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Paul M

Paul M

Sault Ste Marie Ontario Canada

Paul M's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Snowshoeing

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Paul M

Paul M wrote a review of on March 13, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small

Bought this shirt because I wanted a long sleeve version of 2 other shortsleeve backcountry.com tees. Why? They are the softest most comfy shirts in my closet. Sizing with the long sleeve seems to be a little different than the short sleeve ones. I am usually a medium however the arms were way too tight and I felt like the hulk when I put it on. Had to return for a size large, which is borderline too big for me. Kept it because I knew it would be comfy. Looks good has small little breathing holes in it similar to other brands that are supposed to help wick sweat and keep you cool. Would buy another, just be careful about the sizing.

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Paul M wrote a review of on June 21, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this last year, entering season two. Didn't want to spend a lot at the time but in hindsight should have. The helmet does it's job at protecting your head doesn't feel like you have a weight on your head. The downside is that it's warm! My head is soaked when i'm done a good 1.5 hr ride.
It is however starting to show some wear. The pads are falling apart inside the helmet. I don't think I'd buy another.

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Paul M wrote a review of on January 7, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

By no means is this heavy duty. The cable can easily be cut with a small set of pliers; but it will at least deter the theft somewhat. I mainly bought it since it was small to use the few times the hills are jammed on long weekends.

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Paul M wrote a review of on December 7, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Tightens up everything in a jiff.

The ratchet feature is nice and overall if you don't have a pack it isn't something heavy in your pocket.

If you end up at a yard sale chances of injury from it would probably be slim

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Paul M wrote a review of on December 7, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These work great as long as you put them on correctly.

As long as your board is clean and dry and you heat it up with a blow dryer before sticking it on you shouldn't have to worry about them coming off.

They look good on my GNU Carbon Credit board. I chose them because it doesn't cover a bunch of the graphic up.

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Paul M wrote a review of on December 7, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These boots fit true to size, the liner easily comes out to dry out, the boa system works well to keep everything snug and the boot is warm.

Not sure how long they are going to last, there are a few spots where it looks like the fabric is starting to come apart from being scraped.

update 3-16-2014: The fast in lace pull on the liner snapped again today.

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Paul M wrote a review of on December 7, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this to replace my regular sized backpack and a water bottle while mountain biking. The bag is small enough to not really notice you're wearing it, but big enough to carry some of the essentials to keep you going.

The bladder for the water is in a separate rear compartment and comes right out to easily fill, clean and dry out. The size is enough to get me through a good 10km ride (at least). The valve has a quick connect for cleaning / filling and works great.

There are 3 main compartments, and a padded area at the top to put your mp3 player in. I like this feature since it keeps the cord out of the way and out of my pocket.

There are a few compartments in each pocket, some with mesh zippers to keep things contained including my first aid; spare tubes, mini pump and multi-tool.

The chest strap has a whistle built into the clasp in case something ever goes wrong or you run into some wildlife.

Overall a good buy, I'm very happy with it and plan to use it for snowboarding this winter without the water bladder.

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