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heydanewrote a review of on April 7, 2019

5 5

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

I bought mine primarily for outdoor adventure and it has held up extremely well over 3 years. I'm 5'7 with an athletic build and busty chest, and purchased a large with the intention of layering. I liked the medium sizing better, but it became too tight with sweaters.

The jacket is long but it helps prevent the cold from getting in and you can use the elastic ties to cinch and adjust the hem. On it's own, it's kept me very warm during activity. However if it's below 30 and I don't layer with it, I'm definitely cold just walking around. That's in part to buying it a little large and the space it leaves between your skin.

The hood is adjustable as well. If it's not staying put, tug it down and it should catch. It easily fits over a helmet. Packed in its own pocket, it gets down about a 10" x 5" cube. It does the job when traveling with it, although not the smallest.

Mine has been very durable. Every time I think I've ripped it, the ripstop has done its job. The only downfall I've encounter is cleaning it. I have a bright blue color and some dirt stains just never come out. Not a huge deal but I do feel sloppy sometimes :P

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heydanewrote a review of on April 5, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 8

These have been my go to hiking pants for several years now. I've bought several colors over the years and enjoyed each one of them. The DWR finish helps keep them dry in mild conditions and clean when you're outside and you're pants may also be your napkin or you're sliding through dirt. The finish on average last between 2-3 years in my opinion with casual use (once a week).

I don't care for or use the capri feature, although I do roll them up when climbing. They breathe well and move well and come with plenty of secure pockets. I wish the pockets were deeper though. I would prefer the hem/leg opening to be slightly more narrow to lend to casual looks better, but the overall fit is nice. Hugs the backside enough for a feminine feel.

I'm 5'7 and wear size 8. These fit well in the legs but are a bit loose at the waist. I could go for the 6s now but I think they'd still feel a little tight. Unfortunately they do stretch too much after a couple days of use and sometimes feel like they won't stay up well enough. Even with the drawstring, I'll have to pull it so tight the material bunches.

The only real negative is the two buttons. I have maybe six pairs total and every single pair the buttons have ripped off. They are sewn on so poorly, the buttons are loose on brand new pants. You can sew them back on easily, but I'm surprised Prana hasn't adjusted the design. Men's pants buttons don't use thread, but rather the pant material itself to secure, so I'm not sure why they can't figure it out for the ladies.

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heydanewrote a review of on April 5, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this mainly for it's recharging capabilities. I tend to forget to change batteries or leave the headlamp on and the batteries drain.. this headlamp negates both those mistakes. Charge it on the fly or grab regular triple A batteries, options are always helpful! It also has an option to turn the power off completely so there's not accidental battery drain in your pack.

I appreciate the multiple light settings, although it can be confusing to remember how to access each of them. I love that the red light can be dimmed, along with the double and triple power LED.

Considering how many head lamps are on the market, I felt the price point was decent for this lamp and it has held up well in the 2 years I've had it.

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heydanewrote a review of on April 5, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 8

The good: mid-rise for on-the-go versatile wear on city streets or crag trails, full length, incredibly soft and stretchy.
The bad: dye bleeding even after washing, the zipper wouldn't stay up, and after a few hours of wear the waist lost its form.

Overall, I found the Kayla pant comfortable and stylish. The biggest drawback was the stretched out waist that had these great fitting jeans falling down midway through the day. I believe I did try a smaller size in store and could not get them up my thighs. Size 8 felt wonderful until they didn't. I ended up returning these after one trip for this reason. Regarding fit, I'm 5'7" and the 32" regular inseam can be cuffed or left down without feeling too short or long. The pockets weren't huge but deep enough.

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heydanewrote a review of on April 4, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Like another reviewer mentioned, if you don't like the helmet, you aren't going to wear it. This is my first personal helmet and I went back and forth between the men's version and women's because of sizing. I have a fairly large head, about 23" or hat sizing 7 1/4.

I ultimately went with the women's as it expanded more than enough to accommodate and the S/M is ounces less than the larger size. The helmet is easy to adjust with the ratchet and worked with a bun or low pony. I appreciate that is well ventilated, as I sweat a lot. The best part is how light the helmet is, which really adds to the overall comfort. It's great for traveling.

If it's hanging on the outside of your pack, expect it to get banged up. Mine does has small dents, but the integrity of the protection is not compromised. The price point is steep and I either used a coupon or got this while it was on sale.

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heydanewrote a review of on April 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This harness is ideal for travel and sport climbs. I got it specifically for traveling when all I want to take is my gear bag. but its so lightweight and comfortable I wear it regularly. Sizing was determined by the leg loops. I went with a large to accommodate my thighs, even though medium felt best at my waist. Of course, there's the auto-locking waist buckle to adjust.

The padding is thin but noticeable and provides a decent amount of breathability. This no frills harness allows for ultimate range of motion and keeps it simple for single pitch routes. While I've used it on multi-pitch and for indoor route setting, I don't prefer it. Heavy use or sitting in the harness for extended periods causes the legs loops to fold over.

Overall durability has been good. I've had my harness a year and the vital components are keeping up with 3-4 uses a week. The only fault is the elastic risers are fraying at the connection point to the leg loops. The price point is on par for this item, in my opinion, as well .

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heydanewrote a review of on May 23, 2017

5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

In short, the Ahnya pant feels so smooth and it's unnecessary to size down.

These are extremely soft and feel so good. While I only just received mine, I'm sure the quality will be as amazing as my other Patagonia items. The pockets are deep enough that you can actually fit things in, the cuffs are wide to stay put if you roll them, and the spandex makes for a comfortable waistband that doesn't dig into you.

I would be cautious of sizing down however. I'm 5'7 with a very athletic body; I have hips and a butt and I live for comfy pants. Based off many reviews, I bought a medium. I'm not disappointed, but I should have know better since a majority of the reviews were from petite woman..

The mediums are fitted through my thighs, with a big of room in the waist (which is a good thing). They aren't too tight and I can move around in them just fine, but they definitely don't sit on me like they do on the model up there in the photos.

I'm not sure what kind of sweat pants the other reviewers have worn, but sweat pants are suppose to be baggy. That's the whole point of them. A better suggestion than "size down" is to size based off what style you want. The normal baggy feel, regular size. A more form fitted style, size down.

I'll likely keep the mediums because returns are a hassle, but I think I would like the Large size too.

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heydanewrote a review of on November 13, 2014

4 5

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

I wanted a less aggressive shoe than my Miura's, one that was a bit more comfortable for longer periods of time but still high performance. I am a 40.5 in streets shoes and my Miura's are 37.5, so I followed suit and ordered the Katana's in a 37.5. Unfortunately they are a bit loose in the toes. This could simply be because they aren't as curved or they just feel loose because I'm so used to my tight-fitting Miura's. I would suggest sizing down at least a half size if you still want an aggressive shoe. I love them colors and durability is up to par.

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