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John Satclaire

John Satclaire

John Satclaire

John Satclaire wrote a review of on August 27, 2013

2 5

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

Purchased these for running/climbing Oahu's steeper trails and ridgelines. I've put them to the test several times now, and they've been pretty grippy on both rock and mud (poorer traction than my old NF Hedgehogs on hard dirt though). However, the rubber nubs started ripping off the sole after just two trail runs (Three Peaks and Maunawili Falls). That's simply not acceptable.



John Satclaire

John Satclaire wrote an answer about on July 25, 2013

All the SV shells, including my Sidewinder, used to be made in Canada--the changes in this year's model look about right for the kind of 'let's gloss over the hard to reproduce with subpar labor' details that have gotten omitted when they shift production. Compare the molding on the old zipper garages to the made in China zipper garages, for example.

Guess I'd better take good care of the one I have.



John Satclaire

John Satclaire wrote a review of on April 15, 2013

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Seriously, Arcteryx? You just had to go and cheapen the materials, construction, and design of my favorite pair of pants? I see you left the already high price alone, though!

No more buying new Arcteryx for me - from now on I'll happily buy used Arcteryx gear that (1) won't line your sell-out pockets and (2) will live up to my expectations.