Pretty lightweight flannel. Not too slim, not too baggy, not too short. Just right.
Title says it all. These are pretty much my favorite socks ever. (I have Smartwool socks that are 8+ years old that are still great). Just enough cushion without feeling bulky. Warm enough for single digit temps, wicking enough for warmer days (although look into a lightweight version for springtime if your feet tend to get sweaty).
Plenty of space for my size 13 boots, jacket, goggles, and helmet. Separate side shoe pocket is nice. There are a few extra internal pockets too to hold tools, gummy stones, or extra hardware. A great bag to keep all your shred crap in one place...just grab this and your board, and head out the door.
Enormous field of vision, perfect fit with my Smith Maze helmet. Lenses are super easy to change once you get the hang of it. Two lenses in the box gets you ready for any light conditions without having to buy anything extra.
Perfect flex for all around riding, nice and lightweight, and a great fit. I was pretty bummed to find out Burton discontinued these for 2013... don't sleep on these, especially at 40% off!
Great helmet... Light and decently breathable (it's still a full face, you're gonna get sweaty), with a great field of vision. Comes with 2 sets of ear pads to help you dial in the right fit.
Hey Peter, this is at least as breathable as other "normal" body armor I've tried. The VPD panels are perforated for better airflow, and the zip-up jacket material itself is quite stretchy and breathable. It's some kind of micro-mesh that's more porous than it appears in the picture here.
It really does fit under a T-shirt. Flexible and moves with you very well. I was skeptical about the elbow/arm pads lining up with my super-long arms, but the material is some kind of magical uber-stretchy substance that seems to conform to whoever is wearing it. Haven't taken anything more than minor to moderate spills as of yet, but very, very happy with it so far.
Insane grip, perfect stiffness, and super comfortable. Can't ask for more in a riding shoe. I much prefer flats to clipless and wear these for everything from XC rides on my hardtail to chairlift laps on my big bike.
The ride is softer than you'd think for a hardtail thanks to the steel frame and 29" wheels. Still getting used to sitting up a little higher than a "normal" bike but it still feels quite nimble through winding sections. Love the frame and fork, may upgrade components here and there but it's a solid build and a great value.
Best rack I've ever owned. Takes under 10 minutes to assemble, 1 minute to attach to your hitch, and about 10 seconds to load up each bike. Securely holds everything from my BMX to my 29er to my 50lb downhill rig, without them bashing into each other (even on bumpy roads).
I'm the same height as you and although I have yet to ride this bike, I've found others with similar geometry to fit comfortably.
These fit great, line up well with my helmet, have a great field of view, and never seem to fog up. My only complaint is that the optics aren't amazing...there is occasionally some glare in certain light conditions. But it's never really bothered me while riding, I mostly notice it on the lift. I still love 'em because I've had really bad problems with a lot of other goggles fogging and these have solved that (extremely annoying) issue. For the price, you can't beat 'em.
The Amber Baker lenses don't exactly look like your traditional chrome lens. The chrome is on the inner lens, which means these have a slightly different look but they are still mirrored. I've used these in everything from socked-in whiteout to bluebird and the lens really does work well for pretty much everything. I'd buy these again for sure.
I downsize a full size from my shoe to my boot size, but I'm a bit of a sadist. You may want to try going half a size down. Fit should be pretty snug at first...when boots are new, you want your toes touching the front when standing straight up. Otherwise they'll pack out and fit sloppily. Toe box on these is pretty neutral, although definitely wider than, say, an Ion.
I've tested just about every hybrid camber/rocker profile on the market and in my opinion, Never Summer's R.C. is the best version available. This board is a true all-mountain killer...soft enough to butter and press, poppy enough to boost jumps, and stable enough to straightline through chop. Seriously, the shittiest part about owning this deck is having to go back to my rock board until there's enough snowfall to rip in the woods. It's that good. If you're worried about Never Summer's reputation of building heavy tanks, you'll be pleased to know they've gotten a LOT lighter and snappier in recent years without losing that confidence-inspiring damp stability that makes them so awesome. Buy one.
Burton Customs will work fine, just make sure the binding hardware isn't bottoming out in the board's inserts and dimpling your base. I think Burton bindings may have thinner baseplates or something...I had to go with shorter 14mm screws to put my Missions on this board, down from the 16mm screws that came with my bindings. But the 390s would be a great match for this, too.
If you're used to riding rocker boards on big kickers, you'll be fine. The 2012 version is less noodley than the previous Artifacts have a reputation for being, in my opinion. It still feels a bit washy on landings when compared to camber boards, but look at Johnny Lazz's part in The Shred Remainshe's boosting some massive jumps on this thing.
Bought this expecting a wet-noodle jib stick, but it's actually really fun for pretty much any type of freestyle riding. Not my first choice for ice or deep pow, but the QuickRip sidecut is legit and offers much better control than a lot of other rocker boards out there. I actually de-tuned the binding zones where the extra contact points sit because it was almost too grabby at times. Presses super easily, with improved pop over previous Artifacts I've ridden. Perfect park-rat board that's more than capable of riding other stuff too.
Really stoked on these. They're warmer than I thought they would be, fine for everyday winter use in Utah climates if you don't get cold super easy. The palms are super grippy for radical extreme airtime grab action and they're holding up well so far.
I'm 6'6" and these are my favorite pants. They fit nice and long...not insanely baggy, just long. It's nice to be able to look like a normal snowboarder instead of Steve Urkel. Good waterproofing, fabric feels mobile and not too crunchy. Awesome shell pant for the price.
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