Alexander Romashko

Alexander Romashko

Snowbasin, Jackson Hole, and Wasatch Backcountry

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Alexander Romashko

Alexander Romashkowrote a review of on October 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6'
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: large

Great addition for skiing on the cold days, in the parking lot while booting up, added layer for backcountry hiking, or out on the town. This thing is exactly what you'd expect out of a backcountry puffy with a hood. The pit zips are great for a puffy too. It packs down soooo tight and takes a solid beating. Buy it; you won't be disappointed.

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Alexander Romashkowrote a review of on October 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: large

I can't say enough about tech flannels. I absolutely love the fit, fabric, and style of this shirt. Works great while skiing and hiking and looks great while in the apres scene.

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Alexander Romashkowrote a review of on October 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: large

If I'm not rocking my Baker bibs, I can be found in my Stash Pants for sure. Having the cargo pockets is great and makes up for not having the bib pocket. These pants, like true Flylow fashion, can take a beating like a champ. I love the cross flow ventilation for hiking or skiing on a warm day. The velcro waist adjustment straps help to get that perfect fit. And the ability to snap the jacket and powder skirt into the pants is awesome.

I've worn these pants in a spring storm that turned into an absolute down pour and never got wet. Great pant option right here.

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Alexander Romashkowrote a review of on October 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: large

Each year these bibs get better and better. I became a bib man after my first deep day with the Baker Bib. They fit great with even looseness to not melvin you when you're bending over, sitting apres, skiing hard, hiking or skinning for that next run. Each year these pants get better and better with design and fabric. These can take an absolute beating. The buckle shoulder straps and hip to knee side zips make these easy to get in and out of, especially when you need to post up in the porcelain office for a lap or two. And they do their job when it comes to venting off the heat during the hike.

The reinforced knees and cuffs are great and take a mega beating like a champ. Honestly you can't go wrong with this bib.

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Alexander Romashkowrote a review of on October 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This has been my go to jacket for the past 3 years. I absolutely love it for many reasons. First off the cut has changed to be longer in the torso which is a huge upgrade for Flylow. The material is top notch. I've been in a spring storm that turned to rain and a full downpour and can honestly say that I've never been wet.

The jacket is really lightweight, but can take an absolute beating . I've run it through broken branches in tight trees, countless hikes while shouldering my skis, and also 60 plus days and year and have done so without any tears in the fabric. The zippers are great and definitely do NOT let any water in.

Plus the hood is definitely big enough for helmets. I also love how the jack now buttons into the pants in addition to the standard zip out powder skirt. You can't go wrong with this jacket.

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Alexander Romashkoposted a video about on March 27, 2014

I have been staring at this line for years wondering if it has ever been skied and never seeing any tracks do it., apparently I was the first through in over 16 years. Fun double fall line chute over exposure and my Smith Vantage came in really handy down on the apron. The BOA fit system helped keep my bucket on when I tumbled and kept me safe. This is my favorite helmet out there. None better in overall comparison.

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Alexander Romashkowrote a review of on November 21, 2011

5 5

I almost exclusively wear bibs and am so glad Flylow finally came out with this bad boys. I absolutely love these bibs. They're durable, waterproof, breath like champs, and have extremely useful and efficient ventilation. And don't forget the awesome freeride fit.

The straps have quick release buckle which are nice for getting in and out with ease. Also the side zips go all the way from the top of the hip to about boot top so you can swing the bibs to the side when you need to "do some paper in the office." The top pouch zipper pocket is nice and roomy, but the hidden pocket inside of that isn't as good as the rest of the pockets. The back panel is nice and stretchy which aids in not giving you a hard core melvin when you bend over or squat down.

I definitely sized up to ensure that I got the inseam length I desire. I am 6' 180 lbs, 32/33" waist and 33" inseam with an athletic build and I decided to go with the XL. The waist bagginess doesn't matter because they're bibs and are held up with straps obviously. I expected there to be a little more room in the torso even for an XL, but that's probably because I've been rocking the first generation Trewth Bibs for the past season and they're nice and roomy.

You will not be disappointed with these bibs. The orange is exactly as pictured above; brighter and lighter than you may expect.

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Alexander Romashkowrote a review of on October 26, 2011

5 5

Definitely the lightest helmet I have. I used to rock the Variant Brim until the Vantage hit the streets. And then it was all Vantage which I absolutely love due to the weight (or lack thereof), incredible venting, and awesome fit.

I wanted to try this one out plus I really like the Cyan Stereo Maze over the Vantage Cyan Team design and I’m glad I bought this. The rear vents are utilized by merely folding a padding flap back down over itself. Simple enough, and since I stay pretty warm all the time, this thing will stay folded the whole time. There is plenty of plush padding in the dome and the fit is pretty descent. I do wish it had the extra helmet adjuster like the Vantage and Variant, but I’ll do fine without it.

So now I’ll be using this one on days that I’m mainly not doing a bunch of inbounds/sidecountry hiking, and reserve the Vantage for more aggressive hiking and the warmer days.

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Alexander Romashkowrote a review of on October 26, 2011

4 5

First off this pack is very well designed, and looks even better in person. I definitely like the looks of the 36 over the 30, plus the added room over the 30 liter is great. I really like the added waistbelt pockets to make up for space taken up by the air bag system.

In addition to the great design, the material on this pack is bomber and very durable. The pack has plenty of padding on the back plus a back panel zipper access (mainly for getting to the airbag system, but some gear can be stored there as well), but the padding isn't ventilated, but that's not a deal killer.

Do note that even though is a 36 liter pack, after the airbag system takes its space, you're left with around 20 liters usable room at most. I wish there was a separator for the avy gear pocket from the rest of the storage, but everything is piled into one pocket. And I wish they made the airbag pocket a tad bit bigger and it’s pretty tight with the airbag in there and getting a deployed airbag back into the pack isn’t as easy as other packs. Just a small bit of added space would make this pack a 5 star rating in my books.

The added mesh helmet holder and compression straps are good enough to store your gear for the uphill. This pack will definitely be getting a lot of time from sidecountry runs to full days in the backcountry. Worth the cost of admission.

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Alexander Romashkowrote a review of on October 10, 2011

4 5

I really like this glove for all-around use and especially on the colder days. I typically climb with too pair of gloves; one for the actually climbing and then sitting at a belay point. This glove works really well for climbing despite its "bulk" compared to a lot of gloves; I didn't get as much movement as I thought I'd get.

The glove is pretty dexterious and the padding is sufficient for the average waterfall. I love that it's gore-tex for those running or wet waterfalls. And the removable liners is a great newer feature for this glove.

I've also spent a good amount of time skiing in this glove.

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Alexander Romashkowrote a review of on October 10, 2011

2 5

I had a chance to use these on a climb with my buddy as we needed a few more stubbies than my rack had.

Based on the price and weight alone of these I couldn't recommend them as a good buy. There's nothing that sets these screws above BD Express or Petzl Laser Sonic screws.

The pull out knob can also ice up on multipitches if the waterfall has a little bit of a run on or around the screws.

Definitely not worth the cost.

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