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Shawn wrote a review of on October 16, 2013

4 5

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

Super wide neck opening as mentioned in other reviews. It was a bit awkward for me. I love v-necks, but this felt like one of those shirts girls wear that kind of falls of their shoulders (doesn't do that obviously, just my analogy).
It was a little bit baggy for my tastes. I wear medium athletic fit shirts in icebreaker. if it were a bit smaller i probably would have kept it. sure would allow you to cool off quick with deep chest openings and wide collar.

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Shawn wrote a review of on September 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Super light- as light as my buddies carbon, or lighter.
Super comfy- seems true to size
The buckle strap may not be as strong as a friction loop thing, but it's 10x's easier. pretty rare that i'll crash and test the buckle strength though.

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Shawn wrote a review of on September 27, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is pretty slick.
Soft and conforming you can put it pretty much anywhere.
i've squeezed the heck out of it to see how tight the valve is with no leaks at all.
super easy to operate.
i wish it came with a hang strap or caribiner for hanging it- gotta make your own.
not sure about cleaning it yet...fill with hot soapy water and swish i guess...
Update: you can use soapy water or denture cleaners on this, but I couldn't really ever get it to dry. worries about mildew. might be worth just freezing it in between uses.

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Shawn wrote a review of on September 27, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Not bad, but not perfect.
I like the "waterproof" material and zippers. aside from being submerged in water, i think it's true.
i wish the main pocket opened up more- hard to see the pile of stuff at the bottom; have to go by feel.
the little mesh pocket inside is great, right at the top and visible.
it's pretty comfy and stable- better than my 4 year old camelbak mule.
I wish the side pockets came around my hips more so they could not only take more of the pack weight, but also be easier to access. And I have a 31" waist so if you're heftier they'll be further behind you.
Finally, I wish the side pockets had zippers or buttons or something. I've put my phone in during an enduro mtb ride without issues, but it's not very reassuring.
and i think i like platypus bladders more than cbaks. easier to fill and clean with the top mouth opening.

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Shawn wrote a review of on September 20, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love the various compartments, unlike most basic duffles with just one huge compartment and a small zipper. This one has two huge end pockets. each one can fit a bike helmet, sunglasses case, bike gloves and some other stuff. The zip out mat is also really cool although I haven't used it yet. great in a pinch when you don't want to step in the dirt or mud. sure your bag gets dirty, but your feet won't! nice mesh open pockets inside too to put pumps, snacks, tubes etc.

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Shawn wrote a review of on August 6, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

I ordered a size smaller for a more form fitting look. Normal "athletic fit" shirts I take a medium. this in a small is almost perfect, albeit still not an athletic fit. it's a good length as well for tucking in or wearing casually untucked. i'm 6'2 165 with about a 38-39 chest. it's very soft and comfy also

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Shawn wrote a review of on December 18, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was ecstatic with the fit of the medium, being 6'2" 160-165lb, the sleeves were long enough and it was a trim fit without being completely skin tight. but after i washed it per the instructions it shrank enough for the sleeves to annoy me if i made any movements and it became almost skin tight and a little short in length. if you buy it and don't want it to shrink a bit, just wash it in cool water and hang dry it. i love the half-zip in case you get too warm and need to get some breeze in and the thumbholes are now a must have for me on any baselayer.

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Shawn wrote a review of on December 18, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are great, waterproof, windproof, long enough for 6'2". The only downside is the metallic silver version gets super dirty very easily. go with a darker color for longevity. i like the elastic waist adjustments so you don't have to wear a belt, although you can. i'm 6'2 165 with probably a 31" waist and the med tall is great with some sweatpants underneath or just by themselves.

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Shawn wrote a review of on December 18, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love the athletic fit, somewhat longer than belt length style as I am 6'2" and skinny/athletic build 165lb. I got the medium and while the sleeves are plenty long when you factor in teh gaitor/thumb hole things, the actual fleece itself is kinda short and looks a bit odd. also, the cuff style allows you to keep the cuffs near your wrist when putting a jacket on over it, but the fleece cuff still disappears several inches inside your jacket. i'm still deciding if I want to keep it- other than the cuffs it's high quality and i love it- i do wish it also had a cinch cord on the waist but it's trim enough that you don't get any big gusts of wind up there.

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Shawn wrote a review of on December 2, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Pretty lightweight
Slim fit, but not a "close to skin" skin tight fit, nice and comfy
I'm 6'2" 160 and it fits great. I love the super long sleeves
Only issue is the wrist openings are a bit bigger than I'd like but I have super skinny wrists. Makes it rest on the second knuckle? of my thumb.
I'd like another slightly thicker version.
After washing it per the instructions, it did shrink a bit so the sleeves are now only satisfactory for me and it's a bit tighter and shorter as well. if you want to keep the sleeves their original length, wash it in cool water and hang dry it...

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Shawn wrote a review of on March 3, 2008

4 5

As expected with non-insulated pants, these won't keep you warm by themselves. I don't know that I would pay 160 for them, but on sale for 125 or less they are a great deal- removable gaiters, full length waterproof zips, waist adjusting belt, ankle opening draw cords to cinch them closed around your boot. A lot of nice useful features. Not that soft, but seem very rugged to stand up to rocks and thorns. Length of a Large was sufficient for my 6'2" frame.

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Shawn wrote a review of on February 26, 2008

5 5

I took this right out of the box and heated up some water for hot chocolate inside. Granted I didn't have it out on the trail, but this thing boiled 2 cups of water in less than a minute. It was so hot after coming to a rolling boil I couldn't even drink it! Hotter than 2 minutes in the microwave- and thats just 1 cup of water. Plus, its all self contained so its a small package to shove into your pack. AND even after boiling the water, the cup with the cozy isn't even hot to the touch. Warm but completely bearable. I'm no expert, but I definitely recommend this. I just wish it came standard with a pot holder.

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