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JTwrote a review of on April 30, 2019

Very Classic
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large (fits perfect)

Ahhh, the Marmot Preclip. I had been researching this jacket a while back when I needed a rain jacket. Fortunately, I was given this product from Backcountry to review, though this review is my personal opinion about this jacket and nothing else.

When I was originally looking for a rain jacket, the Marmot Preclip Eco Jacket was at the top of my list due to its high ratings (for the price) across many review sites, such as Outdoor Gear Lab. Here is a quick rundown of pros and cons that I think will help you decide if it is right for you:

Pros:
- It is light
- Seems fairly durable
- Fits a bit loose, which could be suitable for people who need more room to move around or those who are a bit heavier than I am (I am 6 foot and 170lbs, fairly lengthy, and chose a Large, which was perfect for me)
- I have long arms and the length of the arms fit perfect for me at this size (see photos). Good for biking in the rain given the nice arm length it has.
- Not too expensive
- Good breathability

Cons:
- It has an old school feel to it in terms of fit, where it is a bit baggier and the functions of it are pretty classic (such as a velcro flap over the front zipper and a roll up hood)
- It does not come with a packing pouch like others I have seen
- I wish it had more reflective options
- Kind of basic overall, but hey, that is not necessarily a bad thing for a rain jacket

Overall, I think the Marmot Preclip Eco is a solid choice for anyone needing a quick rain jacket without breaking the bank. I think it is solid for someone looking for a classic rain jacket for an acceptable price. Thought I have not used it in any crazy rain storms, I am sure it will hold up very well and last quite some time.

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JTwrote a review of on December 13, 2013

4 5

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

I bought these gloves to wear during the winter when dressing a bit nicer while not wanting to wear a bulky set of gloves. The craftsmanship of the gloves is really professional and they work great while using your phone. They also fit very nicely. I was hoping since they were wool that I would be able to wear them when it got a bit colder out (under 40 degrees), but these are definitely liners and could use an outer shell to block the wind. I still like the gloves and wear them all the time, just wish they blocked the wind a bit better. I have not used them as a shell yet but I am excited to see how they perform! Given their quality, I'd buy OR products again.

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JTwrote a review of on September 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Osprey did a great job on this pack. I finally had the opportunity to use it last week and I can honestly say I am very happy with my purchase. I didn't buy it to use it for hiking/camping as much as I bought it for use as a backpack for trips and to use as a carry on (I searched and it fit within most airline guidelines for the volume allotted for carry on use).

The pack has a lot of room inside of it, it has a great compression system, and, most notably, the weight distribution is absolutely phenomenal. I had my backpack packed to the brim, picked it up and felt the weight, thinking to myself wow this is going to be heavy, but once it was on my back it felt like the weight was cut down to nothing. Great design and craftsmanship. I do wish it had the zipper pockets on the front like the Kestrel 48 to separate some of the storage, but it's not a deal breaker by any means. Also, for those looking to buy this in red - the red has a bit more burnt color to it in person. It is still very nice looking, but just a bit different from what the picture shows.

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