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Paul L.

Paul L.

Paul L.

Paul L.wrote a review of on July 17, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: 34

I picked these up as a pant I can wear to work and around town, and head straight to the gym or crag in if that's how the day shapes up.
They are extremely comfortable and light. The one small zipper pocket is discreet and works well for holding small things you don't want to lose, though my smartphone barely fits.
I do love these pants for how comfortable they are, and the great fit. I'm fairly tall, slim, all legs, and these fit me perfectly.
The one downside is that they are fairly thin in the knees and butt, so I don't think they will hold up as pants that are frequently worn for climbing or rougher hiking. I've only worn them in the gym a few times, and there are noticeable abrasions where they have bumped or dragged across a hold.

Regardless, I plan on buying at least one more pair.

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Paul L.

Paul L.wrote a review of on July 17, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This helmet is well designed, light, adjustable and comfortable.
As an upgrade from an old-school hardshell, I'm really impressed so far in cragging and a few short multipitches. I have not had it out for a long day of constant movement, yet.
I was a little concerned about getting the fit right with the strap system, but it is pretty straight forward and stays plenty snug both while climbing and belaying. Coming from a hardshell, it's significantly lighter and it's noticeable while belaying. The hard shell on top is nice when bumping through a tight corner or roof and not worrying about gouging out foam, while the foam lower keeps the weight down and has plenty of venting to keep cool, despite the dark color. The small bill on the front actually works to provide a little extra sun protection when looking up, and I'm sure would work to direct water or spindrift away from your face in those conditions.

While I hope to never have to rely on the MIPS system, it's comforting knowing it is there and I hope to see all companies going that direction.

The only thing I think could be tweaked would be to have slightly longer straps on the chin strap and the tightening system on the back. I have a fairly large head and hands, and while the helmet fits well there is very little strap left to adjust with making it a little difficult to tighten. If wearing on a cold day, even with thin gloves it would be near impossible to tighten I think.
Pretty minor gripe given all the other pros.

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