Luke Russell

Luke Russell

Madison, WI

Luke Russell

Luke Russell wrote a question about on May 21, 2011

How does this pullover differ from the torrentshell jacket?

Ok, sorry to ask so many questions at once, but I have this many... I noticed that the cuffs appear to be elastic rather than velcro on the pullover, and the pocket(s)?? are internal rather than external.
1) Are there 2 internal pockets in this pullover, or just one?
2) How does this pullover stow away? is it into one of the internal pockets?
3) Does it really have the elastic cuffs as depicted or is that from a previous year?
4) Are there hood cinch-ers like on the torrentshell jacket or not?
5) Is the sizing similar or is this one a little slimmer than the torrentshell jacket (it seems slimmer from the pictures).

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am very tall and thin, and fit a medium-sized R1 fleece pullover very well (6'4", 170lb) I hate baggy clothing, so am disinclined to go for a large, but have unfortunately long arms. Also leaving on a trip in 2 weeks, so a quick response (if possible) would b gr8.

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Luke Russell wrote a review of on February 10, 2011

5 5

these gloves are snug and warm.. I bought them to address my serious problem with cold hands. I also come from MN, and have to say that 20F is a piece of cake for these puppies - I have to make sure I slide them on before I head out, but the only issue I've ever had with them is in temps closer to -10F, when your nose hairs form icicles and break off. My thumbs get pretty cold in the gloves in those temps, and I have to swing my arms around to get some blood down to my fingers and keep the thumbs in with my palms. 20F, though, and my hands are sweating in there. ** you have to do the cinchy thing though, so no wind gets down in there! I use these for commuting and for rigorous mountain days out on the slopes. They're tough and toasty.

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Luke Russell wrote a review of on February 10, 2011

5 5

I'm 6'4, and I don't curl up in bed, I like to stretch out, and still have a little room at the foot and head of the bed so I'm not touching the storm windows. This tent allows that kind of sprawling action. Not super light, but not super expensive, either, and super high quality. Good buy, good length.

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Luke Russell wrote a review of on February 10, 2011

4 5

I'm gonna have to disagree with the warm in the wind comment, it's wind resistant, but if you live in a windy place, and live there during the winter, this should not be your outer layer. Maybe in the fall though, and if it's not too windy, it's outrageously warm.. outrageously. So outrageously that I was sweating after the first 5 minutes wearing it indoors. It also looks really cool. As cool as it is, though, I think a half-zip hooded or hoodless pullover would be more practical for the targeted "recommended uses". I also wouldn't call it a mountaineering top - the pockets are right where your backpack straps would go, lol. Overall sick looking top, a little impractical, very warm and fleecy.

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Luke Russell wrote a review of on February 10, 2011

4 5

These vises are a great traveling wax bench if you need to do wax work at home or on the road, but they're a little clunky, and pretty thin at center. They work really well for me, and hold my skis solidly during those hard scrapings - the rubber grips are a lot tougher (and grippier) than they look (huge pro right there). My skis are only 66mm at center, though, and if you have some seriously wide powder skis, this may not be your dream vise. I have the model pictured in the guru snapshot, they rock, but I'm pretty sure he's right about the 85mm waist (not 110)

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