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Jacob D.

Jacob D.

Leesburg, VA

Jacob D.'s Passions

Paddling
Hiking & Camping
Running
Climbing

Jacob D.

Jacob D.wrote a review of on March 12, 2019

A Surprisingly Warm Athletic Fit Vest
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 205 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review Is my personal opinion. Upon opening the package containing the Backcountry Silver Fork 750 Down Vest I can safely state this picture does not give this vest justice. The Black Camo/Black color is amazing. It just works with almost any outfit that I have been able to conjure up for a casual Friday at work, date night, and morning walks by the creek with my pup.
I would not consider this a regular fit and would agree with the other reviews that it is a bit on the smaller side. For reference, I generally wear a Large in Patagonia or Arcteryx vests, but I opted for the XL. The Backcountry Silver Fork 750 Down Vest did not disappoint me in this size. The vest will fit you perfectly if you are more on the athletic fit side, meaning slim torso paired with broad shoulders.
Considering I've only had this vest for about a month, I can't speak to its long-term durability. However, my initial impressions that it is built to last. The zipper never snags; the stitching is top notch, but as with any new down clothing item, just be prepared to pluck away any runaway feathers. The feel of the vest is something I haven't had the luxury with when wearing some of the more top-tier brands.
To be honest, I love the Black Camo/Camo color and fit of the Backcountry Silver Fork 750 Down Vest so much that my intent is to use it for casual outings at work, and weekend day trips. You WILL NOT be disappointed as the accuracy of the description is on point with respect to the features of the jacket.

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Jacob D.

Jacob D.wrote a review of on March 6, 2018

5 5

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 205 lbs
Size Purchased: 12

I went back and forth between purchasing the X Ultra 3 Hiking shoe and boot. Long story short, I purchased both and opted for the shoes. Both are made great, but I feel the shoe is better suited for day-to-day outdoor activities. Not to mention, it holds to your foot like no other Salomon shoe I've owned--and that's saying something! The shoe appears much lighter in person vice that of the darker appearance on the website, however, it's a sharp looking shoe no matter what. Highly recommended product, and superb customer service by way of Backcountry.

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