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Aleksander R.

Aleksander R.

Fairfield, CA

Aleksander R.'s Passions

Climbing
Yoga
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding

Aleksander R.'s Bio

A physician and an artist. An officer and a gentleman. A climber of rocks, a boarder of various boards. California born and bred. Lost my heart somewhere in the mountains.

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on December 9, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: See review

I have the grey Axeman as well in a size medium and it fits perfectly. It doesn't have the nylon shell and thus has some stretch to it. This one has no stretch and in the medium on this I could barely bend my arms. Super tight across the shoulders too. I returned it for a large and it is a little big for my taste, but not too much. I kept it and actually really like it. I'm 5'8" and 165, with a climber's torso. Oh yeah, and my only other complaint was that the metal clasp on the first one I got was defective. The second one worked fine. What's up with Roark's quality control?

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on October 8, 2019

5 5

I have last year's version and it doesn't look like much has changed besides graphics so I thought I would show some love with a review. I love this board! I just feel like I'm surfing when I'm on it. Totally gives my ride a different vibe. Floaty and forgiving. I can't ride switch on a swallow tail though. That's the only thing I miss with this board so maybe this year I'll check out K2's Party Platter. Hmmm

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on July 9, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Perfect for hiking with the dog (I use the large stretchy external pocket for double bagged dog poo). Also mountain biked with it. I carried 3 full Nalgene's in it and it handled the load well without any of the chafing the other reviewer noted, and I'm a dude with a decent neck/traps. Small internal pocket for valuables and lid pocket for quick snack access. My only complaint is that I cannot for the life of me get my Camelbak bladder mouthpiece through the hole meant for this purpose.

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on March 4, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Nice thickness and just quality material and stitching. I like the contrast stitching on the top button. The color is a little darker than what I expected but I still like it and am keeping it. This is handsome shirt! I am contemplating getting a second color (I'm 5'8" 165lb wider shoulders. Medium fit just right)

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on January 28, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 32 waist

They seem like really great pants and very well made. I wear a 31 ideally in almost everything, but usually upsize to a 32 in case I find myself at a buffet. I like to have room to move. I got the 32 in this and its really tight. (No, I'm not getting fatter. You're getting fatter!). I returned

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on January 9, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

My gym gets cold in the winter. I climbed in this thing and it was perfect. No mobility issues, feels sturdy enough to brush against the holds without tearing, and it looks fantastic. Also fits great (which in my experience is hit or miss with BD)

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on December 27, 2018

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

Disappointed with these as I have another pair of Forsake shoes that I enjoy and are really comfortable. These just feel wrong. Don't know how to describe it. I even removed the insoles and replaced w/ aftermarket ones but to no avail. I will only wear them if I know I won't be on my feet much. I've worn them quite a bit at this point and so they should be broken in. You couldn't pay me to hike in these.

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on November 29, 2018

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I really wanted to like this. I'm all about the stretch and I have a similar Black Diamond short sleeve shirt in medium that fits perfectly but has no stretch. So I was stoked to see that basically the same shirt is available with stretch?? I'm all in! Very disappointed to actually try on the shirt though. It's huge. You would think BD would understand the climber's body, but no. Fits about as well as a cardboard box and the sleeves go down almost to my elbows so there is no showing off your vascularity. What's the point of all those overhangs?? Seriously though: doesn't fit well and disappointed in the inconsistency with BD sizing. Probably will avoid their clothing altogether in the future. I will say the blue color is nice

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on September 5, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Used this pack all last season. I agree with the above reviewer. The mouthpiece freezes quickly. I would try to remember to at least suck and spit, but as soon as you forget it freezes and you are then stuck carrying dead weight. I just don't think it's worth it unless its a warm day. Pack size is just right to keep you in the resort all day. Enough for an extra layer, snacks, goggles, and a few beers.

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on August 29, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I wanted to like it, because it is pretty stylish and the nylon shell over the shoulders and hood is pretty unique and seems like it would come in handy in a drizzle. But this makes it a little tight across the shoulders if you have a top heavy climber's build. Otherwise the sizing was on point. So yeah, unfortunately its going back.

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on August 19, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

Love the fit and style. The huge front pockets are money. I'm getting the second color. I'm 32 in almost everything but these are pretty roomy. I'm going with a 31 this time.

** Got the 31. Did not disappoint. The sizing is perfect. The length is perfect. I can't stop wearing them. **

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on July 2, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wanted some glacier glasses to really keep the UV out after getting LASIK. Much cooler than the shades they were going to send me home with. I think it was good not only keeping the sun out, but also blocking dust and dirt on windy days better than just regular shades, which also likely helped with the healing. They look super dope too. I actually bought the classic Jublo glacier glasses first but the build quality was complete crap and I returned them immediately. These are orders of magnitude better. If you are trying to chose between the two, go with VZ!

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on June 13, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I feel like buying more colors just in case something happens to this one. Medium fits perfectly with just the right amount of drape. The 180lb dude fitting into a small in the reviews is....impressive.

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Aleksander R.wrote a review of on May 26, 2018

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

Pics look like they are fitted. They certainly are not. They are fairly relaxed through the thigh. If you are going for grampa on vacation look, pair these with some white tube socks, New Balances, an RV, and you're golden. Only thing that made me almost think twice on these was that they do have some good stretch and are pretty comfortable. Returning now

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