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Jason H.

Jason H.

Washington State!

Jason H.'s Passions

Surfing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing

Jason H.'s Bio

Just a guy who likes great gear for doing cool things with his fantastic wife and awesome dog. =D

Jason H.

Jason H.wrote a review of on November 13, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I’ve been looking for a down jacket for my winter needs. I have the Atom LT, Patagonia Down Sweater, and North Face thermoball. I got the Cerium LT as a gift and it seems like an amazing jacket. But the price is very high, especially since you can get a Patagonia down sweater for a little more than half the price of this. The Cerium is very warm, but I just don’t have a use for it. My outwear approach is layers, and this jacket is too much in price and warmth. The length is a bit short so I found myself pulling the jacket down throughout the day. I live in the PNW so wet conditions don’t warrant well for down so I don’t find myself wearing this much. I’ll be returning it. I’m sure it’s a great jacket for someone in freezing temps standing outside, but the Patagonia Down sweater is more than enough for my needs at a reduced cost.

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Jason H.wrote a review of on November 13, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

If I had to choose one jacket to take with me, this would be it. I float between a medium and large and the large fits amazing. Perfect with a t shirt or flannel, I wear this jacket almost everyday to work and during weekend adventures. It is light weight, looks great, and is warm! I was just in Leavenworth this weekend with temps in the mid 30s and some on and off rain drizzle. This jacket was perfect. Warm and water resistant enough to walk around outside without overheating when we stepped inside to get coffee or a bite to eat. My go to PNW hiking and camping jacket. It’s so great I bought my wife one. She’s usually cold when she hikes, but loves this piece because it keeps her warm when she stops and cool when she moves. We’ve both been snowshoeing with the Atom LT and it was perfect. Can’t say enough about this. Just buy it. You won’t regret it.

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Jason H.wrote a review of on November 13, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I wear a baselayer, the R1, and a hard shell on the days I’m snowshoeing, backpacking in cold weather, or snowboarding and I love the R1. The size is great. Im usually in between a medium and large and a large fits well. Form fitting with a lightweight base layer. Could wear alone if needed. It’s warm, breathable, and light. Love the little things like the thumb holes and the long torso length that allows me to tuck it into my snow pants with ease. The only thing I wish is that with the hood and it zipped all the way up, it would cover more of my face. I’ve looked at the Arcteryx Fotrez, but haven’t been able to wear or test it. I’d def buy the R1 again. I grab this piece every time I go backpacking and camping in any weather and wear this piece in every cold weather snow sport situation.

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Jason H.wrote a review of on November 13, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this backpack. Been using it for almost a year for just about everything. I’ve bought countless a number of packs for everyday use, always finding something wrong with each. This pack is amazing and would only change one thing. I love the design and look. Very retro. Everyone that sees it loves it and asks where I got it. I thought at first the buckle and draw string method of opening bags would be annoying compared to a zipper, but I actually prefer it now. The top loading is great for my use. I carry this on weekend trips wherever I go. Camping, Seattle, golf, the lake, work, the size is perfect for me. The compression straps are great for adjusting to how much gear you have, or holding a jacket. I’ve used some straps on the front to hold an extra pair of shoes. I pack a little light, and people often ask me how all my stuff fits, but it does. The top loading with the buckles allows me to over fill it if I need to, but rarely do. It fits perfectly under the seat for airplane rides. It is a little annoying getting my laptop out of the inner sleeve and the water bottle side pocket could be bigger. The side pocket won’t fit a nalgene or 32 oz hydroflask. It will fit a 27oz (I think that’s the right oz) insulated yeti which I currently use and it holds my size 10 rainbow flip flops as well. Can’t say enough about this pack. I used to look at backpacks every week to find a better one than my current. That stopped when I bought this. I have taken this pack hiking a couple times and it’s been decent. It is heavy and does make my back sweat quite a bit. If I had to choose, I’d take my osprey daypack over this any day I was hiking. But in a pinch, this works great.

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Jason H.wrote a review of on November 13, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

I bought these boots a year ago and have hiked, camped, snowshoed, shoveled snow, December Seahawks games, and wore it every day in the winter in north Idaho (temps down to 0-15 with a foot or two of snow on the ground for 3 months). The boots fit great right out of the box. I normally wear a 10 in other shoes like Nike and they fit similar. I have wide feet and had no trouble with these. Enough room for lightweight and heavyweight Darn tough socks. Insulation is great. The waterproofing was great. The first time I went snowshoeing with these and my feet did not get wet at all. The leather looked soaked, but my feet and socks were dry. I think if I were to have cared for it a little more the waterproofing would have lasted, but currently they are not waterproof anymore. The stitching and sole of the shoe are showing significant wear, makes sense for the price but wish it would have lasted. I don’t know if I would buy these again now that I have some Redwing boots.

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Jason H.wrote a review of on November 13, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Love this piece from Patagonia. Looks great, fits well with a long sleeve shirt or sweater underneath, warm enough for 30 degree dog walks without over heating. I love vests. My arms rarely get cold so keeping my torso warm is usually all I need when walking. If I were to stand outside in 30 degree weather I’d probably get chilly, but not unbearable. I typically wear an Arcteryx Atom LT down into the low teens with a flannel or midweight baselayer underneath. The Patagonia Bivy vest is great! If you like vests you won’t regret getting this one.

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Jason H.wrote a review of on November 13, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My wife is a very light sleeper and often did not want to go camping because of the sleeping situation. Multiple times we would bring a twin size plug in blow up mattress that would leave me and our dog with zero room in the tent. I have tried all types of camping pads, but none are better than this! Easy blow up with your hand or foot. Super comfortable so much that I’ve used this on multiple weekend trips to cabins and airbnbs when we’ve had too many people and not enough beds. It’s her go to pad for anything tent and my go to pad for crowded airbnbs.

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