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The Prophet wrote a review of on December 25, 2012

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

So, this jacket is flashy and fun in that way but I am not so sure of its purpose. Not a hard shell, not a soft shell...but both. I guess it offers a slightly better level of protection for wet days than a hardshell. However, I bought it for its soft shell properties and plan to use on cold clear days of ski touring. Cool, jacket, fit is a little boxey as many regular cut patagonia items are. I wear a L at 6'2", 175lb, tall, thin, athletic build. Cool jacket but not totally sure where it fits in unless you dont already have a softshell and want this for the cool look and get a deal or something. Would not replace a serious hardshell for those that are out there every day!

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The Prophet wrote a review of on December 25, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the greatest article of clothing ever made. Perfect fitting for me in a L. I am 6'2", thin athletic, 175 lbs. Medium is restricting, large is perfection. Length is awesome for skiing to keep cold drafts out. Chest pocket is perfect. thumb holes if you want them. long enough sleeves. drys super fast, keeps cool and warm when needed. perfect in every way! and from a great company to boot!

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The Prophet wrote a review of on December 25, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These boots are by far the best boots I have ever owned. Unbelievably so! I came from a 29.5 Titan, which is stiff for sure but like a brick wall stiff and doesn't flex progressively. I should note, that as much as I love Dynafit, their boots just dont fit me well. My Titans also broke in many ways in one summer of guiding (60 days). So far, I have used these for 2+ foot days, on resort crud, and on manky mount hood slush and they perform excellent in a 28.5 with stock, molded liners. I first tried the 29.5 and thought they were surprisingly large and then felt the 28.5 was way tight and short, but after molding the liners, I have the perfect, all day fit. Only caveat, they might not be the cold, multi-day big mountain boot as I think in this size they would prove cold. So far, they exceed ever expectation in terms of fit and touring.

Finally, they ski even better than they fit or tour (and they are excellent at both of those). They are progressively stiff, not over ly stiff, fun, nimble, offer excellent rebound and i am a much happier, better skier in these than i was in Titans. These boots allow me to do everything I want. Well worth the costs, especially when compared to the costs all across the touring boot market! Enjoy!

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The Prophet wrote a review of on December 25, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great fit for skiing while not being overly large or baggy, watertight pocket zips, a back pocket, suspenders, full side zips...basically everything you need without being over featured. One small complaint that is quickly remedied with some 2 or 3mm cordelette is that the zippers are very hard to grab with gloves on as they are tiny. I added some cord and now they are great!

Finally, I would add that they keep me dry, are way better than the MH Hestia pants for dryness and the mediums fit me well at 6'1-2" , 175 lbs, tall and slim/athletic. Waist is a little large but the pants have suspenders and accept a belt. Great purchase!

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The Prophet wrote a review of on December 25, 2012

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have only skied these one day thus far but they are so far the worst ski I have ever skied. Dead is the best way to describe them. Like skiing on 2*4s. They lack playfulness, pop, rebound, etc. They also do not hook up well in the front end (i.e. they feel like a rockered ski). The only turn they really make is skid/pivot turns. However, they want to run and they straightline well! I will give them some more days but man am I liking my k2 backups with dynafits over these with dukes! Will get back after further review. Sorry, but not loving these. BTW - I am 6'2, 175 lbs and strong skier.

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The Prophet wrote an answer about on February 26, 2012

Thanks for the reply. One more question? Considering what I said regarding my size and that I ski pretty agressively, do you think I can use a speed radical? Thanks for anyone who can respond to the drawbacks of the speed radical versus the st. I'm not concerned with having brakes, just with performance!

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The Prophet wrote a question about on February 21, 2012

Hi. I am interested in either the vertical FT or ST. I am 6' and weigh 170 lbs. I ski pretty aggressively but this will be almost purely for bc. Do you think i really gain anything by going with the FT?

Finally, do you think or does anyone know for sure if I can use the 92mm brake on a k2 hardside at 98mm. How much shaving or bending has been required on your 98mm skis? Thanks much !!

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The Prophet wrote a review of on December 4, 2010

5 5

These things are great. Period. They hike, climb snow, scramble on rock, send ice routes and basically do it all without a problem. No doubt these crampons have climbed some of the hardest routes in the world! Also, they shed the snow with the anti-balling plates and they are stainless steel, so although not the lightest, they do not rust and stay beautiful looking and clean, even when a real bad ass mountain man like myself would prefer otherwise!! BOOM!!

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The Prophet wrote a review of on December 4, 2010

4 5

I bought both the Grandoe Virago and the Black Diamond Virago. I have only tried these on at home and have not ice-climbed, skied or gone up any mountains in them. Based on my initial impression, I feel the Virago is really, really nice glove that seems to be more durable and more hard-core than the Logan, but the Logan just has so much dexterity! I think they are both about the same for warmth. If I were only going to ski with the, I would keep the Virago because it looks cooler and because it has the heater pocket and because it seems slightly tougher. But since I am freaking hard-core mountain man who doesnt care about wimpy stuff like heater pockets and looks, I am going with the warm, still very tough and super maneuverable LOGAN!!! I will try to remember to write again once I really use the Logan outside in the cold, snow and ice. Thanks for listening.

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The Prophet wrote a review of on December 4, 2010

5 5

I bought both the Grandoe Virago and the Black Diamond Virago. I have only tried these on at home and have not ice-climbed, skied or gone up any mountains in them. Based on my initial impression, I feel the Virago is really, really nice glove that seems to be more durable and more hard-core than the Logan, but the Logan just has so much dexterity! I think they are both about the same for warmth. If I were only going to ski with the, I would keep the Virago because it looks cooler and because it has the heater pocket and because it seems slightly tougher. But since I am freaking hard-core mountain man who doesnt care about wimpy stuff like heater pockets and looks, I am going with the warm, still very tough and super maneuverable LOGAN!!! I will try to remember to write again once I really use the Logan outside in the cold, snow and ice. Thanks for listening.

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