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Nate Leavitt

Nate Leavitt

Herriman

Nate Leavitt's Passions

Fly Fishing
Skiing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Climbing

Nate Leavitt's Bio

Father to four wild boys.

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Nate Leavittwrote a review of on July 25, 2017

Good jacket for $25
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 2T

Everything on this jacket seems appropriate. For $25 you wouldn't expect that it would have taped seams. I feel that for a $25 jacket it actually does a pretty good job. It's not a GREAT rain jacket but you don't get a GREAT jacket for $25. That's why I'm still giving it 4-stars because it's definitely a GOOD rain jacket for $25. I feel that rain jackets should always have velcro cuffs and it could also use some sort of closure on the pockets - preferably zippers. I'd say it's definitely good enough for the occasional rain and as a shell for general use. If I lived somewhere with frequent rain I'd likely opt for something else.

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Nate Leavittwrote a review of on July 25, 2017

Good for colder weather
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 3' 3"
Weight: 30 lbs
Size Purchased: XXS

Definitely pay attention to the description. This wouldn't be the right pick for summer rain showers. The body section of the jacket is insulated and the sleeves are 2 layer so it won't breathe as well as a straight rain shell. However, that being said, it's a good jacket for colder rain. I would and we have also used it for more general cold weather activities and even as a snow jacket.

The material is pretty durable, and overall it's a great-looking jacket. Hood is perfect size. Wish it had velcro cuffs.

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Nate Leavittwrote a review of on July 25, 2017

Worth the price
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 3' 11"
Weight: 50 lbs
Size Purchased: S

I've come to appreciate Patagonia's craftmanship and it doesn't differ with their children's products. Nice, slimmer fit with a slightly longer length to ensure the jacket doesn't come up above the waist while moving about.

Quality zippers and the water resistant front zip is a nice touch. Hood is perfect size so the nice elastic inside seems sufficient to keep it in place. Wouldn't mind a slightly longer bill on the hood. I like that the cuffs are velcro. All in all, I don't regret getting this jacket.

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Nate Leavittwrote a review of on July 25, 2017

Great jacket for the price
5 5

Height: 4' 0"
Weight: 50 lbs
Size Purchased: M

We got this really last-minute for a trip to Seattle. Because of the rush and difficulty really knowing what size will work best, we ended up getting it a bit big.

Regardless of sizing. It's well-made and what you'd expect for a $100 adult rain jacket. Honestly, for the price there's no reason to spend less on a cheaper jacket when you can get this jacket for $50-60. I do wish it had velcro cuffs though. Cinch cords on the fairly large hood would be nice too for windy storms but definitely not a deal breaker.

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Nate Leavittwrote a review of on July 25, 2017

Best Kids Bags.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is essentially the same review I left for the Little Red since they're essentially the same bag. We've used the Little Red for awhile now and our oldest 2 boys have outgrown and moved onto the Wolverine.

We have four boys 9 and under and we've been camping with our kids their whole lives. I can honestly say there hasn't been a bigger game-changer for us than these bags used with the sleep system. They're quality made and I feel like very fairly priced. The hood and collar are great features but I think there's a little room to make the collar a little better. Kids are all over the place so I'd love it if they would stay in place a little better or be a little more substantial.

We've used the bags down to about 20 degrees and the boys have slept warm (with socks, long jammies, insulative jacket, and beanies). Our youngest has been using the bag in frequent at or near-freezing temps since he was about a year and a half old.

I'd recommend these bags to parents looking for bags for their kids more than probably any piece of gear we own.

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Nate Leavittwrote a review of on July 25, 2017

There isn't a better kids bag. Period.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We have four boys 9 and under and we've been camping with our kids their whole lives. I can honestly say there hasn't been a bigger game-changer for us than these bags used with the sleep system. They're quality made and I feel like very fairly priced. The hood and collar are great features but I think there's a little room to make the collar a little better. Kids are all over the place so I'd love it if they would stay in place a little better or be a little more substantial.

We've used the bags down to about 20 degrees and the boys have slept warm (with socks, long jammies, insulative jacket, and beanies). Our youngest has been using the bag in frequent at or near-freezing temps since he was about a year and a half old.

I'd recommend these bags to parents looking for bags for their kids more than probably any piece of gear we own.

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Nate Leavittwrote a review of on July 25, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was a little weirded out by Big Agnes's sleep system before I used it. This is one of two of their bags that I use with their sleep system. I LOVE this bag.

The bag is roomy enough to move around, side sleep, etc. and the insulation wraps the sides of the pad. I move around a lot when I sleep - which can be annoying when camping but the sleep system keeps me on my pad and I can spread my feet off the sides of the pad when I'm feeling extra wiggly.

It has a good hood and collar. Comfy and not claustrophobic. You can side sleep with things tight enough to be warm on colder nights without feeling like you're going to asphyxiate.

The bag packs down quite small but so far it's maintaining it's loft well. Many people don't care about looks but it's a great-looking bag as well.

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Nate Leavittwrote a review of on July 25, 2017

Lightweight and Thoughtful Design
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Super quick setup/take down. Uses traditional tubular, cinch-top stow sack that all easily fits into when rolled up. Love the well-placed stash pockets (there are 6) and the mtnGLO genuinely is the best thing ever. No need for headlamp in the tent.

Double door/vestibule design is very convenient. Walls are steep enough to feel like you have good headroom. The material/mesh all feels very nice and holds up quite well considering how lightweight it is. Packs down quite small. So small that it may not even be able to be strapped down by both side compression straps on your backpack.

My only critical feedback is that I wish it had a tiny bit wider footprint. That being said, it's a UL tent so it makes sense to make it as small/light as possible. The two vestibules are large enough for your gear so no need to keep much inside the tent.

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