I'm sure there are those out there who appreciate an athletic fit but I feel bd got carried away. The jacket fits like a compression base layer both thru the chest and in the arms. I'm definitely not a large guy. I could have sized up but the torso and arm length were nice so I ended up returning it. Some might appreciate such a fitted piece and to its credit the schoeller softshell is quite stretchy. But I couldn't see much use for that type of fit in an unlined softshell. It's definitely made for use with just a base layer in my opinion.
Wierd question... Can anyone confirm if the "red" colored uptrack that is on department of goods(what I assume is last years model) has a brushed fleece lining? I have the uptrack from a few years ago which I absolutely love. However, the zippers broke and so I ordered this years model (in the blue if anyone cares) but its now unlined. The model I have from a few years ago has a fleece lining in it and I'm really am after the same jacket (i.e. with the brushed fleece liner). But I was hoping someone could confirm that last years model does have the brushed fleece liner before I pay to return for the other 1.
What is the actual weight on this boot? La Sportiva is listing it at 20 oz so I'd typically believe the dealer, but most every website (including BC) that I've found lists it at 28 oz ... which is a pretty big difference. Can anyone verify?
The collar is insanely high. I bought (and then returned) this jacket last fall. I liked everything about the jacket except the collar, and did want a "higher" storm collar. The collar comes all the way up to eye level. Sounds great in theory until you realize you literally have to grab and pull the collar down to see anything on the ground or in front of you up to about 10 feet away. Plus when not zipped you have a ginormous flag out in front of you that can catch in the wind. I really wanted to love this jacket, but had they trimmed just a little bit down on the collar and had just a normal "higher storm collar" this jacket would have been phenomenal imo... unforunately came up just short.
I put a pair of these in my hiking boots and so far I love them. I've been looking for quite a while for a nice pair of insoles that actually work for my feet. I tried the green superfeet (as well as some other knock off brand insoles), but tossed them all after several months. Superfeet might work for some, but I wholly disagree with their premise that an insole can be comfortable OR supportive but cannot be both. And as such the superfeet just annihilated my feet in order to provide support. These montrails on the other hand did both. There is a decent amount of cushion and great arch support. So you can in fact have both!
I haven't contacted cloudveil about this yet, but I was wondering if anyone has had experience with their warranties. I love this jacket and have owned it for just about one year. But unfortunately the zipper is already falling apart. You zip it up and its becoming more frequent that the zipper splits open. Does anyone know if this is something the warranty would cover? I would have assumed a jacket that carries this kind of price tag would last me quite a bit longer than a year.
So this was kind of a question and possibly a forewarning as well. I loved pretty much everything about the jacket up until now. It was very warm for a shell, and I loved the gore-tex softshell material as it broke in very nicely and was a great waterproof shell. Durability seems to be a problem however.
The coomback is a combination of the coomba and anti-piste last year. Which were actually really similar skis to begin with. The anti-piste had a very subtle tip rocker and the coomba had a slightly stiffer core. The comback combines the coomba's slightly stiffer core and the anti-pistes subtle tip rocker=coomback.
Why not just get the hardside or sidestash then. Hardside is only 4mm skinnier and sidestash is 6mm wider and both are sidewall/metal laminate skis. I'm sure one of those would fit your needs if you wanted a similar ski. Or just get a black diamond verdict. Similar dims, not a twin, and considerably stiffer if thats what you want. Just a few ideas.
This is a very warm and very windproof fleece. It will keep you warm even you aren't being very active. But thats the problem, its really only useful if you aren't being very active. I'm not sure if its the windproofing or what, but this has terrible breathability, which simply shouldn't be an issue for a fleece jacket. My Gore-tex shell is far far more breathable than this. After a day skiing you'll be swimming in this thing. And the fleece doesn't dry out. I used this skiing a few times, and unless you throw it in the dryer between days it'll still be soaked on the inside even if you hang it if you try and use it again the very next day.
So great if you plan on sitting and watching a football game outside in the wind, but there are far better choices if you are going to be biking, running, skiing, and such. Just depends on what you are locking for.
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