Adam H.

Adam H.

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Adam H.

Adam H.wrote a review of on June 8, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: Large

I purchased these booties for the off-chance of rain here in Northern California. As luck (?) would have it, it rained 2 days after buying the booties. I wore them 2 days in a row, each on 65+ mile rides through light rain and mist/fog. Everyone in the group commented on the incredible visibility of my feet as I pedaled through some pretty low viz days, including heavy fog. Clearly, POC got this really, really right.

As far as weather resistance, my feet stayed nice and dry, and never got too hot in the 50-55 degree weather.

There are a few concerns, though: 1. a small hole developed on day 2, which was enough to let some water in when I tested them in the sink that night (though seemed to be dry after riding in very light rain earlier that day). 2. if wearing socks that do not extend over the top of the bootie, there is a bit of uncomfortable material backing the zipper that abraded my calf.

I'm exchanging these for a new pair and will test the durability again to see if they last over time and use. As far as being functional, the high visibility and waterproofness are great. We'll see how the materials hold up, and if the next pair has the same discomfort issue (which would likely result in loss of a star).

I wear a size 42.5 Giro road shoe and these fit fine in size L. Could have been a little bit tighter, but I'd imagine the M would be a bit too constricting.

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Adam H.

Adam H.wrote a review of on November 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I was looking for a new sleeping pad for a multi-day backpacking trip. My last sleeping pad was a foam pad from maybe 15 years ago... so it was due for an upgrade. I chatted with a gearhead on Backcountry.com and got a number of recommendations, including this Sea to Summit Comfort Light. Given I was going to be in a warm climate, and was looking for something relatively light weight, this pad fit the bill. Once in the field, it performed wonderfully - I slept well, and really appreciated the dual-zone firmness levels. I'm generally a side sleeper, and never felt like my hip bones were driving into the ground, which was nice. Also, it wasn't terribly noisy versus some other pads I've seen (heard?) on the market. Overall, very happy with the design, comfort, and weight of this pad.

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Adam H.

Adam H.wrote a review of on March 29, 2013

5 5

I purchased the Oxygen Thermo jersey for cold, winter rides. It is great for temps in the low 40's as long as it isn't wet (with a base layer beneath). The jersey is cut athletically, so there isn't any bunching at the zipper, which is great for comfort. Pockets in the back seem to stretch for days. Great jersey for early spring!

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Adam H.

Adam H.wrote a review of on January 17, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are very good looking shoe covers, and have a great access point for tightening shoes on the go. However, the rear zipper design is terrible. It is not long enough, so a lot of force has to be used to put the bootie on over shoes. I wear a 42.5 and purchased a large, so this is not a sizing issue. The heel seams started separating after my 2nd wearing due to the poor zipper design. I will be sending back to Backcountry shortly.

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