HENRY OOTEN

HENRY OOTEN

West Virginia. Snowshoe mtn. Winterplace. New River Gorge. Kanawha state forest.

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HENRY's Passions

Backpacking
Camping
Snowboarding
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

HENRY's Bio

HENRY OOTEN

HENRY OOTEN wrote a review of on January 30, 2014

4 5

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

This fits true to size as an active slim fit layering garment. I am 5'10, 180lbs slightly muscular build, and purchased Medium. At first it seemed too snug around the chest and armpits, but after wearing a couple times it stretched and broke in a little. This jacket is very comfortable, warm, and fuzzy soft. It layers well under my Marmot ROM jacket, and I can comfortably wear a Patigonia Cap 2 under it no problem.
Biggest complaint like so many other reviewers is the thumb holes. They aren't very comfortable. I think the best option would be for Patagonia to update this next year to use the R1 material for the entire wrist cuff utilizing the R1 thumb holes and this would be perfect. The R2 fuzzy material is too bulky to comfortably fit under snug fitting gloves. Other than that it looks quite techy. That can be good or bad depending on how you look at it. My girlfriend wasn't to fond of the appearance of the jacket and refers to it as my "panda jacket" due to the fuzzy material and contrasting R1 material.
I like the jacket and wear it most of the time due to how comfortable and soft it is. I intend to use this layering in winter for snowboarding, spring and fall for climbing, hiking, camping.
I also purchased an R1 hoody at the same time and returned it preferring the R2. The R1 with an even slimmer fit, my Cap2 bunched up every time under it, and even more techy look, something I wouldn't want to wear as a casual piece. The R1 has its place which is pure performance and is legendary for reason, just not for me.

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HENRY OOTEN wrote a review of on February 5, 2012

5 5

No complaints. Great chalk bag. I have used it for outdoor and indoor climbing. Perfect size (for me) and closes up nicely to eliminate spilling chalk. The ring at the opening makes it easy to get hands in and out. The brush holder and zippered pocket adds everything u could want in a chalk bag. I use the zippered pocket to put sum small first aid items in but like others have stated its large enough for a small wallet or smartphone.

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HENRY OOTEN wrote a review of on April 24, 2011

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Good price for a tech shirt. Fits nicely. Im 5'10 180lbs athletic build and the fit is good kinda loose around the waist but not baggy. Size medium. If your skinny u may want to size down. I have hiked, bushwacked and bouldered in this shirt and its held up well so far. The wicking and drying seems to work good as well.

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HENRY OOTEN wrote a review of on April 24, 2011

4 5

I have used this kit for the last two years to wax and maintain my board. I think its a great starter kit and have no complaints of any of the things included. The iron, scraper, and scotch brite pad are the things I use everytime and they all work fine. I used up all the wax included and it kept my board fast for the next couple days on the mtn. It would be nice if it included a large brush to finish the board after the wax job. BTW i had never waxed a board until i got this kit, buy it and watch a couple how to's on youtube and you will be good to go.

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HENRY OOTEN wrote a review of on April 24, 2011

4 5

I got a couple pairs of these after reading all the great reviews. The one thing i gotta say is these do ride up, at least on me, when hiking or climbing, or any activity where theres a high range of motion in my legs. They do better than most but not perfect. The fit is good, the breathing and wicking is good, and the drying are good. For any kind of activity cotton does not compare. I'm 5'10 180lbs and the medium fit me nicely. In comparison to the Under Armor boxer jock O i would prefer the ExOfficio. I have both and the UA ride up worse. I have the 6" inseam in those.

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HENRY OOTEN wrote a review of on April 24, 2011

5 5

I have been using this light for over a year now and have no complaints. I used the same set of lithium batteries in it forever. Light output is great, two diffenet modes with different intesities in either mode makes it versatile. I mostly use this for camping and night hiking and plan to use it for caving also.

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HENRY OOTEN wrote a review of on March 6, 2010

4 5

I just started waxin my own board and this is the only wax i have used, so i have nothing to compare it to. But i like it seems fast to me after the first time waxin my board i noticed i was breezin by pretty much everyone else in flat sections so thats a plus to me. No complaints so far.

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HENRY OOTEN wrote a review of on February 7, 2010

5 5

So far im loving these bindings. Construction looks and feels to be very solid. Straps and ratchets work smoothly. I really like the toe strap webbing, works nice and has never slipped off. The wedgie footbeds also make alot of sense and keeps your legs and knees in a comfortable angle. These bindings look and perform very well, I have no complaints. I have only used them 7 times so i cant comment on the longevity or durability of them, but so far so good.
My experience
Used: 7 times
Terrain Ive been on: All mountain, groomers, dbl blacks, terrain park
Skill level: advanced

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HENRY OOTEN wrote a review of on January 9, 2008

3 5

I bought these for my sister for Christmas. She has small hands and the extra smalls were to large. The liners fit well, but the fingers in the shells were to long. Also it was very hard for her to get her hands in the glove with the liners on her hands even though the gloves were large. Something you definately would not want to deal with on the mountain when your hands are cold. I can't comment on the performance. These were returned for refund.

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