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Aaron Reed

Aaron Reed

Western Colorado

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Aaron's Passions

Camping
Snowboarding
Paddling

Aaron's Bio

Wake up, drive to work, find coffee, then wait for the Gond-ie to start spinning. That sums it up, if it's not snowing I am looking for where it is...maybe playing with the kids too. If I am out there just listen for the laughs you'll find us!

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Aaron Reed wrote an answer about on November 17, 2010

well layering IS a new concept...seriously if you need to ask that I think you missed the point. The product seeme to be close to the Ibex Shak and I wear that "sweatshirt" about half of the 80 days I ski, the other half I am wearing a similar hooded half zip "sweatshirt" and yes these are under a Patagonia Jacket, including one that is insulated...

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Aaron Reed wrote a review of on November 16, 2009

4 5

We'll have to see if these can keep up with my Malamutes but so far so good. The Hill isn't open yet but I have been playing with these a bit and they seem to be doing very well. Break in isn't too painfull due to the heat moldable liner, and these feel about as stiff as my 2 year old Malamutes. Nice updates to the liner lace locking mechanism, making it easier, quicker, lower profile, and can be easily tightened with the boot in the bindings.

I'll have to give them a run once things are open but at first glance another great boot from Salomon.

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Aaron Reed wrote a review of on November 4, 2009

5 5

OK first off the pics and description are a bit off...I ordered the Darkness, no red draw strings, or black at the cuff, and way more Gunmetal than the Charcoal I see in the pic, still dig it but a bit different than expected. The narative says there is an inside pocket...I assumed it to be a type-o as there's no mention of the chest pocket that is clearly there, alas nothing on the inside.

...past the little details...the fit is true to size minus the sleeves, they seem short, and at 6 foot I don't say that very often at all. The fit is more trim then athletic, but depends on your point of view. In Arc' I have to wear XXL this on the other hand fits fine in XL with room for a heavy weight Icebreaker or similar. It also fits great under my OR Credo and Pat-a-gucci Primo. Seems well enough suited for corn runs in spring as a stand alone(aw and first chair is still 21 days and 12 hours away). Shorts and 30 degrees and I was fine playin glow ball for 20 minutes or so with the pooch, no issues with the breeze but will have to see about wind and precip.
The hood is not helmet compatable but can easily be worn under a helmet if needed.

As for uses I can easily see this around town, on the hill, on your first and last camping trip, and where ever else the blind lead the blind...or at least that's my plan.

May have to repost in 41 days and 18 hours after she has a dozen or so days on duty.

11 days and 2 minutes till the bull wheels are spining for us...it was -2 this morning after Ullr dumped 30 plus inches onus in 3 days THANK YOU! Anyway -2 f and I had a tee shirt on under the Scuffy Puffy...hood up and went for a 6 block round trip to get my buzz and stayed nice and toasty! the walk back wasn't has nice had to keep one hand out to hold the Coffee...it got cold, but the rest of me TOASTY!

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Aaron Reed wrote an answer about on October 31, 2009

I tried on the Hestra locally before I bought last years model of this glove. the hestra will give you a more specific fit seeing their sizing methods. The BC is designed to fit a wider range of palms so you can end up with a really basic fit. To me you'll find better dexterity in the Hestra. After that the BC is nearly a copy-cat. The Hestra "felt" warm in the store but keep in mind I just tried them on never rode in them. Either way you'll end up with a bomber winter leather set up.

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Aaron Reed wrote an answer about on March 26, 2009

Make sure you wax them and you'll be set. I ride 60 plus days a year and these are on my hands 90% of the time. Bit too warm for spring but other than that their butter. Yes you can easily chill with your hands on the/in the snow for a bit without getting cold.
Size UP I almost always run Large which, ibought and they run small at the wrist, so my hand fits great but it can be tough getting passed the cuff.

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Aaron Reed wrote a review of on March 26, 2009

4 5

great glove all around. durable, warm, good fit...they protect well after waxing so keep up with that and you'll be set on all but the warmest days.

I give them 4 stars because one of my pull tabs was thin leather that tore slightly within a few weeks (sending in at the end of the season), and the cuffs run small. My hand fits perfect but I have to squeeze passed the cuff, and they are litherally pulled off, not like I just loosen a strap and slip them off, it's undue the velcro and PULL.

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Aaron Reed wrote a review of on November 21, 2008

4 5

Have to agree with much of what I read in the reviews. The malamute is comfy especially considering it is the stiff boot in the line up. Fairly easy to break in...Next to the F24 nothing seems easy anymore...great boot if you want a comfy, stiff, all mountain/freeride boot. I put in 85 days on these last season and think I can go one more...have a little wear spot on the outside of each heel because it rubs on the heel cup of my binding, other than that they are still chrging.

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Aaron Reed wrote a review of on November 13, 2008

5 5

Capt Carl says after 22 years on the hill he has no idea why th NS Titan gets all the hype. This must be because he's not has good as he thinks he is, if you skid while carving on a board then your not setting your edge. I have riden lots of brands and the NS is a Caddy! they rail like no ones busniess, crush through the chop, and do it in a manner that leaves you less fatigued...that's what the damping's for Carl. The other guys must be a little more sensitive to the boards response and have a better feel because they all saw it the same and the same as most of my buddy's see it. OK I ride with one guy that always pushes me, beats me to the bottom maybe 99% of the time in 5 years, I pick this board up and now I have to give him a head start to make a competition of the race did I say FAST!! nice turn initiation and when needed you can really dig in and finish the turn cleanly. I am 6 foot 235 sz 11 boot, and have loved the 164...I ride with Catek bindings so my feet get off the deck a bit greatly reducing drag. Great stick for everything, stiff enough for the big stuff, soft enough for a bit of fun, and agile enough to be mistaken for a billy goat!

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Aaron Reed wrote a review of on November 12, 2008

4 5

that says it all...these have everything. cargo pockets one secured by a zip, one via velcro, nice little pass attachment inside the pocket as well makes it easy to grab when the liftie needs it. Vents are huge and make dumping the heat easy. Miles said it these things are tough...I have had mine for two full seasons with 150 plus days in bounds and a handfull out of bunds, the fabric is bomber, the scuff gaurds have held up to some real abuse, and when I did blow out a vent zipper but Patagonia fixed it in no time and at no cost to me other than shipping. I wear these things in all sorts of conditions from Blower in Mid Feb to Mashed Potato's in late April. Great all around pant if you're in the market.

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Aaron Reed wrote an answer about on November 11, 2008

well I can't speak to the rocker as I won't ride one until mid season, but I have a T5 (predecessor to the the F1) and if you want a big mountain board it is a good choice. However, if you want a board that is more all mountain then go with the Legacy. The F1 will not be as flexable when it comes to that epic run starting at the headwall, ducking into the trees, then poping out on that nice little log slide, or jibbing your way back to the Gondola. The F1 would rather rocket down top to bottom with none of the jibbing...maybe get the big backside 5 off the cliff band sure but not in the park! I ride several NS sticks 165 T5, 164 SL, and 164 Titan.

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Aaron Reed wrote a review of on November 10, 2008

5 5

Very warm super fuzy and comfy! the chest pocket kind of dangles inside the handwarmer pocket but you'll get used to it quickly. It has a more trim fit then most of the Patagonia items I own (rubi puff, slopestyle hoody, vapor bowl, and primo jackets) to the point I sized up to make sure I could layer or wear it on bluebird days on the hill. Must buy just for the extra rub-downs you'll get when everyone starts asking to hug you.

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Aaron Reed wrote a review of on December 31, 2007

4 5

The venting system worked great on the first day out, keep me all nice and cool. Can't find anything that stops venting which is great for me; but if you get a chilly nogin it may not work. Very comfy!! with a couple of options on pad thickness a nice fit was a cinch to find. only drawback is no goggle retention straps.

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Aaron Reed wrote a review of on April 30, 2007

5 5

internal draw strings make it sleek, two zippered stash pockets keep goodies safe, it beads light rain and snow, breaks up wind to keep toasty. Hey if I stay warm when a spring storm rolls in on closing day at Aspen Highlands at 10,000 feet you'll be good anytime the sun shines. This hoody is all I was looking for I just wish I could buy two more, one for everyday, one to keep pristine, and one to drop the Cirque Dykes cliffs all year.

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