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SoCal It Hurts

SoCal It Hurtswrote a review of on January 31, 2015

My Go To
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got 6 days on my EG2s in warm Mammoth weather, and my only minor complaint is that I notice a bit of glare when facing the sun while sitting on the lift. Don't think the sun was on me while riding, but it wasn't noticeable while riding for me. For reference, it was the blue chrome lens, which besides the glare, worked perfectly fine on bluebird days.

It was between these and Oakley Canopies for me, and the EG2s were the clear choice for me. Better peripheral vision, and less volume (EG2s stick out less noticeably than the Canopies).

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SoCal It Hurtswrote a review of on January 31, 2015

Perfect Fit
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I don't know how many helmets I've tried on and returned because of a poor fit when trying to run my beanie and goggles underneath the helmet. I hate taking off my goggles and helmet at the same time in that awkward fashion when the goggles are strapped to the outer clip. I've also got a rather large head which exacerbates the bobblehead-look effect when wearing the goggle straps on the outside.

I've got a 59.5cm head circumference and the L is big and deep enough to accommodate a beanie and goggle underneath perfectly (with the liner removed of course). If you choose to go this route, the velcro patches are set up so they won't chafe your headwear.

Oh and I'm running Electric EG2s in my photo, and the goggle gap is pretty much nonexistent.

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SoCal It Hurtswrote a review of on January 12, 2015

4 5

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

Initially went with the homeschool loudmouth as it also feature 37.5/cocona tech, but found the awkwardly placed seems a bit irritating. Returned and went with these.

Didn't notice anything special while wearing these for 3 days, but the cocona/37.5 fabric must be working because I was bone dry by the time I got to my car and took off my jacket at the end of each day, whereas I'm usually soaked in most other synthetic base layers. Actually, I did notice my upper body cooling off rather quickly when I took off my jacket at the end of a run...

Fits as advertised: slim and long. Would definitely like to see another 37.5 baselayer from Ride but thicker.

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SoCal It Hurtswrote a review of on January 12, 2015

5 5

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

After being recommended to these by a coworker and trying them out for 2 days, I'm a believer. Didn't notice anything special while snowboarding, but I was quite impressed at how good my legs were feeling after each day, especially since they're guaranteed to feel quite sore after the first day of the season. Only complaint is that the waist band is a bit thick, but wasn't really an issue when riding.

Will definitely be wearing these for every time I go out to ride. Didn't layer anything else over these except my shell pant in mid 30s - low 40s weather, and was perfectly fine. I plan on throwing a loose, lightweight baselayer pants for colder days.

5' 11" 185 lbs. and 36 in. waist, and Large fit me perfectly fine.

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SoCal It Hurtswrote a review of on January 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Rode these for 3 slushy days in Mammoth and had no complaints. Fabric is burlier than your usual 10k materials, but not super stiff like 3L gore. Fit was on par with what I'd hoped for (loose/baggy). I'm, 5'11" 185 with a 36 waist, and I went with an XL, which I'm glad I did. I feel like most XL sizes go up to 38, but this one fit my waist perfectly with no belt.

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SoCal It Hurtswrote a review of on October 18, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

This is not a full review of any sort, but BC won't let me leave the comments below without providing a rating.

The fabric around the shoulder/neck/hood is made of a very lightweight material, which causes the collar region around the chin to fold very easily instead of being able to hold shape and help cover your neck and chin when fully zipped. The fabric used for the rest of the jacket is fine though.

The plastic clips for cinching your waist hem and wrists are nothing special, which makes me a bit hesitant for extremely cold temps.

I like the jacket design overall, but for a $370 gore jacket, I'm surprised with the some of the design qualities as mentioned above. Decided to just return and save the cash. Besides those issues, everything else was money.

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SoCal It Hurtswrote a review of on December 23, 2012

Long Live SB!
4 5

Took these pants out for a day and was impressed. No complaints with waterproofing and breathability so far, and pants come with pretty standard features. For reference in this photo, I'm 5'11" and 180lbs in the XL. I prefer extra length and some bagginess in my pants, but I've also got a big waist (36) and thick thighs so they didn't look stupid baggy on me. Adjust the waist cinch, throw on a belt, and I was good to go.

Took a star off because it would have been nice to see some sort of reinforcement at the hems since this is a supposed to be a loose fitting pair of pants. Otherwise, I would highly recommend these if you're into the baggy fit, especially since SB is no longer in business.

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SoCal It Hurtswrote a review of on January 8, 2011

3 5

After having ridden Union Forces and a handful of other Burton bindings, I can see why the Cartels are so popular. They're pretty light, straps are comfy, and the buckles slide well. My only concern on these bindings is the build quality. After only two days of hard riding, they're already showing signs of wear. Paint is beginning to chip around the heel cup (I'm riding the grey/blue colorway) and the foam on the highback where my boot rests against is already fraying. I wouldn't mind sacrificing a little bit of weight if it meant these bindings were more durable.

Response on these, I think Burton is stretching it with a rating of 7 out of 10. I'm riding these with a pair of 32 Tm Twos size 10 and the bindings feel like they're not even there, and I mean that in a good way, but not in a 7/10 way.

I'd give it 3.5 stars. if it weren't for the flimsy build quality and ridiculous price tag (I don't care if it's EST) it would get a solid 4 or even 5 stars.

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