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Travis's Passions

Backpacking
Camping
Snowboarding
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Road Cycling
Bouldering

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tsrygley83 wrote a review of on February 4, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've worn these for most of the cyclocross season without shoe covers, and haven't suffered any cold toes yet! I also like these as hiking socks during the winter, as they are very warm and also not super thick. They wick sweat great so you don't have to worry about having soggy feet.

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tsrygley83 wrote a review of on February 4, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing is so warm, I've been wearing it for the past two weeks in the negatives and the 20s and teens, and it's been great. The only real downside is that it's a pullover, which can be a bit annoying sometimes trying to wrangle myself into it. As others have said, the cuffs are unusually tight, which is nice when snowboarding it and wearing it under a shell, but is a bit annoying when wearing it on its own. I'll probably just end up cutting the cuff elastic and replacing it with something looser. I also hope that Stoic will make this again next year with a full zip, as that would make it more convenient as with their down vest which I also own.

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tsrygley83 wrote a review of on February 4, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These shorts are going to be fantastic this summer. I was wearing them around the house this week and they feel like they're barely there. I have relatively large thighs and a large posterior, and these are stretchy enough to fit great. The one odd thing about them is that I bought two pairs in Large, and the waist size seems to be about 2" different in them, although the adjustable sides seem to be able to make up the slack.

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tsrygley83 wrote a review of on February 4, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just upgraded to a pair of Hestras from the Dakine gloves I've had for a while, and WHOA these are nice. The leather is so much more supple than any synthetic and I can actually grab things way more easily. When coated with the Hestra balm or Sno Seal, these things are pretty much water proof and oh so warm. I would say they're not quite warm enough for some of the negative temps I encountered in New Hampshire this year, which just seems like an excuse to invest in some Hestra mittens. Overall, a great all around glove for most conditions that has a great tactile feel.

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tsrygley83 wrote a review of on November 2, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this for my girlfriend recently, and she's loving it. It has a very flattering fit, and the better sweater fabric is amazingly soft for a synthetic material. It seems pretty water resistant, but can get a little cold if it's really windy, but then it doesn't claim to have any wind resistance. Also the Natural/Feather Grey color looks fantastic in person, I'd recommend it over the black!

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tsrygley83 wrote a review of on November 2, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I just got this hoodie last month, and I've probably been wearing it every day since then. I'm 6'0" and 205, and the XL fits perfectly, which seems to be in line with other Icebreaker garments I own. This hoodie is super warm and nice and fleecy soft inside. The DWR/nanotechnology does a great job of repelling light rain, and it also seems more windproof than the other Icebreaker hoodie I have (which is 260 weight wool). Overall, a great hoodie and I'd recommend it to anyone!

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tsrygley83 wrote an answer about on October 17, 2012

It has wrist gaiters with thumbholes. You put your hand through these, with your thumb through the thumb hole, and then put your glove over the top of that. It feels kind of weird, but it will pretty much keep any snow/moisture out of your jacket sleeves. You can also just not use the wrist gaiters and just stick your hands through them without using the thumb hole.

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tsrygley83 wrote a review of on October 17, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

While I think I probably could have purchased this for slightly less at a local retailer, I think this is a great little snowboard tuning tool and a good final step on your tune to get your edges perfect and burr-free, and a good first step to remove any rust that's accumulated in the off season or due to improper storage.

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tsrygley83 wrote a review of on October 17, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have 6 pairs of these, and wear them exclusively when working out, crossfitting, or running. They're great socks, they keep my feet warm when it's cold out, and cool when it's warm out. They wash well in the regular cycle, and don't seem to get smelly if I wear the same pair over and over again. Now Icebreaker just needs to make dress socks so I can get those too!

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tsrygley83 wrote a review of on October 17, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have the 3 cube version of this, and my girlfriend uses it every day. She does on premise sales, and it's invaluable for hauling around a lot of heavy stuff, and great since it's modular. I'm probably going to get another one of these to store/carry random camping stuff as well.

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tsrygley83 wrote a review of on October 17, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just bought these this year along with the Bombshell jacket. The fit on these is great for me, as is the material and features. Love the removable bib and jacket to pants interface that goes with the Bombshell jacket. The gaiters could use some improvement to work better with snowboard boots though, namely one of those hooks that attaches to a boot lace, and perhaps a way to tighten or loosen them other than the single button they have. Overall, I think this will be a great set of bibs!

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tsrygley83 wrote a review of on October 17, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had one of these previously, and for some reason decided I didn't like it and went with a Volcom Gore-Tex jacket and pants last season. Well, I'm back to the Bombshell this year, and couldn't be happier. This fits me perfectly (6', 205lbs), and the Bombshell fabric really breathes well, and really keeps the wind and water out. I also like that it's a lot lighter than any of the other membrane fabrics out there, and it's softer and more pliable than Gore-Tex pro so you don't sound like you're wearing a plastic trash bag.

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tsrygley83 wrote an answer about on October 3, 2011

I'd agree. I'm 6'0" and about 215, and I needed to get an XL because the L was just way too small in the shoulders. It seems that Special Blends's revolver fit has become slimmer. I previously had a 2008 model jacket, and the large fit fine. I ordered a large (which I had to return) in a current year jacket, and it was so small I could barely zip it up.

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