Nathan Burgess wrote an answer about Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Replacement Lenses on March 8, 2012
They are ansi z.87 and osha approved.
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Singletrack. Powder. Aspen. Pine. Campfires.
They are ansi z.87 and osha approved.
These are great shades. I have the regular rounded lenses and have had them for several years. The titanium lenses have been great and have stood up to my active and crazy life. I have put these shades through hell and they keep kickin'. I have a small to medium face and they fit great. The slight exposure from dust and debris from the sides help them to vent better during high intensity pursuits. I have worn these shade to run equipment, rope cows, ride MTB/Moto and drink cold ones after all that. Now that is pretty good!
These things rock. I have been an oakley fan for the last 11 years or so. Never been disappointed. I got these because my new job need more wrap around eye protection. I had a pair of half jackets that I was very happy with but they were 3+ years old and getting tired. These glasses give me ANSI Z87 rated protection from flying debris and keep me stylin'. The polarization is a plus to keep glare down when I'm off playing after work.
Bottom Line: Buy them. If you can keep a decent pair of shades around then this is what you need!
I love these shorts. I got turned onto these shorts at a Prana factory sale where they had 2nds for $10! I have been buying them ever since. The material dries incredibly fast and is stretchy enough to do almost anything. These shorts have been climbing, repelling, sky-diving, and even the occasional pub crawl. The bottom line above is right on. Doesn't get much better than this!
It doesn't get much better than this. This thing is bulletproof, warm, and completely windproof. The total wind-proofing of this thing limits breath-ability a bit, but that is averted by r1 panels in the armpits and big pocket zippers. When it gets blustery you can layer over it too. The weight is pretty nice and I don't think anything else touches this in performance. I went into my local retailer intending to get a softshell, instead I walked out with this jacket. I haven't looked back since!
Fits easily into my pocket. I can hardly tell it is there!
I wear a large in just about everything. I also wear a large in this. Enough room for a mid-layer if I need. The most I wear under this is an icebreaker bodyfit 260. And that is for the coldest of days on the mountain.
Definitely not a "softshell." It feels like many other hard shells I have worn.
Not all SOG knives are made in WA. I have a Salute model that was made in China. Some are made in Taiwan. If you question it (or it costs less than $100) then check out SOG's website. That will have the right information.
Mine was the scissors or standard model. The description should be able to help you.
These kits are usually pretty good. I always find myself augmenting what comes with them, but the basics are all there. Anything I add is just personal preference. I wouldn't hesitate to grab this off the shelf and take off on a trip.
This is my go to underlayer when it gets cold. With one of these and my OR ski jacket I can be down below 0 and still having a good sweaty time. Too bad they are made in china, but then everything is these days. No stink, no problems. Merino is the best and just about anything from IB is going to work awesome.
I love the SAT these knives come with. The steel keeps and awesome edge, and the clips sit very solid in the pocket. All the SOG knives that are pricier (aka made in USA) are worth the coin.
Light, quick pack. Dependable water bladder. Great size for day trips. The only thing I didn't like was the cheap hip belt. I went to a vantage 30 with a little bit more support and a true hip belt. Otherwise great pack and would definitely recommend. I am sure the newer packs have only gotten better!
No doubt on the quality. I like SOG products. I did snap a plier head, but I sent it back to SOG and they replaced it for free. I don't like how heavy it is, or the crappy leather sheath it comes with. I think I'll keep it for a while.
This thing is awesome. I got the aluminum handle and the TiNi blade. Solid knife, holds an edge great, and scored on SAC! The assisted opening is solid, the locking mechanism can be operated with gloves on, and the balance and ergonomics are fantastic. The aluminum handle is tough and still light enough. The clip lets the knife sit completely flush inside my pocket and it stays in place very well. Also, SOG used regular allen bolts instead of torx bolts so it is easier to work on. Go buy one of these!
Not really impressed. I liked the gauntlets, but overall I didn't like the gloves. The fingertips were sewn funny, the stiffness required a fairly extended break-in, and the glove wasn't as warm as I was expecting. They seemed to cut the wind fine and they worked, but there are definitely better gloves out there for a better price. I picked them up in SAC and they were still $55. Yikes!