and anything else that takes me OUTSIDE!

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steele

steele wrote a review of on September 13, 2011

4 5

Breathable and warm for moderate temps or athletic pursuits. The material is a little on the noisy side, although I only really notice this if I'm wearing the jacket somewhere very quiet (like my office, which somehow is always freezing). This jacket is definitely tailored towards climbing/mountaineering--the pockets are placed rather high (for access while wearing a harness) and the jacket is significantly shorter in the front. Minimal features and pockets keep weight down. It looks a little odd wearing it around town but is a GREAT technical piece. If you're looking for a softshell to climb or BC ski in, this would be a great choice. If you're only looking for something to wear around town in the winter you might want to look elsewhere (and save yourself some $$).

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steele wrote a review of on August 23, 2011

Best rain jacket ever!
5 5

Lightweight and flexible while still being sturdy and waterproof. I wore this all of last winter in San Francisco (lots of misty days and plenty of rain) as well as ski tours in the backcountry when the weather was bad and was always dry underneath it. The large pit zips are GREAT for aerobic activities, they dump heat well and the jacket actually seems to breathe (even with the zips closed).

I've also worn this jacket as a windbreaker while climbing granite in Yosemite and it held up AMAZINGLY. No damage!

I cannot imagine a better product. Its great alone or as a layer when the weather is colder.

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steele wrote a review of on July 21, 2011

5 5

I wear this shirt everywhere! Looks great with jeans for a casual day about town but also steps it up in the backcountry. I wear this all the time backcountry skiing and its always a great base layer. Keeps me warm when its cold, cool when its not and at the end of the day, IT DOESN'T SMELL! Magic. I've even gone running in this in hot and humid conditions and while it didn't dry as fast as a synthetic t-shirt, it still performed well.

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steele wrote a review of on January 26, 2011

5 5

I bought these to take backcountry, and mounted them with a pair of Dynafits. I'm 5'6 and weigh 120lbs and went with the 165 length. They are nice and light for touring and still perform well on the downhill. I've also skied them in bounds on very, very icy days and they held their edges amazingly well with no chatter, which I found surprising for such a light ski.Bottom line: LOVE THEM! Amazing in pretty much all conditions.

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