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Keith Bryan Johnson

Keith Bryan Johnson

Washington, D.C., New York, Virginia

Keith Bryan Johnson's Bio

I basically like to get out and experience everything mother nature throws at me. My upbringing in WA State, developed my appreciation for the outdoors and it's adventures. I've spent six years in Germany and hiked/ backpacked/ cross-country ski-ed/ and volks-marched in several other countries. I still get out to ski, snowboard, hike, and cycle.

Keith Bryan Johnson

Keith Bryan Johnsonwrote a review of on January 21, 2009

5 5

I used the Hardface gloves during the Inaugural weekend in Washington, D.C., 27 degrees w/ a wind chill factor of 8 degrees, brrrrr! These gloves kept my hands VERY warm. I took them off on several extented ocassions, i.e., pictures, coffee, passes, etc., to the point that I thought my fingers were frostbiten - yikes! I put the Hardfaces back on and instant warmth! with a few finger flexings of course. The size, XL, were a bit ackward but I had no arguble dexterity nor breathabilty issues. Overall a good product with a quality material mix.

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Keith Bryan Johnsonwrote a review of on January 13, 2009

5 5

Perfect for out & about town, perimeter basecamps, and the perfect softshell for snowshoeing. She wore this in New Hampshire and was absolutely delighted that she brought it along. It was paired with her TNF Citation II. Her only complaint was that it didn't breathe fairly well with this combination and that alone, it was inadequate for that particular climate conditions. Other than that, it's one of her favorite "go-to" gear.

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Keith Bryan Johnsonwrote a review of on January 13, 2009

5 5

I just returned from MT Clinton in the Presidential Range area, New Hampshire. I wore the Gamma MX underneath the Alpha SV and just let me say that this combination was very adequate for the conditions (Skiing). The breathabilty was incredibly surprising. If you are interested in this jacket, I think that it it is very noteworthy to investigate. If I had to choose between TNF Sentinel and the Gamma MX, it'll be Arcteryx. At 6'2 and 181 lbs, the LG is a perfect fit for me. I think that the 49 percent polyester, 36 percent nylon, and 15 percent spandex is a winning material mix along with the secondary combination material of 84 percent nylon - 16 percent spandex.

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Keith Bryan Johnsonwrote a review of on October 17, 2008

5 5

This glove is very functional for it's intent. You will have to keep reminding yourself that it's not a medical brace or hardcast. This glove has padding for the complete knuckle-ridge and everywhere else needed. The DRYRIDE waterproofing is really noteworthy and yes, they will keep your hand toasty. On the left-handed glove, there IS a goggle wipe and the thumbs ARE furnished with the nose-wipe material/ the same materials SPYDER and Northface has for this intent. Which every way you move you hand or wrist you will definitely feel secure and your finger dexterity movement is not restricted - awesome! They also remind you of going into combat with it's rugged look.

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Keith Bryan Johnsonwrote a review of on September 26, 2008

5 5

I brought this jacket the previous winter, '07. I think that this is a true winner for skiing. The design of this jacket was well thought out and very functionable. It will keep you very warm and keeps you very dry. Three things of note, it has meshed-lined pitzips not chest-vents and it has nine-pockets - media and goggle pockets located inside and the powder skirt can zip out. For it's price, you are getting more bang for your bucks!!! I heard that SPYDER is now under CLOUDVEIL's operations - so look for improvement changes.

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Keith Bryan Johnsonwrote a review of on September 16, 2008

3 5

Pretty cool for weekday and weekend jaunts in your basecamp, but I wouldn't suggest that you take them to the trails. They won't hold up. But I must say, they are waterproof - in light to medium rains - so don't try to cross any shallow streams as taunted in the description. And, they have a lot of contrasting designs that makes them nice to look at and to be noticed. Oh well.

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