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buddah76 wrote a review of on October 8, 2011

2 5

This review is written after 3 months of wearing those shoes. It takes about a week to break them in, then they are very comfortable, till leather starts stretching. After about 3 months of daily wearing these shoes your feet start to "float" inside, there is literally no lateral support. Very disappointed for $120 a pair. They loose their shape very quickly and don't look presentable at all, so unless you work in "hippie" office.... Will not buy again.

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buddah76 wrote a review of on October 26, 2009

2 5

It's my follow-up review on this soft shell (have no idea what happed to firdt review). So here we go, I took it on a trip to Scotland for 2 weeks, mid October.
Pros: Well constructed, comfortable, LONG, or at least longer that most jackets, nice hood.
Cons: Not water resistant at all, got completely soaked within 10 mins in light drizzle, had to turn around during hike and use eVent shell instead, not wind resistant either.
So, bottom line: if you are willing to pay hard earned money for just another polyester hoody, go ahead, otherwise get Backcountry brand or Arcteryx, you won't be cursing and guessing why did you buy it.

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buddah76 wrote an answer about on March 1, 2009

It depends on total weight of load you gonna carry. Factory racks don't support more than 100lb total weight, including your Load Warrior. If you get yakima bars, they will carry 200lb. so decision is yours

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buddah76 wrote a review of on November 26, 2008

4 5

Another great product from OR. This jacket is light, sipmlpe and very versatile. Tru to size, has enough room for layers. Nice hood, not too large (please note, it's NOT helmet compatible), lots of adjustments, rolls up nicely into collar. Storm flap construction is nice, great zipper, solid fabric, feels beefy even for PacLite. Only one thing: if you have hood rolled up into collar and zip jacjet all the way up, it will be very tight around neck. Minor discomfort, but needed to be mentioned.

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buddah76 wrote a review of on November 8, 2008

5 5

OK, here you go, I have tested it and writing short report, it should help.
Testing conditions:
Temp 75F
Humidity 46%
Conditions: sunny, clear
Walking speed 3.4 mph
DIstance 4 miles
Terrain: flat
Pack weight: 30 lbs
I did this short hike in completely zipped up jacket with cuffs veclros closed tight. I got wet only on my back, front (where packs buckle was) and minor in armpits. Normally you wouldn't wear jacket in such weather, but I wanted to check how it breaths, and it DOES. Far better than any Gore-Tex, and I've tried Pro-Shell, Paclite, etc.
As far as sizing - go one size up from your normal, it has athletic cut. Upper body fabric is burlier than sleeves/body for backpack usage.

For manufacturers note: pockets on this jacket are on your waist line, whicj means they are completely obstructed with waistbelt of your pack. Might want to move them higher in next model.

Hope this helps.

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buddah76 wrote a review of on September 10, 2008

2 5

What can I say, for $13 this bottle should have been done a whole lot better, it leaks upside-down, laying on it's side and so on. If you willing to pay this money just to have Camelbak and look cool, go ahead, but don't ges pissed, when your car seat will be wet just because you left this bittle there for a couple hours. They definetely have to work on that valve.

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buddah76 wrote a review of on September 10, 2008

2 5

Well, when you put them on, they are true to size and feel very comfortable, great materilas and style, BUT liner doesn't dry even overnight after wearing those shoes for 2 days straight. It definetely absorbs moisture (as description says) but then keeps it there, sucks. Next, the way tongue is made, it will get water inside shoe even in very light rain, so those $130 shoes can only be worn indoors, 3-4 hours max and try not to sweat. If you are a chef (like me), don't buy them, get regular clogs or smth else.

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buddah76 wrote a review of on January 7, 2008

5 5

Great piece of equipment if you don't mind it being too small even through MHW sizing chart. Fits small, smaller than usual MHW gear, you want to order next size up. Light, sleeves are "normal" length, even a bit too short,comparing to those new nowadays technical shells and climbing jackets that feel like they were built for monkeys. Thick woven front, decent wind resistance. Athletic cut, so if you got pot belly, go with diff brand or jacket.

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buddah76 wrote a review of on January 7, 2008

3 5

If you looking for a good layer, stick with Bodyfit 260. As far as this sweater, it's lot more expensive, a bit too large to use as layer under technical shell and just a good looking wool sweater, no reason pay so much just for name Icebreaker. Overall, comfortable, more city use than outdoor.

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