Tod Taylor

Tod Taylor

BC, Canada

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Tod Taylor

Tod Taylor wrote a review of on December 14, 2010

4 5

I own the Smith Phenom Turbo Fan Goggle for about 3 years now. I have a variety of different lenses. They all do their job and I'm happy with Smith rather than going with Oakley like most other individuals. The only thing that I can say that separates Smith from Oakley is Oakley tends to lean more on the straight mirrored lens look that people enjoy, where someone can see a 100% reflection. I was disappointed with not being able to get a lens like that from Smith. Smith lenses are not a true mirror like Oakley can provide. Other then this style difference, Smith lens do the job of staying fog free and provide good vision in the conditions of which the lenses are required.

Performance wise, Smith gets an A-plus. I would have liked to see more of a straight 100% mirror lens like Oakley provides since it’s a popular attraction for most resort skiers and boarders.

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Tod Taylor wrote a review of on December 7, 2010

Spectral or Spectacular pants!
5 5

These Spectral pants are Spectacular! I’m a skier and decided to try out these on the slopes, even though they are a Snowboarder pant. The comfort, warmth, and look are gnarly! I had a blast with these pants and the blue colour I used went with almost any jacket colour around. Hats off to Bonfire, you definitely get more then what you paid with these pants.

I own a pair of these:
Blue, Medium, Regular Fit.

Picture: Solja Boy move!? haha.

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Tod Taylor wrote a review of on December 7, 2010

4 5

I had the opportunity to test out these boots. My main concern is always comfort. I dealt with frustrations every time I put on ski boots because of the pain on the side, underneath, and pretty much all over which would leave my foot with no circulation literally after 10-20 minutes of skiing. I have quite a wide foot and I am surprised that the Shogun is a good match for a wide foot (however it has a 98mm last width, but feels like a 104mm). The heel was a bit tight but customizations such as heat molding the liner did the job. I like how this boot can be modified easily through shop work if needed. All around it is a well designed boot that is comfy. The 2 buckle system is fantastic, for me I find it's a better system for comfort without losing any performance; however I recommend a custom orthotic if your feet do not like the flat basic liner (bottom foot pain) the orthotic will be kind to your feet and also give you better holding around on your feet, can also help improve ski carving. With the comfort of this boot and an orthotic, if needed, you'll be skiing in this all day with a smile on your face.

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Tod Taylor wrote a review of on December 7, 2010

5 5

I bought these socks today and are loving the feel and fit. They are a perfect sock for skiing because of the thin layer to make your foot seem sockless in the boot. Good material and are excited to see how they last for the long term. Fair price for a good skiing sock.

I definetly would never ski again with anything that isn't this thin in my ski boots.

Sizing on box:
(US Men)
Medium - 6-8.5
(I usually wear a size 9-10 sock. I found the Medium fits my foot perfect compared to the Large which was a lot bigger sock.)

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Tod Taylor wrote a review of on December 6, 2010

4 5

I bought these and tried them today on the slopes. Now I know that Snowboard socks arn't meant for skiing boots! The fitting is nice and snug, breathe great, and are warm. I've purchased Salomon socks before, and it doesnt come close to Burton's Buffer socks.. I recommend them if you are a Snowboarder or want a cool looking sock around the house to wear.

Sizing on box:
(US Men)
Small - 5.5-7.5
Medium - 7.5-10.5
Large - 10.5-13.5

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Tod Taylor wrote a review of on December 6, 2010

Marmot Taramac Pants
4 5

I really enjoyed being able to test these pants out. They are warm for a shell, very flexible, and the fabric is high quality. The fit is true to the size and a nice slim looking adult skier pant. The only downside is different colours would be nice, but the black I was able to test was sleek enough to make the purchase a must. I decided to not get the pants only because I was looking for something with more colour. The performance and comfort for skiing in these pants will be missed.

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Tod Taylor wrote a review of on December 6, 2010

Marmot Taramac Jacket
3 5

I had the opportunity to test this jacket out. The fit is true to the size listings. I was satisfied with the warm, comfort, and feel of this Marmot jacket. The only down side to the Taramac jacket is the dark coloured arm sides, and the lower waist dark colour side. I personally feel the jack would have been amazing as a solid color only. It was untimely the deal buster for me choosing not to buy one myself. I found for a full colour one you have to step up to a higher model such as the troll Wall jacket from Marmot.
The color is a lot brighter than in the photos, which is nice. If you don’t mind the dark colour spots then this jacket is perfect for Alpine Skiing, or other listed mountain activities. It’s a mature look for an adult skier or mountaineer.

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Tod Taylor wrote a review of on December 2, 2010

5 5

I definitely am really happy with these gloves. I've been skiing with then for 3 years now and they are like new. Well made, warm, and easy to grip poles or anything else ;) (get the mind out of the gutter)

Won't ski without them! Gloves to me are what makes me cold or warm.

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