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Brock Lawbster

Brock Lawbster

PNW Alps

Brock Lawbster's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Brock Lawbster's Bio

Skiing, biking, alpinish.

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Brock Lawbsterwrote a review of on January 31, 2012

4 5

Got a set of these today, in the white/orange. They seem to be super sweet, fit true (XL, I have big hands. A little tight but I think they'll wear in just right) and the feel of the wool is awesome. As other reviews have noted, dexterity is amazing- I'm drinking from a crystal wine glass effortlessly with them on right now.

The orange is actually has a touch more brown/gold in it than they look like in the pictures here. IMO they look better IRL than in the pics.

Without having used them yet, they seem like an excellent glove. For $140, competition with these gloves is very steep. There are excellent choices from First Ascent, MH, BD, OR, etc, I'm hoping these Stoics live up to that price- but I'll bet you can get them on sale here or at S&C for quite a bit less.

-I do wish the gauntlet bit went further up my arm- I'd say its on the smaller/mediumish size of the 'gauntlet' class.
-No dummy straps or loops, which is kinda lame.
-There is a 2 stage cinch strap system, which you can just barely see in the stock photos. One cinch is where you'd expect, at the very base of the gauntlet. The other does a boa-wrap kinda thing further towards your wrist. I don't know why they don't advertise this, its a really great feature.

I will update when I use them to destroy some of this La Nina, however S&C sent me TWO RIGHT GLOVES, so I'll have to wait until they can fix that little boo-boo which I'm sure will be soon.

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Brock Lawbsterwrote a review of on January 5, 2012

5 5

This is my go-to hoodie. Biking to a bar on a drizzly Seattle night? This thing is perfect. The original DWR (mine's long since worn off, had this for 3 years) worked quite well at keeping just a little bit of rain off your back. I'm always warm, and this thing breathes well. Good for me down to the high 40's, probably good for others down to 55­° or so.

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Brock Lawbsterwrote a question about on March 4, 2011

In the manual, BCA states (several times) to only use ALKALINE batteries in your beacon, and to take them out in between use. Do any of you know why?

My ski buddy has been using lithiums in his (Tracker DTS, not the 2) and the battery contacts became corroded- is this from using lithiums?

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Brock Lawbsterwrote a review of on November 24, 2010

5 5

I'm going to quote Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear talking about the Aston Martin DBS V12..."Its an Aston Martin. With a V12. What do you THINK it feels like???"

Well, this is the Aston Martin of storm shells. The hood is outstanding both with or without a helmet on, the pulls adjust pretty much perfectly, the sleeves have awesome motion, and weather has a snowball's chance in hell of bothering inside this jacket.

Minor, MINOR gripes:
-I wish there was some way to stow the hood. Its pretty much there all the time.
-Gore Tex Pro Shell can get clammy on the inside if you're working hard and its really cold outside. Good layering will mitigate this.
-The DWR coating has pretty much given up on my jacket. I'm going to try refreshing it in the wash with some Granger's tomorrow and see how that does.
-Fit was perfect for me, but that pretty much guarantees that it will be wonky compared to other Arcteryx gear (which doesn't fit me). Make sure to try this out somewhere before committing.

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Brock Lawbsterwrote a review of on June 1, 2010

4 5

This weekend I slept on this mat (7 DLX) in the parking lot at the base of Mt Hood. UNBELIEVABLY comfortable. I am going to be getting my wife one of these.

4 stars because of the inflation system. A few notes about it:
-Practice inflating at home at least once. It takes a bit of a specific motion for it to work perfectly.
-Inflation can take a fair amount of work/time. Nothing to worry about car camping, but I can imagine this is going to be irritating after carrying it up to Camp Muir on Rainier or any other time I'm dog ass tired.
-You *can* speed/ease inflation by blowing it up with your mouth. Its got synthetic insulation but the moisture in your breath WILL negatively impact this mat's R-value.

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