ThunderBeaver

ThunderBeaver

Alta/Snowbird, Taos, Summit County, Big Bend

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Dan's Bio

I am so white collar urban cowboy it's not even funny. I have to work for a living but I work to live. I love travel and getting out of doors. I am a novice at surfing, but I have canoed, kayaked, hiked, biked, and ski all over the world.

I love to take a quick trip but prefer the extended stays in the high country acclimatizing, fly fishing, and making short order of Fourteeners.

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ThunderBeaver wrote a review of on August 13, 2012

5 5

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

My only slight is the buttons, a metal zipper would be my preference, but, the buttons establish this as a shirt and that's how I will be a wearin' it at the Aerie Lounge at Snowbird!

Slim fit -

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ThunderBeaver wrote a review of on May 28, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For all the talk on size I wear a 9 and bought a 9 and it fit just fine. The design does give extra toe room so without a sock it does feel roomy across the tops of the toes but that's by design. I got used to it pretty quick even though I prefer a heavier and tighter feel for actual trail running. It is very light on your feet...

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ThunderBeaver wrote a review of on January 10, 2012

4 5

I just got these and wore them around the house a day os so then went for a little 14 miler this afternoon in cool weather. I did wear a cycling short underneath but this short is very functional as a mid-season Irish misty run or ride go-to 3/4 pant. The material is stretchy but thick enough to give you a protective layer from the elements when you hit them, pockets the right size for your normal gotta haves, and the length is mid calf on me (Large on 5'9" frame). So far so good, will know more as I put it to use. I live in the SW and this is a perfect addition to my kit....

II got it new on GearTrade and am embarrassed at how little I paid...what a steal!

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ThunderBeaver wrote a review of on December 13, 2011

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am 5'9" 185# and Large fit me very well....sleeves have enough to reach middle of hand when extended out, if you have long arms you might have an issue there.

Wore in Breck at 0 degree temps and snowing with a midweight underneath and did get a bit chilly, this is not a heavyweight, but way comfortable and warm enough to ski with when temps push up over 20 degrees...

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ThunderBeaver wrote a review of on October 12, 2011

2 5

This thing is huge....I'm 5'9" 185 and a large fit me like a tent.. Almost a foot of material across my beer gut, and the shoulders dropped across to my biceps. Otherwise typical Patagucci quality. I was looking forward to washing it and getting it to soften up in the dryer will have to try for a smaller size now.

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ThunderBeaver wrote a review of on June 29, 2011

2 5

5'8" 185# and the large was tighter than a wet suit...comfy material, it's a thick layer (justifies the cost) but cut super slim. Even if I had shed some weight this size was simply too small and wool after a couple washes shrinks no matter how you try to stop it. The sleeves seemed to lack any room or give, and after a wash? I sent it back...

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ThunderBeaver wrote a review of on May 16, 2011

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this item and use it as both a zip shirt and as a light sweater-jacket inside and out doors when it starts to cool off. This is great for travel on those interstate flights when the plane cools off and stuffs compact. The down is warm and the light weight will fool you on just how warm this can be.

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ThunderBeaver wrote a review of on May 16, 2011

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

late season snow skiing Alta / Snowbird with a 1.5ltr water pack...talk about roomy, this has more then enough to pack your daily layer kit and rations. Very comfortable against the back with the padded strap and backliner. This is really suited for off-piste when you really need to take some garb and kit with you. If you are just looking for a day runner with a pater kit there are mant choices of smaller and lighter packs out there...

I was stoked on the color of the black - it's more like a gun metal deep deep olive green kind of black. Sharp looking pack and made to take you to the chutes.

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ThunderBeaver wrote a review of on January 29, 2011

1 5

I am returning this item. While the material is comfortable and the workmanship worthy of the name, the super deep crotch ruins it for me. As a previous reviewer stated, it's @ 18 inches deep (I used a measuring tape) and I would pull them up to my breast plate.....if I wear it where it normally fits it hangs down almost to my knees and then I have 6 inches of ankle material.....saddens me because I am so in the market for replacement fleece relax fit pants.

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ThunderBeaver wrote a review of on November 14, 2010

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great light weight technical piece for run/ride - does not chafe - soft material.

Note: On Black - the red stripes are much less subtle than in the picture...the picture appears doctored - what you get is a double stitch in red thread not a solid red strip of material, and at the bottom even less pronounced.

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ThunderBeaver wrote a review of on November 14, 2010

5 5

I have a few Mammut pieces and they can be pricy but this piece is worth the extra. Very well made, I have been wearing during workouts and it's comfortable, breathable, and good looking. The combined materials and heavy stich make this a stout pullover for most outdoor activities in cool weather. Add a poly layer underneath and you're good to go in the cold. Fits well with some tightness on the guns and a trim fit. 5' 9" 185 with a little pudge and Large fit nicely....

Note: On Black - the red stripes are much less subtle than in the picture...the picture appears doctored - what you get is a double stitch in red thread not a solid red strip of material, and at the bottom even less pronounced.

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ThunderBeaver wrote a review of on October 21, 2010

4 5

Wore this Alta/Snowbird late season with a pair of Smith goggles and my iPod plugged in to some Tom Petty. Carved some freshies after a 2 foot dump. Took a few lumps in the white out but this helmet fit nice and snug and the audio was quite good.

I got a medium since that's what I wear on all other SML sized hats...fit nice and snug...the air pump and valve worked as advertised, very nice feel.

Caveat: The dang "Custom Air" sticker was stuck TIGHT could not peel or scrape it off and no petro products can be used without scarring the helmet finish. Peet peeve of mine is excessive glue factor on stickers...tell your suppliers to lower the stick!-D

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