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JF

JF wrote a review of on July 24, 2014

5 5

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

These are great shorts. The material is sturdy (hasn't ripped yet on a few bails on hardpack) and the fit is great for me, right at the knee cap. I'm 6'3" 205. The 36" is loose, but fit perfect if you put some padded liner or pads under them... which is what I would say the sizing a little large is for personally. The vents work good, but when it's 100 out... nothing cools me down really besides the river. I think vents in the crotch area would be better. I only have these and a pair of Esquire Royal Racing shorts. I like these better than the Esquires personally.

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JF wrote a review of on July 23, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've ridden quite a few different types of conditions with this tire (Sand, Loose on hardpack, Hardpack, Wet (not muddy). As a rear tire, it is the fastest tire I've ridden. I have it setup tubless. Seems durable with over 300 miles so far on it. I did have the air to low and came up short on a gap and put a tiny hole in the side wall which I've patched. Overall, I love this tire. I'm 220lb pack and all and ride AM/XC quite a bit with a few hits here an there on the more Freeride style trails.

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JF wrote a review of on September 25, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pack has just about all the fixes the Float 36 needed. I hated the 36, but love this 32. The fit is great, plenty of room without a bulky feeling. I used it for an entire season of backcountry skiing and never had any hotspots or wish I had more room. I'm 6'3" 210lb and this pack fits and carries well.

If you need something for more sled assisted or other mechanically assisted skiing, get the smaller pack.

Lots of fill up areas around the US as I traveled.

My only complaint is the horrible compression feature. The straps need to be about double the width... really the whole compression system needs to be different.

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JF wrote a review of on February 23, 2011

4 5

PROS:
- Well Made
- Big enough for 2 with space
- Storage for parents jacket, water, food, keys, phone, mail etc...
- Rolls really well
- Weather Shield
- Screen
- Suspension
- Foot Brake (con to...)
- Accessories you can buy
- Folds up small

CONS:
- Brake is hard to set when storage pouch is down.
- EXPENSIVE
- Sun Visor sux
- Can't use without buying another attachment such as front tire(s), bike attachment, skis etc... You just get a pod without these things. I guess you could push it around without the front tire. Bring a round of wood to set the front on when you stop. LOL.

RANT:
It's great for 2 kids. We have a 1.5 yr old and a 3 month old and it's great. I hated this thing when my wife first suggested it cause you get this pod then have to buy a front tire to even use it. WHAT?! I'm spending $600 on something I can't use without spending another $100. That's as lame as it gets. Then to put an infant in, I need to buy a $70 insert, unless I am crafty or you have a wonderful sister in law who sends their old one... thank the Lord for her.

So it's expensive... Whatever... that's the breaks. Your kids will thank you for the comfy ride. :)

The Charriot is really, really nice and well built. $700+ for my kids to be wheeled around outside in any type of weather is great. The plastic rain fly works well, however, if it was shaded a little it would be great for sun too... the sun visor deal that folds down is just something for my daughter to pull on. The screen is great for the warmer days keeping debris from the bike tire off the kids ($160 more for that part btw).

There is good airflow inside with the little front flaps pulled open. There is enough room for 2 kids just fine with their water and any other little things they'd like to bring. The fold down storage area near your knees is really roomy, but you tend to hit it with your knees unless you drag your feet or stand with your arms stretched out a little.

Everything we've attached onto the pod has gone on easily and securely. It folds up really small for how big it is. Fits in the Subaru fine.

I would like to see a Sled attachment rather than the Skis. The skis are worthless for any backcountry skiing. A sled would be much better for the pow.

My Advice? Get one on a zero interest CC and pay it off over a year. Then it doesn't seem so expensive. :)

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JF wrote a review of on February 23, 2011

4 5

PROS:
- Well Made
- Big enough for 2 with space
- Storage for parents jacket, water, food, keys, phone, mail etc...
- Rolls really well
- Weather Shield
- Screen
- Suspension
- Foot Brake (con to...)
- Accessories you can buy
- Folds up small

CONS:
- Brake is hard to set when storage pouch is down.
- EXPENSIVE
- Sun Visor sux
- Can't use without buying another attachment such as front tire(s), bike attachment, skis etc... You just get a pod without these things. I guess you could push it around without the front tire. Bring a round of wood to set the front on when you stop. LOL.

RANT:
It's great for 2 kids. We have a 1.5 yr old and a 3 month old and it's great. I hated this thing when my wife first suggested it cause you get this pod then have to buy a front tire to even use it. WHAT?! I'm spending $600 on something I can't use without spending another $100. That's as lame as it gets. Then to put an infant in, I need to buy a $70 insert, unless I am crafty or you have a wonderful sister in law who sends their old one... thank the Lord for her.

So it's expensive... Whatever... that's the breaks. Your kids will thank you for the comfy ride. :)

The Charriot is really, really nice and well built. $700+ for my kids to be wheeled around outside in any type of weather is great. The plastic rain fly works well, however, if it was shaded a little it would be great for sun too... the sun visor deal that folds down is just something for my daughter to pull on. The screen is great for the warmer days keeping debris from the bike tire off the kids ($160 more for that part btw).

There is good airflow inside with the little front flaps pulled open. There is enough room for 2 kids just fine with their water and any other little things they'd like to bring. The fold down storage area near your knees is really roomy, but you tend to hit it with your knees unless you drag your feet or stand with your arms stretched out a little.

Everything we've attached onto the pod has gone on easily and securely. It folds up really small for how big it is. Fits in the Subaru fine.

I would like to see a Sled attachment rather than the Skis. The skis are worthless for any backcountry skiing. A sled would be much better for the pow.

My Advice? Get one on a zero interest CC and pay it off over a year. Then it doesn't seem so expensive. :)

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JF wrote a review of on June 12, 2008

4 5

I'll give them 4 stars, cause a 5 star shoe is nearly impossible to find I think. I just got these to replace my Salomon GCS XCR. So far I am really pleased. I run on pavement with them, feels fine. I like how the have a thicker heal than the XA Comp... That was my other choice. They fit a little larger than the other Salmon's I have had. I wore 11.5, but have an 11 in the wings, but I like a tighter fit. The reason I didn't go with the WP ones, is cause of the HEAT of the XCR GCS shoes I had before. These are cooler, but still warm. I haven't run anywhere in the dirt besides my yard, and have not taken them on an overnighter or anything, but so far I like them. Good grip, cushy, tight on foot... negatives? They don't breath super well. A little "clunky" compared to the XA Comp. Pavement = XT WINGS | Woods = XA Comp or GCS

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