I've worn these a few times now, but I'm really impressed with the quality of the stitching. The dark wood/mustang color is rich and looks good with jeans, slacks, or even sockless with shorts.
The clog feature is really nice for when I want to be a bit more informal or just quickly slip these on to tramp about.
The bottoms of these have a gnarly hawaiin tribal print and the side of the soles has a tiny olukai logo. The details are thoughtful with this shoe and although the leather, stitching, and quality warrant the price, the details are an added benefit.
The insole is really comfortable and supplies ample arch support. I normally use green superfeet insoles with all of my shoes and I won't need them with these given the superb factory insole.
I used these for about 20 nights before one of them snapped going into rocky ground. I could've been more careful, but I wasn't neglectful and the stake snapped clean in half while inserting it. Sides that, they're super light and functional.
The good is that they are light, offer multiple fitting options, provide great sound quality, and have a relatively sleek appearance.
My experience: I've always wanted a bluetooth headset, so when I got these I was super pumped because I'm on the phone roughly 3hrs/day for work. On my first day I put my old plug-in buds away and had these guys ready to go; first call comes and it's my boss, and the call doesn't connect properly. I couldn't get it to answer using the phones. After apologizing and explaining, I try again on my next call, same thing. Later that day I gave the instructions another read-through and then it worked out the next time.
My difficulty: Even still, I don't think the ON/OFF nor the sync functionality is clear for connecting via bluetooth. I never know when these things are ON/OFF and it's hard to tell how to connect them. I guess I just hold the button down for ten seconds and then hit connect on my computer, but it's not crystal.
Maybe I need to give these more patience, but for now, I stick to using them for running/working out, rather than work calls.
Just be aware that if you'll be hiking often on mostly ROCKY terrain, these guys may not hold up for more than 1 season. Burns me that I paid this price and didn't get more life, but the desert will do that to ya.
Is the Arc'teryx logo stitched or a decal?
FIT: Relaxed, Regular, Slim?
CONS: Fit and E-Tip
Fit: I always wear an XL in gloves, whether liners or full-on ski gloves; however, I was surprised to find that these gloves in XL barely fit, the fingers weren't quite long enough. Short fingers, coupled with the super constricting sewing pattern used for the finger sleeves caused my fingertips to go numb on my morning hike today. Yikes is right.
E-Tip: I've tried the E-Tip twice now, and this glove is no improvement over the last time I gave it a shot. I MUCH prefer using my bare finger, even when it's cold out, when using my smart phone; bare skin is much more effective and easier than the E-Tip. I fumbled and struggled today to take pictures and eventually huffed, puffed, and took off the glove.
Suggestion: I use gloves without the E-Tip, and I cut a slit in the glove about 1'' below the top of the index finger, then I sew either side of the slit to prevent it from growing; then when I want to use my iPhone, I can slip my fingertip out of through the slit and back in when I'm done. I found this route much better than the E-Tip. The technology just isn't there yet if you ask me. I do not recommend these gloves.
Looking good, feeling good.
You put it on a camp stove. Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E15cMM6g34
This bag is great: it carried the leash, a nalgene, gloves, hats, and a few plastic bottles I found off trail and hiked out to recycle. We also use it for groceries, toting food and wine to dinner parties, or while strolling the farmer's market on Saturday mornings. Beats the pants off of plastic and keeps our wild spaces cleaner.
Can someone hook me up with the dimensions? capacity? Laptop sleeve?
9,000' and lovin' it.
Thanks for the heads-up.
My garage is the only place I could hang these bad boys, but I walk past the inner garage door every time I enter the kitchen, so I've been busting out 20-40 pullups a day, between snack breaks, for two weeks now. Wife is pleased. DO IT.
So, you have a choice: Purchase a coffee cup that benefits do-nothing corporations, or purchase a coffee cup that will positively impact someone's life for an entire year. Seems like a simple decision. NICE. I plan on picking one of these bad boys up.
I'll take a stab at it: It's cotton, so I'd wash it in cold water with like colors. Dryer set on low, but if you're afraid of it shrinking, hang it out in the sun and keep it out of the dryer altogether.