Daniel Maus

Daniel Maus

Gearhead

Salt Lake City, UT

Daniel Maus

Daniel Mauswrote a review of on June 26, 2016

Pretty Awesome!
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These shin/knee guards are killer. They have great protection and look rad. Now I don't mountain bike and use them while flying a parachute down a mountain. They do a great job protecting my legs when I kick bushes at 35mph. I even riveted a gopro mount into the knee for some sick shots. All in all a great piece of gear at an awesome price. They don't seem to move much at all which is great. I only have one issue with them. (Photo Attached) The way the straps connects on it is just a plastic clip. I just know this clip is going to break in the future, it just seems like it is poorly engineered. Let me say it is pretty beefy but once that clip breaks you will have to buy new shin guards because they will no longer stay on. You can however set them how you like them and then just slip them on similar to a soccer shin guard.

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on June 26, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I love 3/4 shorts or Shpants! Norrona is known for their bright outrageous colors and they did not disappoint with these shorts. They are pretty durable and have a gripped waist so they don't move at all while riding. They come with a high back waist as well so your jersey or shirt doesn't ride up and expose your back. The one thing that bothers me is the pockets are kind of strange if you are using them for general use. The top front pockets are very shallow and kind of silly in my opinion. Not sure what they were trying to accomplish, I'm sure they had their reasons however I just use them for casual use and some hiking.

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on June 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you are like me and always lose your sunglasses then these are for you. You cannot find a better pair of sunglasses out there for the price. They come in a ton of awesome colors and are pretty comfortable. I haven't noticed any eye fatigue or any discomfort after hours of use. Definitely a great pair of glasses and if you break them or lose them who cares but another pair, they are cheaper then buying lunch.

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on June 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Stance is the Bomb!
I love their socks and am always buying more. Then they announced that they were going to make underwear and I was pretty excited to see what they were going to come out with. Let me just say they blew my expectations out of the water. Super soft and comfortable. They are some of my favorite boxer briefs that I own. From my initial use they seem pretty Durable as well. I keep catching myself buying more.

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on June 26, 2016

5 5

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

These are rad and super easy. I have a pair of ENO slap straps which are easy as well. The thing I like about these Grand Trunk straps are they compact much more efficiently. These are a no brainer addition to your hammock. Super easy to hook up your hammock anywhere.

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on June 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This hammock is so easy and rad. I have used this thing on Lightweight backpacking trips when I am not expecting any weather. It is an awesome substitute for a tent when you want to shave weight and carry less. I have rigged this up everywhere from a sunny beach in Thailand to the dusty playground of Burning Man. It never disappoints. The two person version is awesome. It has plenty of room for two people, one person and a dog, one person and your gear. Plenty of room for whatever you want to do.

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on March 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

No more slipping and sliding and getting embarrassed in front of your friends. If you don't need full blown crampons these things will do the job. I got these because I am running down hills quickly and that can get really hard when it gets slippery. These will restore your faith in your footing when you know the ground isn't your friend.

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on March 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

These things are rad. Super comfortable fit. Stance does it again with great quality in their products. These underwear are very soft and very breathable. I have tried a few of the more expensive briefs and these are by far my favorite. They are awesome. I would definitely suggest these to anyone. I bought them for a international trip and will buy more when I come back home.

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on March 6, 2016

4 5

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

This wallet seems really nice. I just recently purchased it for travel because my hold wallet didn't hold much money, mainly cards. This wallet can hold a fair amount of cards and cash. The reason it didn't get 5 stars is because I think the money bar could be a little stronger/tighter. Also the Black color looks much more black then the photo.

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on March 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Smith makes some of my favorite goggles. They make lens swapping a piece of cake. I have the Blackout Lens for sunny days and they look awesome and are great at letting the right amount of light in. Then I bought the H.I. Yellow for the snowy Low light days. These add enough contrast and let in enough light that you can still see the details in the ground so you can still fly down the mountain with no brakes.

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on February 8, 2016

5 5

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

These are a great shoe for the service industry as well as everyday life. I purchased these for Long hours on my feet at Sundance Film Festival. They are easy to slip on and fit true to size. The main reason I bought these was because the last few years have been pain on my heels. After a day my heel would be bruised. But these Merrel's changed that. They were very comfortable, lots of cushion. They also had tons of grip, so when I was carrying 40lbs of gear on the icy streets I was confident that I wouldn't fall thanks to Merrel.

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on February 8, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 8.5

I really wanted to like these boots because I love all my other Arcteryx gear however they did not hold up to my expectations. I have only used them a few times these are my thoughts on them.
Here are the Good/Neutral points:
They run a bit more narrow then your traditional shoe. So if your foot is on the narrow side of things then these will fit you great.
They are definitely waterproof. I have been dragging my feet through snow and slush over the last few weeks and my feet were super dry the whole time.
The construction seems pretty solid. Now I haven't been able to abuse these as much as I would like, but they seem like they would hold up to a lot of abuse.
The sole of this shoe is very good, everything you would expect from a Vibram sole.

Now the Bad Things:
They are pretty hard to get on and off. Some this isn't an issue for but some it is. There were definitely times I was cursing it and other times that they seemed to slide on easily.
The biggest thing that bothered me was the heel cup. First there isn't enough padding. Second the heel cup is too big. It doesn't seem to hold your heel in place. When I was hiking up steep slopes my heel would hit the back of the heel and after 10 steps it would get uncomfortable quick. I couldn't imagine 15 miles in them.

That is what you get when a company tries to jump into a new category. I'm sure the shoes to come will be improved and everything we expect from Arcteryx. They just aren't quite there with their boots.

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on November 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

This is a great glove. It feels like you aren't wearing the glove at all in terms of Mobility. The windstopper in the glove makes this glove a 5 star. I plan on taking it touring this year for my uphill glove and I imagine it will do the job great.

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on November 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

This has come to be one of my favorite flannels. It is more lightweight then most flannels so it is easy to wear it during most occasions. The Buttons are a snap button not a traditional button. This is a nice added touch. You can wear it in a crowded club and not get too hot or in the office all day.
KAVU knows how to make a great flannel for the outdoor person in all of us.
This shirt fits True to Size

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Daniel Mauswrote a review of on November 13, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

You cannot beat Prana for quality and comfort. It's hard to find a jean to keep buying after the first pair but this is one of them. These jeans are a straight cut relaxed fit jean. They are a bit looser in the leg then I would like, but these are still one of my favorite jeans. These do fit true to size. I will be buying more of this jean.

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