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dvtwrote a review of on February 5, 2016

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I tried these in a 23.5 shell, overlap type, and I had several problems and had to return. the boot wouldn't flex right; it was rigid. the boot leaked air through the overlap in the shell and right through the liner when the wind blew from the side or when skiing. I could not make a turn with these liners and would have quit skiing if that's what boots felt like. ended up with the new Mach 1 and use the stock liner. what does intuition know about Tecnica?? small sizes?? interface with shell?? weather proofing?? to me, the whole idea stinks and I await more companies putting in better stock liners specifically made for their particular shell. when an idea is that bad and people flock to it, I'd say boot fitters are just trying to boost the price of the boot.

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dvtwrote a review of on February 3, 2016

3 5

several companies now have carbon core elements and light weight skis are common throughout the touring and powder sector. 5-point designs have been popular since the S7's came out. I have not heard of any $600 performance upgrade for this ski compared to others. So my point: why the high price point? seems like publicity.

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dvtwrote a review of on January 2, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I hate to say this, I've skied many Smiths, maybe it's the shape of my face=narrow, but my I/O's leak cold wind onto my eyes. It leaks outside air/wind between the lens and the frame, where the lens overlays the frame with no insert channel. the intentional venting is through the frame itself. probably has to do with how the frame is flexing on my face. Phenom's do not have this issue. price to be paid for that minimal overlay look and quick lens changes. also, I must say, the frame does not protect the lens from impact or scratching as well as some more classic designs, again: Phenom. instead of quick change lens, I'm still going with having two pairs: storm and mixed/sun.

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dvtwrote a question about on March 27, 2014

arc seems to make a lot of mountaineering models. as some features are not developed for skiing, which of their pants has most ski specific features and design. I don't wear harnesses or packs and don't want clothing designed for those functions. I want convenient pockets, zippers, and no features to relieve myself while hanging on a wall. Alpha SV? want 80d minimum

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dvtwrote a question about on February 7, 2014

Are ski clothing companies trying to avoid accountability for waterproof/breathable by not giving a fabric a number we can compare. At over$600 to offer DryQ, a proprietary fabric, and not quantify the specs is way out of line. Is MH now just the upper end of Columbia? There is no way to know what you're getting any more.

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dvtwrote a review of on November 9, 2013

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small

This glove is poorly constructed. the sewn in lining must have gaps, voids, or missed spots because when you are skiing, certain fingers in certain locations feel like there is no lining at all. In general I find that mountain hardware has changed some major things in quality control since producing huge quantity now and no consistency. also fit is horrible as the fingers may fit but you can't get into the glove because of a very small wrist opening. avoid this product.

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dvtwrote a review of on June 25, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am on my second Marmot ski jacket, a Goretex Performance model a couple years back, and I question the quality and durability. In about 140 days, I have 4 jackets but the Marmot was the day to day shell, the color completely faded, high wear areas were worn through to the white waterproofing laminate, and all the velcro closures, which are critical to weather proofing, were shot. When I spoke to Marmot, I got a defensive, aggressive, rude woman who insisted that I had worn it out, period, and there was nothing they could do except replace some velcro. I said I wouldn't have worn it out so quickly if it was made more durably. the there we were, round and round. My conclusion: Marmot is nothing special any more, and the warrantee, supposedly lifetime, is worthless.

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dvtwrote a review of on May 30, 2010

3 5

The jacket is beautifully and durably made. I have been wearing mine maybe 12 days a year (of 100+ total) for over 6 years. Only some color fade in wear areas. But the scholler fabric is not that special, IMO. In the cold wind, it is very cold. Won't work when wet western snow is falling. In the heat or during effort, it doesn't breath that well (compared to a goretex hardshell). So it is like a high tech sweater,not usedful in that many conditions, needs better windproofing and breathability to be what it claims to be, not even considering snow fall days, again, IMO.

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