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Eric Horne

Eric Horne

Duvall, WA

Eric Horne's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowshoeing
Skiing

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Eric Hornewrote a review of on December 3, 2016

4 5

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

Dividing my review into two parts:

(1) The Googles - great goggles, they're well made and protect little eyes from whatever the mountain throws at them. Five Stars!
(2) The Face Mask - I would not buy these goggles for the face mask. It's a great idea, however, the design just doesn't work. The mask has a wire frame shaped like the bridge of your nose that clips to the goggles with a magnet. The magnet isn't strong enough to hold the mask up under normal conditions, let alone "kids who are addicted to action". Making matters worse, the metal wire frame then pulls the mask down around their neck leaving it to collect snow, snot and whatever else falls from above. So you are left with a heavy, wet, gross ring of cloth around their necks that does nothing to protect them (cold faces). We are two trips into the season and these face masks have gone in the trash.

Bottom Line - if the face mask is what is attracting you to this product you will be disappointed, otherwise, great goggles!

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Eric Hornewrote a review of on October 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

One of the best gloves available - well made, warm, and durable. We own several pairs that are handed down through our 4 children. Highly recommended. If you're choosing between the glove and the mittens, go with the gloves. They're equally warm and the kids don't get frustrated swinging around a mitten'd stump.

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Eric Hornewrote a review of on October 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Purchased these poles for my kids (skiing and backpacking). They're well-made and have held up well to the heavy use of several winters/summers. They extend sufficiently to cover a wide range of heights (from my 4 y/o to small adults). They're perfect for growing kids who would normally need a new set of poles each season.

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Eric Hornewrote a review of on October 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

One of the best gloves available - well made, warm, and durable. They're expensive but worth it. We have not had issues with them getting wet and have used them for all day/weekend ski trips. We own several pairs that are handed down through our 4 children. Highly recommended.

I purchased the mittens for the smaller kids, envisioning their little fingers getting cold, while our older children have the Hestra Heli Ski Junior GLOVES. I’ve noticed on occasion they get frustrated with the lack of fingers, I would recommend going with the gloves. They’re both so well made, their hands will be equally warm.

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Eric Hornewrote a review of on October 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love these bags, I've used these on extended backpacking trips and island hopping with my family in the South Pacific. They make organization simple and satisfy my inner perfectionist.

I took three of these into the Pasayten WA for a 6 day backpacking trip - I had one for clean clothes, one for dirty and another for jackets, etc. They kept the tent organized and my sanity in tack. My family and I used them for a 20 day trip to Fiji and surrounding islands – each kid had their own, it kept everyone’s clothes separated and organized. Highly recommended for families.

Pros:
- Satisfies your inner OCD
- Light weight, well-constructed
- Compresses well, though the smaller size bags only have two straps so your stuff bulges out of the middle (FWP)

Cons:
- The shape is a little off... I assume they built them with rounded corners so they would slot into a backpack but it makes loading them with folded clothing awkward. You can never get the clothes in them just right and you're left with some dead space on the corners.
- Not enough colors (please make more colors!!!) – seems petty but with four young kids, it was a pain trying to keep track of whose bag was whose… would have loved to have a color for each family member.

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Eric Hornewrote a review of on October 28, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

These are not high performance, specialized ski pants but work perfectly for growing kids (why spend $200+ on ski pants that they'll outgrown in a season or two). We use these on the slopes and in the backyard. They're durable, warm, and cheap! Highly recommended for your little ripper.

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Eric Hornewrote a review of on October 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Love these jackets - we own five of them for our family. The smallest has been handed down through 4 kids and looks brand new. We like their versatility - they're warm enough for the coldest days but you can easily remove the liner for warmer afternoons. They have served us well skiing but could be used for any activity.

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Eric Hornewrote a review of on February 4, 2014

Cadillac of Cold
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great tent with all the "bells and whistles". It seems well thought out and constructed. Believe it or not, it's an actual three person tent - if you're buying it for two people I would save the money and weight by getting the two person tent. It could comfortably fit three adults. It has great storage and I love the glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls (it's the little details). Also, the duel vestibules are a great way to save precious interior space while keeping gear covered and snow free.

I took this tent out to Mt. Rainier NP last weekend - kept me warm, dry and comfortable.

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