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bwpearre409879 wrote a review of on July 14, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large

I'm 187cm, 75kg. I own a lot of Icebreaker and find that their medium and large tend to fit me quite well. This shirt from Ibex, in size medium, is cavernous, at least 3cm bigger than my Icebreaker polos in every direction. Just designed to fit loose? Maybe, but it really really does. Vanity sizing?

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bwpearre409879 wrote an answer about on February 9, 2014

If skiing at resorts, there's little point in going for a lighter binding such as this: a dedicated resort tele binding will give you more control and durability. I run HammerHeads, but it seems that's been replaced by the Vice (and Axl for backcountry yoyoing). I recall the Voile Hardwire also performed well for me (cheaper, but much less versatile), but I've only skied it once...

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bwpearre409879 wrote a review of on October 10, 2013

3 5

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

I bought these for winter camping and cycling (commuting, mainly, but I ride fast for someone who's not a racer wannabe). They are fantastic for what I want: highly breathable while still being warm in a chilly wind, somewhat abrasion-resistant on the palm and fingers due to the leather, machine-washable, warm. I cycle with them down to about -3C and then add liners.

After a season of light-ish use, they are tearing where the leather meets the wool on the index finger, and in a few other spots as well. They were so good for my needs that I might even buy another pair, but they're awfully expensive for a disposable item.

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bwpearre409879 wrote an answer about on December 10, 2009

Dunno about the women's, but my men's appear to be almost symmetrical. The over-the-foot buckles are different left-to-right, but the plastic is the same. You could drill out the rivets and swap the buckles left to right on one binding.

The only asymmetry I see in the plastic foot-wrap is a small tab that keeps the tension buckle on the heel strap on one side. You could probably make the required loop on the other side out of a piece of leather or urethane-coated nylon (eg. gaiter instep straps) etc.

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