Joe C

Joe C

Killington, VT

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Joseph's Passions

Alpine Touring
Telemark Skiing
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Snowshoeing
Joe C

Joe C wrote a review of on May 20, 2014

5 5

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

Use the Cirque pant for telemark skiing in the spring conditions when no base layer needed. They stretch nice, are very comfortable and can be worn in the 30's with no base layer. The bottom has a zipper cuff to fit over boots and I use OR suspenders but don't really need them. I own Black and Pewter.
Also use the pant for hiking in colder weather, especially good if using snowshoes with my winter boot. Purchased them snug for my particular needs. Wear a medium in all my technical clothing, same for this. 150lbs, 5'6", 34 waist.

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Joe C wrote a review of on October 23, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Purchased this shoe due to its flat bottom, Mountain biking and an occasional DH ride, and am very pleased with the decision.
Sizing: I wear size 10 and the 44 is perfect.
Waterproofness: excellent, water stays out. At the end of a couple of wet rides, everyone else had soaked feet. Also with the cleats attached the shoe worked fine on flat pedals on the downhill bikes.
With this shoe you are able to pedal without being clipped in, and finding the clip is rather easy due to the flat bottom.
The shoe grips very well, better than my Giro or Shimano shoes with lug bottoms.
There is plenty of padding around the shoe and in the tongue. The laces give me a better fit than velcro straps. They are a little heavier, but it is mountain biking. The shoe performs excellent and I will purchase another pair when needed.

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Joe C wrote an answer about on November 24, 2011

The Stinger Bib work great for tele & ski. The cut is a little more generous around the thigh and the knee area is pre-bent. The gaiter with a clip which works well keeping snow out and a slight bell bottom for over the boot. The side-thigh zips help cool you if needed. I am 5'6" & 165lbs with a 36" waist & the large/short fits me perfect. I usually wear a very thin base layer & stay warm & comfortable in Vermont. They block all the wind, rain & I have never got wet through the seat while sitting on chair lifts even in the rain. I have had them about 3 seasons or(120 days)& no sign of wear. The thigh pockets hold flat items without any bother and the small pockets on bib part hold cash/cred card. These are ski specific and if you wish to use them for hiking, maybe look at the Alpha SV. A couple of friends have the Alpha SV and they are great also. But if its mostly ski & some hiking, these are great.....It appears that the Theta SV is also ski specific but with a brushed liner?? I have never seen them but they sound excellent also.

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Joe C

Joe C wrote a review of on June 15, 2010

5 5

The Rampart pant is an extremely nice pant, however, I chose the Arc'teryx Gamma LT Softshell. The fit was better for me and the feel of the Arc'teryx Gamma LT Softshell is fantastic, they slide over your legs even while working up a sweat. Both pants have the higher crotch making it comfortable for hiking and climbing. The Gamma LT cost more than the Rappart, and depending on what you are looking for, are worth the price. The Rapport would be better in the summer and the Gamma LT would be the 3 season pant. The sizing was accurate with all my other pants.

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Joe C wrote a review of on May 28, 2010

5 5

All the following make the pant great: super comfortable, breathed well, hiked with the pants on a hot day to check out the "ColdBlack" and legs stayed very cool, it's ability to move/stretch while hiking/skinning/climbing, the knees & seat reinforced for wear, drying time is nill, integrated belt, low waist for wearing pack, crotch NOT down between legs hindering walking/skinning/climbing, schoeller material, looks good(not that looks matter), adjustable snaps on bottom cuff. I wear a 36"waist x 30"length normally, the size 50 is perfect.

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