Thanks Guys. I did go with the excalibur ones and I have to say I really dig these pants. I mainly use them for climbing, but they're also great for hiking, travel, and just hanging around town.
Got a pack of these draws last year when I first started lead climbing. Price was affordable and I've been very happy with them. I've added some other draws on top of these to give me more options in terms of length, but usually just stick with these since they have lots of space to clip with and have a good feel.
I wore these out twice and then sent em back. I got my normal climbing shoe size, after reading the conflicted reviews on this page, and found that size to be about a half size to big. I found the sole to be reasonably gripy outdoors, and somewhat lackluster for smearing in the gym. My biggest complaint was on all the extra room in the toe box. I felt like I had a lot more room there than was necessary, and I found it interfered with my edging big time.
I like wearing this when I travel because it gives me options than a normal hoodie. I agree that the main zipper is kinda big, but it vents well. I like the chest pocket for my wallet, and it's pretty comfy overall. I do think it weighs a bit much and feels bulky when I try to pack it, but I've also gotten some compliments on it, so it's still going strong.
I really like these gloves. The grip makes em good for driving, they looks cool for hanging around town, and I use em for my base layer under mitts when I'm snowboarding. I had a pair of these from 3-4 years ago and the cut has definitely changed - shorter cuff and thicker material. I did size up one level for these after reading the reviews on here, and that was the right move for me. I think these are well worth it for the price!
I got this hard hat 2 seasons ago, and I really like it. It's worked well through all the little and medium dives I've taken, and it doesn't look tremendous/ridiculous like some of the other helmets out there. A couple things that drew me to this model were the knit liner (easy to wash since it's removable - nice touch), the built in visor (looks cool), the nice amount of side/top vents, and the fit of the helmet (nice and snug for my head).
Anyone have pics of the Excalibur or Shale colors? Thanks!
I bought this jacket at the end of last winter to be my mid-weight all conditions jacket, and to use as a shell for ice climbing. The coldest weather Ive worn it in so far was mid 50s with a steady downpour, and I was very comfortable (and dry!) with just a t-shirt underneath. Ive found that I really enjoy wearing this jacket out in town because it looks so slick (no stitching is really smooth) and Ive gotten compliments on the Kiln color. Im 5'9", 160 lbs, and the medium was the right choice for me. The length is just below my waist, sleeves are 1-2 inches longer than I'd like (probably great for climbing though), and I really like that the collar looks good both folded down or sticking up to block the wind. The material is a little stiff, which Im cool with, and the inside lining is a soft.
I recently got this in a small, and it was too close fitting for my liking. I'm 5'9", 160lbs, 38" chest. I got the small after reading from some others that this shirt was too baggy. I should have got the medium, though I think the sleeves would still fit weird. I returned the shirt but didn't get another because I ordered the 'Silver/Denim Horizon' style and found the fabric in this color to be too shear. I can only imagine how see-through it would be when I start sweating it up! The fabric did have a nice smooth feel, as others expressed, but overall this shirt was not what I was expecting.
Yes, you can take the ear liners off. As for a beanie, you should be fine wearing one or a balaclava, but it all depends on how snug the size you get fits your noggin.
Agreed. This pack does not have front access to the main compartment, only top access.
The floor dimensions are 52 inches x 83 inches. The floor is rectangular, through the fly is irregularly shaped to help dispel wind and rain.
The XL/XXL is hat size 7-5/8, so it doesn't look like it will work for you.
The MSR WhisperLite stove measures about 10cm cubed when folded, so it should fit in the pot. It may be a tight fit with it, but I would recommend using a small cloth sack around the stove so it doesn't scratch up the inside of the pot during travel.
These boots do not have a removable liner.
Some gloves that are designed for skiing or similar activities have a small rubber piece that acts like a squeegee to clear your goggles. Some also have a small pad usually on the top side of the gloves for you to wipe your nose on, since most people get runny noses in winter sports. These gloves have neither feature.
Close up of the bottom cuff showing the outer snap, the inner gaiter, and the hook that attaches to the laces on the front of your boot.
I got these pants recently but found that they were just too tight for my liking - I got the small and I'm about a 31-30 for pants. They seemed to be good quality, had great leg vents and I thought the length of the gaiters was pretty generous. I didn't really care for the drawstring in the waist, which I would have removed and just gone with a belt if needed.