Marc

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Marcwrote a review of on January 23, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

About 8 years ago I picked up a pair of I/Os when they first came out and they were game changers then. Crazy fog resistance. Very comfortable. Easy to swap lenses. And durable. Finally after many years with lots of hard skiing, the foam ripped on top, and I had to get new ones.

I tried the I/O7 as it was a new revamped version, but didn't like them. The lens was bigger so it pushed my helmet up, but the inside of the frame is the same size as the I/O so there isn't any noticeable increase in field of view. I went back to the original I/O and couldn't be happier. This design is still the best you can buy. The lenses resist fogging and clear any moisture that does develop quicker than anything else I have tried. The fit/size offers the perfect balance is field of view and comfort. I really like the lens changing system. Simple and effective. If you are thinking about these goggles, buy them. You won't be disappointed.

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Marcwrote a review of on January 10, 2016

5 5

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This is definitely the warmest baselayer I have ever seen. I like to be warmer than most while skiing, and this works great. It is even so warm that I often wear it alone under my shell. I only throw on a fleece if it gets below 20. If you want the warmest baselayer, look no further. This is it.

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Marcwrote a review of on January 10, 2016

4 5

These were the most comfortable boots I could find for winter hiking. So far they are working great. They are very warm. The sole is pretty grippy on snow/ice, but sometimes will slip. It could be better, but still good. They are very padded and squishy compared a really technical hiking boot, but I haven't had any problems hiking or snowshoeing.

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Marcwrote a review of on January 10, 2016

5 5

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Finally a rain shell for slim tall people. The sleeves are nice and long and the whole cut is great. It fits like a dream for my body type. I haven't gone out in an crazy rain yet, but so far it has been very waterproof in the medium rains I have walked around in.

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Marcwrote a review of on January 10, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love the stretch fabric that allows me to have a nice fitting gaiter, but still have plenty of mobility. I use it for snow hiking and snowshoeing. Keeps snow out and stays up without a problem.

I bumped it down to 4 stars because the lace clip is a little small. It takes a lot of force to pop my laces in and out. You would think they would make it bigger since a gaiter like this is going to be used with hiking boots/shoes that often have burly laces.

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Marcwrote a review of on May 21, 2015

5 5

Fit: Runs large

This is my first Tenaya shoe, and MAN! These shoes are amazing!!!!

Tenaya is somehow the only brand out there that is able to make downturned shoes that perform well, and are still comfortable. All other aggressive shoes I have tried just kill my feet, as I used to think was the norm. Tenaya's site talks about how they really look into how the foot works to find ways to make performance shoes comfortable, and man they really figured it out. These shoes have the perfect balance of support and sensitivity, erring a little more on the sensitive side, which I love. The rubber sticks to the wall like glue right out of the box. I never have to take them off at the gym, or get any soreness at all. It blows my mind how other shoes even sell when these exist!

I am a full Tenaya convert for life now. I will never cramp my toes into another death trap again! I can climb tough overhanging problems all day with my feet smiling back at me!

The will post back about the longevity after a few months hitting the gym.

UPDATE: I still love these shoes. The have lasted very well. There are no compromises with these. Great product!

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Marcwrote a review of on May 21, 2015

2 5

Fit: True to size

I got these as a nice comfortable shoe for the gym. I tried to get the Tarantula since I had used them before and they were great, but they were out of my size. I went to these as a similar replacement. They feel and look just like the Tarantula, but the liner they have ruins them for me. It made my feet very hot and sweat uncontrollably. The shoes were soaked with wet spots after a short session. Then once the liner was soaked, it led to chaffing. I assume this is because of the weird silver liner that is supposed to make them easier to wash and more antibacterial. I would recommend the Tarantula much more over this shoe. It will do the exact same thing, without the weird liner.

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Marcwrote a review of on November 10, 2014

1 5

I love the idea of the gloves because they are very thin and breathable, but the thumb hole is too small. The tip of my thumb presses up against the end of the glove hard while riding and it is blowing a hole in the thumb tip. I have average to smaller hands.

If they fit your hands, they would be great, but not for me. I'm going to buy a different pair and throw these away.

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