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JayPeak Skierwrote a review of on March 17, 2017

SpyBravo, Green Fade/Bronze  with 2 lens
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I chose these in the Green Fade /Bronze with Silver Mirror/Persimmon lens which were on sale so that's what I bought.
The Persimmon lens is the only lens I use, great on cloudy, snowy days .THIS IS THE LENS YOU WANT !
Goggles fit my narrow face perfectly, haven't fogged up yet in puking snow.

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JayPeak Skierwrote a review of on March 13, 2017

The Best Bibs
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Picked up a new pair of these, just before a trip out West, to Fernie, and with heavy wet snow, ice covered chairs at times, I was dry all day.
I tour with these too, and really like the full length side zips for skinning up. Just pull the zip down a bit from the waist for better ventilation. I pair these with a Beta AR Arc'teryx jacket for the perfect combo. Bib design keeps snow from sifting up inside this shorter cut jacket.
These are my second pair, as the water protection diminished over time with first ones, need to restore the DWR..
Wear like iron, and I tele in them, hitting small trees, etc. There is room inside for BD kneepads too. Side pockets might be nice, but then stuff in pockets, would bulge out and flop around while skiing. So I wear my beacon in the chest harness.
As far as carrying a camera, sunglasses, or small cliff bar, I carry those in my hood. Cinch up the side elastic cords, and stuff carries safe in my hood all day; more accessible there.

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JayPeak Skierwrote a review of on January 25, 2017

Nunataq, ski that does it all
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been on this ski for a number of years. My go to ski for shorter backcountry days, and a mix of resort /sidecountry skiing. They carve well, float in the powder, and mounted now with Radical 2.0s, carve really well at the resort too. So I can skin up on these before the lifts start, then do laps with friends at the resort. The new Radicals don't pre-release either on hard snow (which my Verts would do on occasion).
A tough ski, mine are the 178 length. 1798 grams flat ski

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JayPeak Skierwrote a review of on April 30, 2016

Kokatat GoreTex drysuit
4 5

Just received mine. Kokatat quality, an excellent price for a GoreTex dyrsuit.
The ad copy doesn't state it, but ankles also have latex cuffs, not just the neck and wrists. See picture.
Only cons, no pee zipper, and heavy brass zipper pull is pretty bulky.
I've worn Kokatat GoreTex dry tops on 3 Grand Canyon trips, and they were great, breathed well in 100 degree heat. This should be the same, though I will be wearing it for cold water Laser sailing, and sea kayaking on Georgian Bay...

I am 6'2" and Large fits well, thought you have to be a contortionist to get in and out of it by yourself.

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JayPeak Skierwrote a question about on April 27, 2015

I had asked one of your "Gear Heads " if the posted weight are for a pair of skis..I was told these are the weight PER SKI
Here are the actual weight per ski (from SkiMo) for the Shift
3lbs 2.4oz [169]
3lbs 5.8oz [177]
3lbs 8.6oz [185]

So the info the gear head gave me was wrong..No big deal, just wanted to correct this

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JayPeak Skierwrote a review of on May 4, 2014

4 5

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

Just received one of these, haven't skied with it yet. This is a 30L backpack. Comes with reset tool which is nice, but no cylinder, or replacement copper gaskets.
Weight is 1800 grams with RAS (Removable Airbag System) but no cylinder.
http://www.mammut.ch/en/productDetail/261000710_v_0599_30/Light-Removable-Airbag.html

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