spencer jwrote a question about Sierra Designs LT Srike 2 Tent 2-Person 3-Season on July 30, 2010
where are the length and width dimensions?
where are the length and width dimensions?
is there was a longer version of this tent? 83" is just too short for a 6'1"er like myself.
this tent is smaller than the The North Face Quartz 22 Bx Tent yet it weighs more why?
i saw someone mention it didn't work with an iPhone. anyone else try/fail with an iPhone (3gs specifically)?
...i went with a small rather than my usual medium (6'1", 165lbs) i think because i read if you wanted that athletic fit it's best to size down um, it's not. don't size down. the small was quite small. i'm hoping the medium will be significantly longer in the torso and arms. like others have said, there are NO monkey holes, as it is pictured. other than these issues, i'm pleased with the jacket. it seems like it will be the perfect mid layer i've been searching for.
as usual, the service at backcountry is great.
does this piece have a zip pocket on the sleeve? the pic with the guy in the blue one at the beach, makes it look as if it does.
i've got two pairs of these one for the resort board and one for my splitboard. and with the deals you can find on backcountry and steapand cheep, etc., these can't be beat. not sure all the extras your getting with some of those $450 pair of bindings, but i can't imaging paying that much for bindings. the plush straps are comfy. the cap straps are awesome (could never go back to regular toe straps). these bindings seem to have everything you need for all mountain riding. of course my first set of burton bindings were on my elite 140, and they were just molded plastic high backs with webbing and fastex buckles, so what do i know? :)
normally i'm a burton guy for most of my snowboarding needs they've always just got it dialed with innovation and craftsmanship. ii actually exchanged a pair of burton boots for these vans because the lacing system is better on the vans. love the boa lacing system. it's great to be able to tighten or loosen your boots in a snap without having dangling laces to get in the way. you can dial them to the perfect amount of tension. and my feet have never gotten cold in my vans.
in case your body type is like mine [6'1" 165-170 (tall/slender)] this might not be the jacket for you. i was really hoping this would be my answer to a great backcountry softshell (lightweight, breathable, powderskirt, removable hood, etc). but the sleeves were way too short same with the body. and for the record, the cilantro color is a MUCH brighter, lime green in person.
ps. add some wrist gaiters por favor.
i went to the backcountry.com store yesterday to try this on....now i'm hooked! but there's no way the wife will be cool with me buying a $500 jacket.
i love the way this thing fits. the medium is perfect for my frame: 6'1" 165lbs., tall, slender, long arms. it's got a perfect athletic or "tailored" cut.not baggy, but could definitely fit a layer or two underneath.
features i love:
weight, the fact that it's a shell
the version i would design:
add wrist gaiters
make a non-helmet compatible hood version (smaller hood) and/or detachable/stowaway hood
lose the RECCO not sure how much that adds to the price, and i already own a transciever
an army green color option (the photo on backcountry isn't true to the color in person)*
hey ARC'TERYX, can i design one for trade? :)
*in person, the color is a darker richer green. the photo online makes it look a little lighter and more muted, which would be better.
isn't 65cm 25.5"? the description says 24in collapsed should be 25.5".
i measured the poles i've been using for the last 10 or more years (Life-Link Variant Approach), and they're pretty much 49" tall when fully extended. so i'm leaning towards the BD 125cm so that i can have the smallest possible poles when collapsed for the way down (my life-link's are 30.5" collapsed). are there any major advantages to having 6" more in length if i were to go with the 140cm?
this F1 is like 15 years old.
my F1 is at least 12 years old now. works great. the battery life is good. i like having the extra range (almost twice what you get with digital). i don't have any experience with the new digital transceivers other than messing around with my friend's tracker in his front yard for a few minutes.
i'm curious about this "ghost multiple reading" that one reviewer mentioned on this page. is that really legit? what's the explanation behind that?