Maxwell Eder

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Maxwell's Passions

Alpine Touring
Backpacking
Hiking
Road Cycling

Maxwell's Bio

I like to ski. A LOT.

I also like to camp, hike, backpack, mountain bike, cycle, wear short shorts, and take epic naps.

I like giving two thumbs up to pretty much everything .

Being alive kicks ass

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Maxwell Eder wrote an answer about on December 5, 2011

I would definitely go with the 184s. The thing about skis with rocker is that they ski much shorter than skis with a normal camber profile. I'm 5'8 and 150 pounds and would definitely get the 184s. Also since you are most likely going to be skiing these in deep powder it's nice to have a longer ski for more flotation. All in all I would say there is a lot of benefit for going with the larger ski and not much cost since the longer ski will still ski short when you need it to. Also 4cm is not that much longer to go.

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Maxwell Eder wrote an answer about on November 1, 2011

The 125mm skins should work fine, but if you have the option I would go with the 140 mm skins so you have complete coverage towards the tip. I usually go larger with my skins and then trim down to match the ski profile as closely as possible (leaving a little edge exposed).

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Maxwell Eder wrote a review of on August 30, 2011

5 5

I'v been using this tent for about a year now, in all sorts of conditions and I love it. Why? Because it's the bee's F-ing knees that's why. When it rained for 2 days on Vancouver island it kept me dryer than ... oh i don't know something really dry. When it super windy in South Dakota and felt like I was in a wind tunnel for 12 hours it held up just fine. It's light enough to carry backpacking and if you get a compression sack for the tent body, rain fly and footprint it packs fairly small. The tent is really easy to setup once you get the hang of it but I definitely recommend practicing in your backyard first. For sure buy the footprint too, for the extra $30 it will add a lot of life to you're tent and it allows you to set it up without the tent body which can be nice for summer time/ light weight backpacking. The tent has always felt comfortable with two people in it, and with two doors and two vestibules it is easy to get in and out of and offers plenty of space for gear. All in all this is an awesome tent.

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Maxwell Eder wrote a review of on August 28, 2011

5 5

For a while I was using a Z-lite, which I loved (great pad for the price) but it was finally time to upgrade so I went with a prolite plus in the regular size. I'm 5'8" and the regular is perfect allowing me to keep both my feet and head on the pad. It rolls up fairly small and is definitely small enough and light enough to carry on any overnight or multi-day trip. Sleeping on it is super comfortable and I have never slept better on any other sleeping pad. Even last weekend when I had a rock under my pad (oops) I slept super sound and didn't notice it at all. The pad also insulates very well and I have not felt any cold spots on my back, but I have also not taken it winter camping yet. All in all a great all around pad

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Maxwell Eder wrote a review of on December 12, 2010

Five years old and still going strong
5 5

I'v had this baby since my sophomore year of high school. Since then its seen seven or eight countries, gone on countless vacations and day hikes, carried my books to school rain or shine 5 days a week and is still holding up remarkably well. Sure two of the buckles are broken, but thats because i accidentally stepped on them 3 years ago. The back panel fabric is a little ripped, but yours would be too if you had to sit on the things i set this pack on. Its had everything from hot wax to beer spilled on it and held everything from cases of beer to laptops to outerwear. Bottom line, i have put this pack through hell over the last 5 years and it has never failed me. If you want a super reliable pack to hold whatever you want look no further. When i eventually retire this pack i will replace it with a another TNF pack.

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Maxwell Eder wrote a review of on October 30, 2010

4 5

I'v had these for about 2 winters now in all conditions,and they are durable and hold up well and fit my face nicely. After two seasons of abuse they now have a scratch or two on the lens but that is more due to my negligence than any durability issues. I occasionally have some fogging issues but thats very rare. I prefer the fit of my smith goggles a little better, but make no mistake these are a great pair of goggles. I would definitely consider buying these again.

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Maxwell Eder wrote an answer about on October 25, 2010

go to a local bike shop, rack dealer or REI, Thule only makes so many keys for each box so they might have the one you need. If not they can contact Thule and order the proper key for you. We had a guy come into the bike shop with a similar problem and we were able to fix it for him.

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Maxwell Eder wrote an answer about on October 25, 2010

go to a local bike shop, rack dealer or REI, Thule only makes so many keys for each box so they might have the one you need. If not they might be able to contact Thule and order the proper key for you. We had a guy come into the bike shop with a similar problem and we were able to fix it for him.

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Maxwell Eder wrote a review of on October 23, 2010

5 5

Got this jacket this summer and brought it to Denmark with me while i study abroad. It was quite possibly the best decision i have ever made because it rains here more or less every 3 days or so.

This jacket sheds water like none other and i feel like i could stand under a waterfall with this thing on and not feel a drop. The jacket is also super breathable and at times i feel more like i'm wearing a soft shell then a hardshell. When it gets hot and toasty inside the jacket it is easy to dump heat do to the large pit zips.

Three zippered pockets, and 2 internal pockets (that just happen to be the perfect size to slip a 40 oz. into) can hold your necessities without going pocket overboard. The hood is super adjustable and works great. I am 5 foot 8, 145 pounds and the medium fits me perfectly. I am super excited to take this out on the hill this winter and pair it up with my Montbell thermawrap parka.

All in all a kick ass jacket and i could not be more stoked. Also i got it in the green color and it is super steezy. The pictures on the website do not do it justice.

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Maxwell Eder wrote a review of on July 27, 2010

Can i borrow your walk in freezer to test my new jacket?
5 5

My favorite piece of gear from the moment i opened the package. Super light and comes with a stuff sack that allows it to pack down to about the size of a 1L water bottle.I'm 5 foot 8 and about 145 pounds and the medium fit me perfectly. I have been using this jacket as my go to insulating layer while studying abroad in Scandinavia and i have yet to be cold in it, but i'v only had it down around 35 degrees. In order to accurately picture the awesomeness of this jacket imagine the Patagonia nano puff had a child (who was also a jacket) with Mick Jagger, and then this child was lost in the arctic raised by polar bears who taught it to kill seals with its mind. This child, now a full grown man jacket moved down to Antarctica and started killing whales with Japanese whalers while battling angry hippies. Eventually this jacket decided to give up its life of mindless violence in order to seek redemption and keep hippies all over the world warm. And that jacket, my friends, is the mont bell thermawrap.

Update: I have now had this jacket down to negative 10 Fahrenheit. Still kept me warm but I was skiing and active the whole time.

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