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Gabe H.

Gabe H.

San Francisco, Tahoe, Red Rocks Vegas, Yosemite.

Gabe H.'s Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running
Biking
Climbing

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on October 2, 2010

5 5

fast drying, mid to low knee lenth, thin and super comfy wearing between the legs on long hikes -no chaffing.
lots of storage pockets (that could actually stand to be a bit higher due to certain heavy items bouncing agains the knee. i'm a 33" waist and can wear the 34" short without a belt, or a with a belt for extra cinch.
good short to toss over cycling liners for busting around town or the trails on the MTB.

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on October 2, 2010

3 5

good weight to wear around, cotton similar to khakis and cut similar to jeans. i'm 6'1" and 180lbs, i normally wear a 32, 33 or 34 depending on the pant. i wear a 32 in these and have sufficient room to fit a hand inside the waistband. at the same time, when i squat down or sit in a chair, the legs are a little tight in the thigh area near the upper leg/crotch. i would prefer a more generous cut, especially from a pant that is gusseted (ie. the gusset might as well not even be there with this pant). prana also cuts their length to the waist size (rather than making lengths) this is annoying because if i bought the 33 or 34, that's a pretty long inseam, and even the 32 is generous in length.. you gotta be pretty tall, or willing to get them hemmed to make the larger waist sizes work.
i wish i could have tried a 33 just to check the fit, but i could already fit a hand in the waistband as i said..

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on August 9, 2010

5 5

I've been training with accelerade for over a year. I first started using it for hiking, climbing and cycling, then started using it during triathlon training once I took up the sport 6 months ago. For me, it provides an excellent source of both sucrose and fructose which is critical to repleshing both blood sugar and glycogen supplies in your muscles. The protein ABSOLUTELY aids in muscle repair and recovery. There is no doubt I perform better and recover faster from long runs, swims and rides when I'm using Accelerade..As for those that criticize the sugar in this sports drink, I just have to laugh because it demonstrates a very poor understanding of sports nutrition. Read a book before you criticize something.I will agree however, that this stuff contributes to gas, but then again so do most protein supplements -a little gas is not a big deal given the benefit of the drink.I have never had the stomach issues that others have had, but I don't have a sensitive stomach. You need to test any product to know if it will affect your system in adverse way. Other than in these reviews, i've never head of this stuff upsetting people's stomachs, and the fairly large triathlon club i belong to are pretty big fans of this stuff. cheers.

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on June 13, 2010

3 5

so they have great coverage, they are a big, frame. small faces, look elsewhere. i love giant specs, so these are a good casual, knock-around sunglass. they are very light, relatively durable, but i've had two problems. 1) i find the lenses scratch easier than some of my other glasses. they seem a bit fragile... however the lens clarity is stellar, and things acutually look clearer and crisper with oakley lenses. i love their optics. here is my big gripe. oakley customer service sucks donkey parts. one of the "o"s popped out on its own, and i called to ask oakley about this. they said it happens, but they wanted $10 to replace the "o" or i had to pay $40 to send them in for an "evaluation" what a absolute joke. this is horrific customer service. any other company i can think of just sends out a new part if something goes missing. i've had companies send me a shippng label to send somethign in for free warranty.. Oakley shoudl take note.

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on February 15, 2010

3 5

this review isn't a review of performance, but just a note about fit to help others. i'm 6'1" 178, and have a little bit longer torso for my height. i ordered a large, and this is a really nice, high quality bib, as all Sugoi stuff seems to be. unfortunately, the bib was perfect in terms of fit except for the length of the straps which felt too tight on my shoulders. i have the same problem with pearl izumi -medium is too small, large is too big. with sugoi, the large was perfect, but another two inches of strap length would have been necessary for a perfect fit. Santini fits awesome -i wish other makers would take a cue from them..
one other note -like the other reviewer, i found the knicker a little short below the knee, and the elastic at the knee wasn't tight enough so when my knee was bent, a little gap opened in the front of the leg opening. kinda weird.

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on February 13, 2010

4 5

there you have it -it's super thin, minimalist design as is most Golite gear. incredibly thin material is about the thickness of a plastic baggie or potato chip bag, so don't expect any warm unless you're using it as an outer layer over an insulating layer -so this makes it very versatile in terms of temperature range. at 6'1" and 178lbs, the large fit perfectly. great for the weight conscious fastpacker!

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on January 31, 2010

4 5

super soft, good fit for lanky builds. i'm 6'1" and like the fit of the large. form fitting, but not skin tight. just fold the cuffs up about 3" when you're not using the thumb holes. speaking of thumb holes, i had to send one of these back because one thumb hole was too small to get a thumb through. got a replacement, and both thumb holes work perfectly. i find merino to be really warm, so I have to be careful of not overdressing. they make this shirt in a zip neck version which is better for regulating heat. overall, you can't go wrong with this shirt.

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on January 31, 2010

5 5

i'm 6'1" 180 and the large fits me perfectly. I'm a bit long and lanky, and i think BC makes clothes for lanky people, so the arm length is just fine. I love the thumb holes on chilly runs, and if i'm not using them, i just fold them up so they don't ride down my wrist. the zipper is excellent for dumping heat, and the material is super soft and comfy. for me, the shirt is really warm, and i can climb in 55 degree weather without being cold at all. this is a great piece, and a steal when it comes up on SAC.

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on January 31, 2010

5 5

epic bottle. doesn't drip/leak while running or in your bottle cage, and if you're smarter than the bottle, you don't have the problems that other reviewers are bringing up about the bottle being hard to squeeze. i mean really? sore hands?
it's pretty simple -you invert the bottle, and the water nearly pours itself into your mouth.

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on January 24, 2010

4 5

excellent outer layer for activity in the 40s and 50s, but not designed to substitute as a full blown shell. i'm 6'1 175 and a large fits, but it's just a bit tighter in teh shoulders/back than i would prefer, but it still works fine for running and even as a light shell to stash while cycling. will also be great for fastpacking durign the summer. i got it on SAC, so full price seems way too high for what you're getting but at SAC price of 85% off, it was a great buy. cheers.

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on December 6, 2009

5 5

i use these for trail races for an easy and quick carb source. usually i eat one about 30 minutes before the start and then another every hour of the race in conjuction with my electrolyte drink. works really well, also handy for climbing/hiking and mountain biking on activities over an hour or two.

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on December 6, 2009

4 5

i've been using this stuff in trail races to maintain blood sugar and help with recovery. seems to work pretty well to help maintain energy levels and function as a psuedo meal supplement with the protein. the downside is the protein makes for difficult cleanup in camelbak bladders and bottles. clean your bladders ASAP otherwise it's a pain and a mess. i just ordered a few more cannisters off bonktown after trying this stuff against GU drink and powerbar's drink mix -both of which are salt/sugar without the protein. thumbs up.

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on December 5, 2009

4 5

works well, and burns very little fuel. easy to use. i used this lantern this past weekend in Big Basin and it's a great way to throw a little light around your camp area while cooking/eating etc.. the lantern is very small, and burns very quietly, but it wasn't quite as bright as i thought it would be, so it's best for 1-2 people in a small camp area.
i do like the fact that you can walk around with it like a flashlight if you hold it by the fuel cannister. it shares fuel with my pocket rocket, so that's convenient, but of course you need two cannisters if you want to cook while using the lantern.

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Gabe H. wrote a review of on December 5, 2009

5 5

i have these 3/4 as well as the full length insulator tights. good quality, very supportive overall. the 3/4 length is great because they keep your knees warm and supported while not being too warm which is great on the shoulder seasons. i am 6'1" 178 and tried medium and large. the medium was the way to go as these things are really stretchy. initially i wasn't using the drawstring, and the tights were sliding down a bit. i started snugging up the drawstring and they stay in place well. recommended!

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