Charlie M

Charlie M

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Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

Charlie M

Charlie M wrote a review of on September 17, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

All Jetboils do what they say they will and this little guy excels at it. But before spending the $160, look at getting a Zip for half the price. We took both the Zip and this TI Sol on our last trip and I will say they are nearly identical. The flame adjustment knob on the zip is not as user friendly as the Sol's paperclip style adjuster, so it does have that advantage.

For ounce counters, get this stove, but for the rest, take that extra money and put it towards an ultralight pack.

But its titanium... I'm happy.

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Charlie M

Charlie M wrote a review of on November 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

I bought my first Bombshell in 2010, and just purchased another. I will say that I have put this coat through all sorts of trauma and it has taken the beating quite well. The front zipper eventually (after 3 years) gave out.

One word of advice, the newer range of coats run slightly larger than the old ones. I am 5'10, 165lbs and I have a large. Its a bit big but will be good for layering under. It is no longer a technical fit, like the previous seasons, but the fit isn't excessive. If you are skiing, or causally wearing this coat, my large is great (for my build), should you want to go climbing or alpine and want a more technical fit, be cautious of the sizing.

GREAT COAT.

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Charlie M

Charlie M wrote a review of on May 9, 2013

4 5

I have no complaints on this helmet. I am 5'10, 165, and some would say I have a big head. I ordered a M/L and the fit is great, the adjustment knob in the rear is easy to manipulate for a comfortable fit.

However, I was planning this helmet being brown, as Cafe suggest (to me), but it appears to be a dark olive green. Maybe I just got a funky one.


It still looks great, just a heads up

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Charlie M wrote a review of on May 1, 2013

3 5

I'm no boot expert, but, I have enjoyed these so far. Went with the blue laces. I bought these for walking the streets of SF, so my review is in the context of urban wear.

Pro:
They fit [me] true to size
Comfortable

Con:
Nubuck leather shows dirt easily
They do NOT breathe, expect sweaty socks

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