A great light for the price. The spot is super bright and illuminates everything in your path and more. The adjustable brightness in both of the main modes is great, and the red comes in handy around camp. Has a lock feature so it doesnt accidentally turn on in your pack, and also has a batter power indicator. Some awesome features combined to make an outstanding light.
I've got a big ol head, and the L/XL fits it great. I looked at both this and the Pro-tec Riot Boa Helmet. They both fit great, but i chose the bern because of the liner. It's soft but stiff around the back and on the ear flaps and the top is a jersey type material. It's never very cold here so it keeps the air flowing, especially after the hike up. For bike rides on warmer days the liner pops out to keep it cool. Its super easy to get out and in. It lines up real nice with my Smith I/O goggles, and i had to adjust the goggle strap pretty lopsided so that the clip on the back of the helmet fit over the clip on the goggle strap. The neon green is an awesome color, and goes real well with the BC goat sticker. Super rad helmet. I love it.
My noggin's pretty big, and i've got the L/XL in Neon Green. It fits well- no room for a hat under it- and looks rad. I've got smith I/O Goggles that fit great. The clip on the back can be flipped up if you like it to ride higher, but it comes in the down position so that the strap goes straight back from the sides of the goggles. I'd say go for it. Good Luck.
We get some pretty wet weather and most of our roads are gravel which makes the bike commute pretty wet and dirty at times. I was tired of wearing my rubber boots, so I grabbed a pair of these of of steepandcheap. I wear size 12 in everything and the 12s are a bit narrow but otherwise, they fit just right. My beef is that they dont really stay on my feet. I don't know if it is that the lacing system doesn't tighten well enough, or if the sole is too stiff, but every time i pick up my foot in a step or on the upswing of my pedal my heel slides up and down. I'm a person that rarely ties my shoes, so this usually doesnt bother me, but on a bike ride i want my shoes to stay in place. Theyre not so bad that i'll send em back, but if i did it again i'd go for the taller ones.
Good: They're pretty comfy, warm, and the waterproofedness is good to go.
Nice and light, small but functional, and no crazy corners, lips, or edges to wear on your pack. The extendable handle is sweet, and the extra inches make life nice. Great shovel.
They're another strap. Got them on sale, so they were the cheapest option at the time. Good quality, and exactly as expected. We're using them right now for a clean up project pulling sleds. We use the straps to hold our sleds to our packs on the way down the trail, and to secure our load while we pull. After rubbing on hundreds of rusty metal spikes and barbed wire, they're showing little to no wear.
Yup, 1 inch.
Well, Mike, it all depends on the person. The boat's claimed weight is 44 pounds.
Keeping this down would be all about your stakes or anchors. You can tie a line to a the steaks, a stick, or a rock and bury it in the sand.. or you can pick up a set of these sand/snow anchors: http://www.backcountry.com/Store/catalog/search.jsp?q=sand+anchor&s=u
Yup! They do zip together. Depending on what you're going for, you might want to make sure you've got the same temp ratings (or maybe not, and the other person will want in your half?)
I live in super remote Alaska. I'm in Dutch Harbor- 800 miles from Anchorage. What i've done to get big items that no one ships to ak, is find an expeditor in Seattle or Tacoma, and have it shipped to them (or a friend who can get it to an expeditor). Then they put it on a barge and get it to alaska. You can either pick it up from the barge, or they sometimes are partners with trucking companies and airlines who will bring it to you town to pick it up. Sounds complicated, but it is pretty easy.. Just a quick google search. And its not as spendy as you might think, if its something you really want, it's usually worth it! Good Luck!
I don't know about the pick up option.. But here is the Carolina 12.0:
They give the sizing in chest sizes:
LG/XL 40? - 46?
XXL 48? - 54?
I'm about your size, 6'1'' and 230, and large PFDs have always fit me, so I'd go with the LG/XL.
The other thing you can do is order both, and send back the one you decide doesn't fit. With the killer price right now, the return shipping is nothing compared to the extra money you save. Also, the price- or cost of return shipping- is nothing for a PFD, something that could help to you paddle another day.
1. If you are asking about surf between two feet and 12 INCHES, then yes, this boat will get the job done.
2. If you are asking about surf between two feet and 12 FEET, depending on your level of experience, you might want to be asking some different questions. 12 feet is getting pretty big, and that's a ton of water pushing you around.. If you're looking to get into surf like that you might want to steer away from this guy towards a boat that's a bit more streamlined and more designed for surfing.. steer away from "recreational" boats.
Hopefully that helps you out a bit..
If you've got the paddling skills of your friend, you'll have no problem keeping up with him/her on the flats in this boat. You might even beat him/her- the skeg is a huge advantage with this type of boat. It'll help keep you tracking straight so you won't have to spend the extra effort or strokes to keep it straight.
Just don't tell your friend any of this.. and then challenge them to a race.. Good luck!
Class 1 is usually pretty flat- and requires next to no maneuvering. Class 2 is some rough water, maybe some rocks, small drops, and requries some basic paddling skills. Class 3 is where some waves start to show up, they usually call them medium waves, and it includes a drop of 3-5 feet.. after that the specs for classes become more arguable..
This boat would have no problem in either class 1 or 2 situations! Just make sure you know what is coming next in the river- and always wear you PFD!
Rudders are always operated by the person seated in the rear of the kayak. So the pedals are right where the feet of the person in the back should be resting- thus allowing them to control the steering. In tandem kayaks set up like this, the person in the front is often sitting between the feet of the person in the back. Hope that helps!
Depending on how you plan on carrying your yak, you've got a couple options.
Different companies make several different types of kayak carriers, including the saddles or rollers, and the J type rack (search "kayak rack" and look at the different options that pop up). These types have different attachment options and will most likely include a way to attach to the bars at the front and rear of the cargo rack. The problem you'll run into might be the front mount- it might be difficult to mount it because of the windscreen.
Another option would be to use foam blocks to protect the hull of your boats. They've got a groove or slit through the center so that they fit onto the rack, with a v across the top to help keep your boat resting on them.
Depending on your boat (poly, glass or carbon) and how far you travel, you could just throw the boat on top and strap it down. I've got poly boats and for the five mins it takes to get from my house to the put in, I just put them right on the rack- no special carrier required.
Hopefully some of this helps ya out.
It all depends on how high your cross bars are off the roof of your rig. Even with the low profile design, the jack will have no problem fitting. The blade of the shovel is what will most likely cause the problem if there is any- which I doubt. Usually, you can put the mount a little closer to the top edge of the rack and the tilt the shovel in.
This is a pretty sweet rack, and if your asking about a jack and shovel, you've probably got a pretty sweet rig.
Good Luck, and hope this helped.
I've been paddling a long time, and I had only ever wearing rain pants. These are the first pair of paddling pants i've owned, but I have no doubt that I made the right choice. I put them through a hard summer of paddling. An extended trip, along with many day trips, and quite a few other rainy day uses.
-We'll start with the padded knees. The extra padding during a long day of touring, not only improves the comfort level, but also helps to keep you a bit warmer. The pads feel like closed cell foam- think the blue foam sleeping pads, but half the thickness.
-Ankle closures. I only paddle in rubber boots- Xtra Tuffs. The water up here is too cold to have anything short or not completely water proof. These cuffs go over the boots no problem and seal out water when tightened down without restricting movement or circulation. They don't open quite as wide as i would like, but for most paddlers (not wearing rubber boots) this will not be a problem.
-Waistband. Woah. Super comfortable. I've got a bit of a gut, and this fits right over it. It sits up higher than normal pants would, but that's the advantage of it. When you sit into the yak, theres no exposed back. The band is super soft, and comfortable. Also, its not restrictive in the least( i've ridden my bike with em on..)
- Pocket. tiny, but better than most rain pants with out. perfect for a tide book, keys, or something similar.
These babies are pretty heavy weight and i am not in the least worried about durability. No problems on post paddle hikes, while setting up camp in the trees, or washing dishes on the rocky beach- again with the knee pads.
I'm a 36 waist and 30-32 inseam and the large is great. Plenty of room in the butt, through the thighs, and down the legs. Not overly long or baggy.
Outstanding pants. Highly recommended.