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Eric D

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Portland, OR

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Eric Dwrote a review of on February 8, 2017

4 5

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

There's nothing spectacular about this hoodie compared to any others from Under Armour. I'm not sure what kind of 'bad weather' it can stand or what 'storm tech' is in this but it doesn't seem like it would hold up to much more than a heavy drizzle for any decent amount of time. The print itself is clear, sharp, and doesn't show any signs of fading or wearing out.

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Eric Dwrote a review of on February 8, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This never leaves one of our vehicles because of how handy it is. I've had no problems with durability, the only gripe I have is that the part that sits over the side of the seat isn't very heavy and doesn't have any way to secure it around the side of the seats. This can result it in shifting to the left or right, depending on how active your dog is going from window to window (especially if you have slippery leather seats).

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Eric Dwrote a review of on December 11, 2016

Great supplement to Ruffwear boots
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these since it seemed like a pretty simple idea, I wouldn't go hiking without socks in my own boots. They are easier to put on a bare paw than the boots by themselves and really aid in putting the boots on. Cinder didn't seem to mind even when the rear ones slid down and bunched up. I'll be buying another set for her rear paws since they are smaller.

We spent a day out in the mud at the SSCXWC PDX race and she ran through the sticky mud, puddles, and had a good time. Once I pulled these off back at the truck her paws were clean and fairly dry! I was very impressed with the pair of boots and liners.

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Eric Dwrote a review of on December 11, 2016

Solid tent, plenty of room
5 5

First off, I would recommend going over any of the seams with a zipper right when you receive the tent. One of the side vent panels in mine had a seam that had been folded over and the stitching was only holding the mesh vent panel to the tent body. I didn't see this within Backcountry's return period so I had to go through Marmot's warranty program. Good news is that it was easy to set up, they paid shipping both ways, and their warranty site shows you the work they are doing. I had it back in my hands less than three weeks after I dropped it off at FedEx. The initial setup was slow via email (a few days in between) but I chose that method so I could include pictures from the get go.

As for the tent, I've had no problems at all. This is being used as a comfy tent and won't see much abuse. Plenty of room for a queen size air mattress (which fits through the door inflated), moto gear bags, and everything the dog wants to bring along. The tent poles don't seem flimsy at all but I can see them bending if they are handled from the very end (think what happens when you extend a tape measure too far). This thing is almost 7ft tall in the center and has a 10x10ft footprint, the poles are extremely long. I use the 'halo' pole to tie off a clothesline to and there was no concern for stability.

Picture below is the Halo 6 (no rain fly) next to my old Marmot Titan 3P (with rain fly). This thing is massive!

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Eric Dwrote a review of on October 17, 2016

5 5

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

There's not much more to say about any pair of Five Ten shoes than anyone else has covered. They're fantastic, they're durable, and the Stealth rubber is some maniacal cross between super glue and flubber. The 'pattern' on the bottom of the shoe seems to allow you to adjust your foot with a minor twist compared to Five Tens that just have a solid flat bottom. This is a welcome thing, however, since removing your foot completely to re-situate isn't always an option.

They seem to run true-to-size if you base it off of your Euro size, but plan to drop a half size if you're going to base it solely off of your US size.

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Eric Dwrote a review of on October 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

So far, so good. The graphic seems durable and the fit is spot on (way better than companies that combine S/M and L/XL). I haven't experienced it being any warmer than any other helmet I've had, ventilation seemed adequate for a 3/4 shell.

I'm not fully convinced that the MIPS liner in this helmet will do much in the event of a crash. Compared to a lot of other designs in my moto helmets it seems like this is just a cheap way to sell something as having a MIPS liner. However, the price difference over the non-MIPS version is minimal, so why not have the added protection in the event that you need to use it?

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Eric Dwrote a review of on October 17, 2016

Small size, serious light
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing is tiny, we're talking the size of the light itself is only the size of a dime. This tends to be a problem for people like me who can lose their wallet on a daily basis.

On the plus size, it puts out a really bright 'beacon' type of light. Very noticeable and easy to spot but not a lot of illumination. It's good enough that if I did lose it, I wouldn't hesitate to order another one.

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Eric Dwrote a review of on October 17, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

I'm happy with this jersey that it can at least play double-duty as a casual shirt as well but it's performance as a mountain bike jersey is fairly lacking. It does offer the capability to wick sweat away from you but it doesn't evaporate from this material too quick and then you start to warm up. It was a little too hot for me on a day in the high 50s/low 60s on some basic flow trail.

As with all Fox products, they tend to run a little small, so keep in mind that you might have to order a size up compared to your other gear.

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Eric Dwrote a review of on September 13, 2016

Added bit of safety
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've always used these cinch-type leashes since I can remember. The Ruffwear is great and both the purple and blue are bright in the day time and the small bit of reflective material woven in is a great added safety feature (pictured with camers flash). The material has held up to puppy teeth but I haven't let her go to town on it to test its true durability, there is only one snag where her tooth hooked it good. The material doesn't roll up or matte in hair, keeping it clean and making it easier to slip on and off.

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Eric Dwrote a review of on July 21, 2016

Water... vessel?
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

At what point does something stop becoming a bottle and have to go by another name? This thing is great. The spout is easy to drink out of, I haven't had any problems with the lid leaking, and it's proven fairly tough. It feels thinner walled than a Nalgene so I can't imagine it will stand up to quite the same impact, but so far, it has held up to the normal rigors of office life (okay, so I knocked it off my desk once and it didn't explode). Good enough for me!

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Eric Dwrote a review of on July 21, 2016

Great Size
4 5

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

Perfect sized bottle for those instant drink mixes when you need a little flavor in your life. The straw and the bite valve have resisted staining even with some blood-red pomegranate flavors. Doesn't seem as sturdy as some other brands, but since it's not going out on the trail durability shouldn't be an issue.

Picture is of the 0.6L Eddy to the right of a standard 1L Nalgene, 1L Eddy on the far left.

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Eric Dwrote a review of on July 21, 2016

Everyday Bottle
4 5

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

This water bottle is used as a daily drinker and to replace an an ages old Nalgene. The quality is there but is feels significantly lighter and doesn't seem like it will survive random drops in parking lot as well as a Nalgene would. The flip up bite valve pops off fairly easy, leading to a lost one within the first couple weeks.

Picture is of the 1L Eddy next to a 1L Nalgene. The Eddy takes up just a bit more real estate (and neither fit in a cup holder). 0.6L Eddy on the far right.

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