The zipper pocket broke after the second day. The belt pops constantly and they aren't even tight on me. The convertible pant is great for backpacking weight and the fabric is durable but besides the obvious functionality I'm not impressed at all. The fabric is too heavy for warm days and uncomfortable when hot and climbing; can't wear these Spring to Fall. This is the first and last NF product I will ever buy. The shorts look make me look like a Swiss tourist so now I wear gym shorts on trips and bring long johns for underneath.
This is a great liner, warm and light. With sweaty hands, you will want something like Merino Wool in case they get cold again. I do not have the touch screen version but I don't use a phone when I snowboard. The only problem is they will wear out fast if not used solely as liners. Also don't touch velcro or it will chew away the wool fibers. Mine has a hole in the thumb so I can use a lighter ;) In the 30s with mittens on, your hands will sweat but these are great for super cold temps. I also use these with OR Windstopper shell gloves sometimes to bulk them up. 4 stars for durability and high price to fabric weight ratio. Worth it though.
I bought this shell for snowboarding and winter hiking and its been great. I'm 6 feet 175 lbs and the Medium is perfect, even with a bunch of layers underneath. I generally wear two smartwool layers, a cheap fleece, a Patagonia Adze softshell, and it fits great and keeps me warm.
The pockets on this are awesome, and the hood is my favorite feature. I wear this to work everyday with the softshell and they stay together when I take them off. There is a small zip breast pocket on the outside and one on the inside. Also a large mesh pocket on the inside which I just found and stash a thin hat or glove liners in.
I looked a quite a few shells and this one was the winner for me. Definitely consider it if you are in the market. One thing: don't expect this jacket to be 100% waterproof. It is very breathable though.
I have a Patagonia Adze shell under mine that does not zip in BUT somehow stays in place 90% of the time when I take them off/put them on.
Hi Moxtr, I am 6'0" 175 and I got a size Medium and it fits perfect even with two base layers, a fleece and a windbreaker underneath. The large ran really huge and the medium really fits like a large. All my base layers are large. I wear an XL helmet and the hood fits over it in a medium as well. Hope this helps. Also BC's price is almost a hundred less than I paid for it some where else!
Can't speak for ski boots but I have Salomon snowboard boots, hiking boots, and various running shoes and they all ft amazing. I just sold a few family members on their ski boots and they are obsessed. They are very consistent from one form of footwear to another from my experience.
I've had these for about two months and I love em. Great for driving and shoveling snow. Taken them on some easy hikes and they kept my hands warm below 30 degrees. Snowboarded with them in 40+ degree temps and they were soaked and still kept my hands warm. If these wore out I'd probably buy them again. Solid construction, material, and they're def warm as they can get without sacrificing finger mobility.
I would personally go a half size up as Salomon boots usually run tight from my experience.
My Quest 4Ds are a 12.5 when I wear a 12 in everything else. I tried on a 12 of the Toundras last year and they were a bit tight so I didn't buy them. Also figure slightly thicker socks for winter. I would say same size as Quests. That being said, the 12.5 sizes are almost impossible to find unless you want to pay an extra $80. HELP BACKCOUNTRY!!!
Was looking at Cartels but for the extra $ I couldn't see any added benefit really so I went with these. Rode them all last season and highly recommend. Nice and light compared to my last set, good padding. One complaint; I got the white colorway and the glue turned yellow. DO NOT BUY THE WHITE ONES!
Windproof, durable, great pockets, super warm. I'm 6 feet 175 and the large fits me PERFECT. This thing rocks for hiking, mountain biking and looks great out at bars. Wear it to work all the time. Good inside pocket too. I wear this under my Waterproof Shell for snowboarding (with a short and a long sleeve base layer) and its eliminated the need for my fleece except in zero degrees or below.
I usually wear this underneath a light shell. If its snowing or super cold you'll want a hood.
When I first bought these, they were so comfrotable that I put them on everyday afterwork, even for just for sitting around. Trailruns, mountain biking, gym trips, they excel at everything. They still get daily use after almost two years of abuse and still going strong. The soles are wearing down but I've done everything to destroy these so I can buy new ones and its way harder then I thought. Highly recommended. Get the GTX if you want some water protection. The only downside is these breathe so well that a splash of water gets your feet wet. They dry fast though.
This tent has done well by me on the dozen or so times I've used it backpacking. Its too heavy to use solo and on the heavy side for two people compared to expensive lightweight options. However its VERY spacious compared to those same lightweight options; great if you're tall or want to stash your gear in your tent. The double vestibule rocks and the vents on the vestibules keep air circulating. The gear loft and multiple pockets stash a ton of gear. Used in winter and it did alright in 15 degrees. Besides the weight I can't complain, the extra ounces are even worth it for the durability and low price. Easy to setup and pack away. Awesome for car camping solo too.
Already had the 3L with the hose. Bought this 1L as a lightweight backup for backpacking stretches with unreliable water sources. Use the 1L weekly for MTB rides where water bottle don't work unless you stop. I don't like to stop... Also great for boarding where you won't need anything larger than a 1L.
Or the eVent which is compressible.
I have a small for a 32 degree down bag and a XL for a 15 synthetic. Both compress the bags as small as possible. Whatever few ounces these way are made up by having more pack space and thus less need for a bigger and heavier bag. I've beaten mine up good and sat on them and they are solid. I also stuff these with clothes and use as a pillow when backpacking with a fleece pillow case over it. Going to try an eVent model with my new down bag but these are great.
I had that same bag and used the XL. Fits great!
Yes. Also has a buckle strap to compress the contents down before you pull the strap.
For the extra couple ounces, the 60L is not even worth it. The extra 10L of space will only cost 1-3 more ounces of pack weight with the 70L. If you need to go smaller than 70L, just pop the lid off and the base weight will be below the 60L.