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Alexis E.

Alexis E.

Alexis E.

Alexis E.wrote a review of on September 20, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I decided to keep this as my car camping pillow (went with a Sea to Summit for backpacking). I am a side sleeper, and this is both soft (memory foam) as well as supportive and substantial (air). The combination of foam-air helps to customize how firm I want the pillow, and I can blow it up enough so that it fully supports side sleeping. It is also big enough so that I won't slide off at night. I'm excited to have a smaller option for car camping other than my regular pillow! Packs up fairly small, though not small/light enough for my backpacking preferences.

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Alexis E.

Alexis E.wrote a review of on May 27, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: 42

I've just tried these on a few times and have initial impressions. I wear a size 40 in the Vidda Pro pants (normally a size 29/6 in women's pants). Due to the tight thighs on the Keb pants, I needed to size up to a 42. This leaves the waist a bit loose. The material of the reinforced areas (knees, pockets, seat) is the durable, rigid G1000 that the Viddas are made out of. The rest of the Keb pants are made with a lighter weight, very stretchy fabric. The length on the regular seems a tad long, but there are adjustable ankle tabs to tighten the hem. I could probably wear a short length comfortably, but not have a lot of room for give when bending my knees (the pants would likely ride up). I'm 5'9" and 145lbs, athletic build. If I had to choose a length I would go with the regular length. I like that the pants have zipped vents on the sides, much more convenient than stopping to zip off pant legs.

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Alexis E.

Alexis E.wrote a review of on March 24, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: 40

I've worn these several times and can make the following observations:
They run a tad small. I am a pretty reliable 29 in pants and had to get a EUR 40 (US 30-31). Fitted through hip/thigh, baggy below articulated knees. Generous rise- about 2" above hip bones and 1" below belly button; back rise slightly higher (no crack!!). They seem cut for real women with real bodies and curves, not girls, which I really love (Patagonia, take note). I love the two tone Storm/Night it's a nice navy. Fabric doesn't make noise when walking (which I also appreciate a lot) or stretch at all. They do run a tad long as well (I'm a solid 32" inseam). Bottom cuff has metal hooks for boot laces like a gaiter. All in all, these are durable, quality pants that are comfortable. I wouldn't have kept them at full price, but found them for a deal on Steep & Cheap. Thanks Backcountry! Oh and as a side-note: compared to the Keb pants, these are rigid. I wear a 42 in the Keb, which is due to the tight thigh fit, but leaves the waist a bit loose. Where the Keb has the reinforced panels the fabric is the same as the Vidda. But elsewhere on the Keb the material is lighter weight and quite stretchy.

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Alexis E.

Alexis E.wrote a review of on December 21, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I own a Fall15 version of this parka. The pros: great color selection; love that about TNF. Pricepoint; HUGE bang for your buck compared to other brands! It's super warm (I live in northern NH) and I've spend many hours in freezing temps standing on the playground in this & it's kept me warm. Length is great, love the sleeve cuffs. I got a medium, which is my normal size in athletic coats (sometimes a small on top). Love the insulation in the hood.

The cons: the hood is shallow; doesn't block wind or rain as well as others I've tried (Patagonia Tres has a bomber hood, but it's not insulated....). The zipper should be slightly longer- it's tough to zip up where it hits me.

For the money, though, this parka rocks. Highly recommend.

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