SkierOfEast

SkierOfEast

Wasatch, Appalachains, Green Mtns., Ohio

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Eric's Bio

Love to ski, also hike in the summer. Occasional trips to the mountains in the summer.

SkierOfEast

SkierOfEast wrote a review of on January 13, 2014

5 5

Fit: Runs large

Ordered this shirt because I was happy with the Arc stuff I've got in the past, and I wasn't sure about sizes... most shirts I'm either a large or a medium now, and went ahead and got a large to hopefully be able to wear it as a 'daily' shirt instead of just for workouts (tighter fit etc...). I'm 5'11", 180 and in decent shape for reference.

The large was too large for me in this case, and I think a medium would be decent for daily wear and a looser fit at the gym or out hiking. I'm still experimenting with Arc sizes because they have different types of fits, but in this case the large was too large and was really baggy on me. But beyond the fitting issue, the shirt was light weight, had a stretchy kind of fabric, and was pretty soft and smooth, although I wouldn't pick the work 'silky' to describe it. Given the right size, I think this would make an awesome shirt to wear around.

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SkierOfEast wrote a review of on December 23, 2013

5 5

Fit: Runs large

Ordered this jacket as a toss up between the Atom LT and this one. After finding a shop that had one to be able to go through them, I ended up finding that I needed a L in the Atom and only a M in the Aphix for a good fit. Not too loose, not too snug in either case. This fabric is also a bit tougher seeming than the other one, which makes sense, as that is what other's have said. I did not like the hood at all, so I went with the hoodless one and I'm pretty happy with it. I'm 5'11", 180# and relatively in shape, and a medium is big enough to fit a layer or two under, but honestly, you probably only want a layer or two under, because it's really warm... like you put it on indoors and you begin to heat up kind of warm.

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SkierOfEast wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

Awesome
5 5

Marmot came through again with this tent. I ended up on a paleontology trip to the desert, and ended up setting up in the middle of a big, flat plain... i.e. a very windy place. Of all of the tents that were there, only the people with the Marmots had tents that were standing at the end of the day. The wind was crazy, upwards of 30 mph for 3 days in a row, and my tent came away with only a slightly bent pole after nearly being blown flat and then popping right back up.

Generally it was good at keeping the sand out. There were points where the wind blew all day and came back to find a nice coating of sand, but it was the desert, so that was to be expected. Zippers were good, the front door was hanging up a bit, but I am also going to attribute that to the wind blowing the tent around and stretching the guy lines to the max. I loved having the fly to store my boots and tools in, especially the fact there were two.

As a tent, you could probably lay three sleeping bags in there side by side, and nothing else at most. I had a mat, sleeping bag, two duffels and some other tools in the tent and was not overly cramped. Having the loft was really nice for storing hats and a mini lantern. The stakes that came with them were sufficient for light wind, but I ended up buying a few 10" stakes as well for the desert sediment.

I was able to get it up in less than 10 minutes and down and rolled up in less than 15 minutes. Staking it took a bit longer. Clamps just hooked over the frame, no annoying threading required.

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SkierOfEast wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

4 5

This was my first pad, so I didn't quite know what to expect. When I first unrolled it wouldn't inflate despite having the valves open. Only after a few times of opening and inflating it did it begin to fill up on its own. I wasn't sure how much it was supposed to inflate at that point either, whether it was supposed to be quite thick or just a barrier between you and the ground. Overall, once it was up and running, it did its job.

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