Aubrey Z.wrote a question about Sweet Protection Alpine 17.5/200 Crew Top - Women's on March 22, 2017
Hi! Does anyone out there have a take on how this fits? Like: true to size, runs large or runs small? Thanks!
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Hi! Does anyone out there have a take on how this fits? Like: true to size, runs large or runs small? Thanks!
Super lightweight, is see though very much. A muscle type tank top for certain. Hangs/drapes very nicely on me, despite my smaller chest (it's not nonexistent :) The medium fit fine on me, but to give myself a bit more coverage even when wearing a crop top underneath I went to a small. Still a muscle tank and great for showing your choice of under garment - be it a bra, crop top, halter top, etc... I will be honest, I'm not so sure how long it will last, just because I've never owned a top this thin before. I think that I will be washing in one of those net bags you can get for your bra's. I am hopeful and depending on this top to be perfect for my over heating body, come spring/summer. I love the design and shape. It does not fit flat against your lower body (at least in my experience), so it's a nice flow-y top. There is a lifetime manufacturer warranty on this, per BC, which gives me hopes of it lasting a while. Plus I love the material which is MicroModal. Recommend for casual and active pursuits.
Okay, so keep in mind this review is coming from the point of view of utilizing this top for everyday living/use - not an active pursuit. I would think that as a climber or hiking this top is built brilliantly - from the way the seams are sew not "on the shoulder", to the thumbholes, to the breezy flow, to the drop tail hem for extra coverage (and nice feminine look). I'm kind of picky with my necklines (don't like crews that sit flush with my neck, I like a bit of a scoop, and I don't really like boat necks, for whatever reasons not relevant here). The material was brilliant, so soft, and Stoic is a super nice brand and well worth the money and investment IMO. This is an ideal top for active pursuits. Just didn't like the style/fit on me. I would encourage others to give it a try and would definitely recommend it. Runs slightly large, depending on how fitted or how loose you want it, you may have to try a size or more. I am usually a medium, but sized to XS and it wasn't tight AT ALL, but I think I would have liked it more if I'd gotten the Small. Hope this helps a little. I don't have much of a chest so I have to be careful on scoop necks or it's just like I'm opening up a tunnel for people to look down when/if I bend over. I've tried a few other of their tops in this line (or is it only one other...I forget) and it's a very nice top in regards to material and function. Looks like it's selling out fast, which is a good sign! Hope you find it suited to your liking!
Anyone have a photo of the top view so I can see the toe box and the area where the arch is? Or can anyone comment on these two specific things? Thank you!
Almost embarrassed to say how many times I've bought and returned and bought and returned this top. I have tried several sizes (small and medium, I know the large would be too large in the chest, and the XS would be toooooo small :), thinking it might just be size that's my issue and I've come up with nothing. I think it's just my body build and the design of the top: the under arms (no matter what size) rub too much (towards the front underarm). This top is beautiful - the design is brilliant, very soft. Lightweight but not see through (I haven't tried the white though...). I highly recommend anyone giving this top a try cause it may just be your favorite new top! I just wasn't lucky on this one. I can't really comment on if the sizing is true to fit or not. This review would not be a reliable source for that info.
I agree with Zoe with her nicely done review of this top. All of what she says I agree with. I only found it a tad too see through (for me). So, I think it depends on who you are and what type of fabric you really like to wear. I returned mine due to price (I bought full price) and the see through. But it's a super super lovely top and would be so great, like Zoe says. I may actually buy since it's on such a good sale right now :)
This is soft, comfortable and such a lovely all around design. I like the cap sleeves, the bottom hem shape and I'm not sure what it is, but I really liked the scoop neckline on this top, on me. I bought on full price and didn't feel it worth it so I returned. On sale I would say go for it! It's unique, great for many occasions/styles. I have a smaller chest and the small fit me best, while also draping on me in the way the photo shows. I'm not sure how to say if the sizing is correct or not. I tried both a medium and a small. I could have gone with medium, but the small fit just a tad more nicely.
Very comfortable, soft, don't realize they are on (is that a good thing?!) The tags are a bit too much - I actually haven't gone to the effort to see if they are cut off tags. I can update you later. Breathable, wicking. I love these. They have lasted well with my many washings. I'm not sure about sizing. I am a Large in some others and in these the Large would have fallen off. So, I'm not really reliable for that info. Hopefully someone else comments on that!
I don't know if this is good or not, but a majority of the time the colors of a product can really influence me to purchase or not. I am not really in love with the colors Marmot has right now. I know that it's hard to meet everyones preference so that's like impossible and not their fault (IMO). The shirt quality seemed excellent, well made, not thin (or not too thin), the length, the thumb holes,scoop neck and shaped hemline really were what I liked a lot. I think in the end I just didn't like how it fit on me (or the colors - they make me look more pale than I already am!) Note**I've kind of had some issues with Marmot before (like not feeling like the fit on me worked very well), so maybe my body type is not matching up with their designs. So please don't solely go on my review of if you'll purchases or not :) I think Marmot is a fantastic and reliable brand. I would recommend this, I sensed it met all the feature descriptions and would be so soft to wear.
Small fit me excellent except bust as my chest is like not really very much there (LOL). So, it hung on the top part really too big for me. Very soft material, I think the color is as pictured (I got the Cerise and love it). I really like the shaped hemline - I don't so much go for straight across. This can be worn for casual and active and all that.
Haven't used it, but initial impressions: I would venture to say that this top runs a bit large. I'm generally a medium or a small and according to waist and hips measurements from Stoic, I was a medium. The chest was way to big for me (I think I have a 33" bust), and thus the scoop was too low and just generally not a good fit. I traded for an XS and the sleeves are a bit tight for my liking, but I'm thinking actually they will not remain that way, and it's minor. I might be OK in a small even. I might try that out. I'll report back if I do :) Color as expected (Spearmint and Regal Purple). Could be worn for sure what it's meant for, but also is awesome as a casual top because of the feel/look of the material and also the nice feminine design/drop tail hem. Spearmint is slightly see through. On the thinner side. Any other specific questions, feel free to ask and I'll do my best :) I'm very hopeful about this, Stoic has seemed to be a good product in the past.
Well made jacket. Color is as shown in image (IMO). I love the extra length in back, the chin guard for the zipper, the waterproofness, and wind resistance (I have not actually put these to the test). Also the wrists - there is soft shell protection all the way to the end and then it has a stretch thumb hole section that is brilliant by preventing any drafts. The hood is brilliant as well - it covers your entire head and the reflective properties are in great places and work. Trying on at home this seems to run a bit small. I got a small initially and with just a t-shirt it was a bit constraining when moving my arms around. So I went to a medium. For this, it's good to use any layer you choose, depending on your body temp and weather (light, mid, heavy weight). I plan to use this for walking and daily commuting (via public transportation). I don't believe this is supposed to be a "solo keep me warm jacket". I believe it's part of the "layering system". Hope this helps someone out there :) I highly recommend giving Showers Pass Rogue Hooded Jacket a try and see how you feel about it yourself! Thanks BC for bringing this product on.
I wanted to try a lighter weight Rab jacket. Continuum actually has kept me as warm even in wind/breeze! Of course it keeps me warm (almost too warm in the 40’s), but it has kept me warm in the teens and 20’s (F). Mind that I’m using this jacket in the city as I don’t have a car so I do a lot of walking and having to stand and wait and walk in bitter weather in Utah. I’ve been able to wear light-heavy weight under this jacket (small is what I purchased). If I wanted a more “fitted” look I would have gotten an XS but then the under layers might not work so well. I also can wear a shell (another brand) over this. What I really like is 1) the cuffs on the wrists are elastic and not the adjustable kind. This just keeps the cold out automatically and the sleeves are NOT exactly as long as my arms, but slightly longer, so it’s great (I don’t have feedback for those who have long arms). 2) The zipper hand pocket are nicely placed and my items in the pockets are safe from falling out (the zippers are vertical). 3) feminine look, 4) BEST is the warmth - A+++++++ 5) second best is the abrasion quality - it looks like and maybe feels like a delicate jacket, but this is rugged without being like steel. It’s brilliant!!!! 6) Hood is large and covers your whole head and comes down over your forehead - which is a miracle as many hoods seem to not do that. I have become a Rab supporter and highly recommend their products - for quality, endurance, life-time functionality is as stated from Rab. Price is an issue most of the time for me, but I will say that for some brands, Rab is it’s every penny worth it.
I've mainly worn polyester fleece like hats to keep my head warm in Salt Lake City with temps in the teens and up. I was not sure if the wind would blow through this (like it would be too thin), or even if it was up to keeping my head warm while also having a nice style. I didn't want just for style. With a warm torso and feet (coat and boots), this hat keeps my head warm (no seeping out of warmth, from my head) in 30's F, in the city. I have hair that is past my shoulders, not super thick. It does goes cover my ears - I was able to pull it down to cover my ears, and not look like a "skull" cap. The interior fleece band lining really is SUPER nice - it's about approx. 2" wide, so it's a good width to keep itch free and provides soft warmth. This was a good beanie choice for me, as I am broadening my normal beanie choices. I am very pleased, and find it to meet up to my expectations. I have not washed it yet. It does say hand wash, and I would say this is how I would wash it (or put it in one of those mesh bags if doing in the machine). If I'm mindful of the care I give it, I think it will last me at least a season if not two. Hope this info helps someone!
I really like the reflective properties, the thumbholes and the ability to cover your hands with them, I love that this is not right up to my neck, but it's not a super scoop. I like the feminine look. Very soft inside and even on the outside. I could have gone with a looser fit with a Medium, but found the Small to be more like what I would want if I was to use as a layer or a sleeping top - I'd want it to be closer to my skin. I got a small and it is more fitted but is not skin tight. I'd have to go to the XS for that. I would buy more than 2 (like if more colors than the 2). Great investment for the money. I am pleased this has a lifetime warranty. I am going to be using this for my everyday wardrobe in a cold city/house. I usually will wear a tank under my tops because I get hot easily and I can just transition quickly. Highly recommend to give this a try. It's not thin and it's not thick. It's in between.
What I liked: color (of course :), the length was kind of fun (hit below my thighs), super soft, love the hood (covers my entire head and I could sneak inside if I wanted (like a little turtle). I like tops with collars that are high, wide and hoods that are big enough form my head and didn't need to adjust it. What was sad about this top for me was only 2 things. The sleeves were a bit shorter than I would expect for this top - it's a bit "loose" and "oversized" (not really oversized), but the sleeves just didn't match up to the rest of the top. I do not have long arms and I just didn't care for that much. The 2nd thing was that despite all the things I love about the hood/neck/collar, my head was tight to move from covered to having the hood down, and when I had my head in there there wasn't a comfortable position for me to be OK moving around and such. These are most likely just peeves of my own. I agree with gearhead Laura F, so you will probably want to give this lovely top a try for yourself!
Does anyone know if the crew neck sits right near the neck or is it a little bit of a scoop neck with some room? Thank you!
So great for summer/heat. The material is cool and lightweight. Has ventilation ALL over! Lovely side things to scrunch it up give it a very lovely look. The neck for the hoody is non-tradition and I love that. It can be worn without the hood up and I don't have to be pulling at it all the time and it lays comfortably on my chest. The hood is big enough to cover my whole noggin' and it even shades my eyes a bit. I got this for sun protection for when I'm in between commuting from place to place. Sometimes I don't want to wear a hat, or don't have one available, so this does the job. It's also good because it fits as a small (it's not skin tight), that I can wear my "shirt of the day" under it and just use this as the cover in-between. I really do recommend this. Fabulous quality made product. The color Azul is not quite as bright and bold as I thought it might be. It is still turquoise, but it's muted. Buy a few sizes and see what you think for yourself!! Thank you for carrying this, BC. ExOfficio has what I would say is "real sizing", so some may find this runs large. Just FYI. I wear a small in the Sol Cool long sleeve tops and wear a small in this.