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marp296801 wrote a review of on December 12, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

dang this jacket is the shizzle (same as all Burton AK stuff). Not cheap, but it's top feckin quality. I have the 2013/14 mo fiya and I loved it last season (and this season). Totally waterproof as advertized, great big collar to hide in when the wind's blasting, great pockets and i like the cuff gaskets to keep the snow out. I'm 5ft 7 and the small fits good with plenty room for layers but not too baggy. Highly recommend the Burton AK gear, bomber.

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marp296801 wrote a review of on December 12, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this because I wanted to get a good feel for how low i could consistently run my tire pressures. It's great. I think accuracy is probably pretty decent but more important is the consistency of result (which you can cross check with the old finger squeeze). My bike has presta valves and i found it better to adjust the gauge so that the inner part is slightly depressed relative to the default position - you can do this by switching to schrader mode, holding in the valve part with a pen or something and then switching back to presta. Sounds complicated but it isn't in reality, you'll get it when you see it. I check my pressures before every ride, running around 20 psi on a 29er (weight 150 lbs) - nice cush!

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marp296801 wrote a review of on December 12, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I like these shoes for biking. Great sticky soles on the pedals. I liked them for general use as well until they got really muddy from biking and now i use them only for that. Really comfy to wear and durability seems good after one season on the bike.

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marp296801 wrote a review of on February 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have Burton Cartels, pretty nice although I'm thinking the mediums are slightly too roomy for my size 8 boot (Burton Ions). I bought the Union Atlas after reading the review on TheGoodRide.com. I am very happy. I got the size small and the fit seems perfect for my boots. I rode the Atlas 6 days straight at Whistler and they were really, really nice. Mostly on a Jones Mountain Twin (great combo) but also had one day on a Custom X (channel board, used $10 conversion kit). Regardless of board, these bindings felt great. I had heard the toe ratchet was always sticky on Unions and that the toe strap was no good. I must disagree - if you can't operate the toe ratchet you must be mentally challenged. And, using the traditional "on top" position for the toe strap the fit was secure and stayed put all day. In short, these have replaced my Cartels (which were just fine btw) and I highly recommend the Atlas.

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marp296801 wrote a review of on January 12, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are great. The ventilation thing on both sides works great when you need to cool down. The material seems thicker on these than on the 3 L Hover that I checked out in the store. Pockets and features are great and they definitely keep you dry, even wading through thigh deep snow after getting caught in the flats. Get em!

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marp296801 wrote a review of on January 12, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these expecting the sound would likely be a bit 'tinny' - totally wrong. The sound is excellent and way more comfortable for all day use than sticking earbuds under your helmet. I paired these with a $19 mini amplifier (Fiio e5) and this provides more than enough volume to drown out wind noise while riding. Also, I use a Smith Holt helmet and found these to be compatible after removing a small amount of foam padding from the ear-covers in the helmet. The final set up is BOSS - blasting Digweed all day while cruising the hill.

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