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tyl3568025 wrote a review of on January 22, 2013

2 5

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

I received this as a gift. I really wanted some wool knickers and bought myself the Ibex ones at the same time. The construction on these is nice, but they are much thinner than the Ibex. They would be cold below 40 deg.
As with all form fitting wool garments, they can't be 100% wool. I was surprised how much of these shorts were just regular spandex. The entire butt and inner thigh is 0% wool.
The chamois was the deal breaker. It is very thick with molded seams that cause it to bunch badly. Maybe this is personal preference but I found them unwearable,
I got a medium. I have a 33" waist and the fit was good. A little roomy in the backside but I'm skinny.

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tyl3568025 wrote a review of on May 23, 2012

3 5

I have 2 of these. I use them for camping and working on my car at night and everything in between. They work great and have good battery life. However, if you have long hair, it can get sucked into the spool and it won't come out. Scissors required. So yeah, the package and performance is great. It's nice to be able to throw it in your pocket w/o having a bulky strap, but wear a hat.

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tyl3568025 wrote a review of on March 14, 2012

4 5

These are awesome. I'm almost tempted to say they are worth the steep price. 1 star deduction for the price tag. The fit is athletic and slim. They are very comfortable to pedal in, with no chafing of the knee. They really take the cold out of the air but don't cause you to sweat. I got caught in a decent rain the other day and was pleased to see all the water was beading. I had no fenders and when I got to work, my underwear was still dry.
Nice vent zips in the front and a pocket that is high enough for keys and they don't inhibit riding.
They will be my go to commute pants for 8 months in Seattle.

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tyl3568025 wrote a review of on March 14, 2012

3 5

I'll give this jacket 3 stars, because it is nicely made, and fits well. It's true to size. I'm 6'+, 170# and the large was comfortable. The sleeves are long and the fit is appropriate for riding a road bike. However, it lacks stretch and is not form fitting. It ruffles in the wind and causes a noticeable amount of drag. Depending on who you are, you may or may not care. I'm not a strict roadie, but I don't want to be fighting the wind any more than I have to. It is water resistant, but not waterproof, making it a poor choice for a dedicated rain jacket. I'd say it would be perfect for MTB, but I bought the yellow for traffic visibility and the price makes me scared to crash in it. I'll keep rocking the $50 jacket for the woods and return this for a more form fitting racing jacket.

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tyl3568025 wrote a review of on January 3, 2011

4 5

It's massive. If you fill it, you better not have to carry it more than 20ft. It gets heavy. Very water resistant. Great if you throw your bag in the back of pickups in the NW.
The construction is solid. Despite being made in China from PVC material (not the greenest construction), I figure that's offset by the notion that it will last a very long time.

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tyl3568025 wrote a review of on June 1, 2010

4 5

Not worth retail, but a very nice product. The vest detaches and is a nice windproof product on it's own. Also works well for road biking and DH riding. The bladder can be worn without the vest under your jersey. The bladder and weight are unnoticeable on the road bike. Very nice.
Yes, the tube is too long. This takes 3min and a razor knife to fix.

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