Salt Lake City, Snowbird, Alta, Park City
Savory 7's along with the trusty JJ's getting ready to jump into Corbets Couloir at Jackson Hole
Nothing really excited me about this vest. The down fill (not to be confused with fill-power) seemed a little light to me; the vest was thinner than expected. I'm 6'2" 175 (one good day) and usually go with Larges in most things. For example I have a Large in the Patagonia Down Sweater Vest. However, Large in this vest was much to big for me.
If you're looking for an 800-fill down vest, I would have to recommend the Patagonia down sweater vest.
However this was given as a gift to someone who is a bit bigger around than myself and he absolutely loved it. So four stars it is and just be weary that it is not a slim fit.
I love the extra length this has, but wish it was a little bit slimmer fitting. However, it's still super comfortable and soft; I wear it all the time. I'd have to recommend sizing down in this hoodie though. I didn't...kinda wish I did.
But the best feature...the GOATS!
Its a perfect commuter light. Good price for such a bright light. It has a dimming feature which is nice for when you're on a street that is lit and you don't need to run the batteries down.
It's also very easy to take off of the handle bar mount so you can bring it in with you when you lock up your bike or are not using it.
I highly recommend NiteRider.
This is not what a good snowpack looks like, but it sure makes for some fun snow studying!
I like the black crystal cards over clear ones because the snow grains are easier to see. I took these pictures with just the crystal card, a 10x magnifier loupe (like BCA2951 for example) and my Iphone. Almost too easy!
It's been a cold week here in Utah. It was pretty consistently -5 to -6 degrees at Alta the other day so it was a good test for these. I wore them under my TNF Freedom Pants and was toasty warm all day! ..except for my toes, they were numb. But really, these things are great. Quite comfy as well.
I'm 6'2" about a 34 inch waist and kind of skinny..size Medium is perfect!
I am on my second season with these poles so it's about time for a review.
I'll start with the Cons:
-The baskets don't seem to hold up very well under super cold temperatures. I broke half my basket off last season; then a week ago, when the temps were -5 to -6 at Alta, I broke the other half of the basket off.
-A little heavy, but that is expected out of a bamboo pole.
-The bamboo shaft is very strong! I have had no problems with that so far
-The Grips are comfortable, and made out of recycled materials!
-The company is awesome. To make up for my broken basket, they gave me two replacement baskets.
I big reason why I like to rock these poles every day I ski is because I like the company. They are very environmentally conscious by using all recycled materials. They hand pick the bamboo from China and 100% of the assembly is done right here in Park City, Utah.
Soul Poles is also a 1% For The Planet member!
Pick yourself up a pair.
Hey Linda, no this jacket is not lined. It is just a lightweight shell. And yes, there is a North Face emblem on the back right shoulder.
This is the same glove as the Duke, just rebranded.
I almost replaced my JJ's this year...
But then a remembered their pure awesomeness and my huge lack of money, so they live on!
I'm pretty hard on my skis and these have lasted longer than any ski I've ever owned!
Pic from Alta a couple days ago (Dec.4th)
The main reason I got this jacket was because of the longer fit since I'm 6'2" (went with the Large and it fits perfectly)
I'm going on my third year with it and it's been awesome. The three layer Saga-tek is quite waterproof and the outer shell is beefy enough to hold up to some abuse.
I really have no complaints. The picture is of an older model, that's why the color is different than what we have this year.
Photo by Gearhead Matt Wolfe
You really can't beat the Smith I/O. There is a lens for every condition so stock up!
This is what November 17th in the Wasatch looks like.
Skiing pow in the morning, answering your gear questions in the afternoon!
Roll bar mount or shotgun mount?
Great looking, super comfortable shoes.
Not durable. Don't longboard or skate in these bad boys
Still love them though! Great for biking
It is what a flannel should be: thick, soft and super warm.
In the past I've been kind of used to Patagonia fitting a little short and wider, so being tall and slim it's a little harder to find that perfect fit.
This one fit a little longer and slimmer than I was expecting out of their "relaxed" fit. Which was perfect.
I am 6'2" 175 and the Large fits well.
Super lightweight and good for all seasons.
I've worn it as an undershirt which is perfect for chilly bike rides to school. It's quite slim and form fitting which makes it good for layering. When you want a light layer but don't want a full long sleeve baselayer, this would be a good option.
I haven't had the chance to wear it much in the warmer seasons but it would be a good shirt for activities like trail running. Merino wool keeps you warm when its chilly, but also wicks moisture and breathes very well too.
I'm 6'2" 175 (on a good day) and Large fits pretty well for me. It was a bit longer than I was expecting (not a bad thing), and sleeves are pretty short.
If you're going to mount to a ski, do not apply the adhesive mount in the cold. Attach it to your ski indoors when your ski is at room temp. Then let it sit for a day or so.
I did not take my own advise and the mount fell off when I landed this jump.