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Chip Paullin

Chip Paullin

New York, New York

Chip Paullin's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

Chip Paullin's Bio

Gear junkie who spends more time in an office than he wishes. Attempting 6 of the 7 summits over the next 5 years. Avid snowboarder and Utah National Parks visitor. Grew up in the playground of Mammoth Lakes, CA. Working towards a life in balance between earning a living and supporting the dreams of exploring the world around us.

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Chip Paullinwrote a review of on December 20, 2017

2 5

If you are wondering how these fit then let me tell you. I wear about a size 34 for most brands and the skinny fit stuff usually pushing me into the 36 range. I’m not a big overweight type of guy. I figured the large would be best and conservative on the fit. I’m blown away how tight they are. Absolutely not true to size. They run small and have about a 34” inseam so if you are 5’10 like me then these thing will be way too long. I’m blown away that I did not fit the large. There is no brand or pant that doesn’t fit me in a large. Try again Burton.

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Chip Paullinwrote a review of on March 13, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I found the arms to be about 2inches too long. Lot of bunching and if I am wearing a long sleeve base layer, this, and my down jacket.. it becomes annoying to have the extra material in the way.

I haven't been discouraged from returning it though. The rest of it fits perfect. I had an arcteryx fleece that I return because the material wasn't athletic cut enough. The bottom of the fleece where the zipper starts has a nice fit. Some fleeces tend to flare out or not stay close to the body, but this jacket fits really well in the bottom, chest and neck area. The armpit cuts are a little deep as well so you don't feel any circulation being cut off there. I do wish the collar had a bit stiffer material in the back to keep it standing if the jacket isn't zipped all the way up. It doesn't fall often but it just looks good up. :)

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Chip Paullinwrote a review of on February 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This was my bag for summiting Kimimanjaro last year. I thought the bag was perfect. I am 5'10 and decided to go with a long for extra room to pack in the damp clothing from hiking all day. The dry atmosphere and drydown material sucked all the moisture out of my clothes. I never had any issues with the bag loosing loft or staying wet. I've continued to use it over the last year down to ZERO degrees and I've been fine. Sure it wasn't perfectly toasty in Zero degrees but I was okay. The bag is light, built to last, smooth silky interior, enough chest room (in the long) to make you feel comfy and not claustrophobic, and packs down tight.

The description label is wrong: The EN Rating for Comfort is 24F and the Limit is 12F.

If you want to pay twice as much for 7oz-8oz difference in weight but really no other real advantages (I've owned both) then go for the Western Mountaineer Versatile. I'd rather spend the extra $250 difference on more fun gear. :) http://www.backcountry.com/western-mountaineering-versalite-super-sleeping-bag-10-degree-down-wes0034?ti=UExQIENhdDo1IHRvIDI5IERlZ3JlZSBEb3duIFNsZWVwaW5nIEJhZ3M6MTo3OmJjc0NhdDcxMTEwMDk&skid=WES0034-GN-S5FTS6INRIGHTZIP

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Chip Paullinwrote a review of on January 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I owned the Arc'teryx Cerium LT for about 6 months before I started receiving significant feather loss. I switched over to the BD Hot Forge and absolutely love it. Won't be changing any time soon. Fit is great. Warmer than the Cerium LT. Slightly heavier but I don't feel the difference. I actually like the hoody more on the BD as well. Helmet compatible and when you are not using it, resting on your shoulders, it seems to straighten the front zipper seam line so there is no invisible fat stomach bubbling. Overall I love it.

The one thing that is missing from the jacket is that there is NO stuff sack included with it. I ended up just using the one from my Arc'teryx Cerium LT.

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Chip Paullinwrote a review of on January 20, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I really wanted to love this jacket. As others have said, I have too many feathers coming through the face fabric and seams. Every time I put the jacket on I can see a little white feather poking out somewhere on it. So sad. I will be returning this product. On the plus side, this jacket is so light. Feels like you are not wearing it. Great for summiting with or even around town during the winter. Does not make you look like a mitchilin man.

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Chip Paullinwrote a review of on January 20, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Everyone hypes merino wool but this piece is now my go to base layer. It fits perfect. I am 5'11, 190 and a Large fits just right. It has a very athletic/next to skin cut. There shouldn't be any bagginess when wearing it. About the product: there is this SV Zip-Neck version and an AR Zip-Neck version. They are essentially the same product with a difference in warmth/thickness/stiffness. I wear the AR for days 65F-20F as my base layer and the SV for days 20F-0 or below as my base. It has been a year of heavy use and it still looks and feel great. Machine washable. Buying more of this product.

If you are buying the AR and the SV then I would recommend buying one color for the SV and one color for the AR. They look very similar in your pack and it is a pain when you are getting ready at 1 am for summits and start pulling out the wrong one.

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Chip Paullinwrote a review of on January 20, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Everyone hypes merino wool but this piece is now my go to base layer. It fits perfect. I am 5'11, 190 and a Large fits just right. It has a very athletic/next to skin cut. There shouldn't be any bagginess when wearing it. About the product: there is a SV Zip-Neck version and this AR Zip-Neck version. They are essentially the same product with a difference in warmth/thickness/stiffness. I wear the AR for days 65F-20F as my base layer and the SV for days 20F-0 or below as my base. It has been a year of heavy use and it still looks and feel great. Machine washable. Buying more of this product.

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Chip Paullinwrote a review of on January 9, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

BD came through on this pack. I've owned lots of packs but this one really fits great. Pack comes in a 60L or 45L. I found the 45L to be sufficient for my climb on Kilimanjaro last year. The only con for the bag.. the side water pouches/compartments are tightened down by a string as you can see in the product picture. The locking mechanism for the string does not hold well. After hours of being on the trail the pouches will become slightly loosed and if you lean over to make the pack horizontal with the ground.. everything will spill out. Not too fun. I wish they were just really tight elastic bands or straps.

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Chip Paullinwrote a review of on January 7, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

I hope BD brings back the B.D.V. because I love these pants. I've worn them all over the world and they still look great. They run slightly large (I'm 190, 5'11, size 36 and got a large and they were still a little big). Material stretches which makes scrambling easy. Comfy and would recommend.

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