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Will Smith wrote a review of on September 17, 2010

5 5

First off, these are the best socks I've ever worn. They are extremely comfortable, manage moisture well and I can wear them for a week straight before they need to be washed. I wear them for working out, running, hiking and around town. Second, if you are a typical college student, don't buy these (or Smartwool in general) because you will be poor. You won't really be satisfied with any other sock so you'll be screwed. I'm only kidding though so don't listen to my stupid review and buy some already.

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Will Smith wrote a review of on March 20, 2010

Very Nice Jacket
4 5

This is a good looking jacket. It doesn't look super outdoor tech dork and that's a good change from many of the choices in jackets out there. The fit is athletic, slim and stretchy which could be a good and bad thing depending on your body type. It's true, the length is fairly short so your back and sometimes stomach can get exposed leading to some drafts, but the cut of the jacket is intended for a climbing harness so you can't blame it. Very warm for it's weight and with a 100 weight fleece underneath, is good to around freezing temperatures. I'm 6' 190 lbs and got a large and it fits pretty well minus the shortness. Kind of like windstopper, the conduit softshell isn't the most breathable, but unzip the pockets and they vent well. For a reference, I've attached a picture of me wearing the jacket so you can see how it fits. Overall, this is a versatile piece which I'm very happy with.

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Will Smith wrote a review of on March 4, 2010

Bombshell
4 5

I really like this jacket a lot, but it could be better. First of all, I am 6' even, 190 lbs and got a large in black.

The things I like: the fit looks great although it is tight across my back and elbows when i bend them. Probably should have gone with a XL. Good hood, nice zippers (albeit the color), wrist gaiters, really burly fabric. Light for how strong the material seems. Really waterproof and the DWR is pretty good. Construction seems to be of great quality, but the draw cords need to be beefed up.

The things that bug me: For taller individuals, it isn't long enough. When I sit down to strap in my snowboard, my back/coin slot is immediately frozen and I don't sag or anything. The powderskirt is kind of tight and again not low enough. Also, if you use a pack, the pockets might not be high enough. Oh, and I've never used the arm pocket.

Overall, good jacket that could be great if a few changes were made.

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Will Smith wrote a review of on February 17, 2010

3 5

This footprint is ok and does its job. First of all, it covers most of the floor of the tent besides the edges which is ok. Second of all, like Michael Wellman said, it has 4 buckles that could in theory be used to pitch the tent lighter using just the fly but they don't match up to the fly. It's annoying and looking back I would have probably just purchased a lightweight tarp and cut my own footprint to also include the vestibules...oh well.

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Will Smith wrote a review of on January 21, 2010

3 5

I got these gloves when they were on sale and was initially excited because I've mostly owned cheap gloves that got wet before the day was over. These definitely kept my hands dry, but overall they just aren't that warm. Granted it was between 5 and 15 degrees when I was snowboarding, but I also had liners on. If you were winter camping and shoveling snow and what not they would probably do a pretty good job. The gauntlet on these things are huge but I like them; not too sure about the durability of the drawstring deal but we'll see. Overall, I like them for what it's worth, but unsure if I would buy again.

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Will Smith wrote a review of on January 21, 2010

4 5

I really like these tights. They are really warm for how thin they are and worn under shell pants I was warm and dry in 15 degree weather until the wind kicked up on the lift, but I suppose my shell is supposed to keep wind at bay :/ They seem to fit me pretty well, not super tight and not loose. For reference I'm 6' 190 lbs and got a medium. They also make pretty good sleep bottoms for cold houses and sleeping bags! Only complaint is that they seem to be pilling a bit in a few places, but nothing major.

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Will Smith wrote a review of on January 13, 2010

R2
5 5

I really like this fleece. The Polartec Pro fuzz is super soft, not as high or warm as a MH Monkey Man but more breathable and versatile. If you're out in the wind on a chilly day you'll definitely feel it, but that's not this jacket's forte'. Alone, it's good for about 50*F. I took it snowboarding and wore a thermal, R2 and Stoic Bombshell (non-insulated) and was warm in 10 degrees. It regulates your body temperature like something out of NASA. The fit is on the slim side so if you're between sizes you might want to size up. For a reference point, in this picture I'm wearing a large and I'm 6', 190. I could put the medium on, but the large was more practical.

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Will Smith wrote a review of on August 29, 2009

5 5

Love the jacket. It's fairly light and runs true to size if you wear layers underneath. I'm 6' and 190 lbs and the Medium fit perfectly with plenty of room to layer underneath. Took an absolutely torrential downpour like a champ. Some of the hardest rain I've ever seen and kept my upper body 100% dry. Also can be used for snowboarding and with a base layer and thin sweatshirt kept me warm in 15* F. Buy this.

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