Northern California, based in Santa Clara
Great snowshoes. They are the only pair I've owned so I can't really compare them to any others but they perform well enough that I wont be looking that get anything else.
The only thing I could really complain about is the binding system can be pretty annoying, but if you just spend sometime to properly adjust them to your boot then you should be good. I have had a problem with the ends coming loose of the clips that are supposed to hold them in place, but the binding doesn't come loose from this; it is just annoying.
Anyone have any idea if Backcountry will restock the g14 with the cramp-o-matic binding? They haven't had anything but new-matic all season.
I. LOVE. THIS. JACKET. Seriously, I think Arc'teryx is one of the best brands on the planet. Unfortunately you do have to pay for that, but it is well worth it in my opinion. I have to say, I feel impervious to the elements when I wear this shell, and it is very easy to adjust all around. The hood has 3 (well really 4) different adjustments so it can fit perfectly comfortable for anyone. My ONE miniscule criticism is that the front side hood adjustments can be hard to pull with gloves when you are wearing it.
Something else to know when buying this jacket is that you shouldn't have to size up. I find this jacket is already sized up a little to fit over layers, so if you are a size small (like me) you should probably buy this jacket as a small.
Love this jacket so much, it had me doing handstands in frozen Yosemite Valley.
This is kinda weird, but is it possible to buy these individually (as in not a pair set)? Maybe directly from Petzl? I already have one and just need one other.