Andrew Christensen wrote a review of Vans Hana Pom Beanie on April 13, 2014
The best beanie I have ever had.
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The best beanie I have ever had.
I think this is a great beanie. I like the inverse of it much more though. It;s nice to have a beanie that isn't so tight. I like the excess material.
I can't believe how good smartwool is. It really makes a massive difference. These socks are nicer than my other SmartWool socks I picked up at sports authority, but I wish they had extra padding in the shin area like my other socks. I'm not sure what the white line is even there for. There is no difference in material.
I love this jacket. It is surprisingly thin and light, but still very warm. I use it as a mid-layer on ski patrol. I don't think I could go a day without it actually. I have fallen in love with this thing. It is really toasty on cold days, but the material cools really well also. So I can wear it on warm days too. The only problem I have with this jacket is the color. Graphite Navy is a fancy way to say purple. Patagonia always chooses the weirdest colors. I knew I would get hazed a little on patrol, but it's such a nice jacket that I couldn't go without it for the couple days it would take to return it.
One week, 4 camp sites, over 250 miles of boating, and a ton of sun!
It's simple,functional, and cleans up nicely. It doesn't leave a bad taste either. It's also very durable, but it's not as indestructible as people claim. If you run it over with a truck, it will break. Throwing it off 100 foot cliffs is questionable. My friend threw two off of a cliff, one with water and one without, and only the one without water survived. Don't get me wrong though. I still give it five stars and would recommend it to anyone. Love this bottle.
I have used this pack for three years on ski patrol and have been impressed. This this has not even torn yet. It is very durable and can carry everything I need. This usually consists of avalanche gear, medical supplies, and lunch. The goggle pocket is also useful. I wish this pack had a way to hold a helmet more efficiently though. It would come in handy when hiking. I tend to over heat. It's a great pack.
I love this backpack. It can be small or surprisingly big when you want it to be. It fits great. Black Diamond really put some thought into this pack. All of the features are simply convenient. I mostly use this pack to carry around my climbing stuff. It works well for back packing too. I would not, however, recommend it if you are going for a long trip. One or two nights is all a minimalist could handle with this pack. It is simply not big enough.
This hat just looks good. What more can be said?
It does come with the hardware and straps. They even fit in the little pocket for easy transportation.
This is so much smaller than I thought it would be. It's great. It seems really durable. The only downside is that the pot and the pan do not clamp together. It must be stored in the neoprene sleeve to be effective. It's not a big deal, just a small detail. It's awesome that everything can be fit in the pot and pan. If you are thinking about buying the Crux lite stove, you might as well get this whole set. It works together so nicely that it's worth the extra money.
These are really nice headphones. They are very durable and have good sound quality. They don't stay in my ears as well as my old skullcandy headphones, but I would still chose them over my old ones. These thinks look like they could survive a bombing.
This is a great beanie. I just wish it was a little bigger. More material would be good. I feel like it is always inching its way off my head because there is not enough fabric. Maybe it's just my taste, maybe not.
This is a great hammock. It is a little heavier than I would have thought. This is mostly because of the hardware. The material is actually really thin. I think it is awesome that it comes with everything necessary. I am definitely pleased with this hammock.
These shoes are downsized a little bit, so order your street shoe size. I wear an 11.5 and ordered an 11.5/45. I was a little worried because my old shoes were a size too small and I did not want these shoes to be too large. They fit great though. They are tight enough to be effective, but don't make my toe nails fall off. The rubber is great. I love these shoes. They are, however, not very aggressive. So keep that in mind.
I bought this hoodie because my old one was too thin. Big Mistake! This hoodie is even thinner. It looks really cool though and was pretty cheap, so I decided to keep it. It's actually pretty nice.
This bag has greatly increased the life of my rope. I use it for sport climbing and canyoneering. It's nice because it can act as a tarp for belaying and when canyoneering it can just be thrown off the cliff. It's a must have.
This helmet is pretty good. The only thing that I could complain about are the ear flaps. They fall out really easily, but I fixed that with a piece of athletic tape and don't think about it any more. Other than that this is a great helmet. I have a large because I wanted to wear a beanie with my helmet. If I did it over again I would probably get a medium simply because it looks a little big on me.
I have since bought this years version of this helmet and they fixed the ear flap problem. It's much better now. The medium is also much better.
I think these skies are pretty stiff, but still very playful. Chatter is minimal at high speeds. I have skied these for about two seasons now and love them. I would recommend them to anyone. These preform wonderfully in powder and do surprisingly well on groomed. A smaller ski would preform better in moguls. Although if it is hard pack/ice these skies will want to go straight down rather than turn.