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Eugene Efremov wrote an answer about on January 4, 2013

I would think you'd want a completely transparent lens for night riding, which none of these come with. They do all seem to come with an amber lens, which is good for bright sunny days and I guess it will do for night riding.

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Eugene Efremov wrote an answer about on January 4, 2013

Instead of keep buying helmets, you might want to go to your neighborhood REI or Sports Basement or something and just try them on until you find a good fit.
These fit well with my new Boll� helmet, they do not fit well with my old Boeri helmet.

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Eugene Efremov wrote a review of on January 4, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing is great, one side is the correct size for the screws that hold your bindings on the board, the other side is for all the screws on all the straps of your bindings. I use this at home even, when adjusting bindings. I wish I had a handier way to keep it instead of just flopping around at the bottom of my backpack, but that's not the tool's fault.

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Eugene Efremov wrote an answer about on January 4, 2013

Depends on what size binding you have. My normal boots are size 11 Vans and my bindings are L and I have to use the medium capstrap; however I've also ridden in rented size 10.5 Burton boots and those were enormous and I had to readjust the strap and easily could have used the L capstrap with those.

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Eugene Efremov wrote a review of on January 4, 2013

3 5

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

The one I got didn't look like the picture shows now, but I assume the essence is the same.
I used this on a day when it was about 30-32 and a heavy snow was falling, which means that there was a lot of moisture on the outside and also I was breathing rather heavy because I was working harder. Anyway, I found this thing suffocating me more often than not. Once it got wet, it stopped being breathable. So, I'll only be using this one on dry and cold days, if it's wet and cold I bought a couple others to try out.

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Eugene Efremov wrote a review of on January 4, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

They look amazing and they get a lot of attention, which is what I was going for, but they do have drawbacks.
The lens latches into the frame in a way that doesn't feel very secure, and isn't - it's liable to come undone, letting cold air into your goggle, which is bad if there is also moisture, because it will form ice on the inside of the lens.
Also the chrome on the outside is real susceptible to getting scratched up. You have to be pretty paranoid to keep these pristine for long.

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Eugene Efremov wrote a review of on January 4, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the best mitt or glove I've ever even tried on. It's so warm, and the dexterity you have with your index finger free is great, plus for those ultra-cold or super-wet days, you can actually move your index finger over to join the rest of your hand. Plus, when wearing these, you can hold up both hands, say "wub wub wub" and scurry sideways, and it's HILARIOUS.

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Eugene Efremov wrote a review of on January 4, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I use this stuff for snowboarding, I wore it on a bluebird day with temps between 30 and 35. I was clammier than I'd like to be in this stuff. I don't think it wicks moisture that well, and it doesn't breathe that well either, so you don't evaporate as much as with other tech fabrics. It's still a lot better than cotton, and it's definitely warmer than any of my other baselayers. But I think this is going to be my emergency set, and only make the starting lineup if it's 20 degrees and storming.

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