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alep161195 wrote a review of on September 15, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Just like the non Fast Charge model, instead of a flash, this light has a fade on and off mode which probably won't earn the attention of drivers who are busy texting while they drive. If this is your only front light and you value flashes, I would skip this model (though there are others by light and motion that will fit your needs).

I am using this as one of two headlights on night rides (one light is dedicated to flashing and pissing people off with the "Urban 400 series" while this one is to provide light to see the actual road so that I don't nail potholes.) Over kill? Maybe, but it's my life right?

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alep161195 wrote a review of on September 9, 2014

4 5

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

I own 3 pairs of volcom's nano ladder board shorts which are as smooth as silk and as durable as a lion's hide and I would like to say that these are not that smooth at all. they are shorter shorts as well and tight fitting. should be ok, but not like the old pairs that I rock (with love)

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alep161195 wrote a review of on September 9, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

They are not as baggy as they look in the pictures. I would say they even run a bit small. but overall I love these little guys. they don't feel like plastic at all. very durable and not too heavy (but not ultra light). you could wear these out as well as on the crag. They don't make any noise as you walk in them *(unlike goretex), but they are also not as water resistant.

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alep161195 wrote a review of on September 9, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It is super safe because it would be completely impossible to both move the wire and the finger lock at the same time (unless you were trying to) to get the rope or belay device out of this beaner. That makes for it being a bit more annoying to put on or take off a bunch of times in a row. there is a dexterity learning curve for this device that I am still working on (just to put it on and take it off).

When I learn that, I would say this is a really safe/easy belay beaner.

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alep161195 wrote a review of on April 1, 2014

5 5

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

I'm not a "huge" guy. I don't eat "lots of protein", but this jacket's chest measurement is built for someone with a fixie and a large mustache; someone who smokes instead of eating a nice burger. I am 6 foot, 175 pounds (and not seen as intimidating by anyone when it comes to my build) and this jacket in a medium fits great everywhere but the chest. I bought both the medium and the large and will be keeping the large (which is a bit baggy, but it leaves space for layering. The center back length is quite low (it goes below my butt), but that is a good thing coupled with the drawstring to keep all sorts of updrafts out. It is twice as heavy as some competitors (see montbel tackeyon), but that is literally a 2 oz difference which is negligible (and that's coming from a ultralight freak). the extra 2 ounces get you a full zip, pocket that turns into a self stuff sack, and a material that feels twice as tough as the next. The fabric feels like an ultra light, translucent cloth, not a trash bag.

I think that if you took a huge whipper into the wall with this, you might have a decent hole, the same goes for if you were really grinding on this puppy up a chimney, but I think that the weight trade off is perfect when you use this as an emergency layer. If you are looking for something to wear in a serious storm, keep looking, but this is a nice to have when the wind kicks up with a light rain.

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alep161195 wrote a review of on January 16, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

as far as fleeces go..... If you want real warmth, down is your only option), but this is a 'wear it around town" solution. Down is not actually fun to wear,; its functional. This is like wearing the most plush blanket everywhere with you. I own the warm 3 and it is 1/5th as soft as this one (Go with this one :) ).

It's pretty darn wind resistant (for a fleece), but I would not wear it on a cold windy day without a shell. This piece gets worn more than anything else I have.

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alep161195 wrote a review of on January 16, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I own this one and the warm 4. I really love the fit for both of these. the warm 3 is not nearly as soft to the touch, but has lots of very large pockets (interior and exterior). Love the wrist gators. they both have low backs. this one breathes super well, but wind cuts right through it (any wind). though this layer never claims to be wind proof.

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alep161195 wrote a review of on December 22, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

This is for the casual "I want to stay warm around town, but also comfortable to wear at the house and fall asleep in." Fleece. It is cut low (down to the bottom of your butt) and has two draw cords around the waste to keep the wind out. To answer the question of why this doesn't have a draw cord around the head: because this jacket is for yuppies. This is just a really comfy casual thick fleece. If you want to have it tight around the head, pop your shell over it (you know, the one with all of the head adjustments). I like this fleece because the neck goes up to your nose (to block out the wind). I really like the fit too because it is athletic, but not ass tight. this would be a great mid layer in a blizzard, or perfect to drive down the that rugged star bucks in the range rover in northern California (in November). I'm doggin' on this jacket a bit, but the fact of the matter is that it is the most comfortable one I own :)

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alep161195 wrote a review of on October 11, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Pros
great mounting bracket (doesn't move around)
Super bright
Rechargeable
helmet mount

Cons
won't recharge from a laptop: I plugged this in Via the USB cord and it would not charge from my laptop. probably a voltage issue, but it works fine from my wall

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