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Barrett Wood

Barrett Wood

North Carolina

Barrett Wood's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Climbing
Biking

Barrett Wood's Bio

I like to snowboard, race my mountain bike, and climb. I work for a wilderness program and occasionally guide climbing trips. Whitewater paddling, hiking, and running are pretty fun too.

Barrett Wood

Barrett Woodwrote a review of on December 12, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I love the fit and function of these pants. They're light enough for late summer in the desert. The thigh pocket holds a phone perfectly. I have several pairs and they're my go-to until it's time for insulated snow pants. Climb well, hike well, dry quickly. I wish they hadn't shrunk the hand pockets on the newest generation, but it's not enough of an issue to change my rating.

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Barrett Woodwrote a review of on February 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have abused these mitts and they have yet to let me down. I typically use them without the fleece liners and wear a 50-weight liner glove underneath. That system works well into the teens if I'm active. The Meteors are not dextrous (they're insulated mittens, what did you expect?) But they are grippy and without the fleece inserts, they're not too bulky. I use them for snowboarding and winter backpacking down into Sub zero temperatures. In those temps, my hands do get cold if I'm not moving.

Fit is slightly loose. The shells are bombproof. Decent water resistance. Good cuff closures.

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Barrett Wood

Barrett Woodwrote a review of on February 7, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: M

I have used this as my go-to snowboard jacket for two seasons and it's a decent jacket. I like the cut, which allows room for layers but isn't baggy. With a baselayer and light puffy, this is good below zero. It sheds wet snow well. I can even forgive the lack of pit zips and headphone port in the chest pocket, but the hood is ridiculous. It's only useful when wearing a helmet. I can't adjust it to keep the brim out of my eyes when I'm only wearing a hat.

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Barrett Woodwrote a review of on October 13, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got these because I can't wear my Half Jackets all the time. I use these for climbing and wearing around town. My only gripe is that the glasses tend to slide around a bit because there isn't any rubber on the arms. Other than that, these are a pretty good value.

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Barrett Woodwrote a review of on September 26, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Elios was my update for an old Ecrin Roc. It's light, simple, and durable. I've beat the crap out of it at work and on my own time and it's still going strong. At first, I thought the vents were gimmicky but they really do work. The suspension is comfortable and easy to adjust. All in all, the Elios is a dependable helmet

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Barrett Woodwrote a review of on April 7, 2012

5 5

This BC shirt is crazy comfortable. Dri Release is a bit heavier than the Sport Science fabric on my Check your SAC shirt. The shirt is great for everything from running and climbing to wearing under flannel. I challenge you to find a more comfortable shirt without a BC or Whiskey Militia logo.

I'm 6' 165# and the medium is a great fit.

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Barrett Woodwrote a review of on April 3, 2012

4 5

***NOTE: This pant DOES have a gusseted crotch.***

The Lander pant is a compromise between your Carhartts and your Dockers. The Ridge cloth is not as heavy as canvas, but it isn't as light as a casual pant either. Still, it is soft, comfortable, and has held up to some unkind use. The gusseted crotch opens the pants up for climbing duty. The zipper pocket is tucked in at the right seam and the right front pocket has a cell phone catch in the bottom. All the major seams are double stitched, with triple stitching at the pockets.

The waist fit true to size, but the rest of the pant felt a bit too loose for my taste. The legs do taper a bit, but with a fabric as soft as this, and a full length gusset, Columbia could have taken out more material. The 17" cuff opening is perfect for boots but a little too large for regular shoes.

These are a pretty true straight leg pant that does fine in town and at the crag.

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Barrett Woodwrote a review of on April 3, 2012

5 5

The price is right (especially on SAC) for these super comfortable running socks. The top panel mesh doesn't have the annoying raised seam like many other socks and the toe and heel padding is effective without being too bulky. The Synth Trail is thin but durable. They have a ton of stretch in them but don't go limp when you're out for a couple hours in the rain. The tabs at the front and rear of the cuff are perfectly designed and don't roll, sag, or wrinkle. These have dethroned my Wigwam Ironman's as top sock.

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