Adam Fuller

Adam Fuller

Currently living in North Africa, trying to ski as much of Europe as possible. Will kayak anything from ponds to Great Lakes

Adam Fuller's Passions

Running
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing
Yoga
Hiking & Camping

Adam Fuller's Bio

Born and raised in Michigan, worked in western NY for a decade, have worked in North Africa the past three years. I love the mountains, especially the French Alps, Italian Alps, and the Wasatch. Maybe I'll see you up there someday!

Favorite brand is Marmot by far, but I also love Dakine and Black Diamond for gloves and packs. Currently trying out some of the Under Armour stuff, it's working pretty well so far.

Adam Fuller

Adam Fullerwrote a review of on July 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

The Coldgear Infrared Micro jacket from Under Armour is a nice piece that can serve as an outer layer or a mid-layer under a shell depending on conditions and activity. I've found this piece to be comfortable walking around down to about 20F.

The fit is close, (41" chest) so it is not possible for me to wear more than one or two layers underneath this jacket. The Primaloft Silver insulation never feels bulky or bunches up on me. Overall the jacket moves with me very well.

The elastic cuffs are a nice touch. They feel comfortable against the skin, and they seal out cold without being constrictive.

The jacket packs into its stow pocket without too much trouble. It winds up being a cylinder slightly larger than what my cheapie North Face rain jacket packs down to. This is a good choice for travelers who need a warm piece they can pack in their carry-on.

My only real nitpick is that the pulls on the zippers could have been terminated with a plastic knob instead of being tied in a simple knot that can come undone. This is a pretty minor critique of another good piece that shows how far UA has come in the outdoor garment space.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on July 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

The Under Armour Coldgear Infrared Turing vest is a great piece that I find effective in situations that range from walking around in the mid-50 degree range to jumping in and out of the car in the mid-20s.

The Primaloft insulation is a nice weight, and doesn't ever feel bulky or bunch up on you. The overall fit is very good (41" chest) and I find the vest moves with me very well. The drop tail is nice to have if you find yourself wanting to take a break on a cold park bench or similar type of seat.

The zippers function smoothly, and this vest packs into its stow pocket easily. The packed size is a bit smaller than my North Face rain jacket. The face fabric on the Greenhead color has some striping that give it some visual interest. I also work with lots of military, and this particular color fits right in with my clients' fatigues.

Pieces like this show how far Under Armour has come in the outdoor garment market. I own some of their other pieces, and to me their current outdoor line is much more credible than what Nike has put forth.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on July 20, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 180 lbs

This is another solid beanie from Marmot. I find it effective down to about 15 or 20F. Below that I need to cover my dome with something a bit heavier. This style is a little more old school than some of their other beanies, and the colors don't match up quite as well with a lot of their shells.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on July 20, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 180 lbs

I own this beanie in two colors. Overall I find it super comfortable in cool to cold weather, which is down to about 15 or 20F. Below that I don't find it the most effective beanie out there. I think this beanie looks great in most situations. Marmot did a great job of color matching this beanie to their shells if you're big on color coordination.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on June 14, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I picked this up to add to my summer wardrobe. My chest is around 41" and the Medium fits me well.

This is a nice shirt to wear, the fabric feels good against the skin fresh out of the bag. The material also breathes well under light exertion.

I got the black shirt with the brown logo, and the brown logo is the reason I'm only giving four stars. It just doesn't contrast well with the black fabric, and you may as well be wearing a plain t-shirt.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on June 14, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

The MHW Stout is a nice button down shirt for casual wear. My chest is about 41", and the medium size fits me well. The fabric feels nice against the skin, even prior to washing. The shirt breathes well all-day long. I got the Hardwear Navy color, and it goes well with a range of denim washes.

The only reason I'm not giving this shirt 5-stars are the white buttons. They are just too prominent, and clash with the plaid a bit. To me, the color coordination should be a bit more dialed-in at this price point.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on April 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These boxer-briefs are for any guy out there that has issues with ventilation and perspiration below decks.

The most important aspect of these skivvies is that the material is very comfortable against the skin. It almost feels like there is nothing there.

They breathe very well, even on hot days. Perspiration is wicked away, and this helps limit chafing.

Aesthetics are a lesser concern, but I will say that I own these in several colors, and the schemes are stylish, yet masculine. Your love interest will not take you for a fashion victim if they see you in these.

These are pretty easy to care for. Hand wash them, or put them on a delicate/knit cycle at 30C and you should be good.

The only thing I'm not thrilled about is the giant embroidered tag on the back of these. It doesn't add anything in terms of comfort, it seems like a sweat sponge, and it makes it difficult to fold the boxers in half (go thirds instead). I bet they could drop the price $2 if they got rid of it.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on March 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 180 lbs

This is a great lightweight beanie for walking around in. It's super light so you can pack it up and put it in a pocket or small bag no problem.

The merino wool is also surprisingly warm. In still conditions I'd say this hat is comfortable down to 20-25F.

I keep my hair pretty short so this beanie fits my skull very well. If you prefer a hairstyle with more volume, this beanie might not be optimal for you.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on March 1, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I own this jacket in steel, and I've found it terrifically warm down to 30 or 35F with just a long-sleeved shirt on underneath. If you add a mid-layer you can wear this down to 15 or 20F no problem.

I see this jacket as more of a walking around piece than a technical piece. The main reason is that the two hand pockets are not zippered.

The only thing I'm not thrilled about with this jacket is that the cut is a bit funny. There is some extra room in the shoulders that make it look like I am wearing shoulder pads, but the back is a bit tight below that level.

Overall this is a very good piece from Marmot, and well worth it's price.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on March 1, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I got a couple of these on a lark because I was looking for liners. I'm not a big Burton fan, but I thought I would give these a try.

These are superlight, and they pack super compact, so they are easy to take with you anywhere. I didn't find them all that warm, and I didn't find their touchscreen compatibility that great.

The material of these liners makes them a bit slick for driving with. I also do not believe these will hold up to much wear, even just from walking around in them.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on March 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Regular

This is my second Alloy nut belt, and I'm liking it as much as the first.

Mine is grey with the red nut, and it looks good with a variety of clothes. You can wear it with jeans or khakis no problem.

This belt is also comfortable and easy to wear all day. I never found the nut digging into my skin or any other problems like that.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on March 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really like these liners because they are comfy, fit my hands well, and keep the chill away down to 20 or 25F. They are terrific for walking around, and driving in them is no problem either.

I was impressed with the touchscreen compatibility, these are far more effective than the Burton silkweight liners that I also own.

These were well worth my clothing dollar.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on January 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I'm really liking this piece, especially for the price. I find it very well-made, and it fits me like a glove in size M. Bear in mind I'm 5'7", 180, 41 inch chest and 33 inch waist.

It's a nice outer layer on cooler days, and it makes for a solid layering piece when the temperatures start dipping from cooler into cold.

Aesthetically, it looks quite good around the office and town. It would not be out of place until you start hanging out in fairly formal environs.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on April 6, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had an older model of these gloves as my heavy handwear for two weeks of February skiing in the Italian Alps. They were brilliant in the cold and blowing conditions that I encountered between 2000-3500 meters.

My hands were kept warm and dry at all times. Perspiration was so well-managed that, even after several days of use, the gloves never got funky enough to wash.

These gloves are also fairly dextrous for their size, and the goatskin palms provide a confident grip. Note that I am 5'7" with smallish hands and the medium size fits me with just a bit of slop.

Highly recommended!

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on April 6, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I just spent two weeks skiing in the Italian Alps with this shirt and it did a job for me. This was a terrific baselayer that kept me warm and dry in most conditions I faced.

Even when I got sweaty during high-output skiing off-piste at Courmayeur I dried out very quickly. I never smelled bad or stayed damp coming off the hill at the end of the day. The seams never chafed, and the shirt still looks new after a couple washes.

Personally, I prefer this type of thinner base layer with a medium to high-loft mid-layer and shell. I don't like thicker base layers next to my skin. I am 5'7", 180, mostly muscle, and the medium fits me like a glove.

Note that I have the prior model with the huge HH logo on the chest. I like the looks better, but it does interfere a bit with breathability.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on August 30, 2012

5 5

Just spent 2 weeks with these in western Australia and they were great. I took a massive faceshot while sandboarding and these guys stayed in place no sweat. Even better the lenses weren't scratched by the sand that got on them. The lenses do a great job of muting the sun and cutting glare with out weird color shifts, distortions, or image blur. The frames do a great job balancing comfort with security. You can wear these for hours on end without discomfort while being confident they will stay put during activity. The included case is very sturdy, except for the metal zipper tab that broke off at some point in my backpack. That's annoying because it makes it much harder to open the case.

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on January 14, 2012

5 5

These liners look, feel, and wear better than my pricier liners from other big time outdoor clothing names. The grip material and coverage is simply superb. Holding my stainless steel thermal mug or driving in these is no sweat compared to some of my gripless liners.

The material feels very high quality and soft against the skin. The stitching seems first-rate and I haven't found any danglies or loose threads at all.

I wore these on a 30 minute walk in 20F weather with a mild breeze the other night and my hands got a little chilled. That's pretty good for a lightweight liner at this price with these features!

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Adam Fullerwrote a review of on January 14, 2012

5 5

These things are simply ridiculous. I skied with these all day long in 10-15F weather before windchill and my hands were never cold once.

As others have noted, the trigger finger in the liner is a little odd, but I like how BD made the liner and shell large enough to accommodate those who don't wish to use the trigger finger. I prefer to use it because it gives me a better frame of reference of where my fingers are in the mitt and where I should be putting my grip. Your mileage may vary.

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