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David Ashe wrote a review of on December 5, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Super stoked on this pack. I upgraded to this from a 22L pack because I found myself wishing I had more space on day tours. The back panel, hip belt, and load lifters make it really stable on the up and the down. I have also really appreciated the glove-friendly buckles on the straps on cold days. The spandex, stashable helmet carry is great for keeping snow out of your helmet on the skin track. So far, I can't find anything I would change with this pack. For those of you with experience with the Kode packs of the past, it seems that they have significantly updated the series this year. I would highly recommend this pack for day touring.

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David Ashe wrote an answer about on October 8, 2013

Actually, you can use them for your split. People have been using ski skins for their splitboards for years. The tail clip won't be ideal, but you can get the twin tip connector kit from G3 for $20 (http://us-warehouse.genuineguidegear.com/collections/skins-accessories/products/twin-tip-connector-kit). Obviously, you're better off getting the G3 splitboard specific skins, but if you're looking to save a few bucks, this wouldn't be a bad option.

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David Ashe wrote a review of on March 3, 2012

5 5

I looked for a while this season for a new shell, and I couldn't find a better jacket for the price. I am 6'1", 180 lbs, with a long torso, and the Medium fits like it was made for me. The hood is *actually* helmet compatible, unlike so many that make this claim. There is plenty of room to layer, but it doesn't make me look like a "steezy" park rat. It has all the features you could want, from the huge pit zips to the zip out powder skirt to the huge internal dump pockets. The fabric is heavy duty, but the cut is generous enough to keep it from being restrictive. I am a snowboarder, but I am totally sold on Flylow's products. After being so pleased with this jacket, I ordered the Stash pants, an equally great product. Can't find better quality and better thought out outerwear for the price.

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David Ashe wrote a review of on March 3, 2012

5 5

This thing weighs next to nothing and packs down into one of its pockets. I have had no problems with the waterproofing even in heavy rain. Glad that a jacket at this price point has pit zips. This is a huge step up from the pullover version. The pullover doesn't have pit zips or adjustable cuffs. Worth the extra $ for the full zip.

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David Ashe wrote a review of on March 2, 2012

5 5

I am 6'1", 180 lbs, with a 33" waist and a 32" inseam and i got the Stash pants in Medium. They fit perfectly. Nice and roomy, but not hammer pants by any means. I am a snowboarder, but I prefer ski clothing usually. Sometimes, the cuffs are a little tight on snowboard boots, but these are perfect. I love the huge vents on the inside and outside of each leg. Great for dumping heat quickly on the boot pack. The pockets are large and well thought out. The fabric is tough as nails. I tried Patagonia powder bowls and Outdoor Research Axcess pants before I found these, and neither really worked for me. Then I tried these, since I have been very impressed with my Flylow Quantum jacket, and I couldn't be happier. I wish I had given these a shot earlier. Great quality and great value. A+

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David Ashe wrote a review of on March 2, 2012

5 5

I am 6'1" 180 lbs with a long torso, and the large fits perfectly. I can wear it comfortably with a tshirt or with my patagonia nano puff. I wear it all the time around town, and on warm days snowboarding. The sleeves are long enough, and I really like the adjustable cuffs. They work well with or without gloves. The fabric is light and flexible, and adequately windproof. Go-to jacket.

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David Ashe wrote a review of on March 2, 2012

4 5

I just got the 1.8L bladder to use with my North Face Chugach 16 pack. The bladder fits well in the hydration sleeve. The bite valve is a little large for the insulated sleeve in the shoulder sleeve though. I can get it zipped, but I can see it being a little difficult to do out on the hill, especially with gloves. Not a huge deal though. Other than that, the system functions as advertised. I like the large zip opening, and the bite valve delivers a strong stream. Overall a great product.

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David Ashe wrote a review of on February 27, 2012

4 5

These would be great pants, if I could get a pair that fit me. I am 6'1", 180 lb, with a 33" waist and a 32" inseam. The mediums would snap, but were just tight enough to be uncomfortable, especially sitting down. Not worth the discomfort, considering it is a pair of pants I would be wearing all day long. I ordered a large, and I was swimming in them. The legs were much too long, and even with the velcro waist adjusters cinched all the way up, they were falling off my waist. Other than that, they seemed like a great pair of pants. Pockets and vents seemed well thought out, cuffs seemed pretty bomber. Wish they offered a size that worked for me. Oh well... Replaced with a pair of Flylow Stash pants in size M that fit like a dream.

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David Ashe wrote a review of on January 18, 2012

2 5

I got these for my girlfriend, and I was very surprised to find that they do not have the thigh vents advertised here (and on the mtn hardwear website). I would never buy a pair of ski pants without vents for myself. Luckily, however, they seem to work fine for my girlfriend on all but the warmest days. Should definitely amend your description, though.

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David Ashe wrote a review of on January 17, 2012

5 5

I love these gloves. As a snowboarder, I was a little concerned that they wouldn't stay dry through a full day of riding, regularly touching the snow. So far, they have stayed dry in varying snow conditions. I am very impressed with the sno-seal treatment. They have kept my hands warm down to about 20F. Considering a pair of Ridge gloves for colder days. Price is right if you can get them before they sell out. A+

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