Dan Ralston

Dan Ralston

Homebase is VA

Dan's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Climbing

Dan's Bio

Get me outside! Anyplace, anytime, anyway just get me out.

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Dan Ralston

Dan Ralston wrote a review of on July 18, 2008

1 5

This is one of the worst MH products I have ever owned and I have a lot of MH. I used this parka for a winter summit attempt on Mt. Rainier. #1 the hood snaps on - not zippers. In a 'real' winter mountain wind the wind will blow through every snap gap and freeze your neck. #2 everytime you try to zipper the pockets the zippers get material in them and jam-up. Then you have to remove your gloves to fix the zippers. To me these are both show stoppers for a coat designed for as the name implies Sub Zero. Don't buy this parka and MH should either fix these issues or pull it off the market! Of course if you are just wearing it as a puffy jacket to the bar go ahead just don't wear it for its real use.

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Dan Ralston wrote a review of on February 11, 2008

4 5

These are fantastic layering pants or worn alone. I wore them alone in 40 degrees with high activity and they were great. Wicking was the best of any layering pants I own including wool/poly. However they are not wind proof. If its windy you need shell pants. And the pocket is kewl! I would buy them again and would have rated them a 5 if they had been windproof.

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Dan Ralston wrote a review of on November 15, 2007

4 5

Great gloves, tremendous warmth and I would buy them again without hesitation. However the liners seem a little long fingered. I wear right on a size medium in most everything, just your average guy I guess. But while just wearing the liners I tried to tie some knots in my tent’s guy lines and the finger tips of the liners were too long and I had to take them off to manipulate the cord. I’ve written OR and hopefully they can exchange them for a small liner. I think with the stretch capabilities of the liner a small liner in a medium shell would be a good combination for me. But if you have long finger these would be perfect.

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Dan Ralston wrote a review of on October 8, 2007

1 5

Buy from this site but don’t buy this! The hood is good but the face shield sucks. It took forever to position it correctly across my nose and mouth. And I was in the comfort of my warm house not at 19,000’ with mittens. Even then the hook and loop closure and seams scratched the crap out of my face and neck. I can only imagine how it would be to adjust at altitude with the hook and loop closure sticking to my mittens while my big nose is getting frostbite. Worse piece of gear I have bought in a long time. HOWEVER, the guys at site took care of me. As the always do. The ‘best of the best’ customer service I have ever found! Also proves the point of not test driving new gear at the point you ‘need’ what it is supposed to do.

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