Evannn

Evannn

Maine / Illinois

Evannn's Bio

Snowboardin since 1996. Love cruisin trails, gettin pow, exploring in the backcountry, and lappin the parks.

Evannn

Evannnwrote a review of on January 25, 2016

5 5

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

I needed something to keep my hands warm while riding and running in Maine through the winter, and I am very happy with my purchase. In my opinion, they are thicker and bulkier than they appear in the images. While this 'bulkiness' slightly hinders dexterity, I am still able to shift and break with minimal limitations. If I were a more serious 'picky' rider, this may be an issue, but when it's 20°, I'm more concerned with warmth than the smoothest shifting. While I tend to 'run warmer' than most people, I find these extremely warm: so warm that my hands can become sweaty even in the coldest of conditions. So far, the coldest I've had them is 10° with a windchill while riding along the ocean - warm hands and no breeze coming through. These gloves also cover a few inches of my forearms keeping those areas nice and toasty. The reflective areas are convenient for darker riding, and the nose wipe is another great feature that I probably use far too often. I haven't had these out in the rain yet, and hope I never really have to, but I believe the fleece lining and DWR coated shell would keep me warm and dry. Also, you can't beat the sale price!

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Evannnwrote a review of on December 13, 2009

5 5

This is one of my favorite jackets that I've ever owned.
Features that are awesome:
-designed and ridden by Eero Ettala - my favorite rider and one of the best in the world. (he wouldn't endorse a jacket that isn't totally awesome)
-powder skirt zips to my Oakley pants (and is removable).
-15k waterproof rating. I put my sleeve under the sink and watched the water bead right off.
-100g insulation. Super warm. I usually only wear a tshirt under it.
-inner mesh lining is super comfortable
-lycra wrist gaiters keep snow out of your sleeves.
-internal media pocket has a velcro closure and is fleece lined. goggle pocket comfortable fits another lens.
-cell phone easily fits in velcro closed pocket on inner right chest (not mentioned in specs)
-easily accessible season pass pocket is located under the flap of the right pocket
-fleece inside around face is comfortable and warm.
-pockets zipper and snap closed.
Im 6' ~180 lbs and got the XL because I generally like things to be a little baggy. (I usually get XL sweatshirts etc.) I would recommend the Large to anyone around my size. The XL is a little bit too big for me, but I've grown to love the fit actually. But was still a little big before I was used to it.

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Evannnwrote a review of on December 10, 2009

5 5

I've had the Smith Holt helmet for 3 seasons and decided it was time to replace it. I loved it and was skeptical about switching to a new helmet. This one's even better! It's lighter by a few ounces, and its definitely noticeable. I wore a M holt helmet and got the M maze and the fit is fine (wear 7 3/8 hat). Smith also has a lifetime warranty on this helmet which is amazing (it says 1 year on the side over there -->, but its really lifetime). I have a bunch of pairs of goggles and they all fit well with this helmet (crowbar, prodigy, fuse, just to name a few). Excellent product from a company that really knows what they're doing with their helmets. And with the best warranty in the industry, there's really no reason to not wear one. Comes with a nifty helmet bag too.

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Evannnwrote a review of on December 10, 2009

5 5

I've worn these a few times out this year and they're great. The inner thigh vents go all the way around (venting your entire crotch, instead of just the inside of your leg). I wore these on one day a few weeks ago when it was pouring rain. Although water didnt 'bead' off of the fabric, my legs didnt get wet... and the weather was horrible. I have the 'gold sun' colorway. Its nice and bright but not obnoxiously bright like how some yellow colors are. Good stuff. I was expecting nothing but the best from Oakley, and they delivered.

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