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matthewtcox2257980

matthewtcox2257980

Colorado

matthewtcox2257980's Passions

Snowboarding
Climbing

matthewtcox2257980's Bio

I am a mountain bum. I drool over new gear. I spend as much time, outside, living the dream as possible. I have a season ski pass and cherish blue sky climbing days.

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matthewtcox2257980 wrote a review of on December 28, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These tights are no joke ? they are the real deal. The first time I put them it took me 10 minutes to fully get them on. I own a couple pairs of compression tights and none are half as nice as these. The amount of support they provide is redonkulous. I instantly went out and squatted 1,000,000 pounds (literally). I don?t like how much they cost, but they are without a doubt the best. I haven?t skied in these yet, but they will be perfect long days.

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matthewtcox2257980 wrote a review of on April 8, 2012

5 5

I am without question a sock snob. I refuse to own cotton socks and have gone strictly merino for at least 5 years. Occasionally I will let a pair of “tech” socks creep into my closet, but I am usually less than satisfied and always end up going back to my smartwools.

I bought these socks with the same assumption I usually have about tech socks. I’m hopeful for something wonderful, but I don’t get my hopes up.

Let me tell you – get your hopes up. These socks freaking rock. I was even a little skeptical because they are an in house brand. I have owned my socks for about 8 weeks and I still love them. They are the first pair of socks I reach for. I will certainly buy more – they are great. Here are the reasons I like them: They are stretchy, but not too much. They wick wonderfully. They don’t get a wicked stink. They are padded just right. They are durable.

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matthewtcox2257980 wrote a review of on January 26, 2009

5 5

I have had my marathon rope for 9 years. Now, it is not my only rope, but it has above and beyond seen the most abuse. I have used it for trad in J-Tree, big wall in the Valley, desert climbs in red rocks and even alpine routes in the Eastern Sierra and CO. I have owned a lot of ropes and worked with a lot of ropes so I have a good understanding of rope needs.

Pros: very durable, dry core and dry sheath (on dry model), great weave and good hand.

I have worked as an AMGA guide so a lot of people have put their hands on this rope. You would think that would be prone to kink, but no so. The way Sterling weaves their ropes helps to prevent this.

Cons: all I can think of is that I wish these ropes were available in bright colors.

Overall, this is the best rope I have ever owned. I am going to buy another marathon soon, not because the one I own is worn out in any way, it's just on the upper end of how long I like to own a rope.

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matthewtcox2257980 wrote a review of on January 12, 2009

5 5

Best pair of snowboard boots I have ever owned! I have been riding for almost 20 years and these have been the best. I like very responsive yet comfortable and warm boots. It is hard to find all three features, but these boots have it all. I noticed that some others reviews stated there was no break in period, I wish, mine defiantly required break in, but now they are great. These boots will actually make you a better rider. I hope Salomon keeps making these because I will buy another pair when I have work this pair out.

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matthewtcox2257980 wrote a review of on December 30, 2008

5 5

If you are looking for a simple "haul all your crap" duffel, then this is it. I traveled non-stop for 11 months living out of the XL size. A year later I found other sizes on sale I snatched them up. Now I own a couple of these bags in different sizes and I am certain when I find more on sale I will buy them.

Pro: Bomber construction, backpack straps.
Con: Not waterproof, but hey its only a duffel, what do you expect.

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