Barrett Wood

Barrett Wood

Northern New England and the Upper Midwest.

Barrett Wood's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running
Climbing

Barrett Wood's Bio

I love trail running When I'm not running, I hike and backpack. The Porkies and the IAT are my top picks for backpacking close to home. I've been climbing for about three years. When I snowboard, I'd just as soon hike up as pay for a lift ticket.

Barrett Wood

Barrett Wood wrote a review of on October 13, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got these because I can't wear my Half Jackets all the time. I use these for climbing and wearing around town. My only gripe is that the glasses tend to slide around a bit because there isn't any rubber on the arms. Other than that, these are a pretty good value.

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Barrett Wood

Barrett Wood wrote a review of on September 26, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Elios was my update for an old Ecrin Roc. It's light, simple, and durable. I've beat the crap out of it at work and on my own time and it's still going strong. At first, I thought the vents were gimmicky but they really do work. The suspension is comfortable and easy to adjust. All in all, the Elios is a dependable helmet

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Barrett Wood

Barrett Wood wrote a review of on April 3, 2012

4 5

***NOTE: This pant DOES have a gusseted crotch.***

The Lander pant is a compromise between your Carhartts and your Dockers. The Ridge cloth is not as heavy as canvas, but it isn't as light as a casual pant either. Still, it is soft, comfortable, and has held up to some unkind use. The gusseted crotch opens the pants up for climbing duty. The zipper pocket is tucked in at the right seam and the right front pocket has a cell phone catch in the bottom. All the major seams are double stitched, with triple stitching at the pockets.

The waist fit true to size, but the rest of the pant felt a bit too loose for my taste. The legs do taper a bit, but with a fabric as soft as this, and a full length gusset, Columbia could have taken out more material. The 17" cuff opening is perfect for boots but a little too large for regular shoes.

These are a pretty true straight leg pant that does fine in town and at the crag.

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Barrett Wood wrote a review of on April 3, 2012

5 5

The price is right (especially on SAC) for these super comfortable running socks. The top panel mesh doesn't have the annoying raised seam like many other socks and the toe and heel padding is effective without being too bulky. The Synth Trail is thin but durable. They have a ton of stretch in them but don't go limp when you're out for a couple hours in the rain. The tabs at the front and rear of the cuff are perfectly designed and don't roll, sag, or wrinkle. These have dethroned my Wigwam Ironman's as top sock.

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