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Ben Cookwrote a review of on December 15, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 250 lbs
Size Purchased: large

There is a bunch to like about this shirt. I love the style, color and fabric. Feels like a soft touch cotton fabric but has all the qualities and desirability of the polyester. As far as fit I bought the XL to start with and found the waist part of the shirt too big around for my liking. I returned it and got the large size. I found that to be much better. The only complaint I have is the shoulders are slightly tight when I stretch both items out in front of my. I am a bit barrel chested so that might just be the fit on me. I am 6 ft even and about 250 lbs.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on December 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 250 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

There is a bunch to like about this shirt. I love the style, colors and fabric. Feels like a soft touch cotton fabric but has all the qualities and desirability of the polyester. As far as fit I bought the XL to start with and found the waist part of the shirt too big around for my liking. I returned it and got the large size. I found that to be much better. The only complaint I have is the shoulders are slightly tight when I stretch both items out in front of my. I am a bit barrel chested so that might just be the fit on me. I am 6 ft even and about 250 lbs.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on December 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I bought this for my sone for two reasons. 1. He needed a warm winter coat. 2. He loves Under Armor brand.
It has turned out to be a good purchase. It has an innovative magnetic zipper mechanism that allows you to zip the coat one handed. You don't need to feed the one half of the zipper into the other and the zip. You just bring both halves close together they magnetically stick and lock together then you zip it up. He thinks it is really cool. I have some concern about the longevity of the zipper so that is the reason I have taken off a star. The quality of both the shell and liner are solid. The amount is insulation is just about right for a couple of layers. He is comfortable in 20 degree weather in the jacket.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on November 17, 2016

5 5

I think the Blast match is by far the best "Flint and Steel"/magnesium rod fire starter out there. I take it on every trip. A little bit of dryer lint and one shot from the blast match and you have a fire. I use it to light my stove by holding over my stove and plunging the magnesium rod with my fingertip. Lighters are typically my go to but they don't work in the super cold and can fail when wet or just fail altogether for no reason. The blast match gives me peace of mind. I have used many of these types of fire starters and this is hands down the easiest to use and most effective.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on May 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had 3 pairs of the Fix Ear buds and I just keep going back. The first pair I had I broke by throwing them in the bottom of a bag and the edge of my macbook pro crushed the mic when I dropped my bag. I tried a few other earbuds after than and was unhappy with the fit, sound, or both. From there I decided to go back to the fix and they were great until I lost them. So I am coming back again to what I know works. This new pair sounds better than my previous 2 pairs. It is great sound for the price. I use them all the time for teleconferencing for work or listening to music. If there was a fault it would be that the mic picks up noise from rubbing on the collar of my shirt. Doesn't bother me but my coworkers notice.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on May 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This bottle is the perfect size for a meal replacement shake or 1 or 2 servings of Protein. If you need more than that this bottle is on the small side. It is perfect for my needs as it is not too big or small but just right. It cleans up nicely and doesn't seem to hang on to odors or get funky like some bottles do. Great value and again perfect size.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on April 5, 2016

4 5

I have been using this as my daily lunch box for a while and it does the job reasonably well. It is very good looking and well made. I tis very packable for a flexible cooler. The insulation is OK but not great. It will keep things cold but I have to add more ice than other coolers I have used. For the price it is a great value.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on February 18, 2016

5 5

I bought this fleece set for my sone as it was a great deal. The top and bottom set were the same price as some tops or bottoms alone. I had some concern that the quality or material might be poor because of the price. I was wrong. It is a very comfortable mid weight fleece that is well constructed. The materials are great as well. Soft, comfortable, and wicks moisture away well. This turned out to be a great value for me and my son. He loves it.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on February 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

I bought these for my oldest son. He loves them. He wore them on a snowy overnight scout camp recently and his feet were toasty warm. These boots are very well made. I have no doubts they will hold up for as long as they fit him and as hand-me-downs for both of his younger brothers. These are a great value in my experience.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on February 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased this for my Apollo Lantern and it worked perfectly. The weight is slightly less than the 4 AA batteries it calls for. The run time is slightly less than what I get from alkaline batteries. All of this said it is still a great purchase. It is very convenient and I have never found myself needing more than this battery provides. It the current price it is a great value and well worth a purchase.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on January 17, 2016

5 5

This is not a high quality knife. It is not very sharp. It is also not very expensive. What it is it huge and cool. The design is nice in that it keeps your hands up and away from the plane of the blade so you don't smack your knuckles on anything you are trying to cut. I plan on doing some work to the blade to increase it's sharpness. If you are looking for a high quality tool this might not be it but for the price this will do.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on January 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This are a great upgrade for almost any tent. They are very strong, have great holding power, and are lightweight. There are lighter stakes out there but those don't hold as well in the ground. These accomplish their intended purpose much better than others I have used.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on January 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It seems that guy lines are an after thought for many tent manufacturers. They are either missing from the tent purchase or are garbage. These are quality reflective lines that are lighter weight and more effective than most original equipment guy lines. The figure 9 is a bonus addition to this value of this set. If you are going to buy a nice tent do three things, Buy a footprint, Replace the stock stakes, and upgrade the guy lines.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on January 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I received these for Christmas and so far I am very pleased with these shoes. They are very comfortable and are very much Well built. They are definitely Black shoes not quite as light as is shown in the images. The fit is perfect and true to size.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on January 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 235 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I received this shirt as a gift and I really like the look of it. It can fit in both super chill casual to more formal if needed based on what it is worn with. I really think it to be a good addition to my wardrobe. I am a bigger guy and the XL fits well.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on January 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 12

I have always loved Merrell shoes and these do not disappoint. They are very comfortable and nice looking. I have had other similar styled shoes and these are much higher quality and every bit as comfortable. I expect these will last a long time. I typically wear a size 12 in casual shoes and these fit perfectly.

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Ben Cookwrote a review of on January 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

These shoes are really quality made, good looking, and comfortable. I wear a 12 and they are very much true to size. the Soles are very grippy in cold and icy conditions. I know they are not specifically for that but they performed so well in the snow that I felt it was worth a mention. I am confident the looks will only get better as they wear. Quality leather and finish.

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