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tmth

Park City, UT

Lauren's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
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tmth wrote a review of on February 21, 2014

Sizing Not Great, Quality Is
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

These pants do run small and that's my experience with the other Arcteryx pants. I bought these to have for a few weeks while my last pair of Arcteryx ski pants (the Volta) was sent in to the warranty center. I skiied in them in the Alps for 6 days in a row, and a few days here in Utah.
First, the sizing. I typically wear a size 8 pant, 150 lbs and 5'7" with a 30" waist and 39" hip... I tried on the medium and it fit, barely, but there was no way I would be able to wear any layers underneath or have full range of movement while skiing/touring. I wish Arcteryx would use pant sizes instead to get a better fit. The non-existent size in between M and L would have been perfect. I got the large. They were a bit more baggy than I'd like but I could wear a layer (or 3) and move around fully. A little on the long side but when you're wearing ski boots its not too noticeable. The pants legs were a good width at the base for my ski boots and boot heaters to go underneath, which was not the case with the Volta. Once I was wearing them for skiing the sizing really didn't bother me whereas in the store I was skeptical.
Pockets are okay. They're not huge. The Sentinel has much better pockets.
The size vents are great although there is no mesh or anything beyond the zipper so if you're wearing shorts, your bare skin will be exposed-- nice for warm touring days but not so much if you fall.
Very high quality which is to be expected for Arcteryx and the price you're paying. The waterproof Gore-tex is awesome. No wet pants, ever. I washed them once with Granger's Performance wash and dried on med/high heat once and the DWR was like new.
I would have kept these pants, except Arcteryx replaced my previous pair and I chose the Sentinel instead.

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tmth wrote a review of on November 8, 2013

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Picked up 3 of these off SAC the other day and got them-- but they are NOT waterproof. Says on the package that they are 'water-resistant' dry bags but on Exped's own scale not in the waterproof category and are to be used within a pack for organizing and storage of humidity sensitive items. Backcountry lists them as being 'yes' for waterproof.
These are getting returned because I have no use for them if they're not waterproof.

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tmth wrote a review of on March 7, 2013

4 5

Picked these up on SAC recently and really like them so far. I got the grey color and it's a bit lighter than pictured. They're very comfortable. I'm 5'7" and 150 lbs, got a size 8 and they fit well with a bit of loosness. Easy to move around in too. The pockets are large and can fit my phone.
Not sure how durable they are since I just got them; but hopefully they last.

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tmth wrote a review of on July 12, 2012

2 5

This pack is just kind of odd. Cool concept, but it doesn't work. I picked it up for a great price on SAC but it's going back. I'm 5'6", so not the tallest female, but it digs right into my waist/butt. Loading the pack up with weight makes it much worse. I did notice that all of the weight was going to my hips and for the most part not on my shoulders-- but with the two pole like things at the bottom it was very uncomfortable.
I had my boyfriend put it on, who's 6'4" and solidly built. It wasn't as bothersome for him but he wasn't thrilled with it either.
The inside of the pack is kind of odd, a bit difficult to get to the compartments and nothing larger would fit unless you removed the divider between the pockets... Oh well.

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tmth wrote a review of on June 24, 2012

5 5

These are so very comfortable and I almost live in them. They are clunky and large and that did put me off a bit but once I started wearing them around more I got used to them. I live in a rocky area and while I've only had them for a few months have not noticed any chunks coming off or anything. I wore them hiking in the Southern Utah desert with no issues. Great flipflops!

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tmth wrote a review of on April 21, 2012

3 5

First of all, I am female so my perceptions may be a bit different. I got the gloves in XS. They're very comfortable and soft on the inside and the feel is great. Mine looked a bit different from the picture-- the Norrona writing all over the fingers is barely visible, and there are some words on the inner sides of the fingers-- mainly the different parts like Gore-Tex, Schoeller, etc. I liked the ability to tuck the gloves into my jacket sleeves. Nice long "snot" wipe, goggle wiper and a pretty good grip were all great. However, the reason why I am returning these is that they don't fit a good range of temperatures for me. I do tend to get cold hands but when it was about 30 and above the gloves were too hot. When it was about 20 and below, they were too cold. I have mittens for when its very cold but I don't consider 15-20' to be too cold, and 30-40' is not warm enough for my lightweight touring gloves.
Back to the gloves search, I guess!

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tmth wrote a review of on February 29, 2012

5 5

Love these pants! The fit is great, not too high and not too low, loose enough and just about perfect. I have never worn a pair of zip-off pants so was a bit unsure about them.. However they're great. I wore them for a day of international traveling in the airport as pants, a day of car-traveling in Costa Rica as shorts and then as pants again for night hiking in Costa Rica. The pockets are pretty roomy and I was a bit suprised to be able to fit my boarding pass fully in one of the side pockets (not the zippered), plus a wallet, passport and cell phone with plenty of room to spare. The light khaki color is actually more of a green but I prefer the green.

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tmth wrote a review of on May 5, 2011

4 5

These pants are pretty sweet- looser fit, not too high on the waist, and the pockets have plenty of room! Like others have said, the "electronics" pocket looks kind of goofy and I'll probably end up cutting it off.
The main downside I have found is that these pants do attract pet hair-- I have a black pair of pants but one of my dogs is a yellow lab... oh well.

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tmth wrote a review of on February 14, 2011

5 5

This tent has been great for the couple of times we've been able to use it. It's comfortable for my boyfriend, who is 6'2" although with our 115 lb Great Dane mix and 70 lb Lab it is somewhat of a tight fit (but only because the dogs seem to think they should stretch out completely). Without the dogs, 3 people could fit just fine. The tent's ceiling panel is great when the weather is nice... nothing like being able to see the stars from the comfort of your tent, or waking up to a sunrise over the mountains. So far no issues with anything breaking or being damaged. This tent is great!

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