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Kyle

Kyle

Colorado

Kyle's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Climbing
Skiing
Fly Fishing

Kyle's Bio

Originally from Michigan, I now reside in Colorado. Love the outdoors and try to ski as many days as possible.

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Kylewrote a review of on April 27, 2019

5 5

These are some of my favorite gloves. They hold up, despite being on pair 4. I wear them for nearly every activity and beat the sh?! out of them. They are in the medium weight class, a mix between modest dexterity and moderate warmth. They can grip ice tools fine though on very difficult ice you will go with something more dexterous. Water resistant to a point, they’ll certainly wet out, rotate two pairs and you’re golden. They break in well. I wear these 95% of the time ski touring to ice climbing.

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Kylewrote a review of on March 5, 2019

5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

A light-weight-wearable shelter. I have worn this on some brutal days this year, -40f days blowing snow on ski tours and warm wet days on ice. It holds up. Hasn't wetted out even in high wear and tear spots (under pack straps etc). Venting is decent, is the same in terms of breathability as all gore-tex pro (not that breathable). Has plenty of features for the weight, I wouldn't want any more out of a shell. In the size medium I can still layer a light weight puffy or vest for chilly ascents.

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Kylewrote a review of on March 5, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this glove. It has a supple yet durable feel. Quite warm, not the most weather resistant, but for dry cold snow or dry days they are fantastic. I can not ski tour wearing them, they are too warm. Usually go liner there and these for rests and descending. A little bulky for ice tools, though on cold days they're my go to there too. Initial dexterity is just "okay" but they break in quickly.

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Kylewrote a review of on April 21, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

This shirt is perfect for spring ski mountaineering to keep the altitude sun at bay, without overheating. On the way home from the mountain you can stop to fish the river, amazing there as well. Does have a funk over time...but I also slack with washing it.

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Kylewrote a review of on February 1, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This boot tours like a dream. I ski this and the Salomon MTN Explore. This boot destroys the Salomon on the up, no comparison. The Explore wins on the down, however the Fischer is by no means a slouch. I drive both a 100 and 85 underfoot skis with zero problems. You do need to learn to ski the boot, but once you learn the quirks it is awesome. I now wear this boot 90% of the time. I am 5-10 170 pounds and ski 169-184 skis 85 - 100 underfoot. No issues, a little soft but certainly workable, and a dang riot. Obviously not an inbounds boot, but it would be fine for groomer laps if you wanted to beat on it. I've got around 40 days on these, boa has held up just fine.

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Kylewrote a review of on December 13, 2016

What a ski!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This ski is beautifully designed. I didn't get a chance to ski it until the last two weeks, but it is an AWESOME SKI. I now have quite a few days on them. I was lucky enough to ski it on hard pack and the following day in 13 inches of fresh. It handles both with ease. Turns on a dime, can rail turns if you'd prefer that, and floats well for the size. It is honestly one of the best skis I've ridden. Stable at speed, though that has limits.

edit: forgot to mention they do ski a bit shorter than their length. Might think about sizing up.

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Kylewrote a review of on October 27, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

They are pretty nice boxers. They don't bind, which obviously is GREAT! The two downsides I have with these are, 1 The legs are VERY tight.If you have larger quads and hams the leg openings get stuck on them. The waist fits perfect. 2 the opening to relieve yourself out of is not centered and can tough to "align" with shell pants on. Other than that they are great.

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Kylewrote a review of on October 5, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I like this piece more than Patagonia's R1s. It layers a bit smoother and is less volume in terms of material. I also like that it doesn't have endless pockets. It is a garment that is usually layered under other outer layers so in my mind there is not a need for a boat load of pockets. The fit is right on, I'm a medium in most clothes, and the medium works well here.

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Kylewrote a review of on September 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Contrary to some of the other reviews this holds my bike really well. My axle does not spin in the clamp at all. The adaptor does rotate, however the directions say that is normal and once you attach your rear wheel there is not more movement.

Get the lock cores with it and you have a sturdy, safe rig.

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Kylewrote a review of on September 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great runners. There isn't a time when they aren't used, so it's nice to carry a smaller width runner (than nylon). They are quite durable as well. I can only give it 4 stars because it is still just a runner...

The downside is that you can't use dynex to back up rappels as it will overheat. But plan ahead and it's never an issue.

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Kylewrote a review of on August 23, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I have more than one of these. I wear them most days to work and can hit the climbing gym or river after. They breath well and dry quickly.

It is also a super comfortable shirt and I haven't found a better shirt for hot weather. The medium fits well, though a little tight in the back of the shoulders.

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Kylewrote a review of on May 31, 2016

4 5

This is a great Ice Tool/Axe. Can climb vertical ice though not great at it, it's a great tool to have if you have steep couloirs to ascend. Just fine for glacier/snow walking. It's an all arounder. I also appreciate the "T" rating, often not found on similar axes. It is on the heavier side when compared to similar products, but I'll take the increased strength for the weight penalty. I went without the slider, to be honest I rarely would use the pommel on a tool like this.

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Kylewrote a review of on May 26, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: large

Not a lot to say, it's a cycling jersey and it's comfortable. Does a good job of keeping you cool and the pockets are standard size. The large actually fits like a large, so a medium probably would have fit me a little better but I'm sticking with the large.

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Kylewrote a review of on April 4, 2016

amazing
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am able to skin in temperatures I would normally have to drop to the base layer in. It has done a great job of keeping me dry. This jacket has not yet wet out in any condition it has faced.

I have scraped a fair number of tree branches and so far it has held up well. It is not as durable as most gore pro shells though.

Fit is a little large. I am 5 foot 10 and 165-170 pounds and a size large is pretty big. I could have gone with a medium for sure.

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Kylewrote a review of on March 23, 2016

All-arounder
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This crampon can do just about anything. Whether snow climbing, vertical ice, or glacier travel these can do it all with confidence. Not to say they do everything the best, that's probably impossible, but these will not let you down in the mountains.

They also adjust super easy to fit between a mountaineering boot and ski boot.

I wish they came with a crampon bag. That's about the only "con" I have for the purchase.

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