PC for the trails, Big Cottonwood for the snow.
So, for years, I've generally been unhappy with button-up shirts. Usually they're cut to wide through the entire shirt, or when they get skinnier they're too tight in shoulders. Due to never finding the right fit, I've been on a tee, raglan tee, or sweater kick to achieve the fit and look I'd like.
The comment about fitting V-shaped individuals is spot on. I'm overly excited with how this shirt in a size small fits nice and slim through my mid section, but has plenty room/articulation in the arms. I've never been this satisfied with a button down and I think I've found my brand with Arc'teryx.
A little background info is I'm 5'6'', 155lbs with a 38" chest, so you can can get a bit of the proportions.
Aside from the fit, the material is quite nice and should work great out hiking or cruising the town with friends.
Out crushing Ascensions on my split. With uncompromising grip, these skins instantly gave this first year splitboarder plenty of confidence for exploring what the Wasatch has to offer. I've tried other skins, and while weight savings are there, the improvement in grip is unparalleled.
What's better than a non-stick frying pan? Non-stick boxer briefs.
A bit skeptical at first to add even more fabric where storage space gets tight, but the built-in dividers do a great job keeping everything comfortable.
The modal/wool blend handles winter activities with ease, but as a the the temperature rises I would probably seek out a lighter weight alternative for being active.
All said and done though, these are incredibly soft and comfortable and are a now a big part of my underwear quiver since I've picked up another 2 pairs.
the must have for your DIY split set up. If you're connection isn't 100% these do the job of pulling the planks together tightly. Board response was vastly improved.
With a full laundry basket this is the go to shirt. What's better than a cool looking shirt that won't stink up the office.
A side from the fact you can wear it for a week in the woods and then to work on Monday, the shirt manages temperature incredibility and outperforms cotton in the moisture management department. While not as dry as some polypro garments, an easy solution to a sweaty hike is a quick fiver to to hang the shirt to dry. By the time you've drank your water and munched a snack it'll be dry and ready to go.
These are a great simple running short. With two side pockets that are perfect for an ID, spare cash, or an iPod, and a rear zippered pocket the essentials for a couple hour run are there. When loaded up, the waist band does a great job keeping the shorts in place and you out of a 90s rap video.
The best part is probably the feel of these shorts. With a soft and light touch you barely notice they're on. The short isn't only comfortable, heat and moisture are handled 100% while out on the road or trail.
If i had to nit pick, I'd like to see the fabric be a bit tougher to push these in the durability department went out on the trail or hiking but these are running shorts and perform great as them.
6 or so months ago my underwear quiver needed to be redone. I was stocked with holey, blown out, less than optimized cotton garments.
Since the upgrade to wool I've never been more comfortable in my pants. Fit is great, breathability is unreal and moisture management is pretty impressive. These are also proving to be more durable with little signs of wear and tear over 6 months.
Between comfort, durability, and performance the return on investment over your standard fruit bowl undies is unreal. Definitely worth every penny
This tool has everything I've needed on my current trail and road bikes. The essentials are there and a few tools have been conveniently shaped to make on trail fixes easier. That along with a simple band for a case you can't go wrong for an on trail tool.
I've been an avid user of zinc based lip-balm for quite some time now. This is now my favorite non-stick option. The smell and taste (not super important but still relevant) are beyond decent, and I've had no issue with spending 4+ hours in the sun exposed in the Wasatch out on my split board or cruising the Crest trail on my mountain bike.
I opted for the Reverb due to its fully hydraulic actuation and to this day am still happy with my decision. The ease of use with the light actuation button (mounted on the underside of my bar on the left) is incomparable to competitors. After 3-5 rides I found myself instinctively using the post with little thought of preparation by either slowing down or glancing at the lever.
The post has been on my bike for 3-4 months now with no issues that weren't solved with general maintenance (aka refill the air chamber to the required PSI). When the air pressure dropped enough below the required height, the saddle would sag through the stroke, but thankfully this was solved within seconds. One thing I would like to point out is seat clamp torque. If this is over tightened there is a good chance the post will not drop or will hang up on release.
That being said, I haven't encountered any of the previous generation issues and am finally convinced a dropper post is a must have for any trail rider out there due to the immense increased to on trail fun.
In previous years, 2010 and before, I wasn;t the biggest fan of the t.rice with the aggressive C2 shape and stiffness. Currently I'm on the 153 and absolutely love it.
I couldn't aggree more with tomassend1595179. The progressive flex is probably why I love this board so much, pow and packed butters are no problem and this has plenty of support for hucking your stuff as shown my the riceman himself.
I like using the word support with this board as stiffness sends out the wrong idea but it's pretty incredible how you can really flex and work the board with having plenty of confindence knowing the tip or tail will keep you up right.
Picked these up because of my high arches and the supernatural fit kit included. My high arch eneded up meaning the volume was a bit low in this shoe with the proper insole so that was kind of a bust and I ended up riding the show very comfortable with the thinnest insole setting.
Aside from fit the shoe was very stiff and didn't create any awkward pressure points like other race worthy soles.
My only practical complaint would be the toe protection lacks in durability. The fabric wore and started looking chewed up after a couple hike-a-bike sections.
Great, classic styling.
Stiff,, responsive sole with good feedback. My favorite part of these shoes is how inside the cleat is set. This is great for that squared up aggressive stance on a downhill bike. The effective q-factor is a bit wide for XC riding but you can set them up comfortably if you move the cleats towards the outside.
Outstanding grip is an understatement as most people know with 5.10's stealth rubber.
This shoe has a good balance of stiffness and grip for the mountain bike. I feel the shoe started off a bit to still for dirt jumping, skate park, and bmx but as they broke in, pedal feel became better.
I'd keep these on my feet for the trails but would still stick to my softer van's for bmx.
Pretty much identical to that other brand you find at hardware stores except for 1 big difference.
These gloves use a different liner fabric that doesn't pack out like the loose-style "heat keep"fabric. I feel those lost some of their warmth as the fabric packed out and this isn't an option with the "heattrak" that Flylow Uses. Been using these for about 2 months now and they're holding up strong. Should last more than a season of 60+ days if the liners doesn't loose it's warmth.
Picked this up to veer away from insulated shells for the mellower (temp wise) winter here in UT.
The waterproofing was spot on the day I got out in the rain and has been since in the snow. The jacket also breathes impressively well as I never feel clammy or too hot, which is a good thing as I run a bit warm. I'm not a huge fan of snow gators, waist or wrist, and this jacket opts out of wrist but has a non removable waist gator. The non removable part isn't a deal break as its pretty minimal and stays in place impressively well, making it seem non-existent when not in use.
Only down side is no mesh in the vents and an initially hard to use zipper. The zipper took a couple of uses to break in but works smoothly now.
So this is my second "camrock" rossi, my first was the j-dub, the predecessor to the jibsaw.
A bit about my set up:
Union forces. 24" stance. set back 1"(rode centered but set back was better for pow and float)
32 TM two
So, the board is initially much softer than the j-dub, while still being a 7 on their scale. the great thing is it still has the same support as you flex into the board making it a great jib and shred option.
The early rise tip and tail make butters and presses a piece of cake and it also keeps the tip up while smashing through fresh or chopped up pow.
The mag is pretty mellow on this deck compared to other but is still noticeable and quite effective. With the camber between your feet, magnetraction, and early rise tips most of the grip is derived from your feet and between which results in the board riding pretty short and feels like a skate board with big floaty tip and tail.
Bottom line is this thing rips all the conditions. The short running length really focuses the grip at and between your feet and not at the tip and tail so for wide open charging it may not be the best board. However it's a great every day resort board.
Bought this for my father for his birthday. He now looks like a Grizzly. Satisfaction gauranteed!
Was a bit surprised when i found out the fabric used was dru release from OR. This is a nice lightweight hooded sweat shirt that breaths and wicks just as well as the next poly blended shirt.
A bit of a looser fit, and i would say these run a tad big. I'm 5'6'', 165 and would be happier if the medium was a bit shorter. I'm probably going to pick up a small to wear solo and keep the medium for layering or the spring snow shred.
these are hiking and climbing shorts. I don't do either (well i hike when people don't want to go riding) but these are super comfortable. Been using these as a basketball style short subsitute and they're definitely more comfortable for the causal lounging, or doing some work in the yard. The best part is that they make great post ride shorts because you can pull over and hop in the water with no hesitation as they dry quickly and you won't be soaking your car seat.
I'd buy more.
As for sizing, I'm 5'6'', 165, with a 31" waist and the smalls fit nicely, sitting above my knees perfectly.
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