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Ski Fanatic wrote a review of on December 26, 2010

1 5

I bought these for my daughter and the ONLY way she could get the boot on was by using a plastic bag on her foot. With or without socks, there was NO getting the boot on. Her arch is a bit higher than mine, but not unusually so. Once we got her foot in using the plastic bag, the fit was perfect, but she didn't want the hassle of using a bag to get her boots on, then having to somehow fish it out.

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Ski Fanatic wrote a review of on September 4, 2009

4 5

At my age, it's a requirement! Sets up easily. Good for multiple uses.

I wouldn't say the powder absorbs all the liquid for, say, 5 uses, but the bag is large enough. The paper included is totally insufficient for even ONE use, so bring your own.

A bit difficult to collapse the central leg when taking it down is my only complaint. It's fairly sturdy, but I'm not sure about over 220 pounds.

Definitely saved me wandering around in the middle of the night every two hours, which I appreciated. I use a truck tent, so I just set this up in the bed of the truck near my feet (at the cab end) and it was very easy to get to.

I consider the money WELL SPENT!!!

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Ski Fanatic wrote a review of on May 7, 2008

4 5

Down below,("Arc'teryx has a great rep") you'll see I had reservations about this jacket. I was especially concerned about the lack of "features". Here's my opinion after a full winter (60 ski days). --pitzips: Still want them! Fortunately it was a winter to remember and it didn't get hot. I did get overheated in the deep pow due to exertion this year and had to just wait for the old wicking underwear to help out while I rode the chair. --place for lift ticket: Made do by tying the lift ticket to the elastic waist tightener inside one of the pockets and dangling it out the closed zipper. Worked okay. --clip for keys: Decided I didn't really want to fall on them anyway, so left them in my locker (or forgot to and they ended up in my chest pocket with everything else) --wrist pockets: Got along fine with just the chest pockets. --interior pockets: Used the ones on my ski pants to keep camera batteries warm. --Waterproof zipper: Worked GREAT, got easier to use throughout the winter, but wish it worked from the bottom so I could wear the coat zipped when driving. --Warmth: FANTASTIC!!!! Not once did I have to resort to my old Eddie Bauer -40 degree F down jacket over the whole ski outfit to stay warm. I was out on those days in the negative 20's and 30's oblivious to the temps. --Waterproofness: Not an issue this winter. Also discovered that when it's snowing, I can prevent the snow coming down my back into the long johns by keeping up the hood over my helmet quite comfortably. The non-detachable hood meant it was there for me when I suddenly decided I needed it. So, bottom line is I like this jacket a lot and will use it until it's worn through and I'm forced to buy another. Then will look for the new version, hoping they've added the features I miss.

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Ski Fanatic wrote a review of on December 18, 2007

5 5

These are great socks! The first concern I had was whether these would tolerate machine washing & drying because I find if I have to handwash things, eventually they don't get used as much and I might as well not even own them. These seem to survive, wonderfully! To top it off, they keep my feet toasty and they don't cut into my calves due to being too narrow. I have one pair and plan to buy some more RIGHT NOW.

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