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Peter Kirk

Peter Kirk

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Peter Kirk

Peter Kirk wrote a review of on December 5, 2011

4 5

It's a well built jacket and it held up to moderate rain pretty well. It required the occasional nikwax-ing, but nothing out of the ordinary to keep it in good shape. The thing that I found appealing about this jacket was the lack of velcro down the front, so when using this as an everyday shell there wasn't anything to get worn out. But, a couple of things about this jacket irked me. The high collar was nice when the wind would pick up, but at all other times it would just flop around or hang around my neck. Also, the hood stowing and removal system seems overly complex and bulky with two big velcro tabs and a zipper around the back. As an everyday shell, I would not recommend it, but if you're only planning on breaking it out when the weather turns a little nasty then this is probably a good choice.

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Peter Kirk wrote a review of on December 5, 2011

4 5

Overall, this is a good ski. On groomers turning was easy and carefree and I felt comfortable at speed. On moguls and through crud they handle well and can hold an edge nicely due to quite a bit of sidecut. A lot of camber means that you can pop smoothly and take the occasional park lap. However, skiing powder is another story. Unless you ski very aggressively in anything deeper than a few inches these may be a handful. At 88mm in the waist and only a minimal amount of rocker, I can't fully trust these skis in anything deep. But for days when fresh snow is scarce, this is my go to ski for just about everywhere on the mountain.

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Peter Kirk wrote a review of on December 5, 2011

5 5

I've only put a day on mine so far, but they're doing great so far. I have them mounted on some Bluehouse Maestros and they seem like a solid match. They feel bomber and no pre-releasing has happened, but that being said I haven't pushed them all that hard yet. The extensive use of plastic makes me wonder about durability, but we shall see how these hold up. I look forward to spending more time on these things.

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Peter Kirk wrote a review of on December 5, 2011

3 5

Whenever I would wear this glove, it seemed to fall just short of my expectations. It's decently waterproof, breathable, and durable but I could never be happy with it. Also, there is not anywhere near enough insulation in these and my fingers would get cold far too easily. That being said, they fit well and when my hands weren't frozen they provided pretty good dexterity. But for now, I'm looking elsewhere.

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Peter Kirk wrote a review of on December 2, 2011

5 5

For the price, it's nearly impossible to beat these gloves. They keep my digits plenty warm on most days, they're simple and unlike some gloves they don't have to be babied to keep doing their job. This is now my glove of choice for just about everything.

Just a heads up, this is an almost exact copy of the Kinco 1927KW glove but it costs double when it says FlyLow on it.

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Peter Kirk wrote a review of on November 18, 2011

3 5

Like many other reviewers have said, if you're not careful, the hipbelt might break. I've had two hipbelts fail on me so far, one after 50+ miles with only about a 40 pound load. I also am not a fan of Gregory's attempt at ice axe loops as they're weak, but this pack wasn't really made for mountaineering purposes. Besides those things, this pack is pretty burly and monstrous in its size. I've beaten this pack around and it still looks new. But for now, I'm going to stick with Opsrey.

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Peter Kirk wrote a review of on November 18, 2011

5 5

If you're looking for some bindings that will keep you locked in when you want to be and let you go when you take a tumble these definitely do the job. I've beaten these bindings around and I still have no worries about pre-releasing or not coming out when I fall. They're fairly light and let you ski where you want to ski, just like they're meant to do.

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