Chriswrote a question about Hoka One One Tor Ultra Low WP Hiking Shoe - Men's on August 8, 2016
Does it run true to size or is it a little big or small?
Does it run true to size or is it a little big or small?
I'm thinking of getting my third pair of these. I've had two before and get about 3-4 years out of them. I ride a lot of days per season and constantly put them on over my wrist guards which takes a bit of a toll on the insides. They are crazy warm and very comfortable. Super thick down on the top of your hand and thinner on the underside so that you can still do things with them on. I've found that the leather on the thumb eventually wears through. Duct tape fixes that. And the inside wrist after a few years get a little worn from my wrist guards. They are plenty waterproof unless it's a super wet spring day, when you want less warm gloves anyway.
I like Marmot for the most part. Got this sweatshirt and sent it back. It was thin, felt cheap and was pretty big and baggy. Personally, I didn't like it
I got these a couple weeks ago and have worn them about 4-5 times. Seem super warm and comfortable. They are not crazy bit and if you don't wear skinny jeans your pant leg will fit over the top. I have some questions about the stitching that attaches the upper part to the boot base. I feel like I could see that failing over time or starting to rip apart. I could be wrong it just seems like that could be a possibility. Overall a good boot so far
This is a good layer for under a shell or just for cold day layering. Fits pretty true to size. It's not big like a sweatshirt. It's fits more to be a layer under something. It is a bit long which is probably good if you wear your pants low.
The sizing is a little small. It also shrinks even smaller and the cuffs are long and tight which makes the sleeves look puffy at the bottoms. It's a relatively thin sweatshirt. Good for a cool day, but not really that cold weather hoodie that will keep you toasty. I like that it is organic cotton. Maybe that's why it shrinks a bit oddly?
I was able to pick these up on sale for $23 bucks. They are good for x-country and maybe some endoro. I would not use them for downhill. If you come off your bike it will give you a little padding and separate you from the ground, but not take a hard impact. When you first get them the pad is very flat and does not seem like it will form to your knee or leg. Wear them for about a half hour and it will conform to your knee. It stays that way after you take it off as well. If you are comparing this to the One Industries Exo knee/shin guard which is very similar. The Exo forms a bit better to your knee right off the bat. It has slightly thinner padding and is also a little softer which is not good for impact. overall, especially if you can get these on sale go with the Six Six one
I like the fit. stays put and does not feel bulky when your riding. The material is a little itchy, thinking of wearing a very light shirt under it to keep it off my skin. Will make it easier to get off when your all sweaty too. The back protector is less intrusive then some others and not even bothersome on the lift when your leaning on it. I wish the shoulder pads were a little bigger and the chest pads were a little thicker. They will help you out in a fall but are far from the think hard padding. Overall I am happy with it. Took one fall on my shoulder and it helped take the impact. It's not going to give you that all out protection of the full, hard padded jerseys, but will give you decent protection and you won't ever heat on a hot day, it won't weigh you down and you forget your wearing it which is always nice
I just got this in the mail. Have not worn it snowboarding yet, it's still early fall. Feels really warm. I like the breathing holes in the mouth/nose area. It's thinner at the top as they state to fit under your helmet which is true. I like the convertible style balaclava because you can leave it covering the top of your head and pull the face part below your chin and have it more as a neck warmer when you are not as cold or just want to breath better. I have tried 3-4 different ones and this is a great design. I just hope the breath holes work and it will keep my goggles from fogging up. TBD
I got this in the mail last week. Tired it on and it seems to fit pretty well, does not feel bulky, shoulder pads seem like they would protect you but not too large or stiff. Chest pad is on the thinner side and is just soft foam. As the other review states, the shirt is kind of itchy. I have another sub gear shirt that is a different material and is way less itchy. I haven't used it yet for DH, I would probably wear a very thin shirt under it to help the itch.
I've worn it a few times. It's thick and warm. Hasn't shrunk in the wash/dryer which is nice. Happy with the purchase. If you can get it on sale go for it
I just got these earlier this week and have 2 day mountain biking on them. Everything I have read about Five Ten biking shoes is that they stick like glue because of there special sole. They do grip very well on the petals, but not all that much more than my DC shoes I had been using. That being said I'm happy about it. I had read that they grip so well that you have a hard time moving your foot on the petal. What I have loved so far is that they have a very stiff sole and feel so solid on my feet when riding. I would say they made some improvement in my riding they feel so good. They feel much more solid on your feet then the Five Ten Freeride. They are on sale right now so pick them up.
I ended up returning these after I got them in the mail. What I liked it that they do fit a small-medium face well. It seems like a good well built goggle,but... They look like a big lens from the outside but when you have them on its less than a normal goggle. I like the new look of these "all lens" goggles but it's its only cool from the outside and not for the person wearing them. The lens swap I found not to be very fast and easy. Honestly I can swap the lens on my regular Dragon goggles faster.
Great pump. super compact and easy to use. not a single complaint and have used it many times
I got these because I do some backcountry snowboarding and they are the most compact poles around to fit in my backpack. I bought them on sale in March (used them in April) and have only used them one time. They seem to be well built and have great grip tape on the pole below the actual grip. When you put the pole together the pieces just slide into one another. I had some problems on my one day of use with the pieces separating when the pole was pushed 6 inches or so into the snow. Granted I didn't have the powder basket on it because it was april in New Hampshire and I really didn't expect the snow to be so deep on my hike. I believe they would probably work fine if the powder basket was on it. I would say it's worth picking up and being really compact it a huge plus to me.
Never knew this existed before I found it on backcountry. Makes drying out your hydration pack super easy. buy it!
I have been really liking this backpack. Plenty of pockets, just the right size for mountain biking, fits nice and stays put on your back. I had a dakine that was a bit smaller and it just wasn't enough to fit all my mountain bike gear. This one is just a bit bigger and fits it all, you still don't feel it on your back when riding. The water reservoir is really cool. It has a really wide mouth at the top for filling and to close it you fold the top over and it has this ziplock type clamp that goes over it. Much better design than the normal screw tops that are always hard to fill.
I have been using these all summer. I like them a lot. Fit well and stay put on my face during all activities. Good fit for a smaller face but would be fine for medium as well. If you have a big head they will be a bit small.
I have used this shoe many times over the summer. Great traction in the water. Very easy to get on and off, even when wet. Could wear them around town if you wanted. Dry pretty quickly and the insole comes out for faster drying. My only complaint is that the shoe doesn't have drainage all the way to the sole or bottom of the foot bed. This allows some water to stay in the shoe until you walk around a bit or shake your foot to get it out. Some other brands have drainage in the bottom or at least to the bottom of the foot bed. Overall the fit of these and the grip in the water makes the drainage problem not a very big deal. I Would say buy them!