Brad Fowlerwrote a question about Black Diamond Carbon Convert Ski on March 7, 2014
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Stoked for most anything active and outdoors. Winter I'm usually found snowboarding, skate skiing, and recently mountaineering. Summer usually I'm found climbing, road biking, playing ultimate, camping and canoeing.
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Great shoes that are comfy / casual, but can still get away with them in slightly classier circumstances
Note that these shoes are quite flexible, especially in the forefoot area. If you're walking long distances on hard surfaces you can feel your feet getting tired if you're not used to it.
Good coverage without being huge. Easy to change lenses. Great active glasses for cycling, running, cross country skiing etc.
I especially like the ignitor lens (amber). It's dark enough to deal with in super sunny conditions, and really good in cloudy weather. I don't end up changing it out much.
I've been out a couple of resort days and one backcountry day so far in these pants. The backcountry day included some scrapping against rocks in some scrambling. All things are pretty swell so far!
So far i've mostly worn this as a second base layer when at lower activities levels. The two was zipper makes it really flexible. The hood fits super snug, especially around the neck, a little strange at first to feel it, but makes sense as it keeps the volume of the hood down.
Great secondary base layer for colder days or lower activity.
Just gave the Col it's first bout of trials hiking Mount Marcy on the weekend. I was warm through the night camping part ways along the trail both before, and after attacking the summit.
Squeezes down not half bad for such a warm bag either.
Good fit, great stretchy soft wool. No smell. Excellent value too. Backcountry.com's nailed it with this one. I'm 6', 180 lbs and the medium is a form fitting baselayer thanks to the spankdex.
Good fit, great stretchy soft wool. No smell. Excellent value too. Backcountry.com's nailed it with this one.
Solid layer. I like that it comes down low with the thinner material. My crack won't come out inadvertently when boarding. Good stretch and the hood is awesome. Wore it for a quick hike for the winter solstice, with a base layer, it, and a hardshell and was great in windy -10C conditions for the hike. It's since been snowboarding and mountaineering. All kinds of useful.
I've had this coat for almost a year now and have been thoroughly impressed. It has been through skiing, to mountaineering, to the jungle with me. The Lofoten summitted Mt Marcy with me in whiteout conditions in January 2010, and kept me dry in the rains in the Central American jungle in August 2010. The coat packs down well and stuffed into my backpack no problem and is lightweight.
The only issue I would say is that it's cut quite trim. Had ordered a medium originally which fit fine, but close (I'm 6', 175 lbs), and was too snug to put a down layer under it. Returned it for a large, backcountry.com's return policy is great and no issues.