Miguel, it looks good on you. thank you very much for your feedback.
>It fits a tad tight at the shoulders and chest, but otherwise a great fit.
>Two concerns… I'd like it somewhat wider at the hem so that 1) I can sit down with my legs drawn up and pull the skirt over my knees, down to my ankles. As it is it's too narrow. 2) I can easily lift my knees when doing vertical climbs, without my knees getting caught on the hem. This is particularly important in terms of safety. There are a lot of very steep climbs in Japan, so this would be a requirement. I'd think an elastic hem, not too stiff, would work best.
When I was designing this, my goal was to make it just wide enough for 2). I found it adequate but i understand that it may not be enough for you. Please let me know if you have a problem.
To address 1) I would need to make the bottom much wider and would need to add pleats in the sides and back - like a kilt. It complicates the minimalist design and it didnt seem very important to me at that time.
>The hood is a great shape, well designed. I'd prefer a wired brim, though. As it is, it flops around a bit.
Trying to fit the hood into the neck hole was a challenge. I ended up cutting too much and this reduced the total length of the hood. The hood pulls at my shoulders when zipped up fully. I am curious if you are having the same problem.
>The pockets were a surprise. A little too far back to be very useful, but it's nice to have them there, nonetheless.
Noted. I found them useful to carry chocolate bars, snacks and even used it carry 500ml water bootle.
>I also like the zippered vents at the back, if a bit difficult to reach. Nice touch!
Those zippered vents are actually designed to allow you to wear your hipbelt inside, so it doesn't interfere with the ventilation.
>I'm curious, what are the two tabs with d-rings for?
Do you see a small fabric straps at both sides? You pass it through the double d-rings and tighten it in wind to reduce draft.
>If there was a way to get a Paramo pump liner, this would be an awesome garment. I wonder if it is possible to get one? I'll have to ask around.
I can get the fabric from cioch but I think I know what fabric it is. I will make a caguole from supplex and this fabric, wash it in DWR, and see if my guess is right.
>Great job, Huzefa! Now I just have to take it out and try it in the real world.
Looking forward to it.