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Ben Fleming

Ben Fleming

Salt Lake City

Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I got this jacket for every day use to work and out and about in the city. I like that it is thinner and a slimmer fit, rather than a typical puffy. The tech specs say this has two chest pockets and one kangaroo, but it actually has four hand pockets (two on each side) one set of smaller ones and one set of bigger ones. This jacket also comes with a garmet bag for storage. I typically wear a medium and I was a little nervous due to the slim fit and this fits perfectly in a medium! This definitely isn't warm enough to wear in sub zero temps, but it is warm enough to wear in below freezing temps when you're in and out of your car and stores all day. The DWR treatment works great, although I probably wouldn't want to get caught in a downpour with this on. Overall, I am really happy with this jacket, and with TNF's quality and amazing warranty, I expect this to last me a long time!

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Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

5 5

I didn't think I would like these as much, but I love them! These are perfect for quick trips to the store, taking out the trash, running over to your neighbors for some sugar, and most importantly - on the way to the slopes. They fit the same as any salomon shoe, but I would recommend going up a half size so they are easily to slip on and off, especially with ski socks on.

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Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

Can't beat em
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got these for my first touring setup and love them! They are super light and well built. Coming from a pure inbounds setup, it took some time to get used to the tech bindings in general, but after a few runs I can't tell the difference. The two risers are awesome to have and easy enough to flip up with the handle of my ski pole. I have never ejected from these bindings and have never had to worry about losing a ski. That being said, after seeing some other runaway skis with brakes (different bindings), I wish I opted for the leashed version of these bindings to make sure they never get away from me.

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Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

It has a cheetah on it for a reason
5 5

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

I got this board for the days when I am mainly going to be sticking to groomers yet might find some powder pockets. This board is fast, light, stiff and a lot of fun to ride. Coming from the Salomon Sickstick, this did take a few runs to get used to as it is so much stiffer, almost like going from a full suspension bike to a hardtail, every bump is noticeable, this board demands you to pay attention. If you're ripping powder fields this board is magical, but this is not optimal for runs with lots of bumps and moguls.

I am 5' 6" and got the 155 cm and I am happy with it's performance.

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Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I gave this bag to my mom as a gift and she loves it! She also has the 80L sojourn bag from Osprey. This one is a little smaller, but has the added bonus of the detachable day pack! She often goes on trips where she is walking on snowy streets where she doesn't want to drag her bag. The backpack straps are extremely well built, yet are very easy to pack down and stow away.

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Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

After slipping on some of the steep uphills at my local resort (for uphill at resorts we have to straight line) I tried the G3 Grip Skins and it made a huge difference! They might not glide as fast as some but when stuff gets steep, these things rock. I went with the 145 and trimmed them down for my 99’s so I have as much skin from tip to tail as I need.

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Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Was skeptical about how light it was but after wearing it skinning uphill as well as skiing in sub freezing temps at the resort, I can say...don’t be fooled by the weight. It’s super warm and dries quickly when you get sweaty. The hood is key but even when it’s down, it acts as a very nice neck warmer.

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Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

... they're that good.

I gave as a gift and have some feed back: I’m 6’2” and 180# and the large fit perfect. Just the right amount of room without being baggy. Super light weight but I’ve used them in sub freezing temps with the right base layers and I’ve never been cold. And they also have the perfect amount of “stretchiness” that I never felt restricted. These will be my go to for uphill as well as days at the resort.

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Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Love these boots! Never owned a pair of Dalbellos before but I’ve fallen for the 3 piece cabrio design! The flex of the boot is definitely different than a traditional boot, but the smoothness of the flex really makes it easy to get into and stay in an aggressive position on your skis! The lateral stiffness of the boot is fantastic too, plenty of stiffness to control your turns in nasty thick snow! For fit, these boots fit my foot shape fantastic and I love how they fully hug and secure my foot! Thanks to the ankle buckle, there is literally no heel lift and my heel stays in position all day!

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Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Unfortunately, I could not get a pure powder board, but this board is amazing. In powder it floats with ease and the medium stiffness helps reduce the shock from unexpected bumps. Since every day isn't a powder day :( I really like ripping this board around the mountain, it has done well in all the conditions I have rode it in, but really excels in the powder.

Added bonus: I get lots of compliments on this board, it is a real head turner.

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Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these bindings, they are my first new pair in quite a few years, and wow has technology changed. The ratchets are so much easier to use now and they're so much lighter than my old ones. They are super fast to strap in - even my skier friends don't complain!

I rock these on my Salomon Speedway and Salomon Sick Stick, they work well with both, but I really love these on the Sick stick.

If your boot size is between sizes on bindings I would suggest to go with the smaller size, I got the Mediums and I should have gone with the Small I need to ratchet them ALL the way down and could probably use a few extra clicks.

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Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I use these pants mainly for skiing, they are breathable for those warmer days but thick enough to keep you warm when the temperature really drops. Great pant to keep you warm and dry for all of your winter needs. I also appreciate the different lengths available, I’m 5’5 and went with the Small Short which fits perfectly.

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Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

I gave this as a gift and have some feed back: Lightweight, warm, breathable, and dependable. This jacket is great for for most winter activities and also thin enough to act as a base layer for those extra frigid days. Also, a great jacket for a night on the town!

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Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

After 13 years, I decided it was time to get some new boots and wow. I got these because I am a big fan of the boa systems I have on other items and this is no different. With the double boa, you can control the upper and the lower portions of the boot separately. I have used these a few times in different conditions, hardpack, zero degrees, blower pow and they have been amazing. My feet have stayed dry and warm all day. I wear a 7.5 in all Salomon shoes so I went with a 7.5 without trying these on and the fit is PERFECT. The 7.5 would probably be best with a small binding from most brands.

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Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 1, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I gave these as a gift to my sister who has chronically cold feet, here is her feedback: “These socks help keep the blood flowing, and reduce fatigue. The compression provides some extra support and don’t slip all day"

Prior to her having these socks, we would have to take breaks often to let her feet warm up a bit. After giving her these socks, my legs have noticed how many more runs we get through out the day haha

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Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 1, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There's a reason why you see so many of these vest outside. They are very warm, light weight, and look great. The perfect outer layer for cooler fall and spring days and works great under ski shells or on those cold winter runs without restricting range of motion. You cannot go wrong with this classic patagonia staple.

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Ben Fleming

Ben Flemingwrote a review of on January 1, 2019

5 5

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

After I got my first MTB, I wanted to make sure I got a set of pedals that will last a long time and provide plenty of grip for my beginner skill level. After reading reviews, I determined this would be a good set and I am not disappointed. I wear size 7.5 shoe and got the small and it is perfect for my foot.

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