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dansb wrote a review of on December 30, 2010

5 5

This is a light weight merino shift with an athletic cut and longer than average sleeves/body; definitely a great choice for the taller crowd. The medium fit me perfect with a little room to add a layer under it, but it is still a nice trim fit. I am 6' 150 lbs. Brick is a true rusty red color, and seems less bright in person that in the pictures.

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dansb wrote a review of on January 5, 2010

4 5

Stripped down and to the point. I cannot say that is does not serve its purpose well; and that is adventure racing for weight conscious. It also has the internal hanger and mesh for a hydration pack. If you are 6' head to the large for sure. That said, I had to flip the whistle over as it was installed backwards. The tabs on the zippers that hold the pull strings also has to be crimped down further as they neglected this during assembly and the pulls would just pull out. It seems smaller than the listed volume too. My 22L pack of another brand has the same capacity as this in large. I would strictly get this for adventure racing only. If you want a day pack head over to the osprey talon 22. The talon 22L in large also seems to do taller a lot better.

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dansb wrote a review of on January 5, 2010

4 5

This bottle works great. I use it for a lot more than biking since it does not easily leak when open. It is a great step above the standard bottle.

down sides: not for dirty activities as you cannot keep mud from collecting on the inside of the nozzle; and also this area is a place for grime to hide when cleaning. The threading for the top is not standard to most other bottles, which seems silly.

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dansb wrote a review of on January 5, 2010

5 5

The sizing chart seems to be right on. I have a 23 inch head and got the medium. There is just enough room for a thin synthetic hat. Light, easy to adjust the size, and fairly comfortable. The only problem I see so far is that the Velcro pads on the inside over the ears are easy to knock off when not wearing.

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dansb wrote a review of on August 6, 2009

3 5

Waterproof and warm; but it started to pill after less than a year of use (its now 2.5 years old). It is pilling pretty much everywhere something rubs the jacket such as arm to arm and from backpacks. Same thing is happening to my friends that was bought a year ago to a much worse extent. I also think the mesh on the inside of the pockets is going to wear through with more use. The jacket otherwise has great features and a very durable and weatherproof exterior. I am ~6' and 150 lbs, I went for the large. Its big around the body so I can layer a lot, the arms are about the correct length. Great for the job, but for the money I expect better quality.

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dansb wrote a review of on August 5, 2009

4 5

I really expected it to be big and annoying, but I do not notice it while running. Accurate tracking and great interface options with the computer. I have not had any problems in the woods, it holds a signal well once it initially locks on (can take up to two minutes if cloudy). Take the altitude data with a grain of salt; this uses gps for altitude instead of an actual altimeter, so it can be off by like 15 feet vertical even though the path is dead on.

My only complaint is battery life. I get maybe 6-7 hours with the heart rate monitor active, you also need to charge it within a few days of using, the battery discharges fast sitting around unused.

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dansb wrote a review of on August 5, 2009

5 5

A little goes a long way to pull moisture from your hands (keep in mind my hands do not sweat much). An excellent choice when you cannot use standard chalk. I could not see any marks and I use less so buildup would in theory be less of a problem. It does feel different, so try it out to get used to it before heading out for a long climb.

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dansb wrote a review of on August 4, 2009

5 5

I am 6', 150lbs. The medium fits well with room for medium weight fleece. The summit sky is truly bright sky colored with a hint of green. Additional features: there is also an open mesh pocket on the inside. The hood has two bungee adjustments, one for the face opening, and another that tightens to the the back of the head. Will be a great jacket for winter, I only wish the bungee lines used for the waist and hood were a bit thicker.

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