This jacket really isn't my favorite but its a lot better than most cheap jackets out there. I am not a fan of hyvent at all and i think the quality of material is rather cheap. I am not super impressed with the colors this year and honestly this jacket is not very good looking in general like most of the north face's jackets if you like the way north face styles its jackets this is the one to buy if you want a cheap shell. The fabric is pretty low quality and if i were to sell this jacket i would price it around $165-$175
this is not fancy or high end! it just costs a sh** ton of cash. To be high end, a jacket must be high performance.
i like the toko brushes better than the swix and the brush seems to be quite durable and has high performance
Thank you brandon for the clarification. I now understand that this jacket is just for rich people who like overpriced jacket. This jacket seems top give insight into arcteryx's direction as a compary. Before this i would only expect something stupid from a compary like spider. I will stick to mammut who cuts their jackets well, doesn't overprice their garments , and has yet to move their manufacturing to china and uses the finest materials and doesnt try to tell everyone that proshell along with gore tex's fabrics are the best and breath just as well as event.
Go with the 184 bibby it will get the job done.
if you use the right converter it should work
I would only recommend you buy this iron if you do nordic racing. For waxing a snowboard or alpine skis you don't need a good iron unless you are a competitive racer or ski cross half-pipe or big air athlete. The iron is very good. It heats perfectly and heats over the wax nicely. When waxing alpine skis you waste a heck of a lot less wax with this iron than a clothes iron but that doesn't justify the price. I think the $73 toko t8 gets the job don just as well but this is a really good iron. I recommend this to nordic and alpine competitive athletes but if your buying this to wax your pow skis, its not worth it.
Easy to adjust, simple, portable, stable. Nuff said.
I kinda like these bindings but buy the f4. These bindings are heavy and seem awkward. The release mechanism is really pretty much the same but it just feels better and smother on the f4.
These bindings are stable and lock down well as well are being pretty durable. There are much lighter weight bindings out there but for exercise getting a lighter binding isn't necessary. SNS is a little better for skate because of the pilot binding but when finding boots, I like nnn better because im not a huge fan of s-labs and i have never tried atomic boots. I use these for classic too and they're fine for that.
While rossignol is my favorite nordic company, I do find these skis pretty cool. These are balanced really well for 240 bucks. These aren't super fast skis but when comparing these to other skis in this price range, these are the best balanced. These are sorta heavy and the camber didn't seem up to par with the zymax or atomic team but other than that I thought these were great.
I would recommend this to almost any non racing skier. The camber is excellent i haven't put many days on them only 20 or so but the camber is still super springy. I don't know how the double groves on the base help but they don't make skiing more difficult. A few things that could be improved: These seem a little heavy and the tip shape was kind of annoying because it is higher profile than most skis in this price range. I would however recommend them over the atomic team skate.
The camber on these skis is good and last a long time. The bases are good and the skis are lightweight. Obviously these skis are not as good as xiums or world cups or the rcs but assusuming your not racing nothing else is really needed.
As far as i know this is about the same as any other plexi scraper but the edge lasts a long time. I have used just a piece of plexiglas before and using this scraper is much different because the edges are even and sharp.
The bristles are pretty stiff and don't fall out there isn't really much else to say.
You might like th salomon shogun. The coomback isn't very stiff. A god responsive east coast ski is also the sentinal.
The Kung fujas doesn't really compare to the skis you listed mines the tst since its only 102 underfoot. If you like k2 check out the obsethed but since you already have prophet 90's they isn't really a point in getting a ski 12 mm's wider if you don't have a dedicated powder ski. Since the first three you listed have multiple sidecuts the length of the traditional sidecut is quite short. I highly recommend checking out the sir francais bacon if you like the turn radius of those skis or buying the opus or jj. I don't really know how deep the powder you will be skiing so if you are skiing 2 ft of powder or less usually up to 3 ft get a rockered 100ish mm waisted ski. If the powder is 3ft deep 110 is ideal. For 4 ft or more get a 120 to 130 mm waisted ski. It important to know that skis can be too wide. If your powder days only get too be 3 ft at the deepest the bacon would serve you well. If you will be finding 4ft of powder to ski at some point buy the opus.
I haven't been on both but i think I can help. The bbr has sort of mixed reviews associated with it but the bacon is consitantly thought of as an amazing ski. The bacons are certainly more powder oriented than the bbr and are a bit funner. The bacon seems like the way to go if you ski in vail. Ill be big enough for the deepest days but will be pretty awesome on hardpack for the rest of the year.
These aren't super stiff gnarly skis you should be fine. The only thing is as you advance you will want to ski faster so sizing is a little tricky. These are high quality skis so no worries. If you decide these are too wide get the k2 kung fujas.