Use Code TAKE20MAY for 20% Off One Full-Price Item*
Garret R.

Garret R.

Garret R.

Garret R.wrote a review of on March 24, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 147 lbs
Size Purchased: Xtra small

these are really great shorts. I normally wear a small in other shorts and pants, including Prana. I ordered these in a small and they were about 6 inches too big in the waist. I could have fit a 2-liter bottle in the front and still had room for some snacks. I'm normally about a 30" or 32" depending on the brand and how crazy their sizing is. An extra small in the sutra fit me just great.

Update: these need a button or some elastic in the waist. In order to take a leak you basically have to forcefully and awkwardly pull down the front and since there is zero give in the waist after a few iced teas the waist is stretched out and its like wearing a size larger. They stretch and dont shrink back when washed or dried. Ive worn them twice and the waist is an inch bigger already. By the end of the summer I may not be able to wear them out if this keeps up.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Garret R.

Garret R.wrote a review of on February 9, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: 10.5

Very narrow fit. Probably the most narrow mid foot shoe ive ever tried on. Not sure why/how this is a "long distance" shoe as there is zero cushioning or any feeling of foam or support in the fore foot at. Ive read nothing but positive reviews on these so maybe it's just me. For reference, my go to trail shoe is a saucony perigrine 7 or a topo terraventure. I've never thought my feet were wider than average and I can wear fairly narrow shoes. I'm a huge Arcteryx fan and love their clothing and packs but these shoes miss the mark for me. I couldnt even wear them around the house comfortably so I'd guess there is not way I'd make it 40 miles. If you have tiny ballerina feet and like to feel a hard rock plate under foot with every step then I suppose they might work for you. Lenght is spot on in terms of sizing.
I am really surprised this is a $160 shoe, even more surprised that anyone could run "long distances" in it.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Garret R.

Garret R.wrote a review of on July 25, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: small

Love these Meridian Line shirts. I have been picking up 2 or 3 a year when I see one's that moves me.
Seem like the smalls get smaller every year,...and yes, I am the same size. The material blend doesn't seem to matter and they are all the same cut. They use to be so airy and compfy. Now they make me feel like The Rock. Can't move in them. Small shouldn't be skin tight on a 140lb guy, or at least it didn't use to be.
Mediums have an ok fit but tooooo long.

Still, cool looking shirts.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Garret R.

Garret R.wrote a review of on August 4, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Got two of these. Love the color and the fabric is very soft and comfortable. I got smalls and they were pretty huge. 5'9", 145 lbs. 38-39 chest.
Was really looking forward to wearing these but the length, the sleeves and the chest on the size small is at least a medium, maybe a large size in some other brands. Had to return them. Otherwise , if you can make them fit I'm sure it'd be a great shirt.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Garret R.

Garret R.wrote a review of on August 15, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used this tent for the last two seasons on my solo trips or when I'd just rather my own dependable tent. I can't really say anything negative about it. Sure I wish it was lighter but I got it on sale and it is was it is. Pretty sure there is no way to get it down to its claimed weight even with the lightest of stakes and guy lines. It's a few ounces more but still well under 4 pounds and since Ive got super hero strength and my pack normally doesn't go over 25 for three days it doesn't bother me. It packs down pretty darn small and easily fits as good as one could hope for in my Exose 38. It's bombproof and I've been in many nights of miserable, unrelenting rain and have never had any issues at all. It breaths well, no condisation. It's almost impossible to put a hole in the material, I've never once used a footprint or tarp under it. I'm sure you've all heard it before but I'd rather this tent than most if not all the $300+ one person tents I've either used, seen used or read reviews on. At the sale price I'd buy another one just in case this one gets lost or destroyed by a Sasquatch.
Thinking about getting the 2-person for an upcoming trip with my son this fall.

(2)

 

0 Comments

Garret R.

Garret R.wrote a review of on May 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: 30" small inseam

I got a couple pairs of these and I really have been pleased with them. Not much to complain about. Pockets are excellent size and the placement is very convenient. Zizppers at the ankles are plenty big enough to get a meaty pair of backpacking boots through yet almost completely unnoticeable when zipped up. Theses are very rugged and repel water real well on the trail. I've gotten them pretty filthy backpacking and they always clean up and look like new after washing them. No stains at all. No rips or snags either and I've abused the heck out of them hiking camping and climbing. Very easy to hop around in. They look nice enough to wear out and about town to causual events and you can't even tell they are zip offs. Warm enough by themselve for about 3 seasons and roomy enough to wear some thermals underneath in colder temps. Very reasonable price considering you can use them as shorts or pants in a wide variety of situations. Personally, a lot of my appreciation for these stems from the fact they offer then in a small size inseam, 30" waist true to size which can be hard to find at times in this type of quality zip off pant.

(1)

 

0 Comments

Garret R.

Garret R.wrote a review of on May 27, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

Very warm and compfy. Great deal considering price and quality vs. Comparable brands. I ordered the medium and its slightly longer than I'd like it but at 5'9" 140lbs that's pretty common as far as sweaters and jackets regardless of brand. Smalls are to tight in the chest so medium is about the only option. Its not to bulky and I can still get it under a jacket so all is good. Just a bit long but less noticeable if I tighten up one or both of the waist draws.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Garret R.

Garret R.wrote a review of on May 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: small

These shirts are absolutely perfect. Light weight and cool material that has the perfect amount of stretch to it. You could wear it climbing, hiking or biking or even to the gym and be extremely comfortable and then turn around and were it out to dinner or a casual date. The collar is perfect and I really like that there are no buttons on it, kind of adds to the coolness and uniqueness of the shirt. Stitching is top notch as per normal Patagonia clothing and the overall quality in general is outstanding. The fit is perfect, I couldn't have asked for any better. I'm an odd size compared to a lot of brands now a days in that everything is too long and baggy. I'm 5'9" 140lbs, 37-38" chest and the small fits like a glove. I ordered the medium originally but it was just to big all around. Probably order at least one more in a different color and will likely get another style Patagonia polo type shirt since these have worked out so well. Couple compliments from some hot soccer moms first time wearing it pretty much sealed the deal for me.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Garret R.

Garret R.wrote a question about on May 13, 2015

Is the bladder pouch internal or external? In otherwords, does it slide in from the outside of the main compartment or does it slide in down from the inside of the main compartment? I've found that most packs with the external space where the bladder slides down firectly behind the shoulder straps allow the full bladder to push into the center of ones back which is really uncomfortable.

(0)

 

0 Answers