Matt Awrote a review of The North Face Pack Rain Cover on September 14, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
XS: 0–20 L / S: 20–30 L / M: 35–45 L / L: 50–70 L / XL
XS: 0–20 L / S: 20–30 L / M: 35–45 L / L: 50–70 L / XL
I've rifled though 15 or so pairs of these ear buds over the past few years but I do abuse them. For the sound quality and the ability to stay on under a ski helmet, working out or general yard labor, they can't be beat. The main reason why these fai thoughl is that the thin rubber ring that protects the bond between the plastic and metal casing comes off. I found that if you take a little bit of high strength super glue and secure the rubber ring, they last a lot longer.
These are a must for skier legs. They don't ride up at all like other boxier briefs and they provide excellent compression as well. They also work really well for climbing and working out at the gym. Great product for the price.
I really wanted to like these but they are just nowhere near as comfortable as the standard base camp flip flops. I wear an 11 in the standards and in these can barely get my foot into them. The straps are too tight and restrictive and am going to have to give them to a buddy that has more narrow feet.
These Neff's are super comfortable with the microfiber materials they are constructed from. My only complaints are that the inseam is a little short and the colors/designs are a bit wacky but hey what the heck who cares!
My main uses for the Mammut Static is for hauling heavy evaporative coolers up onto roofs here in the SLC valley. I use the Petzl pro traction device paired with it make sure there's no stretch or chance of a cooler coming back down the ladders. I've raked it over hot asphalt shingles and sharp flashing and the sheath shows no wear at all. Pretty impressed with this rope and should be nothing but superb for canyoneering as well.
I picked this up for a buddy who's an avid fly guy here in the Wasatch. He's used it on the Provo and Green in a few rain storms and said it kept him fully dry while still remaining very breathable. Very stylish design as well with excellent durability.
I picked these up for a buddy an he's finally enjoying wet wading now that he has these socks. Walking the river is more comfortable too. Great for summer fishing temperatures here in Utah.
Rio's backing is excellent and good at the price point. The color is very distinguishable in the Chartreuse and would buy it again in the future.
I picked up this line for a friend that paired it with the Lamson Speedster. He is more than pleased with the low stretch factor and smooth running through this reel.
I picked this reel up for a buddy as a wedding gift. He's only got a few days on it but he says the reel feels very well built, the line runs through it smooth with just the right amount of drag. He is pretty stoked overall and nothing but happy fishing days ahead.
The comfort on these boxers is much better than the UA or Patagonia options. They don't ride up, the are cut properly so that nothing rubs and they dry fast. I would highly recommend these!
I recently purchased a 70 meter one of these. I bought this rope for all around use. First route that I used it on was a 7 pitch 5.11 on Devils castle in little cottonwood and it performed great...not too heavy for long pitches, fed out nice with minimal kinking when laid out on the ropebag. Also the cut on my rope seems to be a long one which has helped lowering off some big routes in Maple canyon and elsewhere. The only thing that I noticed is that this rope gets dirty pretty fast so gloves are probably in order. That said this is a great rope and one of the best deals for a 70 meter cord out there.
The Pro Traction is a very high quality and a trustworthy locking pulley. I've only used it for hauling heavy evaporative coolers up on roofs here in the valley. But I feel very confident with a few hundred pounds of steel above me on a ladder with the Pro Traction locking it off. My buddies say the Mini Traction could substitute for this instead but why take the chance!
I gave these as gift but these were put to the test right out of the box on a hike in Las Vegas, and they were not only comfortable (no blisters in the 20 plus miles she's hiked with them on so far but they gripped even in somewhat unstable, wet, and muddy conditions. They are appropriately supportive yet they don't feel heavy on your feet. They do run small as I usually wear a 6 1/2 or 7 and she have a size 6 pair that fit perfectly. A great purchase for her since she hikes on different coasts and need something versatile. They are also attractive and easy to clean.
I picked these up for a friend and these pants are soft, stretchy and all around just comfortable. She thought that the ruching down the legs would be way cuter than it actually is on her though. They fit well, feel good and look OK, but that ruching just makes them look a little bulky and odd. At any rate, though she doesn't love them as much as she had hoped, they will make a great addition her hiking and outdoor wardrobe. But the feel of the material is plush the elastic waist and the overall comfyness as well.
These are Super soft fabric which does a great job of wicking moisture, yet doesn't get stanky and gross. The midweight keeps my friend warm on all but the coldest of days.
I gave this as a gift to a friend and she was stoked. She said it's very soft fabric with a fit that is loose enough to not feel constricting without being sloppy. It is easy to move in and doesn't ride up like a lot of tank tops have a tendency to do. Perfect for many different activities. The Allum color is beautiful. She can tell I will get a long life and lots of use out of this top!
This is my friend's go-to cold weather gear for longer than she can remember and never lets her down! This model is very comfortable. Material feels nice against her skin. Design allows for full range of motion without riding up, or bunching up at all. The midweight works for her on all but the coldest days on the mountain. Love the Underwater blue color. A classic that will always perform!
This was a gift for a friend and according to her this shirt is seriously comfortable! The inner terry-like lining is super soft and high quality. It's a great shirt for Spring/Fall because it is just thick enough to provide a bit of warmth for cooler mornings, but can easily transition into keeping you comfortable when the day warms up a bit. The crossback design is super cute, and she loves the plum color! This shirt just fits her perfectly in every way.