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Mammoth Mtn., Santa Monica Mtns., etc.

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mateored wrote a review of on March 4, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I've had this for about 1.5 years, but I live in LA so I don't get to wear it that much other than ski trips. It's a really nice piece and the weight-to-warmth ratio is amazing. It also looks really good and packs incredibly small. You can just keep it in your day pack 100% of the time and never even know it's there until you need it. My only minor critiques: (1) it needs to have at least 1 pockets; (2) it would be great if the jacket folded into itself like the Nanopuff; and (3) it could be about 2" longer in the torso (at least for me)

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mateored wrote a review of on March 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Fantastic day pack. I've used it for long and short day hikes, skiing, traveling, work, bike commuting, carry on luggage, you name it. If you need one really big compartment in your day pack, this is not the best choice, but it has a lot of other great features. The venting works really well on a hot day, the 3L water bladder is great, the pockets are well organized, the fit is very comfortable for me, and the fabrics and construction are extremely durable but still pretty light. You can load this thing up pretty good and carry it all day without a problem. Note that the chest strap is good but the waist strap is not very substantial (like almost all day packs).

Note 2: it's yellow in real life, not green.

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mateored wrote a review of on March 4, 2014

5 5

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

This is my favorite base layer (top and bottom) for skiing. Works well for me in every temperature and is just super comfortable for some reason.
Josh's description of the fabric is on the money.

Form fitting - but feels cozy, not constricting. I'm 5'10" 185lbs, and the large fits me perfectly. Unfortunately, I'm told they aren't making the 1.5 weight next year, so stock up if you want it. I was skiing last week and needed another set and the store was out of large. I bought an XL (top, not pants) and it fits much looser (duh) but is still comfy. I find this more comfy than the UA Infrared stuff, which is what they are promoting now. Looks much cooler too -- cool enough to wear by itself apres-ski (if you don't have a gut!) or as a cool weather workout shirt.

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mateored wrote a review of on March 4, 2014

5 5

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

This is my favorite base layer (top and bottom) for skiing. Works well for me in every temperature and is just super comfortable for some reason. Form fitting - but feels cozy, not constricting. I'm 5'10" 185lbs, and the large fits me perfectly. Unfortunately, I'm told they aren't making the 1.5 weight next year, so stock up if you want it. I was skiing last week and needed another set and the store was out of large. I bought an XL and it fits much looser (duh) but is still comfy. I find this more comfy than the UA Infrared stuff, which is what they are promoting now. Looks much cooler too -- cool enough to wear by itself apres-ski (if you don't have a gut!) or as a cool weather workout shirt.

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mateored wrote a review of on October 29, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been using the Ambit for almost a month now and really like it. I'm still learning some of the features and tweaks, so I think it will only get better - especially since Suunto seems to be offering software updates as they improve it.

My only previous GPS devices were an old Garmin and my iPhone, so I'm not an industry expert. However, I am extremely impressed with how quickly this watch acquires a GPS signal and holds it - even indoors and in thick woods. I've used it for running, trail running, hiking and road biking so far, along with the HR monitor. I like the way that the data is displayed on movescount. I can think of a couple of little nits, but overall love it.

Also, the watch looks good, and I wear it many days to work as my regular wristwatch. The black with the negative display looks pretty cool.

I'm especially anxious to try it skiing this season -- I need to figure out if there is a way to have it only run during descents (i.e., auto pause on the lift)

UPDATE: I just got back from a 5-day ski trip and used the Ambit to track my vertical feet and map my routes. Very easy to use and plenty of battery life. The GPS seems extremely accurate, and the watch held a lock on the GPS signal under my ski jacket and gauntlet-style gloves. I easily customized the display screens for skiing to suit my needs.

Highly recommended.

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mateored wrote a review of on December 12, 2011

5 5

This rack rules. I have the NV with the 2-bike add on and it's fantastic. I can load any type of bike on here no problem -- big all-mountain MTBs, kids bikes, my wife's heavy beach cruiser, road bikes, etc. Be warned though, with the 2-bike attachment, it's pretty heavy. I can mount it on my truck myself, but it might be too heavy for some in 4-bike mode. 5 stars.

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