Michael B.

Michael B.

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Michael B.

Michael B. wrote a review of on May 31, 2010

2 5

So it seems I'm the only person who actually has these glasses. On the surface they seem a lot like Native's Dash line. The lenses are even swappable between the Dashes and the Factor Maxes. Only problem is they fog incredibly. I tried dremeling some slots above the lenses ala Natives, that only helped a little. When they sunk in a sailing mishap I have to say I wasn't all that sad.Bottom line: For this much money, get Native Dash XP's.

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Michael B.

Michael B. wrote a review of on August 27, 2007

5 5

I admit I bought this thinking it was just a fall/spring running layer. It is so much more than that. It's now the cornerstone of my upper-body layering in all winter sports. Skiing, climbing, hiking and ice biking. It takes a bit of getting used to to realize how many layers you can leave at home with this on, but once you do, winter (even in the northeast) becomes a lot lighter and more comfortable.

The seams could be a bit smoother, and it feels plasticky the first dozen or so times you wear it, but it's such a good piece otherwise that despite these downsides it still gets a 5.

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Michael B.

Michael B. wrote a review of on August 14, 2007

5 5

My girlfriend and I bought this because we thought it was a joke. But hey, we're going for a week in Glacier NP, so why not give it a try, right?

It worked! We now have two and they're staples on every backpacking trip or climb, even up Mt. Baker.

A word of advice, though: If you're taking this to a campsite where there will be other people smelling your breakfast, bring extra eggs. It's amazing what goodies a free-market economy will get you in the morning.

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