Matt Fuller

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Matt Fuller

Matt Fuller wrote a review of on October 17, 2008

5 5

The Thermarest Pack Pillow has been fantastic on many of my trips where I find myself lacking a suitable pillow.

Operating instructions:
Just loosen up, beat the crap out of it, and wait 15 minutes before crashing for optimal fluffage. Medium is my optimal size (strictly carry-on bags/size+weight ratio), your mileage may vary.

Maintenance + care:
When you're not too busy beating it, just be sure to wash it every now and then. Please be considerate of your pillow's feelings and use a front-loading washer if possible. Fluffageability remains constant even after frequent purgings.

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Matt Fuller wrote a review of on February 12, 2008

5 5

I've been hauling my bikes around on scads of different racks, and the SproketRocket has been the best by far. My bikes don't sway on this rack, even while hauling down the interstate at 80 mph. The adjustable cams allow for quick fitting and uber-easy loading and unloading, and a monkey could figure out how to install it. The lock cores are super easy to use, and keep creeps from swiping your steed. If you're questioning whether to buy this or go for a cheaper rack, compare a Camelbak vs. a hydration pack from Walmart. You won't be sorry you got this rack.

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Matt Fuller wrote a review of on February 5, 2008

5 5

This thing is perfect for a day of skiing at the resorts. The 2L reservoir is enough to keep my hydrated for a day and there's enough room in the pack to keep an extra layer or two. At the end of the day, it expands to contain my helmet, goggles, and gloves and extra crap on the way home. As with all winter Camelbaks, the Therminator harness (zip up shoulder strap) and insulated tube work well to keep your water from freezing, a long, cold day will require you to shove a hand warmer by the tube to keep things moving.

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Matt Fuller wrote a review of on February 5, 2008

5 5

I've been a Nalgene die hard for my water bottles for years, but after a friend gave me a 'Better Bottle' a couple of years ago I'm fully converted to Camelbak for all my hydration packs + bottles. They never leak, they don't break, and it's easy to access. For those that are environmentally-conscious, the Better Bottle is transitioning to be 'BPA-free.' Camelbak hopes this rolling transition will be completed before July '08. Personal favourite colours: ocean, fire, and green.

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Matt Fuller wrote a review of on February 5, 2008

5 5

Hestra has been making some of the best gloves on the planet for years now, and the Heli is no exception. The gloves are always warm, and always dry. The big cuff design with the drawstring keeps snow out of your hand, but if you have been spending a day in the powder and need to take your gloves off, be sure to hold your hand upwards so that snow won't fall in and freeze your fingers upon re-entry. The liners are removable for cleaning; the extra dexterity from the lobster design means that you can fix your boots without taking your gloves off. I wouldn't expect anything less from Hestra.

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Matt Fuller

Matt Fuller wrote a review of on February 1, 2008

5 5

I finally splurged and bought a pair of CW-X tights, and I can not believe what a difference they've made for skiing. Typically after a long day I'm sore in my lower back, but the phenomenal support given by the tights made a hard day at Alta seem like a breeze. The support given to the knees improves flex and stance as well. I highly recommend these for every skier. If you're wanting to save layers, get the insulated version of the tights.

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Matt Fuller wrote a review of on November 2, 2007

5 5

The Zoid is a fantastic pack. For this year's model, CamelBak made it a little bit bigger for your gear while still keeping the low profile. I'm able to keep it under my shell or outside, and it doesn't feel like I'm getting shoved off the lift.

The insulated tube and Therminator (yes, that's what they call it) Harness keep the pack from freezing the majority of the time, but on extra cold days be sure to throw a chemical hand warmer into the harness! There's a spot to handily stash the hand warmer, and you'll stay happy and very well hydrated.

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Matt Fuller wrote a review of on October 17, 2007

4 5

I've always had a dream of taking underwater pictures, but never found the desire to buy a disposable underwater camera, or spend hundreds of dollars on an expensive case intended for a specific camera. This pack is a great compromise between quality and value. For $30 and with a little practice, anyone can figure out the tricks of holding the lens onto the hard lens plastic to avoid extra glare and get some amazing underwater pics. I haven't ruled out one day buying a nifty underwater camera apparatus, but until then this keeps my dreams of underwater photography alive and well.

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