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Jake Allison

Salt Lake City

Jake Allison's Bio

Photographer, hiker, student, gearhead.

Jake Allison's Passions

  • Hiking & Camping,
  • Running,
  • Climbing.
Jake Allison

Jake Allisonwrote a review of on July 15, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I took this to an outdoor concert, where the weather forecast was iffy. It fit inside my hip pack, along with my wallet, keys, a hat, and some other stuff. This is a great emergency jacket to stash in your pack! Fits true to size, along with Patagonia products.

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Jake Allisonwrote a review of on March 22, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been a huge nalgene guy for a few years (I have 6 of them) but I finally decided to pick up a Hydroflask, and man oh man is it great. It keeps your water cold for hours, even if it's sitting in the sun. Yeah, it's heavy, but that just means it also counts as an arm workout!
What're you waiting for, just buy one and stay hydrated!

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Jake Allison

Jake Allisonwrote a review of on February 22, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I own an Arcteryx Cerium LT and I absolutely love it as a midlayer, or outer layer in dry conditions, but when it's super cold, windy, and snowy/rainy this is the jacket I grab! It packs down decently small, keeps you super warm, and will absolutely keep you dry. I agree with a couple other reviewers saying that it's too warm. I wouldn't use this as a jacket if I'm being active (hiking/skiing/snowshoeing/etc) unless it was super cold, I would instead opt for a waterproof shell and insulated jacket that I can easily dump heat with. I am a skinnier guy, and my only complaint is that the sleeves are not quiiite as long as I'd like, they still fit but are right on the cusp of being too short, and I also think the fit could be made slimmer. You don't need to wear many layers underneath this.

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Jake Allison

Jake Allisonwrote a review of on February 14, 2019

Awesome, good looking fleece!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

This is a great basic fleece jacket, it's soft, cozy, and fits great! The sleeves run a little long, so I was able to get away with a size Medium. I got the green color and it looks really good, slightly different than the photo on the site, but a good looking army green color! It's warm, and I plan on wearing it all the time this winter!

Backcountry products fit similar to Patagonia mens products, in my experience. Longer arms, and since I'm a skinny guy the Medium fits best in the body for me.

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Jake Allisonwrote a review of on February 10, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have another pair I bought a couple of years ago and I bought this pair so I could switch off on a recent cross-country skiing trip. I use them mostly in the winter for downhill and cross-country skiing. I think the individual toes work great for a liner sock. The toes on this pair seem longer than the older pair, which is a good thing.

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Jake Allison

Jake Allisonwrote a review of on February 10, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 170 lbs

Got this jacket for my mom. She loves the fit, long enough sleeves, close fit, but stretchy and comfortable mid layer. Wore it cross country skiing in Yellowstone and was very comfortable. The hood is warm and cozy when needed, but doesn't get in the way of peripheral vision.

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Jake Allison

Jake Allisonwrote a review of on December 7, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I hate writing this review. I’ve always been nothing but happy with every Patagonia shirt I’ve owned, but this one may change that. I ordered a size Large, which is my usual size in Patagonia t shirts. When I first tried it on I noticed that the shoulders/back were kind of tight, which is weird since I’m a tall, skinny guy, and most of the time that’s not an issue for me. The sleeves are also pretty tight, which is strange since it’s supposed to be a regular fitting shirt. I wore it for the first time, and a few hours into work, I noticed that my back was really hot where the screen printed logo was. I have plenty of screen printed shirts and this is the first time I’ve ever had this happen. The fabric is also kind of scratchy, and feels like a cheap $5 shirt, not a nice Patagonia one. I’m not sure what to think. I’m going to keep it, and wash it a few more times to see if it gets any better, but I will likely wear an undershirt with it.

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