Christopher Christopherson

Christopher Christopherson

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Snowboarding
Biking
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

Christopher Christopherson

Christopher Christophersonwrote a review of on September 29, 2015

5 5



Great fleece. Warm but not too hot if active / sheds excess heat well. Fits me well, others seem to have commented that the newer version is too snug, I wouldn't say I'm overly thin at 6'1" and 200lbs but a large fits me well without being too tight. I also really dig the extra length this has compared to other fleeces. No problems with pilling or stitches coming undone after a year of use. This was my first arcteryx purchase as their stuff is normally outside of my price range, but for a sweater fleece style piece this thing is well worth it.

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Christopher Christopherson

Christopher Christophersonwrote a review of on September 29, 2015

5 5

Love these shirts, have both the "Vintage Navy" and "Warm Spice" colors and both look great. They are all synthetic / nylon so not my first choice of material for just hanging out but they are great for more active endeavors, use them mountain biking and climbing and work well for both. Am 6'1" and wear the large, they are the perfect length, not too short for taller folk and not too tight in the shoulders if you want to wear them while doing overhead stuff. So far have stood up well to scraping on branches and rock. Overall very pleased with these and several other of the Marmot button down shirts.

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Christopher Christophersonwrote a review of on September 29, 2015

4 5

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

Overall very happy with these. Great durability with tough material that can stand up to long days on rock. Fits true to size, good length for tall guys. Pockets are well sized. Only thing I would change is the double pocket on the right front, I can't really think of a time I would need two pockets in the same place, and so far it has only led to me checking both of them for where I put my phone / keys. Still, for the durability etc worth the small hassle. Back pockets are velcro for those that care, I don't use them so no comment.

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Christopher Christophersonwrote a review of on October 5, 2013

2 5

Picked this up for a rear tire on a tip from the bc.com folks. Originally had it on the east coast and have recently moved it out to salt lake city. Normally don't write harsh reviews but this has been no muy bueno. Didn't stick for stink on east coast rocks and roots. Thought this might be due to humidity or what have you, but similar experience in the dry-ish Wasatch, and this is with the tire in "traction" mode directionality. Climbing up or ripping corners on solid rock, light gravel, or hard packed banked turns, I have never had a tire slip out so much. Have tried it at a variety of pressures, same deal. It does roll fast, but to me not a worthwhile tradeoff off for the lack of traction. Might work for pure cross country with flat to rolling mostly hardpack conditions, but don't count on it handling even moderate ups or downs.

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Christopher Christophersonwrote a review of on June 18, 2013

5 5

Have had this out mostly on low volume rivers class III and IV, handled it all well. Perfect blade size for me, prefer a more powerful catch, though it never felt like too much paddle. The fiberglass straight shaft is so light, I'm not sure why you would need to go with carbon. I am 6'1" and went with the 200cm, figured that would give the paddle a longer period of fitting well after the edges wear down a bit.

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