Family man with snow in his blood.
also wondering the same
I bought these gloves almost six years ago, and they finally had enough holes in them for me to replace them.
These are my go to for bike commuting between 40F and up and also ski touring, they are a great "feel all" liner glove that is truly windproof. I've tried many other Pearl Izumi gloves, wool, etc gloves and nothing is as warm as the polartec gloves by OR.
These are great gloves, I get mine so sweaty and crusty that I've ended up replacing them every year, but usually on sale at $15 you cant go wrong with these. Just look at the reviews on Amazon.
These are great casual shorts, Everyday, hiking, whatever. I love the stretch and look like a normal pair of shorts. Pockets are a little small but its all good.
I'm 6' 175, 34" waist and L fits me perfect.
And at $40 how do you go wrong!
I needed a good weatherproof burly bag to hold my ski boots on the back of my snowmobile. The 30L did the trick, and for how cheap they are, I bought all 3.
I am not a triathlete by any means. I do however Ski, Bike and Hike alot. These are my go to "underwear" whenever I'm hiking, spring skiing, or just using them for muscle recovery from bike rides.
I have a couple of sets of compression shorts, and these are by far the most comfortable. I'm 6' 175lbs 34" waist and the Large fits me perfect. The crotch has a fleece chamois that is very comfortable to wear. I've worn these multiple days at work and they do no irritation to me.
I wish I had two sets, but at almost $90 a pop thats a little steep.
I'm 6' 175 and 34 waist, I have the Larges and they fit perfect. I tried on a set of M and they fit tight, but the crotch would fall down.
I use these every day for commuting on my bike in the cold weather, I'll wear just these in temps down to 35 degrees then I'll need to put on a softshell pant over it. I also used these multiple times skiing which works great as an underlayer, they are just as warm as my HH warm unders but offer much better support and recovery.
I also have the CW-X "Pro Tight" and these actually block the wind and are way better for cold weather. I'l l wear these between 50F and below, and the pro tight above 50.
They are made pretty burly, like the guy below said, they are built to last, and at $125 they are worth every penny.
$40??? Seriously??? Hestra sells a glove just like it for $200!
I've rocked Hestras for a couple years, they fell apart, switched to Kinco patrol gloves, they are so burly they could stop a chainsaw and have terrible dexterity. Got these last winter, OMG SOLVED.
Do yourself a favor and coat these bad boys with some Sno-Seal. They will last you forever and stay waterproof the entire time. They offer great dexterity, and are my goto gloves for anything below 50 degrees. I started using them on bike commutes lower than 40F and they find my shifters just fine. I also use these for snowmobiling and they have held up awesome. The padding on the back is great for punching trees.
At this price, I'd like to buy 3 sets so I'll be good for the next 20 years.
I'm 6' 175lbs and 34" waist, I had to return the M for the L cause the crotch kept falling down on me.
They offer awesome support, I also have the "insulator" version of these which I use below temps of 50F, I'll use these for anything above 50 degrees as they do not block the wind as good.
This is my go-to top for anything below 60F biking, and also use it for my ONLY underlayer while skiing and touring, really only time I need something else on is when its below 30F.
I'm 6' 175lbs 34" waist 39" chest and M fits me perfect. The recovery is great, the wicking is decent for how much warmth it has.
The Chamois is like a fleece non-padded, feels very good on the lowers.
Anyone put a set of ski boots in the large one?
Me: I'm 5'10, 170lbs, skiier, hiker, outdoors-er. Had this Jacket in Blue Medium for just over a month. Picture above is me on Mt Rainier in a blizzard being retarded.
I was lucky enough to be able to go into the BC store in SLC to try on this softshell and about 4 others. Arcteryx Gamma, Venta. Patagonia Northwall, Mountain Hardware Kepler.
I picked the Stoic because of a couple things. The fit was just as good and tight to me without restricting movement as others, previous versions had good reviews, and the cost of this shell costs 4x's less than some of the others.
So far I've worn this jacket casually alot which works great for an everyday jacket for me. I also hiked to about 9000' in a blizzard on Mt. Rainier the first weekend I had it, the temp was low 20's wind was blowing 30+ mph and all I had was this on and the Stoic "Breathe 90" long sleeve underneath and was completely warm touring up the Muir snowfield. This shell breathes incredibly well and insulates even better. 2 weeks later I took it hiking my local mountain before it opened touring again wearing the same but it was about 40 degrees out, again stayed warm and did not sweat it out. Yesterday I was at Mt Baker where it was snowing incredibly hard and again, this jacket performed solid. At the end of the day yesterday the jacket was a little water logged from a warmer snow, but I was still dry.
Features I love: The elastic cuffs around your wrists, they stay tight to them so you dont have to finagle with gloves. Hood is very comfortable, even around my helmet. Easy adjustments from inside the pockets. Inside pocket is good for holding phone or keeping Energy Bars warm. Pockets are fleece lined.
Missed out on: Having pit zips, this would be nice to exhaust some extra heat out.
Buy one now, never look back!
Like David said, these are crazy warm, only reason for 4 stars is they do not wick at all, so i have to use a boot dryer to dry them out every day otherwise they are still wet from the day before from sweat.
Update: I really cant stand these gloves anymore, the liners pull out of them every time I take them off, I just switched to a set of Stoic Paragon gloves that work much better. and at $80 im not too stoked about this :/
The Dial on the cuff is for the BOA system, which the previous boot also had. This years Prime has a wider toebox, other than that I'm not sure.
I got my first pair about 2 months ago, prolly put 250 miles on them. WAY better than my Pearl Izumi Quest shorts that I started with. These were so good I bought another pair. They are comfortable, Dont move, and feel like you are wearing nothing when you ride.
Sure the letters peel off, but seriously, who cares about the letters?!? For the $55 I got both pairs for, I am willing to bet there is nothing else on the market at that price that will beat it.
according to the one I bought
S is for 12" bicep
M is for 14" bicep
L is for 16" bicep
XL is for 17" and larger.
I have a 12" and the S fits me perfect.
If you notice these extensions don't rotate 90 degrees each time, but thats about it, I've made my own front facing with a combination of arms and the tall curved mount shown here.
This is the most handy accessory yet, I absolutely love the fact I can check out the vids and recap what I've done without going back to the computer.
Just a heads up on the chest harness, It's not really a big deal but with the bacpac on you cannot fold the camera flat against the chest because it runs into the mount. This can be solved by adding a couple of "arm" mounts to the go pro or just dealing with the camera being faced down about 10-15 degrees.
Buy one now.
Anyone know if this is the Aluminum or Plastic Crystal card?
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