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Lehi, Utah

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on May 10, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

These shorts are my new favorite shorts. I have always loved the look and feel of 5-pocket shorts, but they seem to be harder to find.

First off these shorts are Hybrid shorts, something I did not realize when I purchased them, but now that I know I am glad they are. They also have a lot of great stretch built in, so swimming in them will be easy.

Second, the color. I ordered "black" and they are not even close to black, more like silver, but I liked it even more than black.

Lastly, the fit great, length is right on the knee, and runs true to size. I just hope the are durable b/c I plan on wearing them as much as possible.

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on May 10, 2015

My softest most comfortable shirt
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

This is a great shirt, I bought it b/c of the design and style, so the "dri-fit" is just a plus. I really like the fit, it's on the modern side. Like I said in the title the fabirc is crazy soft, I was really surprised at how comfy it is.

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on May 10, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

These are well made, modern fitting shorts.
I purchased the 32 and I am 6' they come right above my knee and are not baggy, but are not too slim.
They feel really well made, have a more dense fabric, but that will be a good thing as I am pretty hard on my clothes, so having more sturdy fabric will help them last several years.

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on December 5, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

NOTE: Backcountry.com rates these pants as regular, but Airblaster advertises them as "Tailored." Trust BC.com and not AB...

Not really what I was expecting when Airblaster's Website description said "Tailored"

I am 5'11'' 155lbs and ordered the medium, and they fit like a normal semi-baggy snow pant would. Nothing about the pant was "Tailored"

No Articulated knees, no stretch in the fabric, no slim legs... I am not sure how baggy their other pants must be to consider these tailored, but compared to the other brands I tried on these were by far the baggiest of the group.

So if you are looking for a standard fitting high quality snow pant than this is a good option, but if you want a slightly more slim (not tight) pant than I would recommend Volcom Wall pant.

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on December 5, 2014

2 5

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

I am 5'11'' 155lbs 31 waist and ordered the medium.

They fit okay around the legs, probably enough room to squeeze in one thin layer to keep you warm. In general they felt too tight, especially in the crotch area.

Also they appeared to not be made to last very long, the stitching was not reinforced, and there was not stretch in the pants so I felt very restricted in movement, which probably would lead to busting the seems later on while riding or crouching.

I think they are a good idea but just poorly excuted, if they had just a little more stretch, doubled stitched seems, or slightly roomy crotch it would create a much longer lasting better fitting pant.

I would not recommend these, you would need to order 1 size up, but then it defeats the purpose of having a slim fit pant, or the legs would look all bunched up at your boots.

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on December 5, 2014

4 5

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

These suckers fit like skinny jeans.
I am 5'11 155lbs and was shocked how tight the mediums were.
The length was a little short too. So unless you want pants that fit like street pants with 0 room for layering then get a size up.

The had great stretch and seemed to be built well, but in general I didn't want something this tight. So I returned them.

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on December 5, 2014

5 5

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

I wear a medium in every shirt I own, so when I tired this medium I was shocked with how tight it was. I am sure it would have loosened up more in the water, but it was nearly cutting of circulation it was so tight.

I ordered a Large and it is still tight, but should be perfect once I get wet.

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on December 5, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

So I recently started skiing after nearly 20 years of snowboarding and I wanted a pant with some kick patches to help my pants last longer.

After trying on around 10 different pairs of pants these ones were the clear winner.

They fit great, they are supposed to be rated at a "Relaxed" or baggy fit, but I would never call these baggy, more like a standard nice fit. also the fabric has a lot of stretch in it so, which is good so that you don't feel you have restricted movement.

The suspenders are completely removable and you would never know they are a bib pant.

In general just really well built, comfortable, nice pants!

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on November 22, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large

If you don't layer just enough, or have the exact waist size for these pants will have to wear a belt, there are no waist adjustments inside or out.

I don't like wearing belts on the mountain, they make the bulk of winter gear even more bulky and uncomfortable.

Also they fit a little big.

I like my snowboard clothes to look closer to street clothes, and I am 5'11 160lbs and these feel baggy on me. I thought a tailored look would be, well, more tailored...

I usually size down to small in all my airblaster gear, but wanted to go with a medium to see if they improved their fit, but it looks like they still have the same boxey fit, but honestly compared to most retailers I think Airblaster make some of the best fitting garments, I just need to find the piece that has the style I am looking for. Maybe the sissy pant?

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on November 22, 2014

5 5

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

My wife loves this board.

When she first got it she said, "If I am going to go snowboarding... At least I'll be reminded of the beach!"

So it passes the cutestness test!

It also passed my tech test, with sintered base to stay fast and strong, stable flat profile underfoot, rocker and bowled tip and tail to offer catchfree ride and nice float in the powder, and a 3 year warranty, so we don't want to worry about any issues with the board.

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on November 22, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

So a few things.

My first impression of the coat was a positive one, it fit well and looked great, but after playing with the features and inspecting the coat I decided it would not work.

I love listening to music when I ride and this coat is lacking a media pocket on the inside of the jacket, in fact, it does not have any pockets on the inside of the jacket, and only has 3 external pockets, with no port for a cord to come into the jacket.

Also the jacket's insulation is very sparse, and could easily pass for a shell.

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on November 20, 2014

5 5

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

After debating on whether to get the Hestra Fall Line 3, the Ski Cross mitts, and these mitts; I decided to go with the Armada.

What it came down to was features, finger separation, insulation, price, and waterproofing.

I wanted to get the fall line 3 by Hestra, but when I found out they have a liner attached in the glove that separates my fingers I decided I didn't want that.

Then the Ski Cross Mitt seemed like a great option, but wanted a trigger glove so that I can have a glove to ride my bike in freezing temps.

Then on top of both of those two things both hestra gloves are far more expensive, and neither of them was exactly what I wanted, but the Armada's crossed off every box I had and they were a better price point.

I can tell so far that the armada are not as durable as a Hestra Glove, but the leather came super soft, and they have great dexterity. They don't come with Nikwax, so you will want to pick some up, but they do come with a wrist leash, so you don't have to worry about dropping your glove off the lift (something the Ski Cross also didn't not have).

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on November 20, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I would say these boots are closers to 6 in stiffness. They are on the later part of the scale, but they are not so stiff that they are hard to walk in or feel like they have pain points that grab your feet.

The boot fits a little small, I wear a 42 (9) in pretty much every shoe I have and I ordered a 9 in these. I probably should be in a 9.5, but I was able to pack out the boot and heat the liner up to fit my foot well.

Note of caution, don't heat the footbed up too much as it will warp the moldable padding and you will be left with a uncomfortable footbed.

And the biggest reason why I bought the boot was for the double boa. I am infamous for taking 30 min to setup my boots just right. I never wanted boa in the past because it did not offer the customization I needed. But after using this double boa I am converted. Saves me probably 25 min of setup, and is secure for the entire day.

Great boot, DC has done a great job!

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on November 20, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

This sock is great.

I wore it outside in 20 degree weather and my feet did get cold, but I have pretty bad circulation, so my toes normally go numb under 30.

They have different levels of thickness placed strategically throughout the sock. The top of the foot has the least about of insulation/padding where the toes, arch support, and heel have the most.

Great length come all the way to under my knee.

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on October 30, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

I love these gloves, great color, great fit, but they are a tad thick.

I don't think I would want them on 90 degree days, but for days 50-70 they are perfect!

Also the medium is a size 9 glove. I am used to medium being an 8, so they were a little big for me, but I washed them once and not they fit, well, like a glove...

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MarkTuttwrote a review of on October 30, 2014

Great MTN bike Jersey
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

This is a great jersey. I am 5'11" 155lbs with 38 chest and decided on a small. I am glad I did, it fits nice and tailored but still offers good movement, and is not tight like a kit jersey.

the collar is unique, with a square type hole, but I like it.

Also I like the pocket, so I can just throw my phone in it and don't need a bag for shorter rides.

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