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Troy's Passions

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tdi4904252 wrote a review of on July 24, 2012

3 5

I found these shorts to be average. The main reason I returned these was because the fit was not as nice as my Arc'teryx shorts. The knees were way too wide (for me) and looked way too baggy. I am skinnier in the leg area and prefer a slightly narrower knee than these shorts offered. However, if you find average fitting shorts are a good fit for your legs, then these will probably work for you. The material is awesome, as other have stated. It's stretchy and feels durable.

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tdi4904252 wrote a review of on July 9, 2012

3 5

I know I'm going against the grain here (+52 reviews avg 5 star rating), but for those who like the best...trust me, there is better.

So I received this shirt in the mail today. It's just OK. I saw these guys were on sale for 19 bucks during the memorial day sale and thought of picking up one then, but ended up ordering a ton of other stuff so I didnt. Well I decided to pull the trigger a few days ago during the free 2-day shipping. I must say I'm not impressed. I do like the color black. It actually is much more of a dark grey than a black. It also fits fairly well-but not perfect. The neck is tight, and the arms are just a little long. Not long enough to look funny, but longer than other shirts.

The biggest thing that surprises me is the shirt retails for $49. If you happen to be one of the unlucky people who orders this shirt when it's not on sale...well...I don't even know what to say. All I know is I paid $26 for mine and still found it only so-so. I have only bought one other stoic brand item (stoic Vamp 30 sleeping bag) and thought it was AWESOME! This tshirt, not so much. For the half the price The North Face Velocitee does the same thing (right now $13). The material is like most average polyester athletic shirts, nothing special here. At an original price of $49 from stoic, I thought I might be receiving a product with materials comparable to arc'teryx-NOPE. I am returning the shirt.

There are better fitting, nicer materials out there for not much more, or in some cases less money. Don't let the 45-55% off fool you.

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tdi4904252 wrote a review of on June 4, 2012

5 5

I tried one a ton of packs before settling on this one. No other pack even came into the ball park of comfort this thing has (for me). The rotational hip belt is just awesome (also, the padding on the hipbelt is next to none). The adjustable suspension is very easy to adjust. (both height and width).

This pack also has enough compartments to conveniently organize without getting out of control. Arc'teryx has accomplished this with much style; this pack does not look too "busy". (in my opinion) The U-shape access is truly one of it's key features. I usually just go to this to get anything out of my pack. You can set the zippers in different locations so you can have direct access from the either side of the pack, not just at the very bottom. This is convenient if you have a sleeping pad or something else strapped to the bottom, or something strapped to the compression straps blocking one side.

As others have stated, this pack has a small water reservoir. Awesome pack, top quality, don't hesitate to purchase.

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tdi4904252 wrote a review of on June 3, 2012

5 5

Really a great tent. I'm 6'2" and have room to spare. I grabbed this tent for $230 when on sale and there was nothing n that price bracket that came close to this. It's under 4lbs, 2 doors, 2 vestibules, easy set up. The little pole in the center is nice because it stretches out the headroom a bit. It appears that the big Agnes seed house and fly creek are very similar to this pole structure except they lack the small pole in the middle (probably for weight saving).

Awesome tent!

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tdi4904252 wrote a review of on September 25, 2011

5 5

After reading a good review here and on BikeRadar.com I decided to grab these. These are really quality bibs with a nice thick chamois but not too soft where it will bunch in the wrong areas. These would be perfect for hours in the saddle. If your looking for a good pair of bibs for the fall, look no further. You will not be disappointed. Another reason I bought these is because I have long legs, but a slim waist and the stirrups that hold the leg down interested me so they wouldn't rise up. The stirrups are very think and not noticeable when walking or pedaling.

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