Free Shipping on Orders Over $50 - Some Exclusions Apply*
  • 1-800-409-4502

  • Live Chat with a Gearhead

  • 100% Guaranteed Returns

Dani

Dani

Brighton, Big & Little Cottonwood Canyons, Utah

Danielle's Passions

Snowboarding
Hiking
Road Cycling
Snowshoeing

0 Comments

Dani

Dani wrote a review of on December 26, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This shirt is feels and fits great the first time it is worn. I am 5'8" with a longer torso and seek tops that are longer in the torso and sleeves. The medium top started out a really nice length in the torso and sleeves, with a perfect fit. I was excited! Unfortunately, like all wool it shrinks after the first wash (didn't even dry it!). I wish Icebreaker or SmartWool would add some length to compensate for this shrinkage. I see recommendations to go up a size, but I'd really like to not have to give up the snug fit I enjoy in order to get the right torso and arm length.

So it's still a nice looking top, but I now have to stretch it before wearing. I can't wear it for snowboarding, because with wipe-outs like mine the top is sure to rise and create a gap for Frosty the Snowman to sneak in and stay for a while. Brrrrrrr......

(0)

 

Dani

Dani wrote a review of on December 26, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These shoes are amazingly comfortable. I typically wear an 8.5 or 9 (lean towards 9 for athletic endeavors), so I purchased size 40.5. They are well cushioned, yet supportive, and made extremely well. There is plenty of room in the toe but still have a slim look and feel - not bulky and wide like some shoes. I wear them mostly for bumming around, and get comments all the time asking where they can get them. I wouldn't hesitate wearing them on a rugged hike. The Pope would envy my red (Parrot color) shoes...if envy wasn't a sin. I like them so much, I bought a pair for my husband, and he feels the same about the shoes.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Dani

Dani wrote a review of on March 16, 2010

4 5

I love the Burton Escapade bindings. I have them on all of my snowboards. However, the last pair of Escapade EST bindings I purchased have the "holed" toe cap versus the "full" toe cap. (This photo shows the full toe cap.) I highly recommend the full toe cap because the holed toe cap slides up and down the toe of my boot. I never have this problem with my other Escapades with the full toe cap. I heard Burton provides superb customer service, so I'm going to check out a replacement with them.

Update: Burton does have excellent customer service and sent new toe straps without hesitation. Great job, Burton.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Dani

Dani wrote a review of on February 18, 2009

4 5

This helmet does a good job. I previously wore a Giro G9 for about 3 years, and stuck with it. It's warm, and I like the helmet adjustment on the rear of the helmet (my previous version did not have that) that is similar to my cycling helmet. The only down side is that my Roxy goggles don't fit on the brim when not in use for some reason, and they're left to dangle and collect snow.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Dani

Dani wrote a review of on January 7, 2009

5 5

While this is slightly itchier than the SmartWool (this is coming from someone who cannot stand the itch of wool!) but still very wearable. I love the fit even after washing, the finger holes, and the extra tall collar even more so than the SmartWool mid-weight. It wicks the moisture great and looks fashionable to boot! Looks and feels great even off the slopes with jeans if you want something to throw on with a vest. Works wonderfully as the only base layer under a North Face HyVent snowboarding jacket down to around 30 degrees - and I'm the type who is always freezing. Not any more...

(0)

 

0 Comments

Dani

Dani wrote a review of on January 7, 2009

5 5

I'm ALWAYS cold and this year set out to get technical clothing for warmth rather than my usual bulk. This is a great base layer that keeps me warm as the only base layer under a North Face HyVent jacket, so far keeping me toasty down to around 35 degrees. Anything below that, I add a Mountain Hardware fleece pull-over, and I'm good-to-go. It truly does wick the moisture and lock in the warmth. It washes well, although gets slightly fuzzy as all wool does. I have a longer torso and arms and it seemed to shrink slightly but it still fits OK. The torso did not become a half-shirt, so I was happy about that. There's still a couple inches to tuck tightly into my snowboarding pants.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Dani

Dani wrote a review of on January 7, 2009

5 5

These gloves are great. I'm a wimp when it comes to the cold and I love these gloves! It's difficult to see in the photo, but in the top of the glove there is a flap just above the North Face logo. There is a zipper tucked in there that opens up a small pocket to hold a hand warmer. I put them in every time I go on the slopes and it's < 35 degrees or so and my gloves stay warm all day long. In truly extreme cold my fingertips get slightly chilly, but I throw them under the hand warmer in the bathroom and I'm good-to-go another 2-3 hours. I would usually wear a medium, but I purchased large so that the gloves wrist elastic can fit around my wrist guards for snowboarding. My first pair lasted 3 seasons of hard use, and I recently purchased my 2nd pair.

(1)

 

0 Comments

Dani

Dani wrote a review of on January 4, 2009

4 5

The Burton Feelgood makes you a better snowboarder the moment you strap it on. I took lessons and continued to fall all over the place on my old (non Burton) board during my first year of boarding. I am coordinated and athletic and was very disappointed at how hard snowboarding seemed to me at the time. I purchased my '08 Feelgood based on reviews here, and it did not disappoint. Once I started on this board, I went from clumsy novice to intermediate right away. I know high quality gear can make a big difference, but this was a huge leap in skills for me solely due to the board. My husband and friends were impressed! It's held up quite well, although I find Burton boards overall to crack somewhat easily on the top. I am 5'8" and a sturdy 160 and I went with the 158cm, which is shorter than the recommendations in the sizing chart. If I had to do it over again I would go even shorter - a 156cm. Compared to a 156cm I recently purchased (different make and model), comparatively the 158 feels a bit long now and takes more effort to get into the turn. I use the board mostly for all mountain riding at on primarily intermediate runs.

(0)

 

0 Comments