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Paul H.

Paul H.

Southeast PA, or where ever I'm at.

Paul H.'s Passions

Snowboarding
Running
Biking
Climbing
Surfing
Fly Fishing
Snowshoeing
Hiking & Camping

Paul H.'s Bio

There is more to life than my couch.

Paul H.

Paul H.wrote a review of on January 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I tried a pair of the PRIOR model BTN shorts in the longer length but had some issues with chafing. That said, I love the fast-drying material. I had been using Patagonia Strider Pro shorts b/c I love the pockets. The pockets on the BTN were a bit wimpy in comparison (cant fit a phone or a balled up shell. Again, this was the previous model version.
On to the new 3.5 BTN. These are close to perfection. Pockets are updated with one that is large enough to hold a iPhone 6 (just) or a balled up shell (I use an Arc'teryx Incendo). I first wore these on a rainy 9mile technical trail run (steep hills, creek crossings, logs, deep mud, etc). Absolutely no chafing. With the on and off rain I was constantly donning and shedding my shell as it was quite warm when it wasn't raining. The pocket made this easy. Plus there is another smaller pocket for a gel, which I really needed at about mile 5. All around, it made me want to clean out my shorts drawer and buy another couple of pairs of these. I'll slowly convert over to this short exclusively.

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Paul H.wrote a review of on December 26, 2015

Brilliant light shell
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I wanted this for a trip to the UK to visit in-laws. I knew it rains quite a lot this time of year and it's been especially wet. BC chat was super helpful and rushed it to me just in time.
First impression is very favorable. Blocks the wind well with a good "skin feel". We ran through a couple of downpours and this shell shed the rain well. I doubt it would keep you dry in a long downpour but it was perfect for the quick showers we had. The media pocket is perfect (fits iPhone 6). I still have a few features to try out but so far it has taken the spot of my go to running shell formerly occupied by the Patagonia Houdini. The main reasons are the material which feels much less clammy against the skin and the fit (more athletic "close" fit than the Houdini).

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Paul H.wrote a review of on December 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Quality of this vest is outstanding! I rarely need more than a sweater and this down vest to get me through chilly evenings. I tend to get stuffy in full down jackets, so I consider vests the "perfect jacket". I've tried several and this is my favorite. I like that fact that it stuffs into an internal sac (included) instead of a pocket as pocket stuffing can get a little unnecessarily tight.
Get it, you won't be dissatisfied.

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Paul H.wrote a review of on December 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used the Z1 on road and MTB and love it. When temps drop I add the aeroshell and I don't even need a beanie (sometimes ear covers). This is my 2nd Z1, just because I race for different teams on road/MTB/triathlon and wanted a different color scheme. Most recently wore this helmet for Xterra WC in Maui, and it gave me no issues, barely knew it was there.

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Paul H.wrote a review of on August 17, 2015

4 5

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

I needed a deck bag for longer SUP tours. It attaches easily to the deck and stays put. Easy to get in and out of and keeps the water out (I doubt if it's fully water proof/submersible). A plus is that the yellow color makes finding items inside a bit easier than if it were dark inside. The other plus is being able to remove it and use it as a backpack, which when carrying a SUP around is a nice feature. I took off a star because it seems there are some other bags that look similar that are priced a bit lower, so there is the possibility of a better value for money out there, but SealLine usually makes a good product so I was willing to pay a bit more.

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Paul H.wrote a review of on July 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Med

Well, can't speak to durability as I just got them and have only run 10 K in them, but...super comfortable. Really fast drying awesome shorts. I've been wearing Patagonia strides and these are superior in comfort and drying. I usually finish with my shorts soaked through. Today, by the time I recovered enough to drive home, my shorts were dry. Not a chafe spot to be found. Buying more now...

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Paul H.wrote a review of on November 28, 2008

4 5

These are great socks and are more comfortable for long wear than a similar pair I have by SW. I bought 3 more pair after the first. These may be a bit heavy for everyday, indoor use. For that, I would go with Patagonia's Everyday sock. I bought some of these as well. The socks stay warm, even when wet and seem pretty durable so far. They do shrink a bit on washing but you can stretch them back out by hand. Worth the cost.

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Paul H.wrote a review of on November 8, 2008

4 5

Great comfortable chair. I bought these for chillin' in the back yard on days off of playing. My only complaint is the wood on the arms started looking rough from the get go. Sand the arms as soon as you get yours and put some stain on them. Also, rust has been showing up in all the joints and bolt holes. Obviously these chairs are not meant to stay outside.

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Paul H.wrote a review of on November 8, 2008

5 5

My new favorite shirt. I already had one and bought another so I don't have to do laundry every night :-). Fits great, true to size and is comfortable in a broad range of temperatures. My only complaint, it wrinkles a bit in the wash and so requires a very brief ironing to look presentable. If you don't own an iron, buy the Patagonia Buckshot Flannel instead.

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