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Spencer Mckay

Banff, Alberta

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Fly Fishing
Snowboarding
Skiing
Surfing

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Spencer Mckay

Spencer Mckaywrote a review of on November 21, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

I got these last year and enjoyed them, but they let me down in a few scenerios. The material on these pants however doesn't provide a lot of stretch and fits a little slimmer than most pants. If your a skinny guy and your day consists of chair lift and casual riding these are great pants. If you are heavy in the leg muscle or spend your days hiking these pants will restrict you. They are not insulated also so put some quality johns on underneath on the cold days. I would say they are relatively water proof but certainly no where near gor-tex . The seams are regular double stitches but nothing special, I ripped the crotch twice last year. Don't buy the hype on their "Critical Seams". I do however have pretty big legs so I didn't have a lot of room to spare.

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Spencer Mckaywrote a review of on November 21, 2013

Styling, light weight and tough
5 5

I have owned these for 2 years and absolutely love them. They are light, fit great and have a snap on mechanism for the arms. I tried a million times to post a picture of the mechanism but I promise you they are reliable and detach at the right times. The only downside to these glasses is they are insanely popular and every person with 100 bucks looking for something other than ray bans ends up with these glasses. That's not by chance, its because they are a great pair of glasses.

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Spencer Mckaywrote a review of on November 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For those of you who have been stung by sub par cartels in the past, fear not, the new cartels are a vast improvement on the previous model. The missions were always the better binding in contrast to the cartels in the past, however the cartels makeover was fruitful. A softer high back and additional cushion on the foot bed makes for a nice platform for park riding or a day in the back country. These are the best all around bindings and won't let you down. There is really no need to spend the extra money on Burtons super high end bindings. Also if you are just making the shift to EST, welcome to the best decision you ever made.

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Spencer Mckaywrote a review of on November 21, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this bag and put it through hell last season. It stood up to everything I threw at it and is a tough bag. Being a snowboarder I was a little bit disappointed with this bag. Although the strap system does accommodate a snowboard, it's not ideal. However I have put my split in the ski straps and it fits fantastically. Beyond that, the bag is comfortable and has all the proper storage for a good day in the back country. Keep in mind that this bag is quite small so if your day trip includes a lot of water, lunch and some extra gear buy a bigger bag. This bag is intended for side country off the hill or a situation which you don't need all your gear in one place (Camp or heli situations). The photo below is of me. I'm 5'11" so you can get a sense of the size.

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Spencer Mckaywrote a review of on November 20, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I picked these up two seasons ago and built my own split board out of a Burton Burden EST. Yes, EST works as a split. This product delivers everything asked of it, however I would like to warn people that patience and a good knowledge of working with boards is needed. The modifications you will make to your board will require you fix portions of your base and drill precise holes. You don't want to make a mistake and notice it at 7000ft. Also, be aware that if you have 2012 light rails they WILL NOT fit the touring mount and pins that come in this kit. The proper mount and pins should have come with your light rails, however that is not always the case so be aware. This is a great product and is worth it to not spend $1000 on a new board. Enjoy and be precise.

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Spencer Mckay

Spencer Mckaywrote a review of on November 20, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I found these boots to be quite comfortable, they fit roomy and wide like a shoe. They are quite comfortable and spacious for someone with a large or wide foot. However, there is a very slight arch so for those with narrow feet and large arches I wouldn't suggest this boot. The cushioning is middle of the road, nothing exceptional. The lacing system is fast and efficient, its a classic lace system with a lace tighten liner inside. The lace system makes it easy on and off but does tend to loosen over the day so lace up again at lunch. This is a great freestyle boot that is a simplistic design and feel, no crazy technology or lacing system. For those who want a boot that feels more like a shoe, this is for you. Just remember, that added comfort comes at the cost of a very wide boot.

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