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Adam

Adam

York, ME

Adam's Passions

Skiing
Biking

Adam's Bio

Husband, father, Mainer, Sugarloafer. Wanna-be ski bum, Sugarloaf Ambassador. Also, occasional cyclist.

Adam

Adamwrote a review of on March 14, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love Smith goggles...have had many pairs over the years. My biggest issue has always been changing the lenses. My IO7's are super annoying when it comes to swapping out lenses. Other manufacturers have figured this challenge out, and I was excited when Smith came out with the IOMag. I like everything about this goggle except for 1 critical flaw, and that is the plastic swivel where the strap connects to the goggle. I broke 2 separate pairs of goggles in the same exact place: the plastic cracked and broke off where the pivot point of the strap meets the goggle base. I wish I could explain this better...but...it appears to be a very weak design, especially when this plastic gets cold. I want to love these, but am now returning my 2nd pair.

Smith Warranty will only allow me a $240 "credit" that is good for 1 year. Not super helpful now that I've already replaced the Mag's, and lord knows I don't need another pair of sunglasses.

Absolutely cannot recommend these unless they change the design. I've seen plenty of other reviews on other sites of people having the exact same issue.

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Adamwrote a review of on March 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 220 lbs
Size Purchased: 34

Love these! Great fit and style. Very comfortable. I'm 6'2" 220lbs and wear a 34. These are the best fitting jeans I own.

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Adamwrote a review of on December 11, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 220 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Like a few other folks here, Backcountry provided me with this baselayer to test out - my review is representative of my personal opinions.

1) How I used this:
Mostly skiing...which includes my volunteering as an Ambassador at Sugarloaf...which sometimes involves standing outside in the cold for extended periods of time. Also doing boring sh*t like yardwork.

2) Fabric:
I have never been a huge fan of Merino wool. I have a ton of allergies and sometimes fabric like wool irritates my skin. Not this baselayer. Really liked the blend on this one.

3) Fit:
I really love this baselayer because it's cut well in the right places. I'm a "bigger" guy - 6'2", 220lbs. I have broad chest/shoulders and long arms. Sometimes I get tight fits around the armpit/shoulder area. This baselayer fits great, and the material stretches just the right amount. Even with my long arms, the sleeve length is more than ample. I don't normally use the thumbholes in shirts like this because I like to be able to glance at my watch. A simply fold of the "extra" fabric is all it takes. Also, the torso length is on the longer side, which is great - you can tuck it in and keep the cold out of the general backside area that is often exposed with shorter gear...if you know what I mean. This shirt does fit snugly, so one potential downside is people taking pictures of you in it right after the holidays.

4) Performance: super warm shirt given how lightweight it is. I have yet to try it on one of those lovely -30 days we get up on the hill, but it was great when I did test it out. The fabric wicks well, and dries quickly.

Overall I was impressed with this shirt and wouldn't hesitate to add a few more to my arsenal. I would also definitely check out other gear from Icebreaker now that I've tried this.

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Adamwrote a review of on September 17, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 220 lbs

Apparently I ordered a couple of these shirts 2 years ago? I didn't realize that much time had passed. I still wear this for workouts, or on really hot days where my inability to properly regulate my body temperature on hot, humid summer days requires a shirt that wicks away as much as possible. This has held up very well under those conditions, so that's saying something.

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Adamwrote a review of on September 17, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 220 lbs
Size Purchased: L Tall

A lot of people are saying the same thing about this product...for the money, it's a good pant. I had these a while ago and beat them up pretty good. I'm ordering this pair to use while volunteering at the mountain. I'd love to know why more pants don't have more pockets?? I carry around a lot of crap when I'm volunteering...trail maps, stickers, etc. I love having places to put all that stuff. Also, I'm 6'2"...so having a "long" option is great.

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Adamwrote a review of on September 17, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This year our daughter entered 6th grade. Without boring readers with all the details, the net is: she carries a TON of sh*t to school these days. We were struggling with her current backpack, and tried all the others in the house as well. Nothing fit all her gear...so we ordered this 40L gargantusatchel. Lots of great features, pockets, etc. So far, so good...

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