Peter Kochwrote a question about FlyLow Gear Quantum Jacket - Men's on November 25, 2013
This or the Patigonia Powder Bowl?
trying to have as much fun as possible and spread stoke. I am also a hardcore gearhead.
This or the Patigonia Powder Bowl?
Looks sweet and well. Breathable, very nice fabric, comfy and minimalist. Also I love how the arms are a super tight fit.
I like these bibs a lot. Breathable, awesome chamois, good looking, cool stitching detail and is durable. Haven't found any problems yet after 4 rides in 'em.
These are good sandals. First off, the look sick and second they are durable. Tevas are easier to get on and from my experiences more comfortable, but less built for hiking.
Wore these this past summer on a 30-day canoe trip. Dried quickly, good waterproofing, tough and comfortable. Didn't see any cons to them. Also good colors.
This headlamp looks cool and is at a good price, but when I used it this summer for a canoe trip, the light was never very strong and also flickered sometimes. I changed the batteries a lot, but it didn't help much.
Just picked up a new one because I had to get the white camo and it is so sick. Not only does the Droz look sweet, but it feels good and is very easy to breath with. I wear it almost everyday of the skis season especially when it's coming down and you need some protection, but also from wind, sun and just to show how cool you are for rocking discrete. I also use the droz for biking, hiking and other adventures when not skiing.
Skied with the 2012 model this past season and I love it. Great waterproofing, clean and cool styling, good colors, very comfortable, and also includes sweat features like a built-in balaclava, pit zips and good pocket placement. Also hood works well with helmet.
Great hat for adventuring. Used it on a 30-day canoe trip this last summer and it held up well. Good protection, looks cool and is durable.
Great bottle. Light, durable, well-sized, good colors-can't go wrong
It makes for cool angles and easy access, but at the same time it gets tangled around itself very easily and also in my opinion, way overpriced for what it is.
These bindings are great. They are easy to get in/out of, look sick and are safer than other options. Recommend these to any big mountain skier on the lighter side.
This is a good rain shell for the price, but is not Patagonia quality. It fits true to size, looks good, packs down well and protects from the rain, but I found myself getting very hot and sweaty in it, in not super hot temps. Besides breathability, it is a good product. Bottom line; its going to be as good or better than the other options for this price range, just not classic patagonia quality that comes with the name.
I have now had this helmet for a season and love it. The best parts about it are the venting, super quick and easy and works well, how well it fits with my I/O's, the comfortable inside, and how rad it looks. The one con is that my BOA system doesn't seem to work anymore, otherwise awesome helmet.
I sported these on a 33-day canoe trip this past summer, with rugged conditions and the did an amazing job. They would dry quickly, were a tough material, didn't chafe and had a great retro look to them. They are a little short, but they are better to walk in because of that. Highly recommend.
I have had this dry bag for 3 years now and this past year it started tearing in areas creating small holes. I was on a canoe trip and I threw it out of my tent. It hit a rock and the rock ripped straight through the fabric. For the rest of the trip I used a SealLine Baja bag and the material felt much tougher and worked better. I will definitely buy one for next summer.The buckle on that bag is also much tougher.
I have only skied 4 days on these but they are great! 1 of those days was a powder day and they were super surfy and floaty and were very fast. They are also very stable at speed. On the other hand I skied these in pure spring conditions and they were super fun and poppy. Because of the slight camber in the ski they will pop off of anything and make skiing great. The only place where the ski doesn't excel is ice and super firm groomers, but they aren't supposed to be amazing on firm snow. They can shred on a groomer and carve slalom turns and are a super fun ski if you live out west.
This jacket is warm, comfy and cool. The only downside is that the hood is a little to bulky to layer under something. I would definitely go with a regular puffy over this because of the hood if you plan on layering.
This is a great jacket that is comfortable, warm, stylish, dry and technical. I have never been cold or gotten wet in it and it includes great features for example the built-in balaclava. I also like the bigger cuffs because it makes it easy to get over my gloves for full storm protection. The hood is great because it fits over my hood. The only problem I have had, which doesn't happen often is that the zipper gets stuck sometimes. One last thing is that you can also use this jacket as a raincoat.