yes. i have the extreme version and its like a thin loose wool sweater in consistency. not constricting like a cotton sheet or something like that.
i would go for the skis you want right away. no use buying something that you expect to grow out of immediately unless you get them super cheap or something. I came from the same place you did: hockey> board > skis and dove in with some decent dynastar legends and havent been disappointed with them at all. but just like boards there will always be something new or better out there in a short time and there can be deals to be had late in the season. In all honesty i would say that now is a solid time to buy- it looks like rockered 95+ mm underfoot skis are going to be the norm from here on in. i would say go for a softer pair of 185's or larger- your gonna bulk up in a couple years i assure you. Buy decent boots, and consider AT or tech bindings before you throw a grand or more into it. that's my 2 cents anyway
Yup. New Nordic norm bindings lock you in from a standing position and you can release them with your poles while standing as well. They can get a bit fussy if iced over but that's not a huge deal. Note these are Backcountry width sized. That is they will need NNN Backcountry "BC" boots. the mechanisms that hold the bars are wider on bc bndings than regular ones.
Google says at least 12lbs. Over 14 lbs in total shipping weight. I would imagine it would arrive in a large cardboard box.
This ski is hot waxable in the tip and tail for downhill rides but has a waxless scale pattern for touring style kick and glide for low-ish angled approaches that don't require skins. Almost like a Frankenstein creation of touring ski at the end and scaled xcountry underfoot. If you are looking for a waxable cross country or "Nordic" ski you will need to look elsewhere.
in their defense it could be that i drew a bad pair. hopefully they've fixed them since i last purchased. i wont buy yakima again with this quality- they've already got me once.
Bought this based off a dare before a weeklong Bwca trip. Probably not a great idea for backpacking or portaging for that matter but I made it through with my eggs and only broke one. I did dry sack them and laid a single sheet of paper over them to avoid jiggling. Oh and I used medium eggs as I read that they're stronger since there is less volume and supposedly harder shells. Anyway it was a good 4$ for the heck of it. I know my buddies thought twice about giving me a hard time before breakfast.
Bought mine from a neighbors garage sale for five bucks. Silly mistake. I am told they are older than me. I've had these completely blackened from dirty cedar wood fire and they cleaned up like new while at camp. Fantastic on a stove. Good size for a pack of 4 travelers if you cook smartly. Mine came with webbing and a buckle to secure everything - highly recommended if not stock. Weight penalty perhaps but theyll be eating what's left of humanity out of these things when the time comes.
Solid and comfortable when packed correctly. I would say it was a bit on the small size for 2-3 day trips but doable if aren't in a rush to load up. Weight isn't a problem for me at least but there are 1 to maybe 2 lbs lighter packs out there but I doubt you could notice much difference. Pockets are a bit on the small side to be super useful but that keeps your load compact and streamlined and not hanging all over the place. Excellent choice for multi snow sport enthusiast as it might be the only pack that has built in carry for skis and a board. The back panel access is clutch when you need it. Still if your doing overnight winter tours and have a decent assortment of gear the guide series might suit that need better. I am borrowing this out to the lady friend and making the guide my go to winter camping pack.
Not made for anything in bounds. If your worst case scenario does not include a night of sleeping outside iwith snow on the ground you should look elsewhere.
That is a really awful idea unless you were hoping for some type of mythbuster like explosion. Camp stoves should only be used with fuels they are designed to operate on safely.
Ah... Probably the best red primus fuel bottle on the market. Actually besides trolling this does have a textured surface that makes it unique. Works with brunton / Primus pumps for certain - others most likely as well- I've only used the stoves i mentioned so I can't be100% certain on that. Ask a rep theyre pretty handy.
You need to make sure you have the correct goggle. Your picture looks like the Mace style but if that is incorrect you will end up with the wrong fit and they will be useless. The rogue lens is different see here : http://www.dogfunk.com/dragon-rogue-goggle-replacement-lens and the Dxs is not even close. This lens specifically is designed for mace goggles.
what would the suggested temp be for these? are they going to be way too hot indoors with the liner? if you were to take the wool out of them whats the fit like? would late spring temps be out of the question?
They have served me well from hiking to landscaping. The waterproofing is good. The depression era styling is perfect. Sole's a bit week but livable. I do think they're replacable however.
Here are mine after about two years of use. Minus the dirt they're still doing well even after lots of ankle deep mud and water and little to no additional care. The sizes run different. Typically a boot is a size smaller than say your running shoe; these are smaller. I wear a 10.5 or 11 in addidas but my timbs are 9.5. My only complaint is the soft soles. They wear out a bit quick for 160 $ boot. I am going to try to get them replaced though.
just picked these up about a month ago as a casual/skate shoe alternative for fall and winter and so far i still love how they look and feel. not to be too critical since i am not wearing these in the snow yet (as is their stated purpose) but i am having some trouble with some seperation of the rubber outsole and the foam support right under the heal all the way to the back of the shoe which will need to be glued sooner or later. its really not a huge ordeal but less than thrilling for the price. in terms of warmth they feel good and definately not too hot so you shouldnt be worried about the primaloft unless your wearing these in the desert or on the beach. the tred is aggressive and should be good for snow- i will update when we get the goods. these should be perfect for roaming the base area/around town this winter and perhaps the occasional booze fueled retro snowskate session- if anything theyll look great in the ER.
i can squeeze in my 165 rossignol board and a pair of dynastar 178 skis if i tie up the breaks with my pair of snowboard boot poles jacket googles and most everything else in the 185 size. i could probably get my ski boots and board boots in there but youd have to lose something. the trick is to lay the skis flat against the back and put the snowboard bindings so that they straddle the bindings the opposite way so you can zip er shut. it might not work if you have a narrow stance on your snowboard or its short like a freestyle setup. i end up having the nose of my big mountain snow board nearest the wheels and the ski bindings sit nice between the bindings top sheet to top sheets. you could always take your board bings off too. that would be a peice of cake to get it all in.
i got these as a gift and i love them but i think theyre probably a little steep. i have several waffle pattern items i use for snowsports and i swear by that after using fleece etc with this slick simple tech. really does breathe super well. 2.0 weight is perfect for all but the warmest of days and id recommend it for anyone trying to decide the best all around base layer.
when its says it needs 11 kts to fly it needs at least that if not more 13 in teh water. the kite does have a good adjustable setup and i have never had a problem with the pulleys fowling. could use a little more depower especially since im quite worthless on it. speaking of which, anyone know of a good place to get a lesson in lakes country Mn, Detroit lakes FM area? im thinking probably snowkiteing this winter... im a bit tired of getting dragged around the lake and im told snow is easier
these are a solid choice for the 10 to 30 day a year rider or someone looking for a more forgiving ride. ive been riding a snowboard for quite a few years and i always have rode with skiiers so i decided to take the plunge back into skiing about two years ago to mix things up. i picked these because i thought they wouldnt kill me being way too stiff like a 120 or 130 flex that alot of the top notch boots get into and i am happy that i did. admittedly im a pretty average skiier but these do the job well enough and are actually a lot more comfortable than i thought and even better than my snowboard boots when im riding. i feel confident that these will take care of me when i am finally able to leave the snowboard behind on a hike. over all the construction looks pretty good and has held up very well to the limited abuse ive ran these through. the buckles are kinda goofy but seem to do just fine- they kinda seem like theyre bigger than you you really need but havent been an issue for me. width wise id say theyre perfect. i actually have a pretty wide foot and that was also part of my consideration for picking up these. for someone who has worn EE hockey skates most of my life i was even a little concerned with 100 mm but that was unfounded as these felt good out of the box and even better now theyre broken in. for the price i would highly recommend these straight forward boots.
This Usage Agreement (the "Agreement") governs your conduct while using various services on the web site Backcountry.com and its affiliate web sites (collectively, the "Site"). All references to "we," "us," and "our" shall mean Backcountry.com and all references to "you" and "your" shall mean the user of the Site and Site Services. This Agreement applies to various services and activities on the Site as well as to gear review and product ratings (collectively, "Site Services"). Please read this Agreement carefully.
BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND USING THE SITE, ANY SITE SERVICES AND OTHER SERVICES THEREIN, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT AND ITS TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATION THEREOF, DO NOT ACCESS, BROWSE OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE OR SITE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE SUBMISSION OF ANY REVIEWS OR COMMENTS.
Any comments, reviews (including gear reviews and product ratings), posts, feedback, questions, answers, notes, messages, images, video, audio, materials, documents, data, graphics, ideas, suggestions or other communications (collectively, "User Content") you submit on the Site are not private or proprietary. By submitting User Content on or through the Site, you grant, assign and transfer to Backcountry.com all of your rights, title and interest, including without limitation, all intellectual property rights and moral rights, in and to such User Content. To the extent the preceding assignment and transfer is ineffective, you hereby grant Backcountry.com an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, adapt, display, publish, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon such User Content, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future.
By submitting such User Content on or through the Site, you are confirming that (a) you are the sole author of the User Content and the User Content originated with you and not copied in whole or in part from any other work; (b) you have obtained all necessary permissions associated with the User Content, including without limitation permissions relating to copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity and/or rights of privacy; (c) the User Content does not contain hate speech or profanity and is not unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, obscene, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, an invasion of another's privacy, or otherwise in violation of this Agreement; (d) that you are not a minor and have the legal right and capacity to enter into and comply with this Agreement; (e) such User Content does not and will not, in any way, violate or breach any of the terms of this Agreement; and (f) Backcountry.com shall not in any circumstances be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of its use or exploitation of the User Content.
With respect to your conduct on the Site or while using the Site Services, you agree not to: (a) attempt to disguise the origin of any User Content transmitted to the Site Services whether through the Site or any third party site; (b) act in any manner that negatively affects other users' ability to use the Site and Site Services; (c) impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation, a manufacturer or owner of any product, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) interfere with the Site or Site Services, or servers or networks connected to the Site or Site Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Site or Site Services; (e) upload, post, or otherwise transmit any User Content that with respect to the Site Services: (i) is not relevant to the product, service, person or entity being reviewed; (ii) you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (by way of example but not limitation, inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or (iv) is unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.
User Content does not reflect the views of Backcountry.com, and Backcountry.com does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, integrity, quality or reliability of any User Content, nor does Backcountry.com endorse or support any opinions expressed in any User Content. In no event shall Backcountry.com have or be construed to have any responsibility or liability for or in connection with any User Content, Any gear reviews and/or product ratings submitted on the Site, if displayed, are displayed for entertainment and informational purposes only. Under no circumstances will Backcountry.com be liable in any way for any User Content, including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Site or Site Services.
If Backcountry.com determines, in our sole and absolute discretion, that you or any User Content you submit violates this Agreement, we reserve the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights Backcountry.com may have under this Agreement, to: (a) refuse to allow you to submit further User Content; (b) remove and delete your User Content; (c) revoke your registration and right to use the User Content Submission Features; and (d) use any technological, legal, operational or other means available to enforce the terms of this Agreement, including, without limitation, blocking specific IP addresses or deactivating your registration, access to the Site and Site Services using your e-mail address, and your user name and password. Without limiting the foregoing, once User Content is submitted to the Site, Backcountry.com may take any or no action with respect to such User Content, including without limitation, deleting, editing, modifying, rejecting, or refusing to post such User Content, but is under no obligation to offer you the opportunity to edit, delete or otherwise modify User Content once it has been submitted. Backcountry.com shall have no duty to attribute authorship of User Content to you and shall not be obligated to enforce any form of attribution by third parties.
If, despite the foregoing assignment and transfer of rights in the User Content, it is determined that you retain moral rights (including the rights of attribution or integrity) in the User Content, you hereby declare that: (a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the User Content or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto; (b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the User Content by Backcountry.com or its licensees, successors or assigns; (c) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the User Content; and (d) you forever release Backcountry.com, and its licensees, successors and assigns from any claims that you could otherwise assert against Backcountry.com by virtue of any such moral rights.
You are prohibited from violating the security of any system or network compromising the Site or the Site Services, including but not limited to the following: (a) unauthorized access to or use of data, systems, or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or Site Services or to breach security or authentication measures; (b) unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on the Site or of the Site Services; (c) interference with the Site or Site Services including without limitation, any type of flooding technique or deliberate attempt to overload the system such as denial or service attacks; (d) forging of a message header or any part of a message header; or (e) using manual or electronic means to avoid any use or access limitation placed on this Site or the Site Services. Such violations may result in criminal or civil liability.
Backcountry.com reserves the right to report any activity or persons that Backcountry.com suspects has violated any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other appropriate third parties (including the disclosure of appropriate subscriber information). Backcountry.com may also cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies to assist in the investigation and prosecution of any illegal conduct. Indirect or attempted violations of this Agreement and actual or attempted violations thereof by a third party on behalf of any user shall be considered violations of this Agreement by such user.
BACKCOUNTRY.COM DOES NOT ENDORSE THE USER CONTENT, IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USER CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONS WHO MAY USE OR RELY ON SUCH USER CONTENT) FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY USER CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.