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Darrel L.

Darrel L.

Darrel L.

Darrel L.wrote a review of on May 28, 2015

4 5

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

Just received the 120s in a 27.5; end of season sale made it affordable. Have been in Tecnicas for 35 yrs plus so very familiar with the line and models. You can see and feel the quality and workmanship. My eyes pop out looking at it. Sort of funny... my concerns about my wide E foot fitting the 100m and stiffness (I'm usually in a 100 flex) were immediately thrown out the window. No problem with either. All that time wasted worrying about something I didn't need to fret about.
Karen Lindsey, a Backcountry Gearhead, was an excellent resource and technical advisor on the boot and shared really great personal experience with boots and fitting.
I can hardly wait for the next season. Sure hope it's better next year. Hope to bump the rating up to the top b/c I do Love It!
Get the 120 now before she's gone off the shelf.****************
Aloha, Darrel from Honolulu.
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A piece of advice from a OCD geek -
A quick but important note on the canting feature. Look at the instructions for the canting positions. To adjust the canting, you first loosen the center bolt ever so slightly, so it's loose. Maybe just a quarter turn left or right should do it. Then carefully turn the outside offcenter metal ring which is slotted, to where you want it (following the pics in the instructions). Then tighten back the hex bolt back slowly until tight. If you overtighten, it will strip the plastic sides on the inside of the shell that lock the canting mechanism in place.******** The canting adjustment area is also the hinge for the boot in the walk mode. Because of this function, my canting adjustment doesn't stay in place, but instead finds it way into the neutral position which makes sense as it's the position of least resistance. I asked Backcountry to check with the Tecnica rep for confirmation / help with the canting.

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Darrel L.

Darrel L.wrote a review of on March 28, 2013

3 5

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

Forget the fit designation. The dimensions on the mfg sizing chart is exactly what you'll get, not an inch more for anything. This line is for younger men with abs of steel. 4 front pockets .... 2 chest, and 2 hand standard is welcomed sight. What do you place in an internal mesh? Sleeve length proportionate to Big Foot, but longer better than shorter. Am not sold on shells yet, but will give it a good try.

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Darrel L.

Darrel L.wrote a review of on March 22, 2013

3 5

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

I am 60 yrs old and been around the block several times. Just received bib after stalking this item since last Nov. Physical construction is very good, lots of hand work, workmanship shows. Sure hope it holds up now like what others have said below. They've had their bib for several seasons.
Featurewise, there's no obvious reinforcement in the seat or knee areas, unless you take a microscope to the surface. And the two pockets on the top front are pleated on the sides to allow for a whopping candy bar at best. No other pockets to be found. Be sure your jacket has enough pockets to carry a cell, etc.
I don't want to be a kill joy, but just a few improvements in design would make the unit so much more functional.

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Darrel L.

Darrel L.wrote a review of on March 15, 2013

2 5

The size chart is exactly what you're going to get. Forget any extra inches to layer. I believed other review comments and fell into a deep dark hole when the jacket arrived. No room to layer, what a waste of time.
Material is too stiff for me, sleeves extra long but prob OK for a 6 footer.
Expected more product for that they charge and sad to see it's made outside the USA.

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