NH White Mountains
This sweater is a great piece. I just got it and have already worn it many times. The merino regulates my temperature nicely, never too warm or too cool, and has done a good job with moisture control. This sweater is super soft to boot, I was a little concerned, but wearing it with just a t-shirt underneath was very comfortable. I think this will also work very well as a layering piece for those cold days this winter. The only reason I dropped a star is its a little pricey. But, if you can get past that you will love having this in your closet.
I hesitated to give this thing only three stars. I have had it for years, and for years it has been up to every job I have thrown at it. It has just about all of the tools you could ask for. My complaints are only two. The first being, they need to get rid of that ridiculous saw. It is good for nothing but frustration and slipping and cutting your fingers. In a pinch it can be used to loose a s'mores stick from a tree, but in general anything you would use it for can be done just as quickly and easily with the knife. The second complaint is the weight/heft of this thing. It is far too heavy for me to justify putting it in my pack and as such I don't get nearly as much use out of it as I should. Thus the three stars for form not function.
This years shoguns are exactly the same as last year. I guess the only question is what color you like better.
The Shogun will is much better for trees. It is very poppy and fun to ski. It also is pretty tough and busts through crud and bumps pretty well. The sentinel would be a better ski for ripping groomers. If you are trying to get away from racing style skis you might as well go all the way. Get the Shoguns.
These things are just straight up comfy. After 2 days of break in these fit me like I had been wearing them my whole life.
A little tricky to use the first time, but the instructions are etched onto the unit so you don't have to worry about losing the instructions. I used these to tie down loads in the back of the car while moving and even after a 60+ mile drive they hadn't loosened at all. They are super light weight and don't take up any room in your pack.
Don't let the description fool you, these things are boots, not shoes. They will go anywhere and have a very rigid sole. I have done 15mi with a pack on and had no foot problems. One bonus for me is that there is plenty of room in the toe box, your toenails will thank you on the descent. the only reason I deducted a star is because it took me a while to break them in, so take them on a coupler of 5 milers before you really go for it with them.
Pulled these babies on for the first time today. All I can say is wow. They went on easily, no fighting to get them over the heel. They are amazingly comfortable. Stay in place and wick sweat very well. After trying many different hiking socks I am definitely buying more of these.
Great pack. Plenty of room for everything you need for a day. Hydration compatible and light weight. The pocket on the front of the pack is perfect for strapping a shell onto the outside of your pack for easy access. The pack is a little heavy for its size but makes up for it by being extremely comfortable. The ice axe straps are pretty light weight but have a double loop, the smaller one is perfect for hauling trekking poles. The sternum and waist straps make the pack stay put.
Only complaint is that I had to exchange for the large size as the waist belt on the medium only goes up to 34" If you are in that range I would recommend sizing up as the Large does go down below 34" and the torso length is not that long (I am 5'9" and it fits fine.)
One additional nicety that would be good on the next version is a small map pocket on the top of the pack that can be accessed without taking the pack off.
I have had these a couple of years now and the waist is still the same as it was when I bought them
They are not very warm. IMO they would be perfect for these temperatures.
I have strapped them to the back of my Osprey Atmos as well as an old Camelbak Snobound. I would pick something that has some external straps as they are pretty large and the traction rails could do a number on your pack. It is much easier to strap them to the outside of your pack
Super light weight knife. All of the weight is in the blade. The handle is rugged but light weight. It sits deep in your pocket so that it is not obvious that you are carrying a knife. The weight makes it very good for hiking. My only complaint is that I wish it came with a serrated blade which would make cutting rope much easier.
Not useful for any outdoor activities, but fit like my favorite pair of pants right off the rack. They are very soft and comfortable. Fit is a little tight in the thighs, had to size up and use a belt, but the comfort makes up for it.
Its a great piece for downhill skiing, I have used it for 20+ days already this season. It is very light weight so plan on layering appropriately
According to Oakley the dimensions are 14" H x 20" W x 8" D which are inside the generally allowable 14x22x9 requirements. Some smaller planes have different requirements but you should be fine 99% of the time.
Fist the positives. The helmet breathes great, is super light weight and has adjustable vents that keep you warm on the lift and can let out some heat if you decide to hike to a side country stash. As far as features i would like improved, for the most part the helmet is comfortable, but the adjustable strap in the back of the helmet is slightly uncomfortable against the head. I just switched from the Giro Omen, which had a neck roll in the back, that was much more comfortable. Also the ventilation thermostat is very difficult to adjust with gloves on.
I love the functionality of the brim for skiing in the woods, but one unforeseen minus is that I can no longer lift my goggles and put them on my helmet for tram rides and quick trips indoors.
No, the design of the ski is symmetrical, so as far as the performance of the ski goes there is no right and left ski. The only difference is the graphics
These were designed to be used on hills. I recently did an ascent and decent of Mt Washington on them and had no problems with my feet being out of place, though when i started my decent I had to tighten the straps once to keep my feet in place.
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