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Brian wrote 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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Brian wrote 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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Brian wrote 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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Brian wrote an answer about on November 22, 2012

I have ordered a TON of stuff from backcountry and have never been disappointed. The orders come quick and are never beat up due to excellent packaging. This year I ordered a brand new snowboard and bindings from backcountry. I would never ever, never in a million years, ever, never! order a snowboard full price that I could buy in town, online, if I thought it would get dicked up or wouldn't come right away. oh yeah- I live in Minnesota

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Brian wrote 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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