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Greg H.

Greg H.wrote a review of on July 13, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: m

If your neck and head are essentially a stump sticking out of your torso, you may have issues with this jacket. I have a giraffe neck and a melon head and it fits fine.
A barely marketed feature of this jacket is that it is compatible with Marmot's zipper stuff together system. Nice if you enjoy warmth, or zippers.

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Greg H.

Greg H.wrote a review of on June 3, 2018

5 5

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

Sometimes life drags you on a camping trip and you have a crummy borrowed tent, and it rains for three days and your only salvation is a borrowed tarp and you vow to never go camping again. Then, life drags you on another camping trip. So you buy a tent.
After doing hardly any research, this tent seemed like it was designed well enough to not develop a puddle in the roof and it wasn't too expensive.
After spending two nights in it I can say this:
It's easy to set up.
It has lots of nice little pockets
The zippers and stuff are really ergonomic
It has nice little toggles to tie back the flaps
The little reflective bits are nice.
It's easy to pack back up.

This tent is so nice I almost want to use it voluntarily.

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Greg H.

Greg H.wrote a review of on June 13, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Replaced my 90s Ritchey Logics with these because I was tired of how poorly they cleared mud and at this price it was worth checking them out.
They couldn't have been a better investment. I raced on them all spring and performed flawlessly. I've only had one issue clipping in, and that was because I had a piece of wood jammed in my cleat. Wood.

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Greg H.

Greg H.wrote a review of on September 3, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 160 lbs

Is call these excellent gloves. Not too padded. Not too hot.
Unfortunately they will dye your last two fingers black if you sweat heavy in them. Rinsing them out multiple times still dyes you black.
Once they stop bleeding they get their next star.

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Greg H.

Greg H.wrote a review of on August 5, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 160 lbs

I got these for my last 'a' road race of the season. I flatted 14 miles in. I ended up with a pretty poor finish. I'd hoped these socks would help me finish with the pack, but they let me down. Demoted to training socks.
These are castelli and are sized accordingly.

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Greg H.

Greg H.wrote a review of on July 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: 34

My only complaint is that the 34 is a little big for my 33 waist. I wish I'd gone with a 32, but they have velcro cinchers like on a little kid's pants, so I can't really complain.
I'd like a couple more pockets, but whatever. These shorts are great. I find myself wearing them pretty much non-stop, on the bike or off.

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Greg H.

Greg H.wrote a review of on May 29, 2016

5 5

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

Those that have a Pig Pen and those that don't.
If you're reading this, you probably don't have one. You've probably just finished cleaning your drivetrain with some Park degreaser in a teacup and your kid's old toothbrush and you're thinking 'Yeah, that's super clean, but I wonder...'
So now you have some options. You can keep lying to yourself and telling yourself that you can't do any better. You could pay some chain jockey at the local shop to clean your bike for you while you go get your Maserati detailed and drink your Iced Milk Chocolate Melted Truffle Mocha. You could get some ordinary brushy clip on chain cleaner gizmo and clean your chain.
Or you could man up, clip a big pink plastic pig to your chain as your wife and children gawk at you in awe and clean and lube your chain to silky perfection.

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Greg H.

Greg H.wrote a review of on April 10, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 159 lbs
Size Purchased: xl

First, these are Castelli gloves and they are sized like Castelli gloves. I have two different pair and these are just a hair larger, not different enough that I would exchange in either direction.
I just raced with these in temps ranging from 37-50. There was a moment where I felt I could have done without them, but frankly didn't dare try to remove them in a pack. Even though my hands were toasty, I wasn't uncomfortable. I think they would easily be comfortable down to the mid 20s.
They are made of Gabba stuff and the fit above/below a long sleeved piece is excellent.
Windproof, not too hot, fit like a glove. I can' t think of a situation where I would want an insulated glove on a bike where these wouldn't be perfect. If it was this cold and raining, I would be driving. They aren't too bulky. Frankly I don't expect to ever need to buy another pair of cold weather gloves for cycling.

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Greg H.

Greg H.wrote a review of on October 16, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: s 32

Great synthetic pants. They've become all I wear to work. They don't sound like they are made of paper when you walk like Patagonia and especially Arcteryx.
I just paid attention to the size I bought and got all stressed out. I seem to be a S-32. With silly short legs, I thought I was buying a 32-short. It seems as though this really means Small with a 32 inseam. Whatever. They fit great.

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Greg H.

Greg H.wrote a review of on October 3, 2015

5 5

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

One thing you might not notice is that this shirt is actually two layers thick, inner plaid, outer plaid. You can kind of see it at the collar in the pics. Great shirt when you don't want sleeves, but a truly lightweight shirt would be too cold.

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Greg H.

Greg H.wrote a review of on September 6, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs

I got this jersey to use in a midsummer stage race. Very cool, snug, fit the bill perfectly.
It should be noted that this jersey is made out of spiderwebs and fairy magic. Pinning numbers to it resulted in pulls all over the back. Disappointing that a jersey that seems to be made for racing can't hold up to the rigors of a few days of safety pins and hard riding.
As far as sizing goes, it is Castelli and it is meant to be snug.

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Greg H.

Greg H.wrote a review of on July 2, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using straight up felt until a guide set me up with studded overshoe things and they were a revelation. After much deliberation I picked up a set of these and love them.
I've used them for a couple of months before posting this because new felt is always wicked grippy.
These are as good as the day they came out of the box and I haven't found a situation where I felt I needed more traction in northeastern freestone streams and rivers.
I'm careful to clean and dry them after each use and still feel good about myself when it comes to invasives.
I'll be picking up another pair for my big winter Korkers. Great soles.

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Greg H.

Greg H.wrote a review of on May 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: xl

These are my first bibs after many pairs of shorts.
They are easily more comfortable than my best shorts. I first used them in a 75 mi race and they just disappeared. I never gave them a thought, they just sat there and did their job.
The straps are a little snug, but I do have a ridiculously long torso.
I'll never consider any other bibs. They are pricey, but time in the saddle is valuable and these have ruined me for anything lesser.

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