Michael Riddell

Michael Riddell

Hattiesburg, MS, Jackson, MS, Western North Carolina, Pisgah National Forest, Nantahala National Forest, Savannah, GA, Dillon/Summit County CO

    New Feature

    Browse Your Followers or See Who You're Following

  • No Ranking

Michael's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Michael's Bio

From Mississippi, but I enjoy the world.
Ex-Army, Infantry. Now fat and fun-loving.

Michael Riddell

Michael Riddell wrote a review of on November 28, 2011

5 5

I wear this jacket nearly every day that the temps drop a bit. It is an amazing softshell that keeps the wind off and keeps me warm, but not too hot and sweaty. TNF always has enough pockets in their jackets.

Unfortunately, this jacket does not zip into the waterproof shells like the Mountain Light jacket. My Denali fleece zips into the waterproof shell, but it does not stop the wind nearly as well as this jacket. The Apex bionic jacket is water resistant, though. Now I do not need to wear my Mountain Light shell unless it is raining really hard outside.

(0)

 

0 Comments

0 Comments

Michael Riddell

Michael Riddell wrote an answer about on April 8, 2009

I'm not sure, but I would venture to guess, no. I have a Trek 6 Series mountain bike and while there is room for stretching it out, I'm not quite sure it would reach 71". If I were you I would check one out in a store first if possible.

(0)

 

Michael Riddell

Michael Riddell wrote an answer about on April 8, 2009

Ed,
I'm not sure which branch of the military you are in, but this Merrell boot does not meet the Army's authorized clothing plan. If, by some possibility your unit has authorized it for wear, then go ahead and keep doing the research. Otherwise go ahead and check out the Oakley 8-inch Assault boot in the desert color. Most Army and Air Force (Some Marines) units have authorized that boot for in-country/ deployment wear. I bought the 8-inch boot and I loved it. I am a squad leader in the Infantry, so I know all about the heavy packs, etc. The only downfall is that the inside of the Oakley boot can tear up after a few months of wear. Mine are still fine, but some of my soldiers had issues. I'm not sure what they were doing to them...soldiers can destroy anything if they put their minds to it.

I do not think backcountry.com stocks that particular boot, unfortunately. www.usstandardissue.com sells Oakley products to military at a discounted price with proof of military ID. I would check that out for your deployment needs. Otherwise, buy all of your civilian hiking/fun gear at backcountry.com. You will not find better prices or service anywhere.

Good Luck.

(1)

 

0 Comments