Tobin Story

Tobin Story

Wasatch Mountains, Southern Utah, Saguache Range

Tobin Story's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Skiing

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Tobin Story wrote a review of on January 29, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift

Bought these for my wife based on the advertised 200g of Thinsulate. Her hands always get cold when skiing, and I figured these mitts would do the trick. The trouble is that they aren't actually 200g mitts, they only have 100g (noted on the manufacturer's hang tags) and aren't well suited for really cold temperatures or someone with perpetually cold hands. In fact, her hands were frozen in these when the temp was about 15 degrees. Definitely not mighty mighty... She also said that the stitching around the thumb was so tight it cut off her circulation. I ordered a medium, which is her usual glove size. I tried a pair for myself in large and thought the same thing. If you want to go with these, size up.Personally, I would look elsewhere for a decent mitt.

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Tobin Story wrote a review of on January 12, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this mainly to use as a face covering for skiing, and it works pretty well for mild weather. The main problem I have with it in this capacity is that it stretches out and loses its shape fairly quickly, and then it won't stay on my face. The other issue is that in really cold weather, the moisture in the wool freezes solid, at which point it's useless as a facemask. So, bottom line, this buff is good when the weather is mild, but doesn't quite do the trick when it gets really cold. I'll probably still use it for the many other uses, but I'm looking elsewhere for a cold-weather facemask.

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Tobin Story wrote a review of on December 4, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Upon receiving these gloves, my initial impressions were that they looked awesome, and I liked the leather reinforcement in the palm. They are definitely thicker than I expected and don't have great dexterity, but they seem to be plenty warm. The leather feels great out of the box.
After using these on a few cold days, I like this glove. They're definitely nice and warm, and the waterproofing does an ok job. The re-enforced areas tend to soak up water and transfer it to the rest of the glove pretty quick, but this isn't a big deal unless you are digging/falling a lot. Looks like some sno-seal will do the trick. Like some other reviewers have said, it's not the best glove for a huge storm day or a super cold day, but as an average day glove in the Wasatch it does the trick. Overall a four-star glove.

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Tobin Story wrote a review of on December 4, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift

I bought this shell for my wife as an all-around mountain shell. First off, it has a nice cut and she looks good in it! It seems to have held up really well to being shoved in a pack and dragged all over the place. She also wears it for skiing, where it does a good job of being windproof. The one issue I have is that the DWR coating on the fabric seems to have worn off fairly quickly, and I'm not terribly impressed with the Omni-tech in terms of waterproofing or breathability. This jacket has wet out on several ski days. Overall, i good jacket for the money, its just time for another wash with some Nikwax.

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Tobin Story wrote a review of on February 13, 2010

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is pretty straight forward. Its a super burly duffel to last a lifetime of anything. After 3 years of dragging this thing everywhere and carrying all kinds of goodies, I can tell it's going to hold up well. The medium is a good size for a carry on, the bigger ones of course are better for more gear.

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