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Jennifer L.

Jennifer L.

Jennifer L.

Jennifer L.wrote a review of on January 4, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: L

Every way but one.

I've been looking for a Gore-Tex jacket that was long, stylish and LONG for a few years now. When I saw this jacket I fell in love and ordered it.

What I loved:
The length - I'm 5'9" and this jacket comes to mid thigh on me. This is the perfect length in my opinion and hard to find. The sleeves came down to my knuckles which was also nice.

The styling. - I love that this doesn't look like your standard mountaineer's technical jacket. The clean lines and muted colors are gorgeous. I ordered the Keef Enzyme Wash which is much greener in person than it is in the photos. I loved it.

The insulation - At 80g I could still rock this jacket on warmer days because I run cold and it is roomy enough to allow for plenty of airflow should I so desire. It also leaves plenty of room for layering for the colder days.

The Fit - Initially I ordered an XL because I am mad about extra length in my jacket's sleeves and body. The 'regular fit' in an XL was way too big for me so I exchanged it for a L. Once I did that I was dialed! The cut is super flattering while still providing plenty of mobility. I loved the fishtail back and faux fur.

What I didn't love:
The Sleeves - More specifically the sleeve openings. This jacket has a VERY narrow sleeve opening with very tight inner wrist gaiters. It claims to have adjustable cuffs but they can only be made smaller, not larger like some of my jackets. This was a problem because I ride with wrist guards. I couldn't comfortably wear the guards under the gaiters as it was too tight and it was an entire production drying to pull the sleeve opening down over my gloves once I had my guards and gloves on over the gaiters. I could only fit my wrist guards and thinnest pipe gloves. This was a deal breaker for me.

Burton - if you read this ADD A ZIPPER TO THE SLEEVES AND I WILL BUY THIS JACKET AGAIN. I mean, its a 500 dollar jacket - what can two short zippers hurt? Also, I loved everything else about it and really really wanted it to be The One.




Jennifer L.

Jennifer L.wrote a review of on January 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: xl

I bought a pair of Vida pants last season and loved them so much that I bought another pair this year as well. I couldn't resist that camo!

The sizing is a *bit* bigger for 16/17 vs 15/16 but not enough that you would need to buy a size down from your normal size. They are definitely roomier than most slim fit pants due in large part to the generous stretch of the material. These pants fit like your favorite pair of jeans and are supremely comfortable - sometimes I don't even change out of them for the long drive home. Helps that they are super flattering too.

I love that the pockets are large enough (and stretchy enough) to hold your phone and other small items so I can just wear a hoodie on warm spring days.