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Max Besser

Max Besser

San Diego

Max Besser's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Climbing
Snowboarding
Biking

Max Besser's Bio

I enjoy photography, cycling and swimming.

Max Besser

Max Besserwrote a review of on June 11, 2019

Would have bought more
1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

They're outta stock but I woulda bought every color. Great fit, little longer so you can size down if you're on the skinnier side. Awesome material too, good for climbing or hiking.

Edit: The collar kinda ruins this. Washed it once and the collar got really weird on the backside (see pic), kinda upset, not sure if its a one off.

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Max Besserwrote a review of on June 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Sucha comfy shirt. That really soft, easily stretchable material that dries fairly quickly. Perfect cut for my body type (6' 180lbs) too. Runs a tad longer which makes it perfect if you're 5'11"+ but not super wide. Huge fan.

I tried medium and large. Medium is a perfect fit, large is a bit too wide but could totally work if you're bigger than me. Nice length

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Max Besserwrote a review of on June 11, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium & Large

Just that really cheap static-y feeling material. Not nice and feels like something high school gym clothes would be made out of. Just really cheap feeling.

The cut isn't bad if your on the taller side, so you're not gona run into that box-shaped cut other brands run with. Both medium & large worked for me but medium was to tight in the shoulders.

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Max Besserwrote a review of on June 11, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Really thick material so not ideal for warmer weather. Not stretchy and also has that classic Prana square cut. If you're taller but not as wide then it won't fit very well.

I tried medium and large and ran into the issue of medium being too short and large being too wide.

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Max Besserwrote a review of on June 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Big fan of them, on the shorter end for sure. They have a liner though (boxer-brief style) that is really light and nice. Unfortunately I'm not a huge fan of liners for traveling b/c you can't wear them more than once and take way longer to dry, but these are still really nice.

I'm a 32 x 32" in pants, often get a small in other shorts but Medium is the way to go.

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Max Besserwrote a review of on February 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Awesome bottle that's really good at maintaining temperatures. It's comparable to a hydroflask, but cheaper, and better for athletic activities. The bottle looks like it's 2 bottles (one inside of the other) and the smaller one on the inside is wrapped in a thermal mylar material.

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Max Besserwrote a review of on December 3, 2015

Best Socks I've Used
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

So far these are the best socks I've used. They're extremely comfy to wear, but they are quite thick so if your shoes are to tight as they are, you might want to opt for a thinner pair, so far I've had no problems. Surprisingly I've worn them up to 75F before they've gotten uncomfortably hot.

I got Large, and I currently wear a 10-10.5

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Max Besserwrote a review of on December 3, 2015

Great Helmet
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Awesome helmet. I bought a Medium from a separate store. Originally I purchased the Giro Air Attack, but returned it, so i'll explain why I kept this one over the Giro. (Both Giro and Bell have same sizing for these helmets Med in Giro = Med in Bell).

FEATURES
Similar to the Giro, the helmet features a Zeiss visor that magnetizes to the outside of the helmet (flipped upside down) when not in use. Although I wouldn't recommend riding with it up there, it's still extremely snug.

It also has a slider on the back that allows you to open and close all the vents (except the 2 on the very back below the BELL logo). This is more of a novelty and I'm doubtful it actually speeds me up in any noticeable way. I use this primarily when its below 65F outside because it does keep your head quite warm, and if my hair's somehow sticking out of the vents.

One of the main reasons I chose this was that it looks more like a traditional road helmet, especially if you leave the visor at home. The Giro looks odd in my opinion without the visor and even with the visor attached I felt it sat quite high (the bottom of the lens level with the bottom of my eye). The Bell still looks nice even with glasses, however I almost always use the visor. It has a large field of view and is surprisingly easy to wipe sweat off your head by pulling out the visor.

In terms of the negatives, relative to the Giro, I found the Giro felt more snug and comfortable. This was likely b/c it has a rounder shape (which is why i felt it looked strange on my head).

The Giro also had more replacement lenses for cheap ($40 on Amazon) and in a variety of more colors, where as the Bell only has a few I've found ($120 on Amazon only variants of gray).

I included a front/side view picture of mine b/c there's no stock ones out there.

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Max Besserwrote a review of on December 3, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Specialized bottles are extremely simple and very nice, this one is no exception. Works great for biking and fits nicely in my cages.

It's only 22oz, which I find a bit small, personally I prefer the 24oz ones. They're the same width, just a bit taller, which I find easier to grab out of your cages.

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Max Besserwrote a review of on December 3, 2015

Good
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Specialized bottles are extremely simple and very nice, this one is no exception. Works great for biking and fits nicely in my cages.

Personally I prefer the 24oz bottles (this one's only 22oz) they're a bit taller and I find them easier to grab out of my cages.

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Max Besserwrote a question about on October 23, 2015

Does the Matte Black version come with a Shield? The picture doesn't include it but it's listed under the "with shield" section as opposed to the separate listing that doesn't include it.

Also if it doesn't does it offer the ability or slot to install one later?

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