The bottom line with First drop is that they have fairly priced cool looking stuff. In terms of getting that saggy look you want, this company has it completely dialed.
Fitted performance gear to wear in a rainstorm its not - but if you want that you're looking at the wrong company. North Face and Arc'Teryx would be much more appropriate.
Dave Lesh has the newschool baggy style down to a T.
Waterproofing was what it said it was. Decent. If you're out in a crazy rainstorm, then you're going to get a bit wet.
This is the baggiest shit I've ever worn. Make sure that you're looking for the saggy look, because First drop hits this dead on. If you want fitted gore-tex, buy something else and stop reading this review.
Decent. For a first year product, they did a decent job. Towards the end of the season there was a tear in the crotch of my pants.
David Lesh is the MAN! He was an absolute pleasure to deal with! He responded very quickly to every inquiry via email and made sure to take care of any shipping issues I had with FedEx! First Drop went above and beyond, I'm a customer for life :)
FIRST DROP IS SOOO WARM! I can't even begin to explain how warm I was this past weekend on a -5 day! I had nothing on under the pants except a thin pair of thermals and under the jacket I had an Obermeyer Zip T on. It was extremely comfortable and although it's a heavier suit, it didn't feel heavy on.
I think the design is great, the color is much darker than I expected but I was very happy with it. There are tons of pockets so storage isn't an issue. The pocket across the zipper does get annoying when I'm trying to zip it up in a hurry but it's nice for holding things like Chapstik hah!
I think First Drop was such a good buy and worth every penny! I wouldn't hesitate buying from them again. For their first line I think they did an excellent job!
I'm 5'6 and I ordered a large. At first I was kinda nervous because FD made their outerwear seem super baggy and from the pictures I thought I would have to return it for a medium. However, it fits perfect. The pants are the right length (even tho I roll them up anyways) and the jacket is exactly where it should be.
It's holding up much better than the other jacket I just purchased for the same amount. So far the other jacket is losing threads and fraying but my FD is still perfect!