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jessicawrote a review of on November 30, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 127 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I was super bummed I couldn't keep these. I've needed new baselayers for a while and this pair of bottoms seemed like a good choice but unfortunately they didn't fit. The small was extremely tight through both the waist and the calves. I have slightly bigger calves than average, but I was barely even able to get my feet through the legs to try them on. The seams also felt kind of itchy for being such a slim fitted style.

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jessicawrote a review of on October 10, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I like the look of it and it's super comfortable but the fit is a bit off and I'm not sure it will hold up to some technical use. I've just been wearing around town as the temps drop and it's definitely warm enough to use for temps around freezing (upper 20s/30s degrees F). Flexibility wise, I'm not sure this would offer enough range of motion to comfortably use for skiing as an inner layer, but it would be totally fine for hiking as long as there isn't much scrambling.

Sizing: I got a small and it fits through the shoulders and sleeve length, but feels a bit bulkier through the chest and waist than I expected. My bust is on the smaller side, so I think someone with a bigger bust won't find this to be an issue.

Lastly, I am not crazy about the way the snaps on the collar sit for the removable hood. They're metal snaps so if you aren't in a turtle neck or aren't wearing a scarf, those buggers are cold and awkward feeling against your skin. The little flap of fabric to "hide" them when you're not using the hood does not do much.

Fleece lined pockets are wonderful, and they're deep too, so they're plenty big to carry a good pair of gloves or mittens in.

Overall, I like it and I'm fairly confident it will get the job done this winter, but it fell a little short on expectations and functionality.

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jessicawrote a review of on October 10, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: 6x32

Love these so much. They're warm, soft, flexible, and comfortable for just about everything. I've rock climbed outdoors with them, worn them to work and walking around town through the rain/snow and they are great for all of the above. Temp-wise, I was expecting them to be toastier, but they're incredibly comfortable and warm to about 40 degrees. Maybe add a base layer or leggings for hiking or whatever in cooler temps than that.

Size wise, I am usually in an awkward place between a size 4 and a size 6 so I went with the 6 to account for layering and potential increased winter weight, and right now the waist fit is a little loose, but perfectly fine and functional with the drawstring. That said, I think they run large through the waist for a typical size 6 (worn high around my waist, not low around my hips), and they're about 1-3" too long for me depending on whether I use the drawstring to keep them tied up higher on my waist (I'm 5'5"). They're a little baggy through the back and legs but that makes them easier to move in for hiking/climbing and just more comfortable as far as I'm concerned. Sizing aside, I love them and would recommend :)

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jessicawrote a review of on June 25, 2018

4 5

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

This is my first sleeping pad ever and I like it quite a bit. It was affordable, it's easy to inflate (though it holds air like a balloon, i.e. the air will whoosh back out at you when you pause to take in more breath if you don't stopper the valve in some way, so there's a technique to doing it), and it stays inflated overnight really well. I am a side sleeper and was definitely much more comfortable using this over my previous sleeping "pad" (a folded up blanket for car camping!) It's also really lightweight, more so than I would have expected, though I know nothing about weights and r values as far as backpacking goes. For my purposes, car camping and some short backpacking trips, this should be perfect.

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jessicawrote a review of on May 2, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I love this thing so much. It's super soft, lightweight, very comfortable, and suitable for office AC, chilly evenings or cool days at the trail or crag.

If I had to nitpick anything, I'd like the chest pocket to be deeper/wider, but the side pockets are pretty much all you need. Size wise, I got a small which is usually what works best for me. The length, waist, chest and shoulders fit great, but I do think the sleeves are a bit long for a small.

I bought the white one and it hasn't gotten as dirty as I would have expected either, despite some solid outdoor use, so that's a relief. Would totally buy another one if/when I wear this thing out :)

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jessicawrote a review of on December 1, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing is super cozy down to about the 40s. As you get closer to 20 degrees, you will be alive, but you won't necessarily be comfortable at that temp with this bag, which is how these things go. I run cold so I always wear lots of layers but I needed extra socks in particular once the overnight temp got near freezing. (Specifically referring to a camp trip up near Leadville CO around Labor Day and I was a bit chillier than expected with the bag and the layers I had on to start.)

Design is great, I like the mummy hood that i can scrunch around my head, but condensation does form around the opening from my breath when I do this, not a big deal but just a funny thing to note. The zip does feel like it gets a little stuck at the top sometimes but that might just be because it's still new and hasn't been broken in well yet.

Packs pretty small but would definitely get another compression sack for it.
Overall, for the price and what I use it for, it's great.

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