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Northeastsurfing

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Northeastsurfing's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Paddling
Snowshoeing
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Northeastsurfing's Bio

Ronnie Lees - "Life is short so live it."Climbing mountains, Surfing waves, Skiing everything. "Winds - Surf - Snow" http://www.northeastsurfing.com

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Northeastsurfingposted an image about on May 9, 2017

Mount Washington

at 6,288.2 ft (1,916.6 m) and the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River. The mountain is notorious for its erratic weather. On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded a windspeed of 231 miles per hour at the summit, the world record for most of the 20th century, and still a record for measured wind speeds not involved with a tropical cyclone.

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Northeastsurfingwrote a review of on May 9, 2017

Highest Peek in THE Northeast, USA.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Skinned up the Tuckerman Trail to Herman Lake Shelter. Stayed over a night. Then climbed up to the summit of MT. Washington with skis in hand, yes in hand. Wore this shell and stored all emergency gear in stow pockets, ski boots on feet with crampons, snow axe in hand and North Face Gore-text shell pant. Left Heavy Overnight pack at the Herman Lake Shelter. This shell was my only outside protection and it stood up to heavy winds, snow, and some light rain, then sun. We had it all on this climb. I was so dry, it vented well, and when my skis pulled at it the jacket held up and didn't rip. It was amazing. I warm and sweat left my body escaping. I am only 5'7 so the large hangs below the waist. I may have been able to wear a Medium but I like room.

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Northeastsurfingwrote a review of on November 29, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 159 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Owning 25,000 worth of North face over 25 years doesn't make me an expert but I have owned what feels like it all. Out of my many shells this is my new one. I was attracted to the price when is fair for the technology. I normally like the 3 ply gore-tex because the old 2 layer seemed heavy and damp at times. This new north face 2 layer is nice. Pros: Nice pockets, warm, great martial and in sweet locations. 2 layer gore-tex really repels water, I feel room temp in jacket, hood is nice and the adjustment is perfect doesn't slip, nice colors with a clean look, the Adjustable cuffs are tight, the powder strap is not cheap. Cons: At my height and weight the jacket seems long (bought a medium) There is an indent around jacket like a 3 quarter length coat has, but no string to loosen or tighten. I do not like the three quarter length look seems to long, it does not feel relaxed fit. All this aside and it could just be my style, (I seem to light jackets that stop at waist) this is a solid jacket. I do not think I would take hiking or backpacking. More for skiing I believe you feel like you do not want to get it dirty lol. I have my 3 layer gore-tex for that. Which also comes down below the waist again it could be my height. Skiing this is fun and flexible enough, nice coat in a rain storm in the city to. I actually like the inside layer on this feels warmer. Ronnie Lees.

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Northeastsurfingwrote a review of on November 28, 2016

Gore-tex Not Hyvent
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 159 lbs

I bought this sweet glove. I love it. Wore only a few times but very warm once you create heat or put hands in this glove in a warm area then head out. I was surprised though that it is gore-tex sense everything read hyvent. That aside I rather the gore-tex.

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Northeastsurfingwrote a review of on September 6, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

In dry cold these gloves are amazing. In damp cold My hands got cold. I tried an insert but seems to defeat the purpose of a mitten. Under a sunny sky in the mid west dry and cold I was nice and warm. IN the northeast when it got cold and cloudy I was not warm any longer. I think I am going to really put to the test this winter. I did feel if I kept moving I stayed pretty room temp which you want no sweating, and conformable. They seem made well and strong I wish I got a size smaller they are a run a little big. Not sure if worth the money but I will use them and update if they seem to work better this coming season.

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Northeastsurfingwrote a review of on September 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Coming from a North Face guy I always knew Osprey had good packs.. but this pack is amazing. Pockets everywhere. Took on some one nighters and fit everything I needed, I broke the tent down and put on bottom of pack, the sleeping bag fit as well but was tight. I also took on a plane as a carry on and loved traveling with it. I can't wait to backcountry ski with this pack because that what it seems it was made for. The back opens the front opens love it. Pockets and helmet spots make it even better.

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Northeastsurfingposted an image about on February 27, 2016

Hardcore in Utah

Put to the test in the steeps, cold, deep snow, bumps and glades. These TNF Pant are awesome, reliable and amazing. The best deal on Backcountry as well. The store wanted full price. Though they would have been worth it. I stayed so warm with only under amor base layer under them. When the sun came out the inner vents were awesome at allowing extra venting. I even dropped some water on them from my bottle and it ran right off. The size are a little long for me at 5'7 168 I bought the large and use a belt. But in ski boots they fit right after I boot in. I wish I got the Medium though.

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Northeastsurfingposted an image about on February 27, 2016

I love these Gloves

These are great gloves and even a better deal on backcountry. Also just note they run a little larger then the size chart. This can be good and bad. The inserts are nice and have windproof on knuckles when I got to hot I took the leather shells off. Yet they really vent well. Warm after the first run and you create heat and holds heat well. Hands never sweat and I did feel a little cold when first walked outside, yet once I warmed up I was good to go.

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Northeastsurfingwrote a review of on January 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 169 lbs
Size Purchased: One size

No mater what I am wearing from jeans to ski pants this belt does the job wow I am so impressed and I really can't feel the belt either. Very comfortable and seems strong. I wear with my north face shell pant and they are a little big for me yet I don't ever feel sagging.. Love this belt.

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Northeastsurfingwrote a review of on January 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 169 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Great pants and a great deal from backcountry store.. I was wearing a hyvent Ski pants and always felt sweaty after some hard activity. These pants vent nice and look sharp. Random warm day in Decrmber brought rain and I didn't feel it. The pockets are sweet and placed perfect. I bought the large but at 33-34 waist 5'7- 169 I could have gone for a medium I think. Length wise with boots I have to wear additional gators or they drag. Been cuffing up while walking to resorts. With ski boots perfect they come down just over the back of the boot and have a nice look to them. I like the extra room and wear a belt from back country (check my other reviews) that's awesome and hold them up. Again I believe I could have gone with the medium but I do like the baggy feel. I felt they were warm with just a base layer u set then like winter body armor but you have to crate the heat first so it holds. Will upload a pic soon.. I recommend these.. Ronnie Lees.

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Northeastsurfingwrote a review of on December 6, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love this helmet just skied a few days and was so warm and conformable. I had my headphones in it and the pads come out so there is more room and your ears are not being pushed in like other helmets. Love that feature also the vents work nice I got a little warm and the vents cooled me down for a run or two. It fits perfect.. Love it, Ronnie Lees.

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Northeastsurfingwrote a review of on September 10, 2015

4 5

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

Love them sounds great but better they fit into my helmet very nicely. I am using a smith helmet a newer one and with the zip in pads and they fit and do not feel tight with the Audio Chips in them. Easier to use and sounds great with a fair price. I ski a lot will update with how they do on the mountain.

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Northeastsurfingwrote a review of on June 3, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Hoping it comes back in the fall, love it. Went skiing and placed in bag in lodge or dropped on floor not sure. But either way when I got home it was gone. I loved it so much like a portable tent. I once spent the night inside it with matching pants because of a wrong turn. It was raining hard and I was so dry it was amazing. I even feel asleep. I also use for skiing and it keeps heat in and allows the sweat to leave. Backcountry has a great deal if you can find your size. I felt the jacket runs small. But I recommend it to anyone looking for a great ski jacket or mountain shell. It is a little heavy I had the Alpine and that was supper light compared to this jacket. But if you are wearing it most of the time its great. Maybe to much for mid summer protection.

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Northeastsurfingwrote a review of on June 3, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: large

Bought this jacket after my North Face Kichatna was lost or stolen at a ski resort. So bummed and wanted something to get though summer hikes. The Kichatna was awesome like a portable tent, but heavy. What I like about this jacket here its light. It seems made well but not a fan of the inside material. It feels rain jacket like which are know to be claimy. Yet went for a hike in the pouring rain and I was so dry and not sweating. I like some hyvents but rather Gore-tex so paid for this in hopes it vents better then hyvent. It is true to size love the fit more then anything. I wear a large and it is perfect for a large. With the Kichatna I was forced to get a XL and it always felt a little to big. Over all a great jacket for the price. I am planing some fall climbs and hoping I can bring this light packable jacket to protect me from any of the winds, rains or other elements I come across.

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