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Brianwrote a review of on January 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 225 lbs
Size Purchased: 12

I had heard about Salewa quality so when I saw these shoes on sale, I bought them. My wife and I hike and scramble around the foothills and mountains of Colorado and there is no other shoe more capable than these. After our first hike, I went and bought my wife a pair as well. The weird thing about these shoes- we find ourselves talking about them... which is weird. My wife or I will most probably never buy another brand of hiking shoe. I've beat the hell out of these shoes, including hiking to the top of Loveland resort in the spring with a backpack water and all of my snowboard gear on it through rocky fields, streams and snow fields to the top of Torrey's and everywhere in between. It is worth noting that I "post holed" into hip deep snow with these shoes on a long hike and WALKED THEM DRY. I have never experienced hiking in a shoe (and a good pair of wool socks) that was completely submerged in water in wet and rugged conditions and walked them dry. I couldn't be more happy with these shoes.

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Brianwrote a review of on January 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 225 lbs

I got the tortoise frame glasses and absolutely love them. They were on sale so I thought "what the hell". I have a lot of expensive sunglasses- Costa's, Oakley's are my favorites. I know these are made by the same people that make Costa's and was surprised that I grab these even before any of them. They are comfortable, the lenses are crystal clear and they fit my face better than any of my Costa's. I like the look, loved the price. These are tough glasses and as I write this, I'm thinking of buying another pair.

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Brianwrote a review of on January 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 147 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought this as one of my wife's Christmas presents- she loves it. The liner on this vest makes it completely wind proof. She has barely taken it off. Another important thing about this vest is that it actually has a shape- it fits the curves of her body and doesn't look like she's borrowing my vest. She recommends it. The height and weight is hers below- not mine. Don't tell her I'm telling you...

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Brianwrote a review of on August 23, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 205 lbs
Size Purchased: 12

My wife initially got a pair of Salewas and loved them, so I both these and am absolutly blown away by the build and performance. We have put them through the wringer, post holing (unintentionally) summiting in Colorado in the Spring to 14ers and trail running and hiking this summer. They are bomb proof and I will never buy another brand. Worth every penny.

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Brianwrote a review of on February 16, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I thought I'de look at the reviews for my favorite pair of gloves... 1 review? and a crappy one? I love these gloves and beat the ever loving hell out of them daily- plowing with a four wheeler, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowboarding in Colorado and Wyoming. I keep these right by the door: they go first. When it gets really cold I wear a pair of under cuff Black Diamond gloves- but I mean REALLY cold, wind chills -20/ -60 air temp negative whatever. I don't like wearing an under glove but when it's that cold you really should wear a thin glove under your regulars- I just don't otherwise I'm sure these gloves would be fine. This is a great glove for working outside- chopping wood, burning brush, chainsawing and all the other regular stuff we have to do in the winter. Please don't think that these gloves are as bad or cheaply made as the person above thought- they aren't I've had mine for two or three years and they were recommended to me by a lady who works in a mountaineering shop in Jackson, WY... she bought a pair for her son.

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Brianwrote a review of on June 28, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This ground cloth works really well- drug it through the ringer the first time we took it out and everything stayed dry. Seemed just a touch too big. I'm a camper- ground flys don't cover vestibules, it just seemed a little big so I switched the stack order on the pole and problem solved

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Brianwrote a review of on June 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tent really is the best! Took it up to the North Shore (Minnesota) for a long weekend- it rained from the minute we got there and almost never stopped. I was more than a little concerned this being it's maiden voyage- this tent stayed dry- it was nice coming back to the tent, toweling off and crawling into a dry sleeping bag. It was cold (hovering in the low 50's, freezing at night) and I wondered how cold we'd get with the tent being mostly bug netting- but never found out because it's nice to cuddle up next to the wife and listen to the rain :) We are super happy with this tent- we've been sharing a 2 person tent (darn near a bivy) for the last 11 years and this thing feels like the 4 seasons. We'll be hitting the boundary waters with this tent and taking it into the North Woods of Wisconsin (the best non-mountainous state in the union) within the next week or two. We bought the footprint too and it's burly but like everyone says- it's just a little too big, works great, just a little big. Get this tent and go get dirty!

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Brianwrote a review of on May 22, 2012

5 5

This jacket is perfect for aerobic winter activity- I love it. The Marmot M1,2,3 system is really worth investment on each level if you are a winter "train at any cost" kind of person. (I am) I also wore it snowboarding in JHMR end of season and it kept me warm but sweat free and I had it completely zipped up the whole time from base to summit. I bought and planned on wearing this specifically for running in sub-zero temps, but this winter was down right balmy. I have one irrational complaint- the material on the inside of all Marmot soft shells has a soft "velvety" feel, this makes it perfect for performance poly blend layering- it also has an athletic fit- this makes it hard to just throw over a flannel. Of course this jacket is a performer- so my complaint is like whining about my Lamborgini Diablo's inability to haul the kids to soccer. That being said, I found this on my coat hook more than any other jacket that I own regardless of my plans (cold weather running) for it- this jacket just filled so many applications. Worth Every Penny.

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