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John Duke

John Duke

Summit County, CO; Marquette, MI

John Duke's Passions

Skiing
Climbing

John Duke's Bio

Skier, 14er Peak Bagger, novice sport climber

John Duke

John Dukewrote a review of on July 5, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 205 lbs
Size Purchased: 34 Reg

This pant is everything you would expect from Marmot: quality, and a great price point.

However, Ive found them to be tailored for skinnier individuals. Im ' 205-210lbs, 6' and by no means husky. They fit very well in the waist and length, but are very very much an alpine fit. I can barely fit my thighs in. And that makes them not very useful to me. However, they would be a GREAT pant sans that personal issue

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John Dukewrote a review of on May 17, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I picked this up to replace my 12 year old 40 degree synthetic Eureka Cimarron. That had gone through the wringer and was in much need of replacing. I got to the point of double bagging with another synthetic bag for late season 14er bagging missions. I wanted a down bag for light weight pack-ability, and really wanted treated down for the trade off of the benefit of a synthetic bag. Plus, its named after a CO mountain rage.

Im 6' 205#s and a regular fits me ok. I didnt want a Long, and need to try to heat excess material. I say it fits ok, because it is pretty snug. my chest measures 51" around my arms. The length is ok as well, I have another 2-3" beyond. I couldn't wear any thing more than a Nano Puff and be comfortable.

Ill update this in the coming months with more info : durability, moisture repellancy, warmth etc

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John Dukewrote a review of on May 17, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 205 lbs

I usually wear mid weight leather glove, the BCCottonwood Glove, which provide me with all the warmth I need. However, even those run warm on me, so I picked up a pair of these for 20+ degree days where my Cottonwoods would be too warm, as well as touring. Durable leather, a light insulation, and easy on/off over my wide palms. I wouldnt pay full price, as I got them on sale, and felt that price was adequate. This is the same as any Murdochs level work glove, but I have no problem supporting Marmot

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John Dukewrote a review of on May 16, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Heavy? Yes
Reliable 16 Din? Yes
Decent tourability? Yes

I have a hard on for Marker. I've never really been swayed from them ever since I've been skiing. I've skied Griffons, Jesters and Dukes, and have never had a complaint. People will bitch about what they will, but I like them and they work for me.

I love this binding. Is it heavier than I would want it to be? Sure, but its a framed AT binding, so it is what it is. The stack height is ok lower than the competition, which I love. I really like to be as close to the ski as possible. The reassuring THWAP when clicking in puts a smile on my face. I can throw my skis on edge and feel no waiver in the transfer of energy. Rail them down groomers, nose butters off rollers, slashing pow. Do it. These binders wont hold you back. They tour as well as any frame binding . Smooth with little torsional flex. I like the ease of the touring bars. It seems like many people complain that the tour mode lever is under foot. I really like it there and out of the way. Im not flexible and have to take my ski off to remove skins anyways.

Ill ski these until the quirks get worked out of the Kingpin. Then Ill mount a pair of Jesters on my resort skis, and a Kingpin on my Touring skis.

Add: Im 6' 205-210lbs. Ski at a 13 DIN with a 317 BSL. Mounted +5 of Rec on 188 Fat-ypus D'Riddums

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John Dukewrote a review of on April 23, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 205 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

The little lady got me this for my bday/xmas. Ive worn it for a few ski tours and it has performed very well. I own the large in TumbleGreen and it looks and fits very well. Im around 6' and 205 #s athletically built. Worn it touring up Mayflower Gulch, Pitkin Creek, and up Quandarys South Ribs. always worn with a Cap 3 underneath and very manageable dumping heat, keeps moisture out. Easy to throw a puffy vest over for some quick summit heat.
Cant wait to push some 14er summits in it
SuperJacket

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John Duke

John Dukewrote a review of on April 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 205 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I own the Black and Forge gray. Perfect for chilly nights on the town.I rarely wear this while active, as I would definitely get too warm, and its not in my vest quiver for that. Classic look and cut. Even my dog likes it.

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John Dukewrote a question about on January 10, 2015

Long time telemark skier that has come back to the dark side. I really loved my Scarpa T1s, so am very intrigued by this boot. My question is, can you stiffen this boot up to a 130 flex? or what would be a better recommendation for a 130 flex touring boot?

Im currently in a non-touring Dalbello that is a 120 flex and am constantly skiing through the boot (folding the boot forward). I have looked at the Lange XT 130 but have heard varying reviews of the tour capability.

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John Dukewrote a review of on October 19, 2014

5 5

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

Ok, Im biased, being a Michigan born and bred, Im very partial to Carhartt. These are great work pants, and the double knee is crucial for work for me as a glazier. However, the color fades very fast. I think this is due to the 'weathering'?

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John Dukewrote a question about on September 22, 2014

Looking to get a pair for Colorado 14ers - spring and fall/winter looking at either these or the Mountain Trainer Mid. I got rid of the Trango cuz I felt they were too much boot. Im looking for something stiff that may be crampon compatible when i need them. Ideas? I wear a 44 in Sportiva.

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