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Laura Berridge

Laura Berridge

Laura Berridge

Laura Berridgewrote a review of on June 5, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion.

I was very skeptical to receive the Salomon Out Night 28 L Pack. To say I have an issue finding packs would be an understatement. I have tried just about every pack known to man but have always had something not work for me. I am 5'4 with very broad shoulder, very short torso, small bust, and athletic build. The Salomon Out Night 28 L (size small) fits me perfectly! It does not dig into my collar bones like most packs I have tried. The straps don't dig into me and don't feel cheap. The torso of the pack also fits like a glove, often times I find that packs are too long for me and there is a weird sag. The pack is very easy to adjust.

Things I love:

Pack is very minimalist, doesn't have a million different pockets and unnecessary bells and whistles.
I love that you can remove the brain if you prefer, that you can access the pack through the top or the side zipper.
It also have plenty of pockets to store chapstick, hand santizer, your phone, and snacks around the waist band and chest. (Bonus--you can use a Salomon flask as well as a camelback).
I have used this pack for day hiking, a little bit of hiking/running. It doesn't pack weight weird and when you do run with it doesn't bounce all over the place. As the weather gets nicer I will use it as an alpine pack and overnight pack (if you can pack light this pack can do it all).

My only complaint about the Salomon Out Night 25 L is I wish that they had thought a little bit more about ice tool attachments and made the side pockets for nalgenes a little bit bigger. They are hard to use if you want to shove stuff in them.

This pack is amazing and worth the investment. The price point isn't terrible either. If you have a short torso, this is the pack for you.




Laura Berridge

Laura Berridgewrote a review of on April 2, 2019

Good Option for Budget Rain Jacket
3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

First, I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review Is my personal opinion. I received the Marmot Precip Eco in the Skyrise color in a size small (I am a size 4, have wider shoulders, smaller chest, and consider myself petite.

Pros of the Marmot Precip Eco:

For a rain jacket, it seems much more breathable than previous rain jackets I have used. I also appreciate the fact that the Precip has pit vents.

Outer Material appears to be durable and doesn't sound like a trash bag when wearing like a lot of rain jacketsI love that if you want to wear the hood it does not get tight around the neck. The hood is also adjustable, for those days that are windy. But if you are a person who does not like hoods, you can zip the hood in the collar.

I appreciate that the jacket fit around my shoulders and chest. Although I am smaller chested, I do have bigger shoulders. Often times I have to size up because of this making the jacket feel too big. But the Marmot Precip Eco has more than enough room in my chest and shoulder area. I was even able to wear my thicker base layer underneath and still be comfortable.

The Precip also seems to hold up well in rain, I wore this jacket on a hike in the North Cascades in a downpour. I did not sweat through it (even though it is a waterproof) and had no rain leak through the jacket.

Lightweight and easy to stuff into a pack.

Cons of the Marmot Precip Eco:

The jacket is way to0 short in length and could be tight on someone's hips who is curvier than I am, it is almost a little too snug around my hips. I used this for both a daily rain jacket, hiking with a pack, and as an emergency rain jacket in my running pack. When wearing a backpack the jacket tends to ride up, causing air to flow in through the bottom, and an awkward look. When it's raining or windy you are not protected from the elements if you are hiking with it. This would get very annoying or cause chaffing on a backpacking trip. I couldn't imagine trying to use this jacket with my climbing harness.

The pockets are also weirdly small. If you are wearing a pack while skiing, climbing, or hiking you basically have no access to the pockets. Or if you are wearing the jacket around town and want to keep your hands warm you feel pretty awkward trying to shove your hands in the pockets. (My hands are pretty small).

The jacket lining is also low quality and starts to flake off after a few heavy use days. A complaint I have had with similar jackets with the same material.

Throughout the years I have purchased many jackets and I wish companies would stop putting Velcro on the wrist and along the zipper. In the long run, it takes a toll on the jacket causing damage.wear to the areas where the Velcro is near.

The Marmot Precip Eco is a great budget jacket for someone who is looking for an inexpensive rain jacket without the bells and whistles. It also makes a great jacket to use as an emergency rain jacket during summer backpacking months. I will continue to use it as an emergency rain jacket and around town. You can't beat the price if you are on a budget and the color that I received is beautiful.