John Matusiewicz

John Matusiewicz

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Snowboarding
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John Matusiewicz

John Matusiewiczwrote a review of on October 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I read about the benefits of merino blends over 100% merino and got this t-shirt to see if it lived up to all of the hype - I was not disappointed. Everything they say is true; it's lighter, dries faster, and is more durable than 100% merino while still retaining its natural odor inhibiting properties. I'm definitely impressed.

I've used it for running, hiking, climbing and hunting and it has been flawless. It's very comfortable, and I would rate it as an "athletic" fit. I wear a large in most shirts (42" chest, broad shoulders/athletic build) and this fits just the way I think a baselayer should - close to the body without bunching-up anywhere and enough length to tuck it into your pants when necessary without worrying about it pulling out.

I'll be looking to replace all of my pure merino baselayers with MeCo as soon as funds allow - It's that good.

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John Matusiewicz

John Matusiewiczwrote a review of on June 22, 2012

5 5

I haven't used any other brand of hexes (that might change in the near future) but I like these a lot for use in anchor-building (both multi-pitch and top-rope), or as a lighter-weight wide piece when I need more cams than I have available. I also almost always have an 8 or 9 on me in case I have to bail on it.

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John Matusiewicz

John Matusiewiczwrote a review of on June 22, 2012

4 5

I got these to expand my rack and provide some slightly different sizes/shapes/tapers than my Wild Country rocks. I like them; however, I definitely still prefer the rocks overall, which is why I only gave them 4 stars. I can't say that one is better or worse than the other, but I feel like the rocks maybe place a little bit more securely and efficiently.

Other than that, these are the sizes to get in the BD line for general climbing. Some people also complained about the racking biner they come with (which I don't use)- I don't see what the big deal is, most nuts don't come with anything to rack them on anyway, so I didn't feel cheated by the lack of a "real" biner.

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