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badcalorie wrote a review of on July 6, 2011

5 5

I love this little set. The stove seems to conserve fuel fairly well and I like how it all packs down into itself. Works great backpacking for my boyfriend and I. We primarily rely on freeze-dry pouches and its the perfect size to boil enough water for a two person pouch. Heats up really quick and I like how it cools down fast, so we can cook up lunch quick and get moving again.

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badcalorie wrote a review of on January 16, 2011

4 5

I bought a pair of these a couple years back. They have changed them up a little, but they are essentially the same glove. They fit incredibly well. I have short fingers and sometimes its hard to find a glove that fits well and doesn't result in a loss of dexterity. They have lasted three seasons and are still in great shape. My only complaint is that my index fingers tend to get cold in them and I wish they had a goggle wipe. Other than that they are an awesome buy, especially if you can get them on sale.

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badcalorie wrote a review of on January 16, 2011

4 5

I love the goggles. They fit nicely with my Giro helmet and the gold mirror lens works good for me on almost all days. They are comfy for all day wear and I like the fit on my face. Sometimes I find goggles put too much pressure on my nose, but these don't. I give them four stars because I have had some fogging problems, but only on a couple days.

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badcalorie wrote a review of on January 16, 2011

5 5

I am more than happy with my purchase of these skis. I use them for light backcountry and long tours when I feel like avoiding the hassle of skinning. They can climb fairly well on moderate inclines and even some pretty steep stuff when you duck walk up. They are pretty light and I don't tire out too much touring with them. They break trail nicely in deep and snow and the sidecut is good for the downhill. I have paired them with a pair of Scarpa T2s or Rossignol BC-X11 (depending on the day) and a basic Voile cable binding. They offer nice control on the turns, although they they get a little squirrly when the snow is hard. These skis are most at home on powder.

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badcalorie wrote a review of on January 16, 2011

3 5

This boot was okay for one season of moderate use, but didn't make it through season two. The boot is comfortable, warm, and light, but has some construction flaws. The stitching on the front of the boot (between the black and silver parts) ripped open twice and had to be repaired. On the third rip, I gave up on them. In addition two grommets broke off during lacing. Maybe I was just too rough with them, but I like my boots laced tight. For the price, they are an okay buy, but I won't be getting them again. I've upgraded to Rossignol BC-X, which are heavier and more expensive, but I think they offer much better construction and support.

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