Patrick O'Leary

Patrick O'Leary

Bozeman, MT

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Patrick O'Leary

Patrick O'Leary wrote a review of on January 10, 2011

This pack carries me back, way back
5 5

Strap this thing on your back and you'll feel right at home skinning up any valley. The two ways to carry skis really help when switching from touring to boot packing up steeper slopes. The outer pocket always stashes my bulky gear, probe and shovel, while the inner large pocket stashes my food, beverages (those of your choosing), layers and even has a clip to hang some hydration accessory. The goggle pocket in lined in fleece and store up to two pairs in case the light turns for the worse. The upper pocket is perfect for anything small and not heavy, it might start to bonk you in the head on your ripping turns down the hill. The straps are very well padded and fully adjustable. The rear entry system MH has developed this pack is genius, you can just throw it down in some snow and not have to worry about any extra white stuff getting in there. The back padding is a semi-frame for the pack but is still soft enough to allow you to wear this pack all day long. The hip straps are great and each side has its own pocket for lip balm or whatever you can find a use for. The MH logo bottle opener is an excellent touch, especially when you wanna enjoy a nice frosty one at the end of a long day. Overall, best winter pack I have and the options are endless as to where you can use it.

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Patrick O'Leary wrote a review of on January 10, 2011

Warmth from TNF
4 5

Doesn't it feel good to used recycled plastic to keep yourself warm, it sure does to me. The 200 fleece weight is perfect for layering in the colder digits or just by itself in the cooler ones. I layer it under my TNF ski shell and those two things are all I need to stay warm in single to negative digits on the slopes. The handcuffs are great because they are so small and keep snow out when I attach the clip to the sleeve of my shell. Only problem is the fleece seems to wear out quicker than others, but hey your using recycled materials, can't complain!

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Patrick O'Leary wrote a review of on January 10, 2011

5 5

Bought these to pair with the jacket and of course match to look stylish in the backcountry...but as with any TNF product the quality far surpasses the price you have to pay for it. The HyVent is durable and waterproof and drys outs fairly quickly in dry climates if you do manage to get it soaked. This pants are nice because you can layer underneath them and that layer doesn't have to be cotton like other similar pants are. Overall, pair them up with the jacket and you'll be venturing your way into uncharted territory...

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Patrick O'Leary wrote a review of on January 10, 2011

5 5

Took this coat into the Southeast Alaskan backcountry for two months and it survived and kept me dry in that constant drizzle we always seemed to find ourselves in. The pit zips are nice when the temps got warm and humidity was at an all time high...let me breath better than rubber rain gear. Great for those quick downpours in dryer climates as well and the HyVent fabric is exceptional. A must buy...

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Patrick O'Leary wrote a review of on January 10, 2011

5 5

Durable, yet still comfortable after repeated abuse in the backcountry. They dry fast, even in humid conditions except for the waistband, but no complaints about having dry boxers to put on after a day of exploration. They are the lightest boxers I have ever found and for that reason they are exceptional travel boxers. They don't seem to retain odors from your body so no worries about wearing them out in the frontcountry after a few month excursion. Overall, buy 'em and you won't regret it.

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Patrick O'Leary wrote a review of on January 10, 2011

You can't have this shirt off my back
5 5

Incredibly durable with wearing day in and out in the backcountry. If it gets wet it is difficult to dry in very humid conditions but other than that no complaints. I bought two for a 40 day kayaking trip in Southeast Alaska and fell in love with ExOfficio gear. It is now my go to brand for anything travel wise and lightweight. The fabric is also ultra soft, compared to those stiff-as-a-board shirts usually made for guys. Overall, if you buy one, you'll keep buying more...

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Patrick O'Leary wrote a review of on January 10, 2011

Big style, Big attitude
5 5

Put these shades on and you'll feel like you just took a step back from reality and entered your own little world. They contour to your face like nature intended too and for some reason you almost feel like they aren't there. The polarized lenses help reduce all types of glare and work well in numerous light conditions. Bigger is definitely better in Smith's case, cause these glasses have full coverage and can even deter wind from causing teary eyes on those fast downhill runs.

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Patrick O'Leary wrote a review of on January 10, 2011

4 5

Definitely a very comfortable pack with versatility out the wazoo. The outer portion is nice for those wet trunks and towel you recently shed after hitting up the hot springs. The inner, big stash pocket has everything you ever wanted plus that one additional pocket you are still finding a use for. Load it up for some heavy travels and she'll treat you nicely with the perfect back and shoulder padding seemingly made to contour to your every curve. Good pack for that universal area of your life...

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Patrick O'Leary wrote a review of on January 10, 2011

5 5

Somehow Sanuk went from having a great shoe, the Vagabond, to a great shoe made better by scaling down the size for us skinny ankled folk. Yet on the inside it's as roomy as a king sized bed. Plus no worries about spending all that cash or dropping it on the ground, just stash it in the shoe for those needed expenditures, i.e. a pint down at the local brewery...delicious just like the shoe.

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