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Matt Zimmermanwrote a review of on February 27, 2020

Look good, feel good, stay dry
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

This shell at first glance appears to just be another shell that's good for touring, backpacking, or whatever your outdoor activity is. This is super true, but there's more to this shell than just another shell. The 3L technology used in this shell can be felt before you even finish putting it on. It's one of those textures you can feel and instantly trust to keep you dry. The first thing I did when I got this was put it on and run the water in the sink over my arm, and there was no doubt in my mind I'd get wet and man was I right. This membrane is insanely waterproof, super comfortable, and breathes better than any other rain jacket/shell I've put on. The pit zips make it perfect for touring, and the fit of it makes it perfect for layering underneath for resort skiing (which is what I mostly use mine for.)

This shell is SUPER lightweight and would be the ideal backpacking rain jacket for a light pack and reliable dryness regardless of weather. Without a doubt, this is the best shell I know of, with the newest technology, and somehow it's still under $200. If you don't believe me, here's a pic of me being a kook and repping it hard.

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Matt Zimmerman

Matt Zimmermanwrote a review of on January 15, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This helmet is amazing. In it, I feel safe, comfortable, well-fitted in it, and all around feel steezy. This is all I want in a helmet, but what sets this apart is the underchin strap that is magnetized, making it super easy to buckle up and stay safe without taking mittens off or struggling. It practically straps up on its own!

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Matt Zimmermanwrote a review of on January 15, 2020

3 5

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

These boots are stiff as hell which I love as a boarder, but the base on which your foot goes is super hard and got me off the mountain probably 4 runs before I wanted to go home. Although to be fair, they do look super cool and I got a ton of compliments on them haha

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Matt Zimmermanwrote a review of on January 15, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This board is stable at high speeds straight lining groomers, it has enough flex to be playful with butters, it pops off jumps, it stays up in powder, it is stable when dropping cliffs, it's forgiving and precise when carving... This board is the real deal and I would recommend it to everyone!

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Matt Zimmermanwrote a review of on January 3, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These bindings ride super similarly as the Rome Katana's, which are the older nicer version of these. These bindings are more than $100 cheaper though, so that's definitely a plus. If you're looking for the greatest bang for your buck and in this price range, these are your boys. They hold tight, are stable yet playful, and offer great support. Couldn't recommend more!

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Matt Zimmermanwrote a review of on December 3, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Gearheads and outdoor enthusiasts alike love this jacket as you can tell by the many many reviews below this one. I use this as my mid-layer when skiing, and I'm kept super warm. The texture of the shell, the softness of the inside, the insulation level... Everything is truly perfect. My favorite feature (though a small thing) is the wrists. The small elastic bands that hold onto your wrists to make sure the sleeves don't hike up your arm, and keep the snow out of your sleeves. Comfortable enough and versatile enough to wear off the mountain too!

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Matt Zimmermanwrote a review of on December 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Simple as that... I'm never using another binding again. This is a perfectly stiff, incredibly lightweight, super cool looking binding that will turn heads on the slopes. I have the wood grain iteration, and I love the look. I use this all mountain and they're truly perfect for all conditions, from powder to trees to groomers to park features... I've hit it all and these perform perfectly in all areas of the mountain!

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Matt Zimmermanwrote a review of on December 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my first time ever using a boot with the BOA system, and lemme tell you: I'm never going back. These boots had a nice, soft flex to them that allowed for a relaxed ride with a ton of control. I was able to crank down the BOA to be super tight and still feel very comfortable in the boots. 10/10 would recommend!

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Matt Zimmermanwrote a review of on November 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Are you trying to stay warm this winter? Do you want to look amazing while you do it? This insanely lightweight jacket is shockingly warm and incredibly packable. Truly, as an outdoors professional, I couldn't recommend this jacket more!

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Matt Zimmermanwrote a review of on November 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

This is the perfect all-around jacket. I'm able to wear this around town in the cold and am kept warm, I hike and am kept warm (but not too warm because of the breathability), and most of all, I was kept looking good. This is an outdoors jacket meant for people that care about style/fashion. I couldn't recommend this jacket more for whatever you're using it for. This is the jacket for you.

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Matt Zimmermanwrote a review of on October 24, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: 12

I used to work in wilderness therapy, where we outfitted students in gear and took them on crazy intense adventures. The students complained about everything under the sun except for these boots. Finally getting to try them out and hike around in them, I understand. These boots don't need to be broken in, offer the support you need, and are waterproof. They are a little bit heavier than other boots, but given all of the above, it is incredibly worth it. True to size and couldn't recommend more!

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Matt Zimmermanwrote a review of on October 24, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used this helmet only for a week, but my goodness I fell in love quick. I have a big head and this thing fit like a dream. I felt comfortable enough to not be thinking about if it would protect me or not. I love the strap under the chin a ton though. I never had to fiddle with it, it's an easy thing to strap and tighten on the go, AND was super comfortable. It breathes well and made me feel safe when riding some pretty rowdy lines.

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