The Triple Wide

The Triple Wide

NH White Mountains

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on October 12, 2011

4 5

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.

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on October 12, 2011

3 5

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.

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on September 1, 2011

4 5

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.

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on June 26, 2011

4 5

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.

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on April 27, 2011

5 5

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.

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on April 14, 2011

4 5

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.

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on February 9, 2011

4 5

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.

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on February 9, 2011

5 5

I used these this past weekend for shoveling the driveway and pushing a car that was stuck. They provided great grip on the hard packed snow and ice. They were usable on the dry pavement, though I would not choose to walk any distance that way. The best feature is that I can put them on and take them off with one hand without sitting down.

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on February 1, 2011

4 5

Took these out in a 182 this past weekend up at Cannon Mountain in NH. For such a wide ski, 101 under foot in the 182s, they are relatively easy to get from edge to edge. The bamboo makes for a light ski that is forgiving without losing too much responsiveness. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want to ski these all day on hard pack. The conditions were loose snow with some soft bumps, and these skis were perfect. On trail, off trail, and in the woods the skis excelled. They were very maneuverable and had no problem floating over the soft bumps.

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on January 17, 2011

5 5

Bought a pair of these about a month ago to use in some trail running shoes. They broke in relatively quickly, only ~10 miles or so. They are incredibly comfortable and help with my supination. Two points of advice:

1) They are relatively high volume, so make sure you have room in the shoes you plan to use.
2) Don't overuse them while breaking them in. They caused quite a bit of pain after i used them for a five mile run the first time out.

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on January 5, 2011

5 5

I bought this light, so I could leave one in my pack and have the other for use at the house. This light is very bright. It has two settings, low and hight and also dims, so is great for both hiking and reading. The large single button is easy to use with gloves on. All in all a great lamp.

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on January 3, 2011

5 5

I had switched away from Salomon trail runners looking for something with at sole that would last longer. After going through a pair of a pair of Merrell's and a pair of Montrail's which lasted a bit longer, I'm back to the Salomon. Simple fact is, I haven't found a trail runner out there that is more comfortable and supportive than these.

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on December 27, 2010

5 5

This is hands down the best fleece I have owned. I bought it wanting something I could wear casually and use as a layering piece for resort skiing. This piece is perfect. It breathes well and is incredibly warm. Best part is that the shirt is incredibly soft, I can wear it right against my skin without having to worry about itch from wool or seams. At the end of the day I take off my shell and am ready to hit the apres scene. The fit is atypical for Arc'teryx. I have tried on many pieces before and all have not fit well, too slender. This piece offers a much fuller cut and is a bit shorter. I am 5'9" 200lb and the large fits perfectly.Did I mention this thing is warm?

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on December 27, 2010

3 5

I bought a pair of these a couple of months ago and have worn them ~ half a dozen times since. The socks are plenty warm for outdoor activity, unfortunately I have relegated them to casual/around the house wear because I have trouble getting them to stay in place, they tend to bunch up under my arch. They wick moisture well and like all merino resist odor well. They are a great sock for some apres action.

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The Triple Widewrote a review of on December 27, 2010

4 5

These socks are great. If you have never owned Darn Tough socks before do yourself a favor and buy a pair. The fit is better than any other sock on the market. They manage to get the socks tight without being uncomfortable, so that the sock never budges on your foot. My only complaint is that these socks are almost too warm for me. If I am exercising my feet sweat too much for the socks to properly wick.

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