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Chris Tatsuno

Chris Tatsuno

In my van. No, not parked out front of your sister's house, but somewhere in an empty lot while a BLIZZARD is brewing.

Chris Tatsuno's Passions

Paddling
Skiing

Chris Tatsuno's Bio

Where in the world is Chris Tatsuno? Well, you'll have to piece together clues from his Facebook profile to figure out exactly where. Just browse through his most recent mobile uploads or read up on his blog feed. As you check the pics of epic powder and even more epic parties or read along to his stories of ski-bumming out of the TatsVan, just remember: he'll be sure to be on first chair while you're still sipping latte in the lodge.

But, don't let that keep you from trying to score on some pow. There's no mistaking the aroma of the beans and rice cooking in the back of the van as 'Tats' (as his friends call him) kicks back and enjoys a frosty beverage after a long day of shreddage. So, if you see the TatsVan in your local ski-hill parking lot, just head on over and say hi.

Just don't come a-knockin' if the TatsVan is a-rockin'. If you catch our drift. Check out my site for more info www.christatsuno.com

Chris Tatsuno

Chris Tatsunowrote a review of on August 21, 2013

5 5

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

These shorts really stand up to the test. I'm a raft guide and SUP'r who is on the river daily. I bought these shorts over two months ago and they still look like new. The tabs on the side are great for cinching up a bit when the day is long and the shorts have been wet for a while...don't wanna let that plumber's crack ride dirty.

I was initially a little concerned about the zippers on the pockets, but they have turned out to be very useful and dependable. The sidepockets keep my phone and wallet in a great spot; even keep em in a good spot for short sprints back to the put-in!

The only downside is the webbed fly, making a quick urination a little more complicated. Oh well...

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Chris Tatsunowrote a review of on August 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this helmet for my girlfriend and she absolutely loves it! We had to return the size small for a size medium, but the helmet fits pretty close to normal sizing standards. With great ventilation and well-placed padding, this helmet rated high on comfort!

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Chris Tatsunowrote a review of on February 12, 2012

5 5

It takes a lot of convincing for me to wear socks in the summertime. But, there are those moments when sandals just won't cut it, and I'll find myself slapping some shoes on to go trail running or skateboarding. With the Ultra Light Micro sock, my fear of sweaty summer-feet is negated and I almost forget I'm wearing any socks at all. They don't bunch, they wick moisture away, and they are super lightweight.

Almost makes me want to toss the sandals out. ...almost.

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Chris Tatsunowrote a review of on February 10, 2012

5 5

There's not a piece of ski gear that goes forgotten on a powder day than your trusty ski socks. I mean, when the snow's deep and you're out in the elements, it's easy to think about how well your skis are floating in the deeeeeep or how your outerwear is keeping you dry as the snow engulfs you at every turn. But, if you consider how a well-made pair of ski socks are the link to your all-day comfort, it's apparent that they are the most important piece in your shred gear ensemble.

Enter Point6 and their van-tramping, fun-loving, happy-feet mission. The Ski Pro sock is specially designed with the skier in mind, and won't let you blister up, even on long hikes. Add in toe and ankle ventilation, smooth toe seams and a snug over-the-calf fit, and you have an all-day pair of ski socks. I never have that 'my-socks-are-too-tight' welting pattern at the end of the day either. ...or after a long apres!

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Chris Tatsunowrote a review of on December 7, 2011

Bibs aren't just for toddlers and infants anymore!
5 5

Gone are the years of coaches bibs ruling the hills with their silly knee pads. Trew Gear has stepped in and offered a refined version of the classic bib pant. The best part about the Trewth bib? No baggy-saggy butt! With the freerider in mind, Trew put together a solid bib pant offering with all the bells and whistles: belt loops, full side-zips, chest pockets big enough for a brewski or two, and thigh cargo pockets which eliminate the possibility of sitting on your cargo. These are my go-to bottoms for those deep days, as the high-hips and bib keep the powder out. But, don't worry, they aren't over-insulated, so you can layer to match the weather; I like to rock my boardshorts and tall socks on most days (gotta stay hot-tub ready!) and have been more than warm enough.

Three words for you: durable, comfy, waterproof. Need I say more?

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Chris Tatsunowrote a review of on December 7, 2011

The Eagle has Landed
5 5

The Eagle pant is a fully-functional pant with a few key features: crotch vents, cell phone pocket on the thigh, reinforced cuffs, and oversized belt loops. These features are, for me, what set this pair of pants apart. The fit is a nice, roomy, but not-too-baggy freeride fit, perfect for skinning uphill and shredding back down. I wear size 33 jeans, and the size L in the Eagle pant is my jam, and with the velcro cinch straps on the waist, the pants can be customized to fit your waist, hips, butt or wherever you decide to rock em.. It bunches a lil bit near the ski boots, but the cuffs don't really drag on the ground.

All in all, these are a great pair of pants with durability to last you into at least a few powder hunting seasons.

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Chris Tatsunowrote a review of on November 28, 2011

5 5

Not gonna lie...I shouldn't have given this hat to my girlfriend. That's not to say that she doesn't look hot in it, but the fit, feel and lay of this hat is superb beyond expectation. And this is coming from a condom-tip hat type of guy. Now, I've been a Discrete peon for years now, and the Doyonator has easily been my toque of choice. Needless to say, when I first saw the Vaston, I immediately thought its soft texture was better for my better half. But now jealousy has sunk its evil, sharp teeth into me, and I'll admit, I've been scheming a way to snag 'my precious' back, all so I can squeeze this hat under my helmet where it rightfully should be. Does that make me an indian-giver?

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Chris Tatsunowrote a review of on November 28, 2011

5 5

Can you say snap buttons? Come on...say it with me..."snap buttons". There is nothing better in the world than a comfortable shirt that not only cleans up your grimy ski bum self enough to take advantage of the free drinks when Powder mag editors are in town, but it is hot-chick-tear-proof too. That crazy babe who was eyeing you from the corner of the bar while you threw back twiskeys and PBRs like it's your job just can't wait to drag you into your van and rip that shirt off of you. Ordinarily, you'd be finding buttons mashed into your shag carpet the next morning, but with this shirt, you'll just find your arm asleep under her sexy self thanks largely in part to those awesome snap buttons. So, say it again..."snap buttons". Oh yeah...ya dig?

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