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Mark P.

Mark P.

Durham, NC

Mark P.'s Passions

Hiking & Camping
Climbing
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Biking
Skiing

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Mark P.wrote a review of on October 2, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had originally purchased the orange one in the liter size but it had no handle. Instead of sending it back I gave it to my boss as she's a Denver Broncos fan and it's a very similar color. So I bought the half liter in green and I use it often. It will keep coffee hot for about thirteen or fourteen hours tops. I don't have a clue how long it will keep things cold as I bought this specifically for coffee. I usually carry it in my lunch bag and there's still plenty of room for everything else. The lid doubles as a cup and the stopper is designed to pour through when opened a couple turns. I've had it dribble on a couple occasions but I still like the size and design.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on October 2, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 163 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These pants are comfortable and stretchy. The picture makes them look thick and canvassy but are not. If you are familiar to Kuhls Renegade long pants they are similar in thickness. They have two front hand pockets, one zippered rear pocket on the right butt cheek (wished it was on the left side instead) and one zippered pocket on the right leg (ahh there's a pattern here). There are two closure buttons and a zippered fly. I've worn them backpacking, hiking with my dog, rock climbing (tons of room in the crotch) and just hanging out at my favorite Cidery with my bro.
I would have given five stars but I just don't use the right pocket for anything.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on July 7, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 163 lbs

People either love toe socks or not. Because I'm an open minded gent I gave them a try. These happen to be my second pair by the by. I like the fact that because each toe is separate from their siblings my feet stay drier and cooler. I have yet to try them cycling or on a day hike but when I do I will certainly add my two cents. My only gripe is with entry into the sock itself. It's kind of a bitch getting each one of my toes comfortably situated in its personal fabric garage.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on January 21, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've got a Whiskey Peak I bought myself last year that I usually only wear when the weather is in the thirties or below. This thing is downright toasty on my noggin! This past Christmas I bought another one for my twin brother but apparently his noggin is the size of a basketball and it wouldn't fit. I kept it of course because it fits my wee head perfectly. I ended up getting him a merino beanie from Ibex.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on January 21, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 163 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought a pair of these for myself last year in a large but they were too big. Instead of sending them back I sent them to my best friend in Boulder, Colorado. He loves these things and wears them often as he's a construction worker. I then gave a pair to my boss for her birthday as they are available in a hot pink/purple color for women. I don't think she was used to a high quality winter glove with cold and wind blocking features. I stuffed my twin brothers stocking with these (and a bag of Jack Links jerky for the slopes) for Christmas last year (2016). The grippers on the palm are phenomenal and wear very well. These glove aren't wind proof but damn near it with Gore Wind Pro. They are hands down the most comfortable and warm winter gloves I've ever had my mitts in.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on June 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 163 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I love this t-shirt! It breathes extremely well, is comfortable against the skin, and looks cool too. I stopped wearing cotton t-shirts when I started wearing this shirt. I've got the "team red heather" and it's designed to look like a dark red heathery material. It also does a pretty good job keeping the underarm stinkers away.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on May 10, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 156 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Like everything else Marmot makes this T is awesome and purpose built. Very similar to the Windridge shirts but cooler colors. I wore this thing on a 25 mile ride today in 85° heat with near 100% humidity. This shirts let's the cool air flow through and perspiration disappear.
I will say this though. The Windridge seems to do a better job of keeping the stink gremlins away.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on March 27, 2016

4 5

Keen makes some of the best hiking boots out there with almost no break in time for some. The Targhee was my first hiking boot that required no break in time. This boot does run a little small and I usually wear a ten. Based on other reviews I've read online I went a full size up and with my Darn Tough hiking socks these fit like a glove. I would consider these a light hiker and only use them for light packing, day hikes or fast packing but they are comfortable and stable with no hot spots and stick to every surface so far with confidence.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on December 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 156 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I wear this thing all the time. Truth be told I've even slept in it. Marmot always seems to nail it with their gear. I like that it is stretchy and with the thumb holes it slides easily under a shell. On it's own this fleece hoody is good down to maybe forty eight (ish) degrees. Anything below that and you'll need an insulated shell. I'm 5'10" and 156 pounds and I wear a medium.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on August 16, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 136 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought this shirt for a coworker who was trying to get in shape. I'm all about trying to help friends exercise and feel good about it.
This shirt comes real close to the fit and feel of the Marmot Windridge. My coworker absolutely loves this technical T. I told him where I got it and he now owns three. It's great for running, cycling, rock climbing and really just about any active sport.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on August 16, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 148 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought this shirt for every day use but where it shines most is during hard exercise. It's currently my go to for mountain biking and I also wore it backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park. The shirt has perforated breathable panels on the sides for air flow. Because it was on sale and I liked how well this shirt felt against my skin I bought two more. I am 5'10 at 148 lbs. and I wear a medium.
I wore my white one mountain biking on Porcupine Rim when the temp was around 88 degrees and felt pretty comfortable.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on August 16, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 148 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought this shirt for a backpacking trip to the Colorado Rockies. This is a quality garment that breathes pretty good...not quite as good as the Marmot Windridge but it also doesn't have the perforated panels on the sides either. I do however think this shirt will outlast the Marmot. It also does a much better job of keeping the stink away. I am 5'10" at 148lbs. and I wear a medium. This shirt feels good against the skin and when they go on sale I'll buy more colors.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on August 9, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I was about to go on a backpacking trip in the Colorado Rockies the 11th-15th of July and wanted a merino base layer mostly for sleeping in but also in case the temps dipped below the mid forties in the mornings. So so comfortable and softer than the Jammie's I had as a kid. I can also use these for snowshoe or snow ski days as a base layer.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on May 30, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this hat because I own numerous Marmot items and absolutely love the fit and well thought features of everyone I own. I also like wearing baseball caps too. You can see the Marmot logo on this hat from outer space. The only gripe I have about the hat is that it looks like a trucker hat on ones head. I did wash it and managed to get it to shrink a bit but I still like it and will continue to advertise.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on May 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I bought this because I have another one that is a quarter zip. I found myself wearing it too much so I bought another. Like merino base layers these fit quite close to the skin and are very stretchy and warm. Not as warm as wool but they come in a close second. I am 5'10" and weigh 145 lbs. . I wear a small and it fits like a glove.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on March 16, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Although I didn't get this till after my trip to Colorado I've been wearing it almost every day. The kangaroo pocket is cavernous and the hood can easily accommodate a helmet. The sleeves have thumb holes for layering over it but because it's so roomy underneath I usually just wear a base layer underneath so I can show off the cool plaid and it is quit water repellent. Can't wait to ski in this thing next year. The arms give you plenty of articulation too. I'm 5'10" 145 lbs. and bought the medium. For a skiing/ snowboarding piece I'd say it fits true to size.

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Mark P.wrote a review of on March 1, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought this on the recommendation of a Backcountry sales person and glad I did. I knew I was only going to ski for a week this year and didn't want to pay three or four hundred dollars for one. This thing was the ticket at Breck. Sunny and high 30's to low 40's all I had underneath was an Ibex Woolies 150 zip T. Pockets galore. The goggle/glove pocket on the inside easily swallowed up my goggles and gloves. The snow skirt came in handy when I bit it in some crud a few times.

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