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Kirby M.

Kirby M.wrote a review of on June 22, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This jacket was not what I expected but it was a very nice surprise. It has a wool outer shell. The inside is remarkably soft and comfortable like a shaggy fleece. It's also very warm. This is not an athletic or performance product, it's a casual jacket. And it looks very nice. It's one of those rare products I had to buy a second one to have as a backup because once I eventually damage it or wear it out I will be devastated. And for the sale price of only $100 it's an absolute bargain. It has plenty of room to wear a thick mid layer under it but not overly large. Just perfect in really every way for what it is. I strongly recommend this jacket, especially if you can get it for the sale price. Fantastic product!

EDIT:
I noticed while writing this review the price dropped since I ordered from $97 to $82. And Backcountry refunded me the difference in price for both jackets. Awesome company. Thanks so much for your great service!!!

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Kirby M.wrote a question about on August 13, 2017

Why do these pants have a tag attached that says "Full Fit."? According to Kuhl they should be "Klassic Fit." This is the third pair of Kuhl pants I have recently bought from Backcountry that are SUPPOSED to be Klassic Fit but have a label attached to the waistband that says "Full Fit." Why? They do seem to fit the same as another pair of Renegade pants I bought from Kuhl directly but I'm not certain. The other two pants this happened with were the Kontra Air and the Outsider Pant. Are these made specifically in a different fit for Backcountry? Or are they mislabeled? Or an old, past year model that has since been updated? I'm hesitant to buy any more Kuhl pants from Backcountry because to me the Kuhl Klassic fit is absolutely perfect and I'm never sure what I'm going to get from Backcountry.

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Kirby M.

Kirby M.wrote a review of on June 10, 2017

5 5

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

This thing is so awesome. It's very easy to setup with only one person. I only wrote the review to say I almost didn't buy it because I generally hate tents with sleeves for the poles, as they are much more difficult to set up. Don't worry about the sleeves on this shelter, in this case they make it easier than clips. On a tent, the sleeves are a pain because all the material is connected tightly and the sleeves have no give. On a shelter the corners are almost completely independent, meaning it's very easy to use the sleeves. In fact, imagine trying to reach over the top of a 7' shelter to attach clips, or even attach clips before raising the shelter. I think these sleeves actually are a great thing for a shelter like this.

I purchased an extra wall from Amazon since Backcountry doesn't sell them. It was about $25. Might come in useful.

I wish there was a bug screen that could be added to the inside of this, but if there are no bugs, this is perfect. I will probably add the footprint, but I used a generic nylon ground tarp and it was fine.

I also bought a Big Agnes Sugarloaf, and I only got it half way out of the bag before I realized how much more difficult it is to set up compared to this Three Forks that was so easy, I just put the Sugarloaf right back into the bag and returned it.

Awesome shelter. Don't hesitate to buy it! I'm extremely picky and this one is a definite winner.


edit: Oh, I guess if I had any complaint, it would be about the colors. I think Big Agnes has generally terrible color choices for their products. This one looks like a MacDonalds event is going on in your campsite. People may stop by to ask if you have any happy meals left. There's another shelter that looks identical but much better white and orange color, but I don't know anything about their quality and I fully trust the great quality of Big Agnes so I'll deal with the color.... BTW, I did say I'm extremely picky!

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Kirby M.wrote a review of on April 4, 2017

2 5

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

these are much worse than the previous version 150 microweight base layer. The biggest issue is the remarkably uncomfortable waistband is very stiff and thick. The previous version was thin and comfortable and flexible and fantastic. I don't know why they changed them. Blending with nylon is something I could deal with but the stiff elastic around the waist is awful.

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Kirby M.wrote a review of on July 6, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

Nice shirt, but the finish is a lot more shiny than it looked in pictures. I recommend the Renegade shirt instead (unless you like shiny). Similar but much better material and it's not shiny at all.

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Kirby M.wrote a review of on July 6, 2014

5 5

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

I absolutely LOVE this shirt. The material is awesome... lightweight, cool, stretchy, dries almost immediately. The cut is great. Looks fantastic. This is one of the best shirts I have ever owned. I have a LOT of Kuhl shirts. I really like most of them, but this one is probably the best. The collar can feel a little high on the back of my neck, which I only notice when driving. That's not a big issue. Otherwise it's perfect.

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