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M Warner

M Warner

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M Warner

M Warner wrote an answer about on February 22, 2012

Also, additional lenses--Green Sol X, yellow, amber, etc (for all different light conditions) can be ordered directly from Smith. Recommend you get a Gold Sensor, Gold Light, or RC36 lens for low/flat-light conditions as the Red Sol X lens really works best in bright light (Blue Bird Day) conditions.

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M Warner

M Warner wrote a review of on February 22, 2012

1 5

I am a fan of Smith products but these are going back.

Maybe these would work well for a woman with a small head, but I found that the small frame made peripheral vision quite poor. Created a tunnel-vision-like effect.

I wear a medium helmet (Smith Venue) and these looked like I was trying to pair childrens goggles with an adult helmet.

Great lens, though.

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M Warner

M Warner wrote an answer about on January 9, 2012

Definitely wouldn't go smaller than the Medium for what you describe above. I use one of my Mediums for ski/snowbrd gear all the time and it works well as long as you keep it to just the basics: helmet/boots/shell/capilene/gloves, etc and leave all the unnecessary stuff at home.
Even fully-packed I use a Medium as a carry-on all the time, and have never had a problem or been challenged by the airlines.
That said, as an average-size female, my gear does not 'cube out' as fast as others'--and since I can't tell your gender from your handle--if you are a guy (with larger gear ) the Large may prove a better fit for your purposes.
For comparison purposes, have a also used my Large as a carry-on a number of times--but only when its not fully-packed.
I short: don't get the Small. Medium can definitely be used as a carry-on. Large can often be used as a carry-on if its not over-stuffed.
Hope this was helpful.

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M Warner

M Warner wrote an answer about on January 9, 2012

Doug-

I have a Medium that I've used for ski gear for years--and it holds a pair of boots, helmet, and a couple of days' worth of clothes (pants/jacket/capilene/fleece). That said, as a woman, most of my gear is probably a bit smaller than yours.
For a longer trip, i'd suggest the Large.
If $$$ is no object, I'd highly recommend getting a few in various sizes--as it seems there is always a use for them!
In our family, each person has his/her own designated color b/c we fly in small planes alot--and its super-easy to ensure each persons' respective gear is accounted for.
In short, I simply cannot say enough good things about these bags. You won't be disappointed.
MWarner

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M Warner

M Warner wrote a review of on December 28, 2011

5 5

NO blisters or 'hot spots' whatsoever. After bagging 3 of the 7 Summits and countless other climbs/hikes--have worn MANY other boots...but keep coming back to ASOLO--and the Stynger GT in particular.
Not for extended/technical climbs (although they are crampon-compatible)...but for absolutely EVERYTHING else--there is no comparison!
I wore them on 11 trips to Iraq and two rotations through an intensive 10-day combat shooting school (read: near-constant mud/rain/muck)--and feet were the most dry/comfortable thing on me!
I even bought a second pair to keep in reserve in the event they stop making this particular model (but I hope not!).
Bottom line: These boots are amazing and BackCountry is the place to get 'em!

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