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Lanebobane

Lanebobane

Brooklyn, NY

Lanebobane's Passions

Climbing
Fly Fishing
Paddling
Snowboarding
Skiing
Surfing
Yoga
Biking

Lanebobane's Bio

I grew up ski racing, but now enjoy pretty much all the sports Backcountry supplies. I try to give as much feedback as possible on the gear I buy because I understand how awesome it feels to find a product that really works for you. Feel free to reach out with any questions you have about the gear I have!

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Lanebobanewrote a review of on March 23, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For the price, this is a solid helmet, but I would not call it a 5-star product. After 3 seasons, the helmet itself is still safe to use but is very worn out. <br><br>

? The ear pads fasten onto the shell by 2 snaps and a tab that fits between the plastic and foam. As a result, the pads move around a fair amount. <br>
? The lining attaches to the foam by sticky velcro pieces that come loose. <br>
? With Electric EG2 goggles, there is a slight gap that forms between the helmet and the foam (not a goggle gap, the frame and shell touch) that lets air in. On cold days I will sometimes get a stripe of "brainfreeze," very uncomfortable. <br>
? The earpads let in a TON of air. <br><br>

Overall, I have to review this product for what it is vs. what it costs, and for that, I give it 4 stars. But if price is of lesser importance, I would NOT suggest this helmet.

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Lanebobanewrote a review of on March 3, 2015

5 5

The thesis of this bag, "get the most out of airlines without paying for baggage," is spot on. It is essentially a suitcase with a backpack attached to the outside.

This bag zips across the middle to split into two halves, each with a mesh-zipped enclosure. I was able to easily fit 6 pairs of jeans into one side and 15+ t-shirts into the other.

The outside of the bag has three compartments. One along the panel where your back would go for your laptop and two on the front, one for smaller items and one for larger.

In an ideal scenario, on ski trips I would bring this bag along with a boot bag as carry on (I never check my boots), then a ski bag and large duffel for checked bags. With these, cargo will never be an issue.

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Lanebobanewrote a review of on March 3, 2015

First bag, happy with my choice
5 5

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

This bag fits true to size. I have a 7'6" funboard and bought the 8' as it was the smallest option at the time. There is indeed 6" of extra space (see pic), but this doesn't affect the carryability of the bag, so I'm happy with my choice.

The zippers are high quality with big teeth and should hold up against sand without problem. The material is also seems very durable. I think its biggest enemy will be UV light, not the other elements.

The bag is padded with 1/4" foam. It's not as thick as I expected and I don't think enough to protect the board against huge impacts, but it should suffice for even the most careless airline baggage workers.

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Lanebobanewrote a review of on February 20, 2014

Perfect for my needs
5 5

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

I wanted a baclava that had a bit more contour than the traditional ones. I like this one for the following reasons:
1. Mouth hole uses a very porous mesh that will not get too saturated from your breath.
2. Top part behaves like a hood, so when you take your helmet off, it will flip off w/o any constriction.
3. Top part is adjustable such that you can tuck it into your goggles for maximum protection, or leave as it, acting like another layer of insulation for your dome.
4. When wearing it, you look like a safari guide (see pic).

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Lanebobanewrote a review of on July 15, 2011

4 5

These were my first pair of climbing shoes and I have no complaints. Laces are more of a pain to take on/off than straps, but you have more choice as to how tight you want them. For example, my foot is a bit wide so I leave the bottom half a bit looser than the top half of the laces.

I don't use them much, but they are starting to show some wear on the tip of one of the toes, but all shoes eventually do. I give them a SOLID 4 stars.

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Lanebobanewrote a review of on July 15, 2011

4 5

I didn't buy these through DogFunk.

I got these ones (http://emerica.com/shoes/hsu-12/grey/), and the material is different from those offered on DogFunk. It's more of a canvas-like material that showed wear within an hour of using. I'm a bigger guy, so as a result probably kick/drag my feet harder on the griptape, so that may be a factor here, but I was not very satisfied with the durability of these shoes. Maybe if I had some Shoe Goo and started patching the holes when they were still small this wouldn't have been an issue. Oh well, we learn new things everyday.

They are really comfortable though, and provide great ankle support without being too bulky, so for that reason I have to give them 4 stars.

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Lanebobanewrote a review of on April 4, 2011

3 5

I liked the idea of having padded shorts to protect again stupid hip bruising etc from skiing east coast snow and doing rails, so I picked these up.

I am 6', 185 lbs with very large quads (34x34 pants0 and these fit well around the waist but still have some room around the legs, so you may want to go a size smaller than you usually do.

The padding itself leaves something to be desired. After a few crashes it certainly mitigates some of the impact and may have prevented some bruises, but falling isn't painless :(

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Lanebobanewrote a review of on March 5, 2011

5 5

Just got this yesterday so I can't speak about it's durability, but this hoody is COMFY! It's a heavyweight material w/ some sort of insulation in it that makes it very warm/windproof for this type of garment. The cuffs are nice and thick, great for using it in action, and it has a double zipper on it, same as many ski/snowboard jackets. The hood fits my head really well, not all baggy like most other hoodys'.

I usually wear a large (ski jackets, t shirts etc) but ordered the XL bc I heard people had sizing issues (and it was the only size left in the blue color), and it fits me like a large, so I could recommend ordering one size up from whatever your target size is.

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