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Dan Lombardi

Dan Lombardi

Generally - Tyler Mill for biking, Sleeping Giant for hiking, Ski Butternut for skiing.

Dan Lombardi's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Snowshoeing

Dan Lombardi's Bio

I used to spend ALL of my time working on cars, racing, etc... occasionally I'd get out for a hike or mountain-bike ride or go skiing. I enjoyed it but it was so random. I did work out in the gym on a regular basis though and never really was "out of shape". But did get to 206 which is plump for me, being 5'10".

After 10 years of wrenching and spending tons of cash on my car, I got rid of it and slowly started to do more healthier hobbies, enjoying the outdoors more and more. Now I am still in the gym (usually on my lunch-break) but I try to get out at least two times a week. Either I'm at Ski Butternut making some early morning runs, or at Sleeping Giant going for a hike, or riding on my '07 Stumpjumper Pro MTB or '05 Roubiax road-bike.

Now I'm 167 lbs, fit as can be, looking to improve every aspect of my life.... I have two things to blame for this: My 2 year old daughter, who makes me want to stick around as long as I can. And I partially blame my "gear" for it. The gear that I purchase inspires me to get out and use it, test it out, have fun with it.

Backcountry.com is evil because it is so addicting, but it is a savior in the end.

- DL

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Dan Lombardi wrote a review of on February 5, 2011

Great All-Mountain ski!
5 5

First of all, let me start by saying that I am an intermediate to expert skier, 5'10" 170 lbs and my Aftershocks are the 174's. I am no pro skier by any means (still learning to do moguls!), but I am known to tear the slopes apart with speed. These are now my 5th pair of ski's that I have owned, not to mention the few that I have rented in the past years. I also tried out my friend's K2 Explorers...These ski's pretty much do it all. They felt good on groomed, & felt better and better with the more snow you threw at them. These make real nice long turns, can make somewhat shorter turns when you make the effort (I am comparing the turns to my last pair of Atomic 9.18's, and my other pair of Atomic D2 Race SL's (which aren't the same type of ski by any means). Great at high speed and I had plenty of control. Very interesting to see the tips flopping around a little bit, but overall I think that K2 is onto something here. I was in all different terrain, never really had any issues. They gave me lots of confidence while rippin' down the mountain, especially on mixed, choppy stuff... I just sailed right over everything. The Explorers, in my opinion, felt a little less controllable. Very happy with my purchase!

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Dan Lombardi wrote a question about on July 23, 2010

For those of you running these on both front and rear, are you running them in the same direction? I read another review elsewhere where people recommended the rear in the reverse direction. I got mine last night, thanks Chainlove, and mounted them up with the rear running backwards, will test it out this weekend hopefully.

And the 2.5 is more like a 2.1, but the treads look like they are going to do some damage. I can't wait!

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Dan Lombardi wrote a review of on March 10, 2010

5 5

These socks are very comfortable, not too tight, kept my feet warm at the slopes and just did their job. Merino is the bomb, and they are thin enough where you can wear another sock over or under these for extra warmth. I have worn Lorpen Merino and well as their silk, and Smartwool. I seem to love these with one of the Lorpen's on super cold days.

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Dan Lombardi wrote a review of on February 26, 2010

3 5

I'm sure someone will tell me to wash it more often, and I do (now)... but i used to use this bottle for a couple weeks, didn't even think to look inside the plastic parts. Mold!!!

Now I use it at home, wash and dry it out (completely by removing the straw and the bite-valve) about once a week.

Otherwise the bottle works well, easy to use, even my daughter was drinking out of this at 14 months old. I had the bottle in my car and it did leak a little bit when on its side.

I prefer the Nalgene Narrow mouth 32 oz bottle over this one for my needs.

This one does not fit in my cup-holder in my car, neither does my Nalgene for that matter.

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Dan Lombardi wrote a review of on February 26, 2010

Best bottle out of all that I've owned...
5 5

I started out with a Sigg... not bad, but I dont care for my stuff getting dented up... Nor can I see what is growing on the inside (not clear). My wife has a Sigg and the inside of her's looks brown/rusty now... Then I had the Camelbak Better Bottle... loved it, till I noticed how much/quickly mold grew in the plastic parts...Now I have been using the Nalgene narrow mouth 32 oz for about a year, at work and on hikes... its perfect.. not too tall, great size opening so you don't spill fluids all over the place like the wide-mouth's, no denting, and no mold!!!This one is a keeper! The logo will get scratched though, so I finally got to a point where I scraped the entire logo off completely.

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Dan Lombardi wrote a review of on February 20, 2010

Mixed feelings
3 5

As much as I love Mountain Hardwear products, this beanie gives me mixed feelings. In mild temps, this hat works great; or of i'm just casually going out on a cool day. But two times now I have gone out in the cold (once skiing and once hiking) and my head starts to HURT... as if I am getting the worst head-cold ever. Seems to be letting in a lot of wind, especially when I was skiing. I swapped to another hat and my head felt much warmer. Covers my ears well which is nice, and yes the top can look a little pointy sometimes, so I try to pull it down as much as I can.

I normally take a large helmet, but I bought a small Dome Perignon hat. When trying them on, the others were way too big for my dome and were SUPER pointy on the top because I couldn't pull it down all the way; the small was just right. Take a look at the pic attached, any larger in size and it would be over my eyes.

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Dan Lombardi wrote a review of on August 13, 2009

4 5

My wife ordered these gloves for me, in black/large. Got them, the left glove fit perfectly!!! The right glove fit as well, but the gel padding on the palm was not sewn completely... actually only about 1/2 way around the palm to be exact. Looks like Fox ran out of thread in the sewing machine!!! The silicone gel piece was hanging out, and there was another section on the glove that had a hole in it.

Emailed Fox, they said to contact Backcountry.... Backcountry was kind enough to replace them for me, GO BACKCOUNTRY! Very glad i purchased them here!! 2nd set fit like a glove :o)

After a ride, they are very comfortable and you don't even notice the gel padding. If you look at the glove, the gel padding looks like it would almost be too much and you'd feel it as you were wearing them, but you don't.

These, in size large, are slightly smaller than other large gloves that I have worn, but lucky me they are a perfect fit (my other's were too loose on me).

4/5 because Fox F'ed up. But 5 stars for Backcountry all the way.

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Dan Lombardi wrote a review of on February 13, 2009

5 5

This shell is great, it has some nice features like how the velcro can hold/cover the hood, water bottle holder inside the jacket, good size pockets. Nice and lightweight yet its pretty warm for what it is, and you can layer up nicely underneathe.

I am 5'10" 183 lbs and I got a medium, couldn't be happier and i'm glad I read these reviews cause I would've tried a large to start off with. The Peat Moss green is a very nice color on this one.

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