Julie Climbs 2

Julie Climbs 2

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Julie Climbs 2

Julie Climbs 2 wrote a review of on December 16, 2009

4 5

I bought these for commuter cycling in winter and for teleskiing. The local resort's not open yet, but I've given them a workout on the bike. Without a rear fender on my bike, the wetest days do soak through the rear. But on every other day, they're perfect. And they're styled nicely enough that on the days I'm really lazy and don't feel like changing, I can get by wearing them to work (no swishy sound). They wash well. The ankle still needs to be cinched up a little more to prevent contact with the chain, and the weight of the ankle gusset is somewhat noticeable during the pedal stroke, but I got used to it. Plenty flexible--I don't feel restricted at all. Great fit, true to size. Perfect weight--not too hot, not too cold--in temps so far ranging from teens to 60s. And I'm so happy they're in a different color than every black thing I own!

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Julie Climbs 2

Julie Climbs 2 wrote a review of on October 19, 2005

4 5

Quick, easy setup, even in high winds. Blowing snow can't get you when you're inside setting up. Truly light, bomber, and warm. Definitely too warm for summer unless you like the greenhouse effect. I also use the optional door fly, and it's perfect for cooking in the mountains. Couple of problems, though. I let a friend set it up once--she missed one of the floor grommets and over the course of the night, it ripped a hole in the floor. After 4 years of seriously hard mountaineering use, it's starting to come apart at the seams a little. Still weatherproof, but I'm thinking about replacement.

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