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Garrett

Favorites for Skiing: Silverton, Chamonix

Garrett's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Climbing

Garrett's Bio

I've been skiing since since the age of 3 and honestly can't remember a time when I wasn't skiing or walking. In the past few years I've gotten more into backcountry skiing and recently did a guided trip in Chamonix when I was in France for work. Chamonix is hands down one of the most incredible places I've been to date. I also just picked up telemark skiing this year and have been loving every minute of it.

In the summer I mountain bike when I can't ski. I did the xc and dh racing thing for about 10 years but don't really race much anymore. I still ride at least 3-4 days a week in the summer, although it's mostly xc I do now.

Garrett

Garrettwrote a review of on October 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 32x32

Before I got my first pair I mainly wore Kuhl pants. After having the crotch and other parts wear out on those mainly from commuting on my bike I decided to try something else. These Pranas seem more durable and they fit me better in the length and waist. I have 4 pairs of these now and will likely buy more when they wear out.

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Garrettwrote a review of on October 19, 2016

3 5

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

Overall I really like the boxers. However they do have a tendency to ride up a bit on the legs. I think the elastic portion on the lower part of the legs is completely unnecessary and is to blame for them riding up. You can also see that band through some of the pants I have. Mainly dress pants etc.

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Garrettwrote a review of on August 1, 2016

1 5

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

The head of the pump blew apart within the first week of having it. One of the internal pieces blew out as I was pumping up my tire and went missing. Seems like a decently built pump but the head design was defective on mine. The gauge is also a bit difficult to read.

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Garrettwrote a review of on April 29, 2016

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

First of all the cable and housing that come with this post are absolute garbage. They're wound so tightly in the package that they have preset kinks already in them. I wasn't even able to feed the cable (plastic btw) through the housing it was so bad. Upon realizing this I grabbed a standard derailleur cable, which it says it's compatible with, to feed through. Now that I got a cable through I proceeded to thread it through the spring and end clip that actuates the post. Doing this was pretty uneventful except for difficulty bending the cable back into the clamp mechanism. I managed to do this while cutting the cable to the right length. However, the set screw that clamps the cable in place is not compatible with standard derailleur cables. The screw will not sit flush with the clamp, creates interference, and will not allow it to actuate. After realizing this I decided to at least try to hook it on and see if it would actuate. Apparently they use a plastic cable internally on this as well because this broke and pulled out. My seat post collar was not tightened, so that eliminates any possibility that it was bound up from anything I did.

Overall I'm extremely disappointed with this dropper. I can get over the crappy cable and housing that was supplied, but the clamping mechanism and internal cable seem really poorly designed. Seriously, who thought it would be a good idea to use a plastic cable internally? After this experience I can say I will stay far away from any KS products in the future....

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Garrettwrote a review of on September 5, 2014

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These seemed like great warm weather riding gloves when I first got them. However, after just over two months the palms are starting to come apart. The material on them seems to be a bit too thin and not very durable. They're coming apart where the thumb material meets the meshed palm area.

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Garrettwrote a review of on November 15, 2011

5 5

My first reaction when I got these was that damn these look burly. With that in mind I thought they were going to feel heavy and be pretty hot when skinning etc. I was pleasantly surprised with how well the vents work though. The inner leg vents are clutch when doing any kind of skinning or hiking. These are also probably the most durable pair of ski pants I've ever owned.

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Garrettwrote a review of on February 15, 2010

5 5

I almost 30 days in on these since I bought them in December and can't say I have any real complaints about them. I got them thinking they'd be quite stiff and slightly uncomfortable like my alpine boots but have been pleasantly surprised. The ski/walk mode adjuster looks a little weak...but it's still in tact. Great responsive boot that's worth the price in my opinion.

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