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Alicia W.

Alicia W.'s Bio

Most weekends you can find me in the Whites enjoying all the trails have to offer.

Alicia W.'s Passions

  • Hiking & Camping,
  • Biking,
  • Snowshoeing.
Alicia W.

Alicia W.wrote a review of on February 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This coat is amazing. For the longest time I had been in search of a down coat that fits broader shoulders. With a dash of stretch this coat is PERFECT. You can hug people without turning your coat into a vest with detached sleeves.

As for warmth, this coat is nice and toasty. Pair it with a shell and you have a winner for hiking or snowboarding on a cold day.

Pockets are at a good height in relation to the coat. In the works of putting it through the wringer, so will update if needed.

Athletic build with the goofy big shoulders to smaller waist ratio. Cut of the coat fits pretty well without being too obnoxious in the waist / hip area. There is a waist bungee if you need to snug it up even more.



Alicia W.

Alicia W.wrote a review of on May 30, 2016

Good for Wide Feet
1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Size Purchased: 9

As most Keen's are great for those with wide feet, the toe box on these cater to it.

UPDATE: Something is off on the quality of these boots. Given the price I expect them to last for a lot of miles on trail. There's the joint near your pinky toe where there are three pieces of fabric that come can guess what blew on a recent hike. First the left foot and the following weekend, the right foot. I've stitched them up with nylon thread for now, but what a pain. When you think of how the foot bends, the fabric joint is right at that bending point. Grrrr. While I was a KEEN fan with prior KEEN sandals, their quality tanked with this pair of pricey boots for not a lot of miles. Moving star rating from 4 down to 1. Included a picture of the wear after it initially broke...they are about one and a half inch in length now, but sewn together the best I could do to at least make them last through the winter.

Time to look for a single-piece fabric style.