Park City, Utah
I have always loved Salomon hiking shoes. My last Goretex Salomon boots were so comfortable and durable (lasted 7 years, over 300 miles backpacked). This time, I went with the ankle fit. I am new to the quick lace system, so far I like it, it's easy to tighten and loosen your lace on the trail. These are very comfortable as well. I had ACL surgery in March and have been wearing these to physical therapy as well, they cushioned better than Nike Air, especially on the heels. Good tractions, took them to Moab on a rainy weekend in 1st week of May, and handled the wet slick rocks at ease. I have not lost grips on these yet. I bought the purple color, it is true to the picture, the color pops out well on the trails, it's nice to wear something colorful and yet comfortable hiking shoes! No more earth tone boots!
I buy Keens to basically beat the crap out of it on trails and in waters. I have these Mystic Sandals for 3 years now. They are very comfortable! Great grips on rocks and trails, and of course use them as water shoes for river tubing and kayaking. Though they are comfortable, I have to agree with other reviews that they are ugly. But hey, no one nor myself care how they look on the trails or in the water.
Rocks and pebbles do get into the sandals while hiking, expect to tap your shoes often to rid them!
Bought these for my bf for Christmas. He hardly ever wears any base garment unless it's a super cold day. Park City's temperature had been in 10s for 2 weeks in the beginning of January. He rode with these on everyday under a shell. According to him, it's a pretty good base layer, plenty warm on the cold days.They do hang loose, never like spandex. The only issue is that they tends to twist around the calves as the day goes on. It's not too big of a deal, but plan on re-adjusting every few hours. Overall, he's happy with them!
I bought these pants for my boyfriend about 5 years ago, they were on sale on Dogfunk for 79 bucks! These pants are unbelievably durable, he's been wearing these pants for 5 years, his only pair. My boyfriend loves that these pants has many pockets, tons of stuff that he could stash in them, easy access to the cargo pockets, it's great for the days he is not wearing a backpack. The only issue he has with the pants is that the zip off liner can get heavy when he hikes, otherwise it is super warm. Most days he rides without the liner because of the weight, otherwise these pants will last years!
Thank you Lexi! I expect the noticeable difference will be through trees and on groomers transitioning. Case close, I am getting a pair of 165!
What's your height and weight?
I was going to demo the VJJ, but was told that because of my small frame, twin rockers on the VJJ would not make noticeable difference versus my Pandoras. I did however demo wTST, they are similar to VJJ but only With front rockers and 101 waist. The rockers did great transitioning from groomers to powder, you barely feel it, very minimal speed reduction and of course incredible float. wTST are also very responsive through trees, if not better than the pandoras. They do offer better control through hard pack with rockers. Based on my frame and experience with front rockers, they are better as all mountain as you do get better control with the reverse cambers on hard pack. Float wise, I still think my pandoras are better.
I am 5'2 110lbs. I used to ski on K2 Nancy 169cm. Switched to Pandora last year for wider powder skis.
These skis are amazing! They are very responsive hopping through trees, incredible floats on powder. I live in Park City, given the lower than usual amount of snowfall this year. Took these out on the first true powder day, 2 feet over night during opening weekend of Sundance. It was effortless skiing on deep powder. They are relatively light on your feet, makes turning incredibly easy! It keeps the float after dropping down from cedges and cliff. Keep in mind that, these are true powder skis, they are lacking in hard pack, but absolutely flawless transition from groomers to powder.
I'm 5'2 110lbs aggressive expert skier. My powder skis currently are 152cm Line Pandora. I'm very curious about the twin rockers on the VJJ based on all the raving reviews for wTST! Because of my size, I was told by ski shop operator that these skis would not make noticeable difference versus what I'm already skiing on. Would it be true? My pandoras are very responsive through trees, and VJJ even have better turn radius. Would it be wise or even worthwhile for me to switch?
My feet are always cold in the winter, I have 3 other pair of slippers and slipper socks that I used to wear, nothing helped. My boyfriend is tired of me going to bed and sticking my cold feet onto him to get warmth, so he got me these for xmas. they are super soft, cute and very warm. My feet are warm in these within 15 mins of wearing them, decent tracks on the botton, so if you're living in the rockies and have to let the dog out in the cold at night, wear these, they kept my feet warm even outside in the cold until my dog is done sniffing, potty and ready to come back. I am not allowed to go to bed with cold feet anymore
between my boyfriend and I, we have 4 Red Hifi Subwoofer helmets. I love the Red Hifi because it is light weight and form fitting, if you have been skiing/riding without a helmet, try this out, once you put it on, it doesn't even feel much like wearing a helmet! Not to mention the subwoofer system is rocking, bass adjustment, if you have any tunes with heavy bass, the system will seriously shake your jaws, sound quality is clear. Just a reminder, it can be very loud, the guy sitting next to you on the chair will definitely hear your music.
only down side is that the connector of the subwoofer can get loose easily, and unlike the 1st generation Red Hifi helmet, the amount of vent windows are lower only has 5, so if you do sweat a lot, this helmet may be too hot for you during hiking.
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