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James Bristol

James Bristol

Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado

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James Bristol

James Bristol wrote a review of on September 23, 2010

5 5

This is to add to my March 7th review... I just purchased the Z12 110mm for the DPS Wailer 112...the carbon version. Along with the Titan boots, I can't think of a better backcountry set up for good powder days. These bindings really are the best. If you are teetering between, say, a Marker AT or the Dynafit, forget all the b.s. you may hear about Dyna-fiddle...just purchase the Z12 and feel stoked that you now have the sickest, most bad ass performing binding made. Peace

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James Bristol wrote a review of on August 28, 2010

5 5

Whether you purchase the 60L or the 150L, you're going to get a huge, versatile duffel. The Rinotek is super tough material, which can take the stress of a good beating, adventure after adventure. I have the 60L which has lots of space to haul your abundance of ski gear or camping gear when you're car camping. The duffel has lockable zippers, backpack straps, two interior mesh pockets in the top flap. The lock loops at the top of the zippers are protected by a strip of velcro the width of the bag--many reviewers dislike this feature, I prefer it for the added protection. And, like many other reviewers, I do believe the bag would be somewhat better with compression straps inside. This bag is worth the money, especially on sale.

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James Bristol wrote a review of on June 2, 2010

5 5

MSR and Arcteryx are my favorite brands, and both are making some of the highest quality products on the market. The Pocket Rocket is an compact, technologically sophisticated stove, an essential on every climbing and backpacking trip, or in your glove box just in case. The rocket is easy to use and light. If you are in overly windy areas consider cooking in a sheltered location, as I have had to re-light when cooking in high winds--it is fine in light winds.The red triangular case fits nearly anywhere and provides secure storage for your rocket. Just purchase if you want a small, lightweight work horse.

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James Bristol wrote a review of on March 24, 2010

5 5

I recently purchased the Titan and had it fit by the Bootdoctors in Telluride. Wow. Unbelievable! The Titan is the most responsive, aggressive, and comfortable boot I've ever owned. I use it strictly with Dynafit bindings, which is a sick boot/binding system, both in resort and, more importantly, out of it!! The boots will not let you down. Don't waste your ski time thinking about another boot--buy the Titan!

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James Bristol wrote a review of on March 7, 2010

5 5

I don't have much to add to the excellent reviews below (& above), except to say I am surprisingly amazed. I took a risk in buying the Z12 and a pair of Titan's. Killer set up. The Z12 will blow your mind. Amazing binding, easy to use (I've not had to dynafiddle with them), releases only when necessary--to save your as_-- but keeps you secure in the snow when you're tearing it up. I am duly impressed and proud to wear this unbelievable binding. If you are on the fence or worried about spending the money...just take the risk and purchase. You will be really glad you did.

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James Bristol wrote a review of on February 12, 2010

5 5

Initially, I was skeptical about these gloves working well while skinning up the mountain in the morning when it is 14 degrees. The glove works great! When you're working up a sweat getting up the mountain, you fingers remain warm. The wind resistance keeps in the heat on the descent. If you have a long ride down be sure to throw a pair of Stoic Inbounds gloves in your pack--the Stoic is a great medium weight glove on very cold days for the descent. My hand is about 8" from the edge of the palm to the tip of the fingers and the XL fits great.

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James Bristol wrote a review of on February 10, 2010

5 5

I am not sure why other reviewers report difficulties with chalk delivery through the Chalk Sock; I have had no problems. The sock quickly delivers the right amount of chalk over the entire hand. The sock is well worth the money!

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James Bristol wrote a review of on February 6, 2010

5 5

I first stumbled on Arc'teryx back in 2003, when I purchased a black Gamma MX for a winter trek in Europe. The MX was perfect!--whether in the snowy cold of Paris, the windy glacial breezes blowing down the Dolomites, or simply walking in a cool evening in Seville on Three Kings Day. I was comfortable in cold and warm in frigid-either very active or sitting outside drinking a beer. Two years ago I purchased the orange Gamma MX (because I loved the color) and wondered if it would be any better. Well, all the new features amp'ed up the quality, but the jacket remained as awesome as the first. If you want a great all around jacket, a jacket versatile enough to use almost every day in every situation (except a downpour), purchase this jacket. I own a number of Arc'teryx and this is my all around favorite (my ultimate favorite--for layering or wearing in Spring, Summer, and Fall--is the Epsilon).

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