Matt R

Matt R

Anywhere with snow. Just spent some time @Sestriere, Italy and Aspen, CO

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Live to ski & golf

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Matt R

Matt R wrote a review of on November 29, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very comfortable harness. I am a 31" waist am have it tightened almost all the way. Not sure how they say a 26" waist will work with this harness.
Only grip is maybe b/c it's new the straps seem to loosen over time when climbing. I check it before each climb.
Legs are almost all the way loosened and I don't have monster quads, but larger than average from skiing/squats.

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Matt R wrote a review of on January 29, 2012

5 5

Who would have thought underwear would make a ski day more enjoyable?
I went with a small but think I should have gone with a medium. 5'7 155lbs but I guess my larger quads made them a bit more snug than I anticipated, but not uncomfortable at all.
Working down 4000 vertical feet at Jackson Hole from Tram to Hobacks in the sun will make you work up a sweat.
Previous cotton/blend underwear would leave me with swamp butt. Not this stuff. Kept me dry and super comfortable!
What an upgrade to my gear!
Pricey? Yeah, but is $30 is all it takes to keep my butt happy and dry, it's worth it.

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Matt R wrote a review of on January 29, 2012

5 5

I wanted to ditch my 9 year old TNF Denali Fleece since somehow it became so trendy my wife tried to wear it out for drinks with the friends. I put the kaibash on that but 1 year later I knew I needed something new.
I was worried this would have the same insulating value of the Denali, but after skiing 3 days in Jackson Hole with cold winds on the Sublette Quad and not feeling even 1 shiver, I knew this was the right choice.
The windstopper makes up for less insulating value. With a Capilene 2 layer beneath, and mountain hardware shell over top I had to open the vents for most of the day while skiing.
Vents were a MUST for me when buying a mid or top-layer.
I wore the jacket around town as well with temps in the teens and was fine as well. Super warm? No. Warm enough for a mild layer beneath? Yup

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Matt R wrote a review of on January 29, 2012

5 5

I got the Red Sol X/ Sensor Mirror black frame and it works PERFECTLY with the Smith Vantage Helmet.
Never fogged and the ability to swap lenses before a lift in 1 minute is priceless.
Started the day at Jackson Hole with clouds on the mountain so I used the Sensor Mirror. Fantastic visibility. Sun came out and I swapped to the red Sol X. Amazing in the sun and shadows. Clouds came back and I swapped again. My friends couldn't see a thing but I could see every little clump of powder.

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Matt R wrote a review of on January 29, 2012

5 5

Just skied these for 3 days in Jackson Hole. Previous skis were only 71mm at the waist. What a massive difference this ski made in even a few inches of fresh snow. Soft as could be and easy to stay afloat and turn in powder.
They are a bit rough on the groomed runs and tend feel a bit choppy when you dig hard on a steeper slope. The performance for me on the ungroomed slopes FAR outweighs this negative.
I previously had Dynastar Intuitiv 71 in 168cm. I went with 172cm for this ski due to the rocker.
5'7" 155lbs advanced/almost expert skier with Marker Griffon bindings.

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Matt R wrote a review of on March 17, 2010

5 5

Perfect skiing pack for me. Not only did it save me from altitude headaches b/c of the ability to have a water reservoir, but I could have my small P&S camera in the hip pouch for pics.
By ski buddies could always see where I was on the trail/trees with the orange color.
It held water, extra goggles, snacks, extra clothing. Perfect size. Not to big, not too small.

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