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Marc Lund

Marc Lundwrote a review of on December 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 187 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I was fortunate enough to be one of the product testers for this item and I give it two thumbs up. I have worked as a snowboard instructor and the uniforms I would wear had a similar Gore-Tex outer layer but this item in particular was much nicer to wear. It is easier to move in than most other Gore-Tex Products. It isn't stretchy but it is more flexible and movable than most of the ski pant's I've worn.
It breathes really well and is super waterproof. As one of the product testers I was put into a shower while wearing this with the corresponding jacket doing all sorts of exercises and movement's and did not get wet at all, it was pretty fun to test out.
The feature of being able to convert the bibs to pants as well is very unique. When I ski and board I like using the bibs so that no snow gets under my clothes, then when I snow hike it's nice to shed the bib.
The amount of pocket space in and zippers is a great addition as well, I feel like I can keep all of my personal effects on me without needing a ski-pack. The vent works very well when you need that little extra breath-ability.
Overall these are a must, especially for the price, you cannot beat this Gore-Tex product, It is one of the most amazing pieces of equipment you can have in your winter wardrobe.

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Marc Lund

Marc Lundwrote a review of on December 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 187 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

This has quickly become one of my absolute favorite jackets to wear no matter what the activity. I have used it snowboarding, hiking, camping, even just walking my dog around town. I've put it through the wringer and it's still like new. I was able to wear it hiking in temps close to 30 degrees with this jacket and a thin base layer and I was absolutely fine. It's super comfy as well, it's light and although it's not as packable some jackets it is definitely light enough you wont have to worry about that being an issue. I bought this jacket in a size medium and it fits very true to size. A few members of my family have bought this jacket as well after trying mine on and everyone loves it. The thumb holes are a nice addition to the usefulness of the jacket and makes it easy to put gloves on over top of the sleeves so no part of my arms are exposed when it is cold.
When I snowboard or ski I wear this jacket with a thin base layer and a shell jacket over top and I am plenty warm. I give this Jacket 5 stars.

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Marc Lund

Marc Lundwrote a review of on October 28, 2019

Love this jacket
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 187 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

This is one of the nicest thin layers I've ever worn. It's super comfy, my girlfriend keeps stealing it from me because of how soft it is. I've taken this on several trips hiking, climbing, camping, etc, and it has not disappointed me yet. It's stretchy and movable and it breathes really well. For how thin it is, it's also really warm. I was hiking in temperatures around the low 30's and high 20's with this as a base and a thin insulated layer on top of that and it was actually keeping me warm enough. This jacket is also pretty durable, I've taken through the wringer and it's still holding strong and hasn't ripped or torn on me yet, I believe it'll last a long time.

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Marc Lund

Marc Lundwrote a review of on March 18, 2019

5 5

I ride this board in a variety of different conditions, All around this is a pretty great board especially for powder and park with some technical riding. For the purposes I would be using it for it was a little less controlled than I usually like. It is a little bit stiff which is good for certain conditions in the powder but I find it has a little slippage in more packed snow. The hybrid profile is fantastic in the powder and does have some advantage with park riding, However the stiffness I experienced did make it a little harder to ride in technical conditions like trees/moguls. I was also hard to keep speed over long surfaces because I felt like I didn't have enough traction underfoot and had to compensate by keeping a lower stance and continuous adjustments.
I still give this board five stars because if you're using it for its intended purposes IE powder and technical mountain it works great. As an all mountain I would suggest a board like the Salomon craft or a Capita board like the Defenders of Awesome.
I find this board works best with stiff bindings like the Rome Vice or anything 6+ on a stiffness rating.

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Marc Lundwrote a review of on February 28, 2019

5 5

I absolutely love these bindings. I prefer to use a stiffer binding to have better control over technical terrain like surfing in Chutes and riding deep powder. I use a board with mid flex for some versatility in the mountains which works perfectly (in my experience) with a stiffer binding. I am able to maintain perfect control when sending tight spaces, surfing chutes as well as the groomers and of course powder. The control is amazing. I was debating between these bindings and the Flux DSW (a fantastic binding as well) but ultimately got these bindings because the construction is a little stiffer and felt more solid. I used this on a stiffer board too which worked well because there was no lag or extra movement in the binding itself which is typical for some mid flex bindings.
The bindings do get a little tight over the boot because of how stiff they are, I generally like having mid stiff boots for a slight flex in the ankle but it does feel a little too tight on the Burton Invaders I have, It's better to go with an actual Rome boot like the Guide SRT or the Rome Bodega.
I definitely recommend these bindings because they are well built and versatile. I am a snowboard instructor and I highly recommend these for intermediate to advanced riders level green and above because of the amount of control, stability and versatility they offer which helps students to have a better feel for what they are doing on the snow.

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Marc Lundwrote a review of on January 28, 2019

5 5

I bought this to use as my instructor board for the season and I have zero complaints. I absolutely love this board, it has a few features that make riding smooth. I was looking at a few boards but ultimately settled on this one because of the specific profile. The flat center is great for doing park riding and the camber/rocker ends make it float well through the powder. The flexibility in the board is a little stiff, however, I still have great stability making wide or sharp turns and I am still able to butter through the snow. The board is very light weight and the true twin tips makes for very easy switch riding.
I was also able to fit a wide variety of bindings which means all types welcome.
As an all mountain board I give it a 5/5, it is great as both a beginner board as well as an advanced board . It has great stability and balance which is great for beginners and is able to ride through rough terrain and do higher level technical riding. This board is definitely unbeatable, especially for the price, Coming from an instructors point of view I highly recommend this board for all levels of riding.

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