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Blake Carley

Blake Carley

Boise Foothills, Central Idaho Mountains, Canadian Rockies

Blake's Passions

Alpine Touring
Fly Fishing
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Mountaineering
Alpine Skiing

Blake's Bio

If it involves the outdoors, im out there doing it. Obsessed with the gear that makes it more enjoyable!

Blake Carley

Blake Carley wrote a review of on April 4, 2014

5 5

I had the luxury of trying this on at the local TNF store. I feel this piece could be a real game changer in the 'active warmth' segment. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for to Ski Tour in. Keeps the core and arms warm, but have thin material in the high sweat areas. 6ft 180 and the L fit amazing. Cant wait to get out and really try this out. 5 stars to star!

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Blake Carley wrote a review of on March 16, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

I have these in the tall version, size MT. I am 6ft 185, with longer legs. This pant runs fairly big, I am a 32 waist and could probably get away with the S. They are also baggy, but the quality of these pants seems top notch. This is one of my go to resort pants, however, I wouldn't tour in them - just too much material.

As a side note, I am less than pleased with Arcteryx customer service. I was forced to purchase through their website because BC.com doesn't offer these in longer sizes. I wrote them to inquire about a refund / exchange as I was outside of the 30 day window and had only worn 1 time and I didn't hear back for almost 4 weeks. When they did reach back out, I got a canned response basically restating their return policy, which I was already aware of. I thought for spending $500 on a pair of pants they would be more accommodating / offer more options. Maybe try a different style? If I have learned anything in the outdoor industry, it is that customer service is #1. In this case, Arcteryx dropped the ball and I will honestly not purchase any more of their gear because of it. There are plenty of other brands that care about their customers. This is why I purchase everything through BC.com, they have the absolute best customer service and offer an awesome return policy.

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Blake Carley wrote a review of on December 4, 2013

3 5

This beanie is pretty good. A little thicker and longer than the Armada standard beanie, which is my favorite. I ended up sending mine back in exchange for the standard as it was too long for me. If you like long, get it!

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Blake Carley wrote a review of on December 2, 2013

3 5

I have to agree with some of the reviews below. There is noticeable extra material on the tops of each finger. A significant gap between the liner perhaps and the shell? Although I don't believe there is a removable liner.

As stated, I want to like this glove, but it just feels 'sloppy'

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Blake Carley wrote a review of on October 28, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

I am very perplexed by the size chart Oakley has posted for their winter pants. They do not post an inseam length, but rather give a 'recommended height'. Seeing the 5'10 - 6'4'' recommendation on the size M, I was happy to FINALLY find a pant that might be long enough for me. I am 6ft 180, BTW. I received these pants last week and can almost guarantee that these pants will not be long enough for anyone falling in Oakleys 'recommended' height range. Can they not just post the inseam length for each size? I am disappointed they are not providing this (also checked Oakleys website). Why don't companies make pants for taller people!?

Besides the sizing being off, they seem like good pants. Definitely a regular fit, with good venting.

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