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Kratzer

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The SLC, Utah, Planet Earth.

Kratzer's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Snowshoeing

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Kratzerwrote a review of on April 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs

I have been gaining miles and training time on the pavement and less on trails in the last few years. What I found was that I couldn’t shake the soreness in my legs even through cross training. It was suggested to me to go to a higher mile, more cushioned shoe. I settled on the Saucony ISO as that shoe. The soreness was reduced by about 70% in my knees and lower back, which to me is great and an honest indication that I needed this type of shoe. Moreover, what I found was a shoe much more capable than I originally believed. I wanted to be able to run 3 miles to the trail head and then run on the trail. Although not a trail shoe, it performs well enough to navigate moderate conditions.

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Kratzerwrote a review of on April 8, 2019

5 5

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

Our boy is tall and skinny. The Columbia Snowslope II bibs & the Columbia Watertight jacket fit him great. He stays warm, but not sweaty, in the bibs. The jacket is just a shell and fits over insulation layers well. It definitely keeps him dry as advertised, and he has not complained about the wind. If anything, he unzips it some on warmer days

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Kratzerwrote a review of on April 8, 2019

5 5

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

Our boy is tall and skinny. The Columbia Snowslope II bibs & the Columbia Watertight jacket fit him great. He stays warm, but not sweaty, in the bibs. The jacket is just a shell and fits over insulation layers well. It definitely keeps him dry as advertised, and he has not complained about the wind. If anything, he unzips it some on warmer days

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Kratzerwrote a review of on March 13, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs

The description of the bibs says that they have "Full-length ventilation zippers allow drop seat compatibility." This is, unfortunately, not the case. On inspection, they have half length side zips. This is a bummer, because to me this was one of the huge selling points, and a feature that is getting increasingly harder to find.

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Kratzerwrote a review of on January 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs

Bought this for both my children, and they both love them, in the Autumn they never took them off, and I'm sure that will return when Spring comes back. My youngest asked me "how are they so soft and warm"? I told her they are made from muppet fur, and that's why they are so soft.

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Kratzerwrote a review of on December 10, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

you can find other brands for $20~ that'll last a few months, but doubtful a season (they're still great if you want to stay in the inexpensive side - but you'll just end up buying another pair as I initially did) So - it is worth the upgrade!! What I like is the ability to walk over the occasional section of trail that's strewn with scree - it's not ideal by any means, but so much better than having to pause and take of the spike entirely and debate whether to put them back on. These have ended up replacing our snowshoes.

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Kratzerwrote a review of on December 10, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

on Moh's hardness scale, I'd put these at least at a seven, if not higher. These gaiters 100% substitute snow pants (as far as lower leg coverage is concerned). Their primary use has been for snowshoeing and hiking through mud-season. We do a lot of backcountry sledding - so think regular sledding, but far superior. As such, our feet are also our breaks riding down the mountain, which means a lot of potential for powder up the pants - but these keep my feet, ankles, legs dry so my face can relish in the pow. When we're sans snowshoes looking for the ultimate trail (wearing kahtoola microspikes) and postholing 2-3 feet, my calves (again) stay dry. The foot straps are sturdy, with a lot of trails over scree and talus. The velcro closure is (almost obnoxiously) resilient. They do not budge once their secured.

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Kratzerwrote a review of on December 10, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

ideal glove for warmth without bulk!!! When you're looking for something warmer than a fleece or liner, but don't want a full ski glove - these are perfect. I've often found my hands warm up quickly and I end up taking them off. The eTip is legit and works really well (but I guess I'm old school and still take off my glove - maybe I'll get used to these and keep my gloves on). The length covers the wrist bone, but (and personal preference entirely) would prefer them to be a little longer. Although I gave these four stars for that reason, I've recommended these to a woman who lives in Kamas, Utah who was looking for a light weight, but warm, glove for walking her dog in the winter mornings (degrees in the teens to low 20's).

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Kratzerwrote a review of on December 10, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

While I was previously rocking the BD Alpine Carbon Cork poles w/ adjustable shafts (great poles, but I never ended up using the adjustable feature) my spouse has been using these (BD Distance Carbon Z) so I made the switch - especially since I've been focusing more on weight. Not only have these saved me seven ounces (which I can now put towards more whiskey) I'm a huge fan of how much easier they are to collapse and extend. There's an added plus of practicing your nunchuck skills when pulling them out of your backpack side pockets. Huge win, super glad to make the switch. (note: I'm 5'2", perfect sizer 90* angle).

originally purchased in winter '15-'16. Had they not been "permanently borrowed" there were years of use ahead. From backpacking in the Uintas, snowshoeing in the Wasatch, or the varying terrain of the himalayas to Everest Base Camp, solid pair of poles.

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Kratzerwrote a review of on October 25, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought all the sizes, and use them almost everyday, on everyday things. They are so much better than bungee cords, where you are most likely to loose an eye. No chance of that with these.

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