Free 2-Day Shipping on Orders Over $50
Jonathan W.

Jonathan W.

0 Comments

Jonathan W.

Jonathan W.wrote a review of on March 15, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

The inside fleece is super soft- I personally don't like that. I like being able to actually feel the fabric ya know? But that's just personal preference. The bottom hem is a bit thick- every time I put it on, my auto pilot goes to undouble the fabric on the bottom just to be reminded that it's not doubled, just on the thick hem.
Other than that, only complaint is that it's not as wind resistant as I'd like. Once the wind comes through, it's kinda chilly. Definitely going to be a good summer night hoodie for camping though. I'm 5'10" 180 lbs/somewhat muscular build, and the fit is good.
Definitely feels like a polyester fabric though instead of a good cotton that can take some abuse. Their trident hoodie fabric/fit is better if you can find the color/logo design you like.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Jonathan W.

Jonathan W.wrote a review of on March 14, 2019

3 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This jacket isn't as warm as I hoped for, a bit disappointed with it. I had an REI jacket with the same synthetic insulation, was much better- wish I hadn't outgrown it.
First off- the sizing is weird. Usually wear medium, I felt medium was a bit tight on my waist and way too tight on shoulders. Large fits comfy on shoulders but freaking huge on my waist. Meant for a fat man I guess?

Second-guessing wind seeps in which is what really disappointed me.

Lastly the cinch chord only on one side- there's a reason almost every jacket uses two sides for this. Doesn't work well and looks awful.

Honestly for a high end syn jacket, you pay too much and get so little. Not worth it.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Jonathan W.

Jonathan W.wrote a review of on January 14, 2019

4 5

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

Bought for my wife- from her: Looks and feels great, Kept me warm in 32 degree mountains and I'm from tropical climate near the equator so that definitely speaks volumes. Only thing missing are decent pockets but you can make up for that with your jacket. I am 5'6 110 lbs bought xs and fits great!

(0)

 

0 Comments

Jonathan W.

Jonathan W.wrote a review of on May 18, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Usually I wear a M/L helmet, had to go when the XL/L on this one because the M/L pinched at the corners of my forehead but fit everywhere else. Because of the sizing, it fit a tad loose now. The padding holds water so even after few hours, the inside of helmet is still wet. The tightener/adjustment tabs don't seem to want to function smoothly.

However, once on the river and helmet is fitted properly, it's really comfortable. Can't say much about protection cause I haven't hit my head yet but I imagine it'll do better than other helmets- with the side affect of it doesn't seem like it would handle too many beatings.

4 stars for comfort

(0)

 

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

Jonathan W.

Jonathan W.wrote a review of on June 23, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Keeps me toasty in 45 degree weather, love how roomy it is. Definitely not a backpacking sack but a great vehicle camping sack. Silky texture. Seems like it'll last if stored in compression sack (sold separately). Happy especially at the $50 price I paid!!

(0)

 

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

Jonathan W.

Jonathan W.wrote a review of on April 2, 2016

What else can you ask for?
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's a pull over pfd but you only know that when taking it off or putting in on- not a big deal. It's comfortable, makes you float well (unlike some pfds where you feel like youre barely got some breathing room while swimming). Ive worn it once but went through the wringer pretty good. My chest was not once cold only because I kept this vest on. Hiked through dense downed trees and brush and this deflected anything coming at my torso. Shoulder straps don't dig in. I had to leash myself to a tree to belay my kayak up the mountain side and the vest handled all the pressure a person could. The vest sits just right so it is never in the way of body movement or cockpit. Stylish and comfy, worth the money. Could be easier/more hastily access to the leash tab though.

P.s. Also looks good on wear your PFD to work day.

(1)