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George L.

George L.

George L.'s Passions

Hiking & Camping

George L.'s Bio

Grew up on the east coast and have always had an urge to be in the outdoors. I was always involved in some sort of sport growing up and would spend free time fishing or hunting whenever I could. Once I got out on my own, I started venturing out into the wilderness more but not till recently did I get serious about it.
My goal this year is to spend just as much time in the woods our mountains as I do inside and have a bucket list of places to backpack through MD/VA/PA before the end of this year. I'm also hoping to add rock climbing into the mix and do more white water rafting as well.

George L.

George L.wrote a review of on February 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I'm glad I finally made the purchase. I went back and forth because lets be honest, the jacket isn't cheap but I found a great deal that I couldn't pass up for last years model. I've worn it a handful of times backpacking already and a lot just out and about. It has definitely done its job of keeping me warm even in the low teens at night. Like most down items, I wasn't happy to find a few stray feathers after I slept in it in the single digits but there was only 1-2.
On a side note, I did ball it up as small as possible in my pack and it was pretty wrinkled and flat looking but throwing it in the dryer with no heat for a few minutes made it look brand new again. I also do this trick with my sleeping bags after a trip and before I hang them up.
I picked up a large and the sleeves are slightly longer than I would have liked, but not enough to be an issue. As you can see I said it ran small in the fit which I found true except for the length of the sleeves which are maybe 1-1.5" too long for me.