fred-hiker-sf-area

fred-hiker-sf-area

San Francisco Bay Area

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I'm a weekend foodie-hiker. The hiker part tries to make up for the calories I consume as a foodie.

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fred-hiker-sf-area wrote a review of on March 25, 2010

4 5

I've taken this up for 5 days this season after buying it three weeks ago. I'm really new to snowboarding, so I'm not going to be the best judge of it, but I like it. That being said, the only other thing I've ridden is a rental burton LTR. The Deuce is much lighter, much more stable at higher speeds, and a heck lot more flexible. This took awhile to get used to, but I'm guessing it's an appropriate board for my post-beginner board ownership.

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fred-hiker-sf-area wrote a review of on March 8, 2010

2 5

I put two days on this boot and maybe it's me, but I was in unbearable pain by the end of day 2. They were tight in all the wrong places, and despite the pain, my feet were coming out of the boots every time I tried to make an aggressive turn. These were also the same boots that I tried on the first time I ever went snowboarding, and they also left my feet in pain that time. Too bad I didn't recognize the boot and run away at first sight.

That being said, maybe they will work for you. I have wide feet and high arches, but had no problem fitting into burton 9.5 (shoe size 9.5) rentals.

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fred-hiker-sf-area wrote a review of on August 15, 2009

2 5

I'm contemplating returning this item even though I got it for a great price on SAC. Well, first off -- it's super thin. Not sure how well it will perform until the weather cools down a bit, but it does seem built to block wind.
The main thing that's annoying is the double-zipper design. It is always stuck when I'm trying to zip/unzip.

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fred-hiker-sf-area wrote a review of on February 24, 2009

3 5

I wore this jacket on a two-day ski trip and it kept me really dry and warm. However, one of the zippers in the venting section got stuck on the mesh material there and the only way to get it unstuck was to rip part of the material -- very annoying since I now have a large hole in one of the venting sections.

The sizing is loose and relaxed. Also note that the jacket is fairly heavy due to all the zippers and magnets and the durable exterior material.

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