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Michael Sorensen

Michael Sorensen

Colorado Mtn's mostly

Michael's Passions

Camping
Backpacking
Trail Running
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Alpine Skiing

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Michael Sorensen

Michael Sorensen wrote a review of on May 13, 2011

First impression
5 5

Sorry for the living room pics but, I just got the tent and here are my first impressions. The pics of the tent from Backcountry are pretty accurate. This tent looks to be comparable quality to all the big brands that can cost double plus this one comes with the extras, only down side is it's a little heavier than some of the more expensive brands. I will try and get some real use and update my review soon.

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Michael Sorensen wrote a review of on May 11, 2011

Great rain jacket
5 5

I really like this material! for everything this jacket offers at the price level say compared to labels like GT or EV this is a steal. I'm about 6'1 175lbs I got a L and the fit is great, I have broad shoulders which fill out the top of the jacket leaving little room for any layers besides a shirt. I tried on a light fleece and it was too tight under the arms unless i opened the pit zips

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Michael Sorensen wrote an answer about on January 17, 2011

I think these are a great 1SQ. They took me a little while to get used to but I am enjoying them. I have skied about 12 times this season which has produced some great pow days. I have spent a couple full days with my wife on groomers and they are great. My only complaint is they are not a fast ski and could be more stable at speed. I have the 178 so maybe a longer ski would be more stable?

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Michael Sorensen wrote a review of on January 17, 2011

Great shoes...Bad laces
4 5

These shoes seem like they are great shoes. I have one issue and it's a fairly major issue and it applies to all kids shoes with these kind of laces. First off look at the pic of the shoes, the laces from the toe up to the first lace loop is one unadjustable piece. the laces in the two top metal eye holes is the workable laces and you can see in my pic the problem these laces have. My pic is of the shoes a week old and this isn't the first pair that this has happened to and I have heard of plenty of others who have had the same problem. Otherwise they are great shoes.

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Michael Sorensen wrote a review of on December 6, 2010

Big tent, lots of ventilation and views
4 5

Like most tents you must lay opposite and cram in to get the max people, I think this would be a great 3 adult or two adult and 2 kids tent. I learned the hard way how crucial it is to properly stake,cinch and even guy out the fly as mine leaked (operator error not the fault of the tent) we were in a steady rain all night so much so that it was hard to sleep through luckily we had some extra diapers. Lesson learned!

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Michael Sorensen wrote an answer about on December 6, 2010

I had this tent leak on me but, it was my fault as I forgot to cinch down the fly causeing the overhang to angle down. Since the fly on this tent doesn't have a vestibule (optional add on) and doesn't comletely cover the outside of the tent (see pics) it is crucial that the overhang over the doors is properly staked, cinched and even guyed to force the water to run down the fly. I'm guessing operator error caused most others to have leaks. I also think the additional vestibule will help.

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Michael Sorensen wrote a review of on December 6, 2010

5 5

I really wanted the Chemical pants until SAC gave me no choice but, to buy these. I'm 6'1" 175lbs got the large and they have a traditional business like fit. Forget the normal price they are so close, If you want a looser freeride hardhsell nylon fit get the Chemical pants. These are a soft shell pant with Flylow's reinforced knee and cuff. They have gaitors but, the cuff doesn't open just an adjustable snap. Only complaint is the pockets are mesh and I'm not shure how they will hold up and afraid to put anything important in them.

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Michael Sorensen wrote a review of on December 6, 2010

Great all around ski
4 5

I have skied the Sultan 85's and these are every bit as good carving only better Off Piste. That being said if I were to be skiing a lot of groomers I would want something smaller underfoot. If I had any complaints these skis could be more stable at speed (I have 178cm) and they are not a fast ski. Nice graphics on this entire line are a plus.

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Michael Sorensen wrote a review of on November 11, 2010

Tang
3 5

I'm 6'1 175lbs large fits perfect
UPDATE: I bought last seasons Bombshell bibs and returned them because they were to big, so this season I got the correct size and after using them (not just trying them on in my house) they didn't seem to be the same. First of all the zipper that connects the bib to the pant is worthless!! I coudn't even get then pants on without the zipper coming apart which I would hate to have that happen while they are in action unless you want a couple chest pockets hanging from your shoulders. Also on a cold or windy day you will need some good layers as you can feel it. These are otherwise great pants but, unfortunatley I'm returning them not what I was expecting after the changes.

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