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Nicky B

Nicky B

Bloomington, IN

Nicky B's Passions

Biking
Hiking & Camping

Nicky B

Nicky Bwrote a review of on March 12, 2019

2 5

I think this is a nice vest. Comfortable to ride in. Looks good and fits better than comparable vests, ie specialized utility vest. After my last muddy ride I put this in the wash (according to directions). The insulation is like cottage cheese now. Lumpy lumpy lumpy. It is starting to flatten a tiny bit but it is really uneven now as well. Still deciding if it is worth the very high price.

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Nicky B

Nicky Bwrote a review of on January 1, 2018

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought this jacket last year but returned it right after I tried it on. Pros- It fits nicely. It looks nice.
Cons- I thought it was a little light weight and definitely couldn’t be worn if the weather got too cold.
Idiotic design flaw- some fool designed this so the metal grommets are up against your chin/lips/face when you zip it all the way up. So however cold it is outside can be felt through that metal. Also the holes give the wind and cold a chance to blow right onto your chin.

Idiots.

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Nicky B

Nicky Bwrote a review of on December 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Fits much more snugly than I expected - not for someone with a beer belly.
Love this jacket so far, totally worth the money.
The best part is the stretch of the material. Even with the slim fit, I haven't yet felt constricted in any way. Looks great-I get tons of compliments on it, the sleeves are a great length, nice and warm, windproof, and the hood is great!

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Nicky B

Nicky Bwrote a review of on May 27, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 32 x 30

I usually wear a 34/32. These jeans seem to run huge or else I'm just losing weight. Ended up needing to get a 32/30 in these. For years, I've had the Eddie Bauer First Ascent Uprising jeans as my favorite. Then they stopped making them and I've been looking for a replacement as my new favorite. These MH jeans seem to be the current answer. Feel super sturdy. I love the stretch and cordura fabric. I look forward to trying to wear these out.
Also, good work on the reflective strip inside the legs for biking!

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Nicky B

Nicky Bwrote a review of on May 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Was replacing a Patagonia Mixed Guide Hoody, which, up to this point, had been my go-to jacket. Super love the Millet. Never owned anything from them before, but love the fit, love how it wear, and love the wool-blend lining. The brighter and bolder the look of the jacket, the better, as far as I'm concerned. This did not disappoint on that front, either.
Highly recommend! Its worth the money. I've seen people mention the sleeves are a little long, but that's never something I noticed or thought about. Great great jacket.

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Nicky B

Nicky Bwrote a review of on February 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Was looking for a lighter jacket than the Everest style jacket I've had for the last many years. This fit the bill and is way less heavy that what I've been dealing with. I usually go with Eddie Bauer for my down jackets and Patagonia for synthetic. I was very happy to branch out here. And for what I've tried in this range of weight and fill, this one has been my favorite. Mind you, I haven't tried any Montbell yet, so I can't fully compare across the board.
Either way, sleeve length is great. I almost wish the cuffs held a tiny bit tighter, but that won't really make a difference for what I'm doing. The hood is super cozy and definitely smaller than my Eddie Bauer Peak XV. Oh, and I like the wire thats in the hood. Helps keep that little brim up and out of my way.
Great sizing through the chest. Perfect torso length for me.

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Nicky Bwrote a review of on June 27, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was a little wary after reading some reviews of this tent, but decided to go for it anyway. I was looking for something for easy family camping - backyard camping, car camping, camping in good weather. This tent is great for that. It's goes up pretty quickly and comes down quick too. I like how the poles are designed to just slide out of the clips.

cons: I'm not used to a tent this tall. The first couple times I set it up, I realized I forgot some clips and had to partially take things apart to redo it. The height also makes the fly more difficult to attach than it is on a smaller tent.

Also, I ordered the footprint to go with it. I'm not a fan of how the footprint is designed to cover the vestibule space as well. In one night of steady rain, we had a puddle in the tent from where it ran in an pooled in between the tent floor and the footprint. I guess that can be fixed with figuring out how to set it up better.

Overall, I love it as a nice and easy family tent. My main solo tent is a Sierra Designs. This is no S.D.!, but it is good for what I wanted out of it.

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