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Helene Dryden

Helene Dryden

Traverse City, MI

Helene Dryden's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Helene Dryden's Bio

Hello! My name is Hélène. I am from Traverse City, MI.I'm kind of a free spirit; very easy going, friendly, and talkative. I rarely say no to any kind of adventure especially if it involves music and/or traveling. I just graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Visual Journalism and a minor in Global Studies. Basically, I like writing, creating and learning about the world.

other things I like: photography, design, bicycling, snowboarding, traveling, hiking, backpacking, climbing, playing soccer and meeting new people.

Helene Dryden

Helene Drydenwrote a review of on January 18, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Like jyc2851307, I also really wanted to like this jacket. I was between the Ridgemont in ivy green and the Kjersti in ivy green. Ultimately, I chose the Kjersti for a few reasons:

-I, along with many other reviews, had a hard time getting the zipper to work on this jacket. I had to toy around with it for a couple minutes each time i tried it on.

- This jacket needs more pockets! The only pockets are the three that you see on the outside. The media pocket sits at a very awkward place on the breast - having my phone inside it was uncomfortable. Also, the zipper on it is so short that i could hardly fit my small hand into the pocket.

- The material is stiff, bulky and not quite form-fitting. It is also incredibly easy to scratch. This gives it a neat vintage look at first, but i imagine increases its wear over time.

I really like the style and fit of the jacket otherwise, however, these small frustrations just weren't worth the style points for me.




Helene Dryden

Helene Drydenwrote a review of on June 26, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've had this bag for about a year now. It is great bag for backpacking trips in warm weather -it packs down tight and is very lightweight. However, once it get's down to about the low 50s/mid 40s it can get pretty chilly, even with layers. The biggest problem I had was with keeping my toes warm. - could have to do with the fact that i don't fill out the whole bag at 5'3". Besides that, the bag does a great job keeping you dry from any condensation and has a comfortable narrow fit. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a lightweight summer bag.