Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulligan

Tahoe Backcountry, Squaw Valley, Jackson Hole and Surroundings, the Trails and peaks of the Sierra.

Patrick Mulligan's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Patrick Mulligan's Bio

27+ years experience with all my activities.

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Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on August 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 167 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I have to wonder what other kind of glove that folks are using in these reviews that they think are warmer than these. These gloves are not too heavy, but for the weight they are very warm. The upper fabric is pretty tough and does not breath well. This is noticeable. The lowers are beefy and padded (not too many like that these days). That said, for the warmer days I'd go for the Index Air, or the 100% Celium (my choice). However, for days when the temps are 70s or less, I like the protection these give. I both appreciate the palm padding and the knuckle padding. Recently in Park City, my right hand made good contact with a tree at speed (damn those pesky wide bars). The pinky and ring knuckles were OK. It tweaked my shoulder and I didn't even notice till later. If it weren't for the padding in the knuckle I'm sure I would have been even more hurt. That said, I have two seasons on the gloves and they're wearing very well.

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Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on August 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 167 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

It gets hot here in Tahoe. These gloves are perfect. In the light colors (mine are white and green) they have a minimal very cool fit. They protect my hands from both the sun and my grips and are very comfortable.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on August 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this helmet for my son who is finally large enough for a size small adult helmet. The helmet was on sale, so why not go with one that offers this kind of protection. He raves about how light and cool it is (both literally and figuratively). He's very happy with it and I'm happy knowing that it offers advanced protection.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on August 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 167 lbs
Size Purchased: L

What makes this shirt great is the technical fabrics with which its produced. It is a great middleweight piece of gear. In a dark color it is pretty warm on a sunny day, but on cooler days it both keeps you dry and cool, and without direct sunlight does a good job up to 80 degrees.

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Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on August 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 167 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These shorts have more of a freeride cut with a length that will come down for most below the knee. They're comfortable with low profile knee pads. The side vents are great and downright necessary on warm days. There are lots of vented pockets too. Some could be bigger but I leave them open on warm days as well. The high back won't have you showing your crack either.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on August 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After purchasing a bike with a slacker seat tube and a different stock seat, I was finishing long rides feeling like I'd been kicked in the nuts. It took me some time to figure out what was going on as it would take some time for the discomfort to settle in. That said, once I figured out what was going on, I replaced the stock seat with this one and have not looked back. Its been a huge difference. Not only has this seat been more kind to my sit bones, but it also has not left me with that gutted feeling.

Like all Selle Italia seats, workmanship is beautiful as well.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: xl

This is a cool jersey (literally and figuratively). It is nice and form fitting but not so tight that it wears on you. It looks good, evaporates sweat well and is all anyone would want out of a jersey.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on December 26, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This is a great looking shirt and fits very well. However it's a better piece for a cool summer night, or for the fall or spring than a war rugged flannel. I love the shirt, but it's name and description are slightly misleading.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on December 26, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

In the Sierra and spring ranges I've not tested how weather proof it is, but I'm sure it will do just fine. It's light, but not the lightest, but it does seem far warmear than a friends OR. I normally downgrade warmth in my bag as a result. If I'm expecting nighttime temps in the 20s, I'll take my ultralight 36 degree bag and will be fine.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on December 26, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Over the last two seasons I've become a huge fan of oakleys prizm lens tech. That said, I've always carried two goggles, one set up for bright sun, one for storm due to the challenge of changing oakleys lenses. The prizm airbrake on sale remedied that for me. Having used Smith's goggles as well, I can say the airbrake system is more secure as well.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on December 26, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Lg

As a big Norring fan, this piece delivers. It's comfortable, not scratchy, and warm. True to norronas athletic fit, size could be a challenge for some, but large fits my 6"1', 170 lb frame perfectly. It looks great too but as a stand alone piece as well as a sweater.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on December 26, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recently mounted these with STH16s. I've since skied nothing but soft snow, however, I've skied one day on chalk ad two big days (20"+) on the ski. They handled both very well. They're responsive, floaty in the deep, and as yesterday proved capable of pushing around powder bumps. They ski well back on the cat track also. In conditions I would normally have grabbed my rockers or atlas these did great. They're an excellent all around ski.

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