Laurence Wayne Lee

Laurence Wayne Lee

Wisconsin

Laurence's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Climbing

Laurence's Bio

Graphic Designer + Creative Mind

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Laurence Wayne Lee

Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on March 7, 2012

4 5

These are some serious slippers! With a rugged rubber sole I wouldn't think twice of wearing these out to grab the paper or even to go to the store. I picked up a 1/2 size larger than what I regularly wear due to the previous reviewers suggestions but I think I could have stuck with my standard size. The first complaint is that the opening on these is super tight which is a pain and I'm sure will lead to the slipper wearing out prematurely in this area. My only other complaint is that these slippers are super heavy which doesn't exactly scream comfortable.

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Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on March 7, 2012

4 5

I have to say that this is my first piece of Arc'teryx gear and it has met my expectations thus far. I most likely wouldn't have picked this shirt up with it's original price tag but considering I grabbed this on SAC it wasn't too bad. I can really appreciate the apparent build quality that Arc'teryx seems to have put into this piece. I have yet to test the odor and moisture retention but this very light shirt feels great against my skin. The fit is great and the fabric stretches very well.

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Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on March 1, 2012

4 5

First off I need to say that these aren't a true "no-show" sock which is the biggest gripe I have about them. I picked these up for running and they stick out of my shoes much more than I would have liked them to. Compared to my "North Face Fire Road Running No Show Socks" these just don't cut it for a warm weather running sock. I must say that they are constructed very well, have great cushion and are merino which is always great!

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Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on March 1, 2012

5 5

I grabbed this bottle off of SAC and absolutely love it! I've had it for a few weeks now and haven't had any durability issues thus far. It keeps the contents piping hot for hours and hours. I find myself needing to uncover it so that it has a chance to cool down before I can drink it! It also doesn't leak so if you throw it in your bag or tip it over in the car there's no need to worry about a mess. The only con about this thermos is that the color scratches off very easily but this doesn't hurt the functionality so I'm okay with it.

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Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on March 1, 2012

3 5

I will say that the construction of the bottle is very solid but it doesn't perform the way I hoped it would. I picked this bottle up off of SAC and planned to use it at the gym but now use it strictly for office use. Unfortunately the water does not come out of the bottle quickly enough so when trying to grab a quick sip while running on the treadmill I find myself fumbling to tip the bottle totally vertical for a what seems like forever to get an adequate amount of water. Compared to my $12 Camelback bottle that takes a matter of seconds to squirt some water into my mouth without interfering with my workout.

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Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on February 6, 2012

4 5

I think that this belt will become better with time right now the end of the belt where the nylon was melted to stop fraying is very annoying. It's quite hard and is bothersome if it brushes the skin. It's easy to get on and off but is a bit tricky to get nice and tight. I don't see myself using the beer bottle opener but It's nice to know that it's there in a pinch. One suggestion that I would make would be to have the option to double back though the buckle for security.

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Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on February 6, 2012

4 5

This is my second Patagonia product and I must say that they haven't let me down. The build quality of this hoodie is very solid and the Watercress color is fantastic! I haven't fully tested the DWR coating but it does seem to shed water well thus far. It's relatively warm and the fleece lining is soft and comfy. The side cinches are a must to keep the wind out and can be adjusted on the fly. The pockets are really deep and actually sport a hidden zippered pocket within them. It is a loose fit but I guess that's what you get with a snowboard jacket/hoodie. I sure wouldn't use this as a stand alone "Jacket" but it works nice as a sweatshirt/hoodie.

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Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on January 27, 2012

5 5

I snagged this gem from SAC for 1/2 off and couldn't be happier! I picked the Tarmac color and love it. The backpack has a great deal of storage and is very spacious. Plenty of pockets and zippers to stash things in. The shoulder straps are pretty wide which helps with comfort and functionality. I plan to use this as a daily street bag as well as a hiking day pack.

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Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on January 27, 2012

2 5

I picked up this shirt from SAC and couldn't pass up the price for a nice piece of merino clothing. First of all this shirt is super soft and feels great to the touch and the craftsmanship seems to be top notch. Unfortunately I couldn't stand the styling for the price point. If you look at the first picture closely you can see a large seem running across the front of the shirt. This is no mistake and the seem is very noticeable when wearing the piece. I swear that I had it on inside out or backwards but it's just a terrible design.

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Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on January 24, 2012

5 5

Grabbed these on SAC without being able to find any reviews and I'm very pleased with my purchase. These are great quality compression shorts that fit nice and snug. The even have a draw string to secure them even further when you're doing vigorous exercise. I primarily have used these for running and they serve their purpose and have held up great thus far!

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Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on January 24, 2012

5 5

I have two of these that i picked up on SAC and they are the best merino shirts that I own! They definitely fit tight and are serve the purpose of a base layer or a muscle shirt hence the name Body Fit. I have always been a huge fan of merino wool and after experiencing the quality of Ice Breaker's gear I'm never looking back!

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Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on January 24, 2012

4 5

I got this jacket on SAC and as soon as I put it on I was in love! This jacket is ultra comfy and has a stellar warmth to weight ratio because of the 800-fill goose down that was used in it's construction. It comes with a nifty little stuff sac so that you can compress it down and stuff it away in you pack. The stuff sac even matches the jacket color! The fleece lining in the pockets was a nice thought but I can't figure out why it's only on one side. :( The only other complaint that I have with this jacket was is its shiny finish which gives it the classic "trash bag" look which plagues so many other down garments. I hope that Mountain Hardwear produces this piece in matte colors next year!

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Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on January 22, 2012

3 5

I grabbed this baby in black off of SAC for $209 which was a steal but unfortunately couldn’t get past it’s downfalls so I was forced to return it. I purchased this jacket in a large with the intent of layering underneath it. I’m 5’10” 190lbs with an athletic build and have to say that I was really impressed with this piece until I began to move around. The shoulder area is just way too tight which substantially restricts my range of motion. I first noticed this issue when wearing a standard t-shirt underneath this piece without any other layers. As soon as I put on my Mountain Hardware Phantom Jacket underneath the Snowtastic Jacket the problem became even more noticeable. I hope that Mountain Hardware looks into these issues and re-designs this jacket because it has the potential to be a great piece of gear.

Pros:
Dry Q Elite is super water resistant and highly breathable
Construction is A+
Snow skirt is functional and removable
Hand cuffs w/ thumb holes are functional and comfy
Large hand pockets for stuff
Chest pocket w/ headphone hole
Large hood w/ cinches for sizing down
Side cinches to tighten waist


Cons:
Strange fit in the shoulders which restricts rage of motion

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Laurence Wayne Lee wrote a review of on January 15, 2012

4 5

I must say that I've never came across a trigger mitten until I picked these up off of SAC. They have a great wool liner that is removable but doesn't fall out when you try to put them on and off. The construction is solid just like I would expect from Stoic. I haven't taken these mittens down into the negative temps but they have been warm thus far.

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