Reid Pitman

Reid Pitman

Crystal Mountain, WA

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Reid's Passions

Snowboarding
Running
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Reid's Bio

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I've been filling my life with extremes as long as I've known.
Once a addict\alcoholic to a endurance biking, backcountry snowboarder.
I live\work at a ski area year round, I also ski\ride year round on the glaciers of the PNWSplitboarding changed how I look at summer time. Skiing is just something to pass the time til powder days. Shoulder seasons I can be found riding single tracks and bike parks or scrambling up mountains and pebble wrestling. I don't like water unless its frozen, hot weather, things with engines, romantic comedies...

Reid Pitman

Reid Pitman wrote an answer about on September 22, 2014

Hey Skylar, Sorry for the delayed response!
So the helmet I use now is a Petzl ecrin roc, I've had BD half dome, mammut skywalker, petzl meteor III. Recently tried on BD Vector and Vapor, the M/L fit ok but still very high.

My had is 61cm circumference and 11cm from brow to crown.
I've been using a Giro Feature and Smith Variant for mountaineering this year.

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Reid Pitman wrote an answer about on September 17, 2014

Can't say for certain. From my experience with the last 3 generations of BD poles, the last was probably the most difficult to use with gloves on. Granted it was much strong than the previous all plastic. Perhaps due to negative feedback. I do really like the new ones. Too soon to tell just yet but the lock seems like it will preform great.

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Reid Pitman wrote a review of on September 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

For fit, I am 6'2" 170lbs, Long torso, arms. I wear Medium. Larges are just too long and don't give the "next to skin" feel.
I love this shirt. I own 3 of them only because I use them nearly everyday from november to april.
Stretchy, wicking, warm and breathable.
1\2 length zipper is great for venting.
I use the thumb holes with undercuff gloves, no problems with fit.
Now this is the most important feature I look for in a base layer:
It doesn't stink even if you wear it for a week straight. I know some people like the "feel" or the "warm to weight" ratio. But as a semi pro ski bum, I don't need to smell bad after touring day in and day out without the ability to do laundry.
Take that capilene!!

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Reid Pitman wrote an answer about on September 15, 2014

I'm 6'2" 170lbs. Wide shoulders, long arms, long torso and short skinny legs...
I wear this in a medium. The large is too big, fitting more like an outerwear piece than a mid layer. The medium for me has a next to skin fit that I like. Fits over base layers and down to my waist. If you plan to wear this adventuring as a mid layer, go with a medium. If you plan to wear it around town without a shell piece. go large

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Reid Pitman wrote a review of on September 14, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large

Well I bought a new pair, same size 10 that my last 2 pairs have been.
The shoe is roomier in the toe box and puts little tension on the heel. Which I'm not a fan of.
So even though I'm tightening the shoe to the point I can almost step on the velcro, I can pull the shoe off by the heel.

So be warned if you're buying your "old trusty anasazi" You will need to try on the new ones and either downsize a half or get the LV version.
For reference, I wear FiveTen bike shoes in a 10.5, the Chase in 11. The Arrowhead in 10.5. Anasazi VCS (old version) size 10.
Sportiva Mythos 42, sportiva, scarpa approach shoes in 43.5.

Not stoked that I couldn't find any information about this and ended up buying a new pair. (online, so yes its my own fault)
So off to the big city to try on some shoes!!!

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Reid Pitman wrote a review of on September 14, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large

I answered my own question. Well I bought a new pair, same size 10 that my last 2 pairs have been.
The shoe is roomier in the toe box and puts little tension on the heel. Which I'm not a fan of.
So even though I'm tightening the shoe to the point I can almost step on the velcro, I can pull the shoe off by the heel.

So be warned if you're buying your "old trusty anasazi" You will need to try on the new ones and either downsize a half or get the LV version.
For reference, I wear FiveTen bike shoes in a 10.5, the Chase in 11. The Arrowhead in 10.5. Anasazi VCS (old version) size 10.
Sportiva Mythos 42, sportiva, scarpa approach shoes in 43.5.

Not stoked that I couldn't find any information about this and ended up buying a new pair. (online, so yes its my own fault)
So off to the big city to try on some shoes!!!

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Reid Pitman wrote an answer about on September 14, 2014

From what I've heard, Fiveten changed the fit of the shoe. I could be wrong but it sounds like they both fit the same but use a different rubber.
I've had 3 pairs of the Anasazi and the new ones do not fit, the heel pulls off without the extra tension. The dredges of online shopping.

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Reid Pitman wrote an answer about on September 11, 2014

I've found the wash in type water proofing to either effect the breathability or not be water repellent enough. Never both just either. I"ve started using spray on style. Especially for a softshell where breathability is important.
http://www.backcountry.com/nikwax-tx-direct-spray-on-5oz?ti=UExQIEJyYW5kOjoxOjI6OTZfbnVsbA&skid=NIK0076-ONECOL-S10OZ

Or MCNETT ReviveX Spray-On Water Repellent.

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