I own the nuptse vest, but my wife wanted the full blown version. She always wanted one for the style so I bought her one. She is always cold, no matter how many layers she wears she always is complaining about being cold. Until this jacket came in the mail. She told me that this jacket is officially the first jacket that she has ever worn that she gets TOO hot in. Amazing, 11 years of her griping about the thermostat and all I had to do was buy this jacket. You ask my wife? She says this jacket is so good. You ask me? I say my ears are no longer ringing.
the main reason why i love this pack is that i use it as a diaper bag for my little girl. which is kind of a drag because i want to use it for so much more. this bag has so many nooks and crannies that i can stash whatever i need, ipod, cellie, huggies, extra clothes... and i dont look like a super doofus carrying around a pink bag filled with burp cloths.
if my wife would let me... i'd ride with this baby too..
These bindings are sick. They have all the right materials in all the right places. Composite baseplate with damping heel inserts. Metal rails and heelcup transfer superfast. And the little things matter too, the easy entry flaps that hold the ankle strap open make entry easy and fast. Some of the colors are ugly as hell (looks like a first grader colored them), but I guess thats the way things are going these days. Ride em.