Wayne, what do you think of the HOK0021 "big brother"? I ordered a pair... it will be my first pair of Hoka's. I'm a little nervous/excited.
Will you be getting more of this shoe in? Say in an 8.5?
Great stove. So light so tiny, my wife kept talking about "how cute" it is. I could care less, but sure thought it was efficient. The two pots are the RAD-NESS! Easy to handle, easy to pour with into say a freeze dried meal. Its the perfect size to put your fuel into too when you're done so you have one light compact unit in your pack. Seems to boil water FAST, the pots have those funky bottoms to allow more surface area for fast boiling = gangster.
Great stove. So light so tiny. Took it camping a couple times. Seems to boil water FAST. Could be in my head but my wifey and I were impressed.
I got it with the crux lite set. The two pots are the RAD-NESS! Easy to handle, easy tto pour with into say a freeze dried meal. Its the perfect size to put your fuel into too so you have one light compact unit in your pack.
Stoked I got it. happy to have it on the last trip used it every day.
One thing to not the swivel head, not sure if it works that great. At least we couldn't get it to lock into place. The idea is cool but not sure of the execution. So I just keep it in the normal upright position, don't foresee it having any issues.
What an awesome fitting shoe. Love how light it is and how natural it feels to run in. Not as minimalistic as other shoes in the category but with 4 mm of drop it feels perfect.
I've now put in over 100 miles in on these shoes. Now the shoes are breaking down in the forefoot where my strike is. This is a bummer because I was really stoked on the fit. There is an obvious disconnect in the cost to durability. If these would last have lasted longer I could see myself buying a few pairs but for the price they ask, and the lack of durability I will keep looking for the perfect shoe. I hear next year they have a beefy version of the shoe....?
If you are considering them for a casual shoe I recommend them, I also wear them as a nurse putting in long hours on my feet. They have been wonderful for that kind of abuse too. Offering natural support (4mm drop) while on my feet for hours on end.
As a side note, I get a lot of comments/compliments about the shoes. They have a great look.
I tried on the suit a couple of days ago and it fits true to size. I likewise have to size up in stoic gear. However, with this I was my normal size. It kind of fits like the Norrona one-piece.
How does the Vulcan fit compare to the Zzero or the Titan? Are the lasts similar? The titan fits me well. Man the Zzero has an awesome hold on the heel, is the Vulcan fit like that?
IMHO this is the ski to have in 2010-2011. Will you be getting more of these? I want them so bad!
Grab the chest and pull sideways, the zipper won't hold. This is particularly awesome when skiing trees or when wearing a pack and it pulls wide open unexpectedly. Weak decision on the zipper, low quality. I hope they fix that and I'll get a new one next year. Sucky zipper=FAIL, the jacket would be 5 stars other wise.
The jacket rules. Temperature range is super broad. I couldn't believe it, I'd be comfortable in a doctor's lobby to single digit temps at the Bird. I was hesitant to buy an insulated softshell. It didn't make sense to me. Now after several days riding in it I see why, sweat leaves rapidly and you are left nice and cosey. NOTE: It isn't totally wind proof, to be expected (it's a softshell) but I thought I would mention it to anyone out there in gear land.
I'm 5'9" 150, I ordered a large after trying on the med. I probably could have gotten away with the M, but didn't want to feel like and ice axe guy.
Great jacket. If you do any touring and want a light shell to throw over your softshell when you summit. This is it. Very light packable and pretty waterproof. Of if you just want a super light shell to roll in a the resort. Super sick style.
I had issues with the waterproofing out of the box but after giving it a new waterproofing-wash it has been incredible.
I get comments on the steez all the time. I would give five stars if I didn't have to waterproof it myself.
Since then I have had it out in blizzards and it has been great. I have even wore it fly fishing in light rain.
I have had the jacket for a year, one of my buddies talked me into getting it after him giving testimonials about river guiding in a snow storm when other guides put on their down he reached for the driclime. Amazing jacket!! It is so versatile, blocks out extreme cold and wind to a chilly summer night camping jacket. Layers wonderfully, I love it and plan to get another, great colors! I find my wife steeling it to use when she jogs summer mornings. Fits true to size. Oh and if it gets wet it dries super fast!
T-Feather by M.H.
The Good: Love the jacket, have used it here in Utah for both a layering tool in the winter and jogging/biking in the spring/fall. Very pleased with its performance. Breathable, sheds water and rear pocket is great for an ipod when jogging.
The Bad: The fit is terrible, I am 59 160lbs. and always order Med. but ordered the large because I had read another review about the jacket stating it was rather tight. I couldn't have done the med., the Chest is great for a med sized guy but the length in the torso is sooo short and the arm length is sooo long disproportional, unless youre a gorilla.
I have had the Puff Rider Jacket for a year now in Utah. I am a classic Medium kind of build and it fits me great. Athletic fit, baggy but no Hip-Hop look. Very warm and when I say warm, I mean toasty. If you are the kind of person that freezes get this rig cuz youll never have a cold day again. That makes the jacket rad but it is a drawback because I would constantly overheat in it. If it had pit-zips it would have been a 4.5. Now the powder skirt, super lame (poor design). Patagonia dropped the ball on this one in my opinion, if you are gonna do a powder skirt go for it! Dont do it half way.