Jared Inouye

Jared Inouye

The Wasatch with the occasional trip to Southern Utah.

Jared Inouye's Passions

Biking
Skiing

Jared Inouye

Jared Inouye wrote a review of on May 21, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I've worn lots of different shoes, and right now, so far, these are the best, for me. I like the lower drop. The forefoot is not narrow and provides moderate toe room. Race and train in these. The tread is not heavily lugged. I'm on pair no. 4 or 5.

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Jared Inouye

Jared Inouye wrote a review of on December 3, 2011

5 5

I've been on this binding since it came out -- about a year now. I tour a lot on rando race gear, but the RT piqued my interest because it offers lots more than a normal rando race binding, and a normal tech binding for that matter: 1) it has an adjustable Release Value (note, not truly DIN satisfied); 2) it has a high position heel lift; and 3) it weighs 175 grams!! Cut some weight without any performance penalty.

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Jared Inouye wrote a review of on July 13, 2011

3 5

I like Hokas, but a few notes about this shoe, the Mafate WP. The advertised weight isn't right. The Mafate may weight 320, but the WP version adds some weight, like 100 grams per shoe. Also, I think the WP liner makes the heel cup a bit shallower. As a result, I get more heel lift in this shoe than the other versions. They are waterproof though.

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Jared Inouye wrote a review of on August 20, 2009

4 5

I use this helmet for rando races and backcountry skiing. Before I got this helmet, I would occasionally pack a ski helmet. But I gave that up because packing ski helmets are bulky and it's an extra effort to get them off the pack, remove your hat, buckle helmet on head. . . . Often, I would end up leaving my helmet in the pack for the descent. With the Starlight however, I can leave the helmet on all the time. In rando races, that's a requirement. In the backcounty, it's a nice feature. It is minimalist and light. It well ventilated. And it adds some protection to your head. Additional bonus, it works ok to mount bike lights -- most HID/powerful LED lights require some type of helmet to be mounted on. Think, night skiing in the backcountry.

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