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tomp108920wrote a review of on August 6, 2015

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: xl

Bought the jacket for a trip to new zealand, to replace my old OR gortex shell. Thought I would step it up with the speed light because of the potential for heavy rain, and oh boy that was a mistake! The first good rain I had, the pockets filled with water (not a little water, but like FULL of water) I thought it might be a fluke, so I dried they out. The next rain I had, I made sure the pockets were zipped perfectly, with the zipper tucked under the little hood. no go. still didn't work. Very disappointing to have this piece of gear not work as advertized on the other side of the globe. It rains a lot in new Zealand, and i expected more form marmot (i have loved all my other marmot products). If it was to rain more than .5 cm the pockets would just FILL with water, what a weird flaw. So far I have worn the jacket a total of 60 times, and in 35 rain storms. About 15 of those rainstorms have been sprinkles, and the other 20 I got water in the pockets. One storm I must have had close to 200ml of water in each side. What didn't make since to me is that the waterproof zipper kept water in but not out... typically I don't write reviews this quickly, but I figured it would be worth while because of this failure. I found a similar review on another web site, so I am not the only one.

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tomp108920wrote a review of on March 2, 2013

3 5

Good gloves. Used them for ice fishing and winter fly fishing so far. They keep my hands very warm while being still. I was suppressed when I didn?t need bigger gloves after 2 hours at -10 degrees. Downsides are, cheap make, my seam split within two months and I had to k-tape them back together. Also I wore them on a short hike, and my hands sweated immediately. When you get them wet (because all fishing gloves get wet eventually) they still kept my hands pretty warm. However they take about 4 days turned inside out to fully dry all of the fingers. Great gloves, and they would have gotten five stars if not for the prolonged drying time, and ripping in two months.

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tomp108920wrote a review of on November 1, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I wanted to start this review off by saying I never give products 5 stars until I have retired it. Currently I have had this pack for a year, and used it 30+ times, with little to no signs of wear. It has been fantastic for day hikes, but have yet to use it on an over nighter. The one downside of the pack is there are only straps on the sides, and no straps on the bottom, which is where I normally like to attach a pad or tent. However for day hikes it has plenty of room. If you are looking for a quality pack in this size range you won?t be disappointed.

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