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Matixsnow

Matixsnow wrote a review of on October 25, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Pros: I really like this tent. It is lightweight for amount of floorspace it has. It is rock solid in high wind, when properly tied down.

Cons: It is kind of annoying that the poles are one huge piece. Zipper can get stuck in the rain fly quite a bit, but can easily be avoided.

Black diamond has great customer service. Hard not to support this company.

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Matixsnow wrote a review of on October 25, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Ive been climbing in the Astromans the past week. This is an awesome all day trad shoe. I wear an 11 - 11.5 street shoe and bought a 44.5. The 44 was too small. They are a nice stiff shoe but very comfortable, slightly stiffer than the TC Pros. They have stretched about a 1/4 size so far. I just crank down on the laces a bit more then when they were new. My feet are average width and find the Astromans are not too narrow and not too wide.

I wish Backcountry would list the EU size next to the US size...

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Matixsnow wrote a question about on August 21, 2009

Jacket seems to be similar to the Westcomb Cruiser. I assume they are made in the same building. Both made in Canada, same materials (300 fabric lower and 560 upper body). Cayenne color is the same as the Westcomb redrock color (despite the jacket colors in Backcountry's photos). The only difference I see is the Westcomb's version has the 560 fabric come down farther on the arms. Also the Westcomb has pit zips and pocket placements.

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Matixsnow wrote a review of on July 17, 2009

4 5

I bought these new for last season. Shredded all year on them for both resort skiing and touring. Getting into them can be tricky, but you will get the hang of it. Very lightweight and easy to use. The toe friction plate is slightly worn so I might send them back or get a replacement piece from Black Diamond. Oh yeah, this model is way better than the older white model. Bueno!

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