El Capitan Jack

El Capitan Jack

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El Capitan Jack wrote a question about on April 13, 2011

I just got a pair of the blancos in a size 10, which is half a size smaller than my street shoes. The shoe fits my right foot like a dream, but my slightly bigger left foot is much tighter - almost too uncomfortable.

Does anyone know if these shoes will stretch any? Or should I go half a size larger? I know it's synthetic, but synthetic shoes sometimes stretch too...

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El Capitan Jack wrote a question about on December 5, 2010

So I'm building my first rack of quickdraws and I'm deciding between the quickwire, quicksilver and freewire. At my local shop they're about the same price. Are they all sufficient? Should I get a variety? I've heard of gate flutter and all that, but I'm not sure how rare it occurs.

On a related note, what about sling/dogbone length, would it be good to have a few longer ones? Thanks for the help.

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El Capitan Jack wrote an answer about on May 16, 2009

Ok, I'm not sure what constitutes as side pockets, but I'll give it a go. There are 4 hand pockets, 2 on each side (1 on each side has a zipper, the other is open). The open pockets are located where hand pockets in other types of pants are located. The zipper ones are more vertical, on the side of the upper thigh. They're are all really big. These pants are symmetrical, so the pockets in the image above exist on the other side as well. Sorry if this is confusing. There are also 2 butt pockets. And I'm using my own pair as a reference.

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El Capitan Jack wrote a review of on May 14, 2009

3 5

So I got this rain jacket on a crazy sale, and was really excited about it. The first few times I used it, it shed water like no one's business, but now it's been only 2 months of non-frequent use (probably less than 10 times max.) and the sleeves and chest soak through within 10 minutes of steady rain. I know I need to re-DWR it, but I feel like it should've lasted a little longer. The jacket itself looks nice (got the stellar blue color) and it's light enough too. But my other quip would be the stiff, fleece collar and fleece wrist cuffs. The collar doesn't really stay down, but that's admittedly a personal preference. The wrist cuff's get wet, and then your wrists get wet and cold. I'm not sure if I'm sending it back yet, but figured I'd share my thoughts.

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El Capitan Jack wrote an answer about on May 8, 2009

As you might have heard, the Dragon is the updated version of the Torch. But from my personal experience, the Dragon has a much silkier/softer feel than the Torch, and doesn't feel as stiff (possibly due to the silky softness, perhaps?). The Dragon feels a bit thinner than the Torch, but I could be mistaken. The Torch has velcro wrist closures, while the Dragon has an inner cuff with thumb loops instead. There's more information in the question/answer section of the Dragon page.

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El Capitan Jack wrote an answer about on May 8, 2009

As you might have heard, the Dragon is the updated version of the Torch. But from my personal experience, the Dragon has a much silkier/softer feel than the Torch, and doesn't feel as stiff (possibly due to the silky softness, perhaps?). The Dragon feels a bit thinner than the Torch, but I could be mistaken. The Torch has velcro wrist closures, while the Dragon has an inner cuff with thumb loops instead. There's more information in the question/answer section of the Dragon page.

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El Capitan Jack wrote a review of on April 25, 2009

5 5

So I've only had these pants for a little while, but so far I can't seem to get over how soft and relatively light the fabric is, while seemingly being very durable. The fabric is kind of on the thicker end of nylon canvas (hence durable) so they might get hot in the summer, but then you got the option of going convertible - awesome. The sizing is a smidge big for me, the medium is a bit big but the small would be too tight in the waist and thighs (I'm blessed with tree trunk thick legs, but I'm pretty short at the same time); however, this isn't really MHW fault as much as my genes. I got them on major discount, because anything over $40/$50 is just ridiculous for nylon pants. The moondust color is like a light-medium grey. I'm an admittedly open MHW fanatic, but since they make afforable gear (in comparison with other brands), that's uber durable and uber dope I think it's warranted, but you might want to keep it in mind.

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