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elizabeth.1480125

elizabeth.1480125wrote a review of on June 14, 2012

2 5

I agree with the other reader these run so small!! Im 5'7, 127, my dress pants are size two, usually a four in jeans..I ordered these in a four and the leg fit fine, but I could barely button them. I was also expecting the fabric to be a lot thinner (its more of a lightweight canvas), so I am not going to try a size 6. The stretch is fantastic though, they just don't meet my summer climbing needs.

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elizabeth.1480125wrote a review of on November 10, 2011

5 5

These are amazing! Thick enough that I feel secure wearing them in public outside of climbing and yoga, but still great for wearing under skirts/dresses. I am right between a size 2 and 4 (5'8, 122 lbs) and the extra small fit great. Also had plenty of length for my long(ish) legs! I prefer them for yoga and climbing, but I have run in them and they were great--I just prefer my nike running tights for running--but if you are looking for one pair of tights to do it all, I cannot recommend these enough!!!!!

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elizabeth.1480125wrote a review of on February 18, 2010

4 5

This is going to sound like a contradictory review, but here we go...I love this jacket; the plaid is fun, the price is right, and the fit is great (5'7 130 lbs, medium is perfect). Its also plenty water resistant for my 20 min walk to work. For me its a perfect jacket.

HOWEVER, this jacket does not breathe, at all. NONE. Its like wearing a plastic rain suit. This is a great jacket for the pacific NW (i live in portland, but travel to seattle often as well), where its mild (50-60 degrees) and rainy. Absolutely do not buy this if you live in a warm weather, humid area--I lived in florida for 4 years and this jacket would be hell if i wore it there.

Also, the material is polyurethane coated cotton, so the feel of the jacket is also very rubbery--i dont mind, but i know one of my friends hates it.

Lastly, this garment is NOT seam taped, so it is not actually waterproof--just highly water resistant. I am fine walking 20 minutes to work in moderate to light rain, but eventually water will soak in at the seams.

All in all, you get what you pay for...this is a fabulous jacket for under $100, but if you need something that is seam sealed and breathable, shell out the $200+ (I highly recommend The North Face Grace Jacket for complete waterproof and breathable protection).

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elizabeth.1480125wrote a review of on December 16, 2009

4 5

im so sick of eric pollard going on and on about how every ski he makes is just the best on everything...well, this ski sucks on anything but steep, deep powder, but hey, thats what its for, right!?! had them out all day on variable mixed conditions--the steep bowls at the top of mt. hood were dry and fluffy and the pandoras were fantastic. tree runs with 4 ft of powder, they handled like champs. i really noticed a difference with the early rise--my boyfriend was skiing line lizzies and was having issues getting his tips out of the heavy pow. after the bowls got tracked out we headed over to the other side of the mt, which was icy and windblown....i didnt know a ski could handle so poorly--because they are so soft, any "bump" you hit, they bounce you non-stop. The other skis in my quiver--the volkl mantras just plow through anything, so I wasnt used to being tossed around. Serious, my sports bra supported A cup boobs had a sad afternoon! So then off to the groomers....SLOW, again compared to my mantras, i couldnt get these things to move. to finish off the day, over on the lower mountain it was rainy, with soft slushy snow and they handled pretty well, since the snow was so soft they could plow through--but the tree runs had crusted over snow and again, pandora hell. Conclusion: kick ass ski for steep deep powder and agile turning in the trees--I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a super soft powder ski.....absolutely horrible for anything else. Oh, Im 5'7, 135 lbs and ski the 172's (170 is my standard length, so with the early rise, these are a tad shorter than Im used to). I would also seriously consider switching out my 4fnt vct's for these as my AT skis--they really are nice and light, I think my vct's are still more versatile though, since I only have 1 AT ski.

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elizabeth.1480125wrote a review of on November 26, 2009

2 5

not at all what i expected--jacket is like a stretchy canvas material with no backing. the fabric is pretty thin and i dont really believe that it is "highly" water resistant (to me, highly water resistant is like waterproof...there is no way this would keep you dry in any real rain). this is definitely a lifestyle piece and styled in fit to be such...i was looking for a technical, traditional softshell for spring and fall hiking (like a lighter weight TNF Apex or Patagonia Talus) and this was NOT it. would be good for casual everyday spring and fall wear. fit is true to size (im 5.7 140 always a medium, and medium fit fine).

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elizabeth.1480125wrote a review of on November 16, 2009

5 5

for as long as i can remember ive used patagonia capilene for my baselayers, however, i was bored with the simplicity and wanted a pattern, so I bought these and i LOVE them!! The stretch is fantastic, its as warm as a midweight baselayer should be, and the design and colors are fun. i would highly recommend these!! fit is true to size--5'7 140 lbs, a medium in everything i buy and this was no exception!

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elizabeth.1480125wrote a review of on October 12, 2009

3 5

im iffy on these pants--partly because im used to the quality and design of cloudveil, patagonia, and arcteryx--ive never owned ski pants under $300. however, no one makes brown pants and I found these on SAC or Tramdock at 60% off and i figured why not. ANYWAY, on to the review...I love the light insulation--however, they are on the front of the legs--fine for AT, but for resort skiing, I want insulation on my bottom for a cold chairlift. I love the soft shell and hard shell mix--they are really flexible in all the right places and great for when i snowboard, as i can sit in the snow (hardshell on back of legs). The fit is also slimming--im 5'7 140 lbs between size 6-8, I ordered an 8, but i could easily go down a size--so they are definitely true to size--they are definitely not baggy, stiff pants. I hate the pocket placement...the two "handwarmers" are so high my jacket covers them, so they are worthless--the bottom pocket, which i thought was going to be thigh area is actually on the cuff--what is the point of a pocket way down there?!? Lastely, the gaiters on the ankle are elastic only, so there is no way to adjust for size--since the pants are slim fit, they REALLY flare at the bottom--a simple snap to make them tighter would have been great. All in all, solid pants for $50 with 20K waterproofness, just dont expect high end features.

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elizabeth.1480125wrote a review of on March 4, 2008

5 5

Great fleece for use as a midlayer between base layers and a shell; form fit means no bulk under shell and keeps you warmer. Short fit allows for a harness or waist strap on your pack. I used it for a two week trip (presidential traverse in new hampshire in february) and worked exactly like its supposed to!!

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