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Steve

Steve

Steve

Stevewrote a review of on June 2, 2011

4 5

Helmets are quite a subjective thing. First, you either wear one or you don't. I'm not one to tell someone they should, in that sense, each climber handles risks differently, the helmet simply mitigates quite a few of those. Yada yada yada, so, if you're going to buy a helmet, pick one that is comfortable, don't buy it simply based on weight. Yes this one is lighter than say, an Elios, but I bought this one because it fit my head better. Buy a helmet because it feels good, then you'll actually end up wearing it instead of leaving it in the pack or at home.

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Steve

Stevewrote a review of on June 2, 2011

4 5

This is a handy piece to have. If your on a budget for gear like most people, I would say, "don't blow all of that money on a $500 super-deluxe shell!" This shell works just fine, packs away to the size of an orange and weighs in under 7oz! Even if it's for the weight factor alone, it's got the others beat in my opinion. The only qualms I have is that sometimes it doesn't ventilate perfectly in my forearms and it gets kinda clammy, but I'm not out in the woods because I want to feel perfectly clean, so who cares? The cinch cords work nicely but I wish the hood was a bit bigger. If I have it zipped down a bit it will barely fit over my Petzl Meteor.

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Stevewrote a review of on June 2, 2011

5 5

This piece is awesome. You hear people hootin' and hollerin' about it all the time. It's a nice mid-layer, wears nicely, and is long in the torso and arms. Seeing as how I don't live in the mountains, unfortunately, it also gets worn a lot around the house when studying, relaxing, or whatever. Being a synthetic polartec material I was afraid it might develop some funk on long trips, such is not the case, it stayed smelling fine after sweating in it for about 20 days on a recent trip. Recommended.

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