Upstate NY, Adirondack, Catskill, Pocono Mountains
These are being rather harshly rated for what they are not ( hiking, running, long walking, trail running) rather than for what they are ( water sport shoes). As water sport shoes they work very well for their intended purpose with decent grip on slimy rocks and mud, drain so fast there is no residual water inside, keep smaller rocks out ( sand and fine mud can get in though), can be used swimming with ought peril and provide a close enough fit that brief hikes are doable. I have used them fishing and walking stream beds to photograph, kayaking, and as foot protection walking through low flood waters. Previous foot ware was a "T" branded water sandal which these exceed in every way. Except perhaps looks
It's a wide mouth That is easy to fill and leakproof, goes anywhere, loves to be packed, carried, kayaked and carried in a Jeep. It's also Made in the USA and branded by my favorite outfitter. Thanks Backcountry!
This is a wonderful shirt with a very soft hand or feel. The cut is excellent for a normal fit without boxy waist. The fabric breathes extremely well. Although the sleeves do not have hold up tabs when pulled up they stay in place. The material dries quickly and holds no body odor. It travels very well with no wrinkles. Unlike most shirts in this genre, it does not look technical when worn on a business or vacation trip. I would rate this more as a travel and fashion piece than a technical shirt but with that being said it has worked well kayaking and also n camping trips where planned stops in towns/cites benefitted from having a piece that did not look like a camping shirt. The only negative? Pricey. One star off for value/price ratio
Excellent sock with good wicking, fast drying, no odor and very good cushioning. Be aware it runs on the Low of a Low fit sock and just barely covers the ankle bones when pulled up. It does not slip down so this is not as issue.
I have two of the previous versions of MHW Canyon Shirt with the last purchased about one year ago for about 10% less than the 45% off sales price and was expecting another excellent shirt. Wrong! There has been a serious reduction in the quality and features of this shirt in the present version being sold. Some of the serious downgrades include many double stitched seams reduced to single stitched, removal of a zipper to right upper chest pocket, moving button for fold up sleeve from external upper sleeve to internal tab that contacts your skin when the sleeve is down, and serious reduction in the size of the back shoulder venting area and air entrance. The changes saved money for the owner (Columbia) but literally on the backs of it's customers. The top open pocket with no closure (previously a zipper) is suitable for a casual shirt only. The material is not particularly any better (or worse) than any low end outdoor shirt made in Vietnam and found in big name discount department stores. 4 stars is very highly overrated for this shirt which I hesitate to call gear. This product is so clearly inferior to the previous version and does not look compatible for anything but light casual wear, it is being returned.
This is a good looking and understated jacket to wear if you live in an area where the winter temps can get regularly into the sub freezing zone with substantial winds. The cut is very generous so it is easy to layer including suit coats or sweaters. The finish will easily handle sleet and snow and if it's warm enough to be raining, this probably is overkill. The double zip makes the coat's length manageable if you are vehicle commuting. It would seriously benefit from the addition of a waist draw string, and a bottom draw string. The died pockets are cavernous and divided into inner and outer pocket by a zipper which is covered by a flap. The face fabric works well at blocking wind and shedding light moisture but is noisy. All in all, this warm and durable jacket works well for it's stated purpose of urban wear and is a fair value when on sale.
1. Zip shut.
2. Pack into a rectangular, box shape.
3. Costs a lot more
4. When you get to your destination you will be far less likely to fill it with some trash and chuck it in the nearest bin and just buy a few things at a local store and replace the one you just chucked.
Sorry, it's just two layers of a breathable, water resistant material that is a TNF proprietary fabric. More like a rain jacket. It would be pretty warm with a fleece or down mid layer in winter.
Carbon steel, also known as "mild steel", will rust unless kept lightly oiled. All crampons pretty much work the same. You pay extra for stainless which is less prone to rust and for features such as more points and better straps and retainer systems. Which is the best choice depends on how often you will be using them, how fast do you want to put them on and take them off . Care of the Grivel G10 is really minimal. A couple of times during the season and at the end and beginning, I just give the metal a spray with DuPont Teflon Multiuser spray lube which dries to a non sticky finish. Good luck!
It will breathe well for a waterproof shoe as OutDry is their name for their proprietary GoreTex like membrane. It definitely will be hotter, like adding a pair of GoreTex socks on over your running socks. Stiffer? Not much. Good luck!
Definetly a medium unless you want really baggy fleece and you really wouldn't want to wear these as an outer layer due to their poor wind resistance.
I have experience with the same type of screen on a Oregon 450. It is a resiIstive touch screen which means that pressure deforms a top layer which pushes against a bottom layer which generates a signal that a spot on the screen has been touched. It works fine iwith moisture on the screen or hands or even when wearing gloves.
It has two hand pockets and a chest and (small) arm pocket and the collar zips up to well below the chin, say about half turtle neck length on most people. I have a freind that is a real pencil neck and it looks like a regular collar, but then again , he's built like a giraffe.
Go to the select options drop down menu below the price and choose a waist size. Good luck!
Any that are shorter than 138-139 cm, or possibly 144 cm diagonally ;)
Try The North Face Paramount Cargo Short which is a great short for the price and close to $35 for the closest match.
The fit is likely to be the same- a little large in XL. I generally like a little room to layer but if you don't plan on anything but thin base layer and mid layer you might get by with a L. Returns are very painless with BC if you get the wrong size or change your mind about the size after giving it a try with your layers underneath. Good Luck!
Maybe for warmer days and if we get a warm Winter like last season but since we can frequently get down to the 20's and below, unless you remain pretty physically active, this will be a jacket better suited to days in the 30's and above or a jacket for short hops out of the car into buildings.