Hydrophilic

Hydrophilic

Cottonwood Ridge/Wasatch; Zion; Colorado Plateau

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David's Passions

Alpine Touring
Trad Climbing
Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Mountaineering
Alpine Skiing

David's Bio

Alpine skiing; Alpine rock/trad climbing; High-angle search and rescue

Hydrophilic

Hydrophilic wrote a review of on February 11, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I criticized these once in deep snow when the lens popped out for cleaning mid run. However I have now purchased an additional pair for myself and my girlfriend who loves them. They look fab and work great...just be careful not to pop the lens out when removing frost in a major storm mid-tour.

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Hydrophilic wrote an answer about on December 22, 2011

Yes...but only if you use a thermal base layer underneath. I skied these today with a thin wool ski sock, and patagonia cap 1 on the bottom with the pat cap 2 men's brief underneath...the mid-mountain temp was 7 degrees F with windchill at -12 degrees F and I was toasty. Obviously, a thicker underlayer's going to add even more warmth, but I find the thin baselayer is great with these when my legs are active (i.e. skiing). I often wear these with only briefs underneath for moderate temps > 30 deg F for exercise like resort skiing.

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Hydrophilic wrote an answer about on March 28, 2011

This helmet is sleek and non-bulbous (lower-profile than average)...This helmet is what your looking for if you want something low key (L/XL) and asthetic. Two other suggestions are a POC racing helmet such as the Skull Light, or even the Smith variant. I don't own the Smith but I see it all over the tram every ride up so there must be something good about it...I do have and enjoy the clutch but now I wear POC receptor bug (my fav) exclusively when in the gnar and a chance of injury increases, plus although it's more bulky/bulbous POC seems to have the asthetics dialed too...

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Hydrophilic wrote a review of on January 8, 2011

5 5

I own two of these (so I can wash one while I'm skiing) This is what the word bomber was meant to refer to (I realize that word is thrown around a lot by doofuses when it shouldn't be used) however this is solid gear. Great design holds accoutrements and beer in the pockets well and the vents are nice and large...cuffs function great with any kind of glove...warm, pretty comfy...this season is slightly improved over last season with new colors and a slightly better fit/cut (at least the two i have differ slightly 2010 v 2011). This is my go-to ski parka for cold weather. You may buy more than one as well (and I'm not even rich so it was a stretch)

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Hydrophilic wrote a review of on January 8, 2011

3 5

These are great goggles for non-heavy snow days...not because of the lens' vision properties, but because the way it attaches. The four points of contact for the lens is intended to make it easy to interchange lenses when conditions change. However, in the BC when your life depends on your ability to see, you may want to consider the fact that after ice accumulated inside the lens, I tried to clean the inside with the cover but the lens continually popped out because it's not designed to be pressed on from the inside. I had to huddle down and put the goggles' lens inside my shirt for a bit before I could even bail. It did ruin my day. It really does have poor venting and the lens comes off too easily with routine handling. My model was 2009.
The positives are it works great when it's not pounding snow and fits my poc helmets perfect. I switched to the other cylindrical POC goggles and am happy.

UPDATE: I changed my mind, just bought another pair of lobes for blue sky days. Goggles are sick.

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Hydrophilic wrote a review of on January 8, 2011

5 5

Just like the Bug, except slightly heavier due to the impact barrier...(can't notice the difference...I have both). Also, the sizing on this is "slightly" looser than the Receptor Bug, maybe to accommodate for other seasons? maybe an individual fluke on my particular piece?
I'd still buy it again...in fact did I mention I have two? Bought my daughter a POC poquito helmet after I wore this a few times. Done deal.

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Hydrophilic wrote an answer about on December 29, 2010

There is a whimpy accessory clip you can put on the back... The best goggle for this helmet will have silicone/rubber/something sticky on the inside of the headband/strap so it doesn't slide around.

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Hydrophilic wrote a review of on April 27, 2010

5 5

I have 2 of these and whether I'm downclimbing a sandstone chimney outside of St. George or playing pollywog in some Zion slot, there's no sign after washing...they hold the business end afloat...best $100 garment I've ever purchased. I even wear this action to work with khakis...I'm buyin more...make more colors please. fi-sta'

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