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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.
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
Got this for my wife and so far she is a medium in everything Stoic including the vapor shell, she's about 5'8 135lbs the fit is perfect for her. This jacket is very lightweight and breathable the water beads up and dries quickly. No hand pockets are awkward but not really a big deal. She loves the color!
A picture of all three lay'ed out with a Nalgene for comparison. Haven't used them yet but, they seem to be tough. This 3pack also comes with a patch kit for each one.
I would think the 184. If that's the range you like the 178 might be short as they ski a bit shorter.
Center line. That's where mine are no issues.
Center line. that's where mine are no issues.
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?
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.
3/4 plus the stoic socks = seamless fit and no more bunching in my boots from both socks and long underwear. Of course they are warm too.
Light, love it! This is my first helmet, I was never fond of them because I didn't like how big, heavy and cumbersone they are. Not this helmet I love it and can't tell the difference between it and a beanie.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I always wanted a bag and pad for car camping and backpacking and with this I can just slip it on for car camping and off for backpacking. it is too big and bulky to take backpacking. I think it definetly makes a BA pad ten times more comfy.