Mike Mullins

Mike Mullins

Can't take the gear out of the head of a true Gearhead.

Michael's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Michael's Bio

I have to get up in the morning for graduate school now...would rather be biking everyday like this past summer, but that only leads to more biking and not the best long term plan. School sucks, so stay in school...its much harder to go back after getting out for several years...

Mike Mullins

Mike Mullins wrote a review of on May 20, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These have turned out to be a great purchase. Soft merino socks at such a great price...

I think the overly negative reviewer must have been washing and drying these socks at hot temperature... big no no with all wool products, especially soft merino. Just wash them on cold and either air or tumble dry on low, and you'll have nice socks for a long time...

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Mike Mullins wrote a review of on December 12, 2013

5 5

This seems to be the perfect boot for my winter lifestyle... waterproof and sufficiently warm for my daily bike commute, plus professional looking enough that I don't need to change into another pair once I arrive. Also, great for dog walks or hiking in the snow or walking around the city.

Fits my slightly narrow foot quite nicely, which leads me to believe that people with wide feet should probably look elsewhere...

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Mike Mullins wrote a review of on August 4, 2008

5 5

These pants are soft to the touch, but with reinforced knee areas and an action gusset crotch they are ready for action. The fit is accurate on the waist and they are cut loose for nice freedom of movement. I decided to put them to the chaffing test right off the shelf by wearing them for my evening bike commute home. They are very comfortable without pre-washing, which is rare for this kind of pant, and they passed my bike ride with no chaffing issues. Add that to the list of activities that Mountain Khakis are for: Camp, Mountain, Board Room, Fly-Fish, Brew Pub, Rock Climb, Bike Commute. What a versatile pant!!! The perfect blend of comfort, rugged durability, and mountain style. These just became my go-to daily pants.

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Mike Mullins wrote a review of on July 14, 2008

3 5

This pack promises to be great, but doesn't live up to high expectations. It isn't as well made as other Osprey packs and the detachable daypack is just too small to be very useful. Returned and picked up the Osprey Meridian 28. The wheels of the Meridian add a little weight, but add some more travel transport ease.

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Mike Mullins wrote a review of on May 28, 2008

4 5

This is a truly minimalist jacket and performs extremely well in even a torrential rain except that it doesn't have a way to secure the sleeves down. I was on a boat in the Amazon during the hardest rainstorm I have ever encountered, and while my upper body was dry the water was able to get my lower arms soaked because the sleeves just have a little elastic instead of a velcro closure. I don't care about pit-zips because why would I want that ventilation when it is raining? If it isn't raining and I need extra breathability I take the jacket off! Maybe I shouldn't have cared about the few additional ounces and gotten the Foray model instead...tough call.

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Mike Mullins wrote a review of on February 25, 2008

5 5

These are awesome gloves for backcountry touring. Breathe well while keeping your hands warm and dry for aerobic winter pursuits. They also have nice leather palms with an abrasion resistant insert on the index finger and thumb areas. They do run a bit large, though, so I recommend getting them a size smaller than your usual size. I typically wear a medium glove and the small is my correct size.

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Mike Mullins wrote a review of on February 25, 2008

5 5

This is a superlight and compact pad for backpacking adventures. The key with this pad is to only fill it about half full with air to ensure comfort. If you fill it more than that you will tend to roll off and it doesn't conform to your body. It isn't a great insulating mattress pad, so only for warmer temps or you can put a closed cell foam pad underneath for additional insulation. Works great with the pad sleeve on all Big Agnes tents.

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Mike Mullins wrote a review of on February 20, 2008

5 5

Although this is probably designed primarily for running, this is my ideal southern desert backpacking shirt. The wicking material is great for hot days and can act as a cover to prevent burning. The hood is good for keeping ears and head warm when tucked into a sleeping bag after the sun and temps drop. Day or night, this is my versatile do it all long sleeve shirt.

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