My wife LOVES this vest. It is extremely light and packable. She has been wearing it constantly this fall, either by itself or to add additional warmth to other jackets.
I would call this vest slim fit, but not insanely so. My wife is 5'7", and the small is the right length. If you had a very long torso, it might be too short.
She also tried the Patagonia down vest, but found the cut was too boxy, so she went with this one.
Wore these for a week straight swimming in Thailand and loved them. The length falls just above the knee. The most distinct feature is that the have lots of pockets compared to other board shorts--two hand pockets and a back zipper pocket. This made them great for traveling, but added more material than strictly necessary for swimming/surfing.
I loved them.
I'm definitely a fan of these shorts. They're average length (not SUPER short) which gives good sun protection. The built-in briefs are also very supportive, which can be good or bad, depending on your preferences (I like it). I've bought 3 pairs now. They also have a good sized pocket which can fit 3-4 gels, a cliff bar or even an iPhone (but the phone is a little heavy for them).
They've also held up well over the last year of use. So good on durability
Al in all, good shorts!
I just got these on a new Pivot 429C. They're pretty awesome so far. Fairly light, stiff. Can't comment on durability yet, but no reason to think they won't be awesome.
My wife loves these. Most importantly, she likes the way they look -- perfect for going out in the summer. They also have a rugged sole which is great for walking around on dirt roads (which we often do).
These are awesome. I have trouble swallowing the price, but I'm strongly considering a few more pairs. They are breathable, stay dry, and strongly resist odors. This makes them great for travelling when you may not be able to change for an extended period of time.
My wife loves this polo shirt for horseback riding. It looks great. And also has the wonderful breathability and performance of Merino Wool.
In general, I think that Icebreaker runs a bit large, and this is no exception. My wife usually wears a medium but wears a small in Icebreaker. Similarly, I usually wear large shirts, but I consistently wear Medium in Icebreaker
My wife got these to jog on gravel/dirt roads, and she really likes them. She used to use Merrell Trail Gloves, which she liked but thought they didn't have enough protection. She thinks these are similar, but with a little bit more cushion and protection. Not enough to make them a hardcore trail running shoe, but enough to get around smooth-ish trails without brusing your feet.
Gave this to a friend. She loves it. It was a replacement for one of these that fell apart in the wash. Hopefully the new one will be more durable?
But it is very warm and stylish, which makes up for durability issue (but deducts 2 stars)
Gave this to a friend. She loves the fun color and durable finish.
One caution: the cap can leak if not tightly secured. She gets around this by clipping a carabiner to the clip for extra leverage to aid in tightening.
I've run about 50 miles in these over the last month, and overall am very impressed. They are purpose built to give great traction on soft, loose, or muddy surfaces. And they provide adequate protection, but not excessive. Just don't expect to use them on pavement or even hard-packed trails.
They are very light and flexible, putting them squarely in the minimalist category (which is just what I was looking for). The lugs on the sole are extremely large and widely spaced, almost to the point of being cleats. This makes them fantastic on anything soft, loose, or muddy. But on anything hard you can feel each individual lug with every step.
One thing that was very impressive. The spacing between the lugs allowed mud to fall of easily. It can still accumulate, but not as badly as on your typical running shoe.
The one downside for me (which could be good for others) is that the forefoot is fairly narrow. That makes it a 4 star shoe for me, but again, this could be a feature for someone else.
She wears it constantly. Lightweight fabric is good for spring and summer.
I got one of these for my mom when she came to visit in the Park City and she LOVEs it. She stayed very warm using this as an insulating layer when temps were in the teens. But it breathes well enough that she can use it as a sweater when it's in the 40s or 50s.
Note that it is fairly slim fitting. She also tried the Patagonia down sweater, but it was too boxy.
These gloves are my new favorites for spring touring. I can use them for both up and dowhill without issue (while touring, they are way to thin for resort skiing).
I usually get hot going up hill, but these are thin/breathable enough that I could skin with them on even when temps were in the 40s. They also shed snow very well, so they didn't get wet when transitioning or throwing snow balls. This kept them dry/warm enough that I didn't need thicker gloves for descents, even with temps from 15-20. The one exception was in the middle of an extremely wet storm when they finally got soaked and I had to break out my thick gloves (but this only happened once).
The main downside was that the outer seem of both gloves tour on my ski crampons, so be aware they are slightly fragile (though it was extraordinary circumstances). The gloves have two layers, so I was still warm with the torn outer seem, but there was a lot more play between the two layers, which became frustrating at times.
Bottom line: I'll be buying a new pair for next year and will just be a bit more careful when handling ski crampons.
I kept this stashed away in my ski pack this season just in case. It's small and fairly light. It's as bright as I would expect from a small headlamp.
I wanted to use these for spring touring, but the wrist was too narrow (even though the fingers were the right size. They are very thin and don't have insulation, so I think they would have worked well for skinning and skiing if the wrist weren't too tight. Maybe I have big wrists? That said, the tighter wrist probably would keep snow out.
I always carry a few with me when heading into the backcountry. Love 'em. I usually get the 18" size as it's typically long enough for everything, but doesn't take up too much space.
Any idea whether this binding is lighter than the Dynafit Low Tech (http://www.backcountry.com/dynafit-low-tech-race-binding)? Are there other tradeoffs between the two?
Does this system really work better than just the Nikwax leather waterproofing cream?
What's the difference between this product and the "waterproofing wax for leather" http://www.backcountry.com/nikwax-creme-waterproofing-wax-for-leather.
Which would be better for a pair of leather gloves?
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