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Mary R.

Mary R.

Mary R.wrote a review of on October 31, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought this for my husband - who has a rather large head - and it fits perfectly. The beanie is lightweight and doesn't have a fleece lining, but he can flip up the hem to give his ears an extra layer of protection if needed.

The fabric is super soft and silky - and very comfortable. (FYI - there is no braided tassel... that's a mistake in the description..)

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Mary R.

Mary R.wrote a review of on April 20, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I just received the Contenta dress in Auracle (orange). I'm 5'3" with a 26-inch waist, 35-inch hips, and 32c bust - and I have broad shoulders and a muscular build. I'm often either an XS or an S - and given the reviews about the armholes being tight, I sized up. The fit in the Small is fine, though the drawcord (which isn't particularly easy to find and doesn't include a toggle for easy adjusting on the fly) does require some play in order to make the dress really work for me. I probably could size down to an XS, but again - the armholes... especially the pic of the XS in a previous review makes me hesitate (plus, I want to wear the dress NOW!, so...)
One thing worth noting - the orange is very sheer. I'll have to wear white or oatmeal-colored undies, which is a bummer because I don't really keep that color in my collection much.

All of this said, it's a great dress, very flattering, and I'm sure I'll wear it all summer long. It might become impossibly see through if I get caught in a monsoon, but c'est la vie. :)

All of this said, the dress is lovely - and I'm sure I'll get a ton of wear from it.

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Mary R.

Mary R.wrote a review of on January 11, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: small

On the lookout for an insulated skirt that sat closer to my hips than my waist, I ordered this in a small and the Eider Twin Peaks in a 38. I'm usually a size 2/4 -- 26 jeans (and waist), 35.5-inch hips, muscular thighs... And while the Eider skirt was too large, the Smartwool skirt fit just right... right above my hips. And, and this is a biggie - with the drawcord at the waist, I can cinch it in should the stretchy waistband stretch out of shape during the day. That said - I had hoped for a loftier skirt... a real puffer (like wearing a sleeping bag around my hips), so I was a touch disappointed. However, the skirt is adorable, will keep me warm wandering about in town, hiking, skiing, etc., it fits well over leggings of every thickness, looks good over jeans/pants, and seems to be very high quality.

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Mary R.

Mary R.wrote a review of on January 10, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: 38

On the lookout for an insulated skirt that sat closer to my hips than my waist, I ordered this (Eider in size 38) and the Smartwool Smartloft 60 (size Small). I'm usually a size 2/4 -- 26 jeans (and waist), 35.5-inch hips, muscular thighs... Unfortunately the Eider skirt was 1) a touch too big. It actually came this close to sliding over my hips with leggings on, and 2) the zipper crawled down a bit on its own. That said - the amount of insulation in the Eider skirt is perfect, sumptuous and warm. And it's reversible (and if you're short, you can flip the bottom of the skirt up for a super fun look). However, even though the Smartloft 60 is a bit thinner than I'd like, it 1) fit better, 2) has a stretchy waistband that seems like it will stay put on my hips, and 3) has a drawcord for tightening the skirt up if it does stretch out, so it was the winner.

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Mary R.

Mary R.wrote a review of on December 28, 2018

5 5

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

Got these a couple of days ago for Christmas from my husband who saw the Mountain 600 model on my wish list, but he knew I was being cheap and that I'd like these way better (and I was, and I do). I usually take an 8.5 and these in an 8.5 fit perfectly! They're still a touch stiff, but I can tell they're going to loosen up and be perfect. I do have a somewhat narrow foot and find these narrow enough that I can only wear a lightly padded Darn Tough sock (Style: Phat Witch) with them, so if you have wide feet, these may pinch a bit. But oh - I love them and can absolutely tell that I'll be wearing them a ton - especially with leggings... in the city and out on the trail. So cute. Truly. I'm deeply smitten.

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Mary R.wrote a review of on February 1, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 114 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

Love the adjustable length -- which makes it easy to wear with leggings or skirts, or even jeans. But the fabric is somewhat less plush than expected -- and the shelf bra, even in an XS is less supportive than I'd generally prefer. I wasn't looking for compression, but a bit more support for my 32c would be appreciated. I'm generally a small or XS in clothing and in Prana I usually take an XS -- and this was no exception.

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Mary R.wrote a review of on May 20, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 114 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I'm 5'3, 112-115 lbs, with a 32C bust, 25.5-inch waist and 35.5-inch hips. I'm almost always a small in Arcteryx, so it was a surprise to me when this small, trim-fit tank was blousy enough to tuck in and fluff up a bit. Even with the wonky sizing, the shelf bra is snug enough for support while hiking (although not jumping), but I'll dry it in the dryer in hopes of slight shrinkage. It's also OK that my tank is a little blousy, since my hiking pants all seem to have drawstring waists and don't play nicely with fitted tanks.

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Mary R.

Mary R.wrote a review of on July 13, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large

The top is adorable, soft and comfortable, but in a small, it was just too blousy for my 32c-25.5-34 body. I could have sized down and I'm sure it would have been great, but the neon orange straps on the light gray top gave me pause. And if you're going to keep a $90 tank top, I think you should love all of it.

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Mary R.wrote a review of on August 10, 2012

4 5

Great top! Being TNF, I sized down to an XS, as usual. I'm a 34 B/C, 5'3" and have a 26.5-inch waist - and the top fits beautifully (snug without being too snug) and is supportive enough for me to be comfortable wearing it alone. I wore it with boyfriend jeans today - and can see wearing it with skirts, shorts and wide-legged trousers as time goes on. If Backcountry had other colors available, I'd be all over them.

BTW - I'm not generally a TNF fan, but this is a pretty fab top!

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