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WondaMunky

WondaMunky's Passions

Biking
Running
Paddling
Surfing
Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Climbing

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Small and nimble for those tough to reach areas ;D

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WondaMunkywrote a review of on July 1, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: 33x30

I have several pairs of Mountain Khaki shorts and the relaxed fit of this same product. It took a few exchanges of size to get the fit right for me. I'm 5'6", 160 lbs, and generally wear a 31" waist, some manufacturers even a 30". With Mountain Khaki's I found that my preferred feeling of the relaxed waist fit I enjoy at a 31" to match closest to Mountain Khaki's 33".

The material is awesome! High quality cotton trousers! Such as I've come to enjoy from Mountain Khakis. It's warm on the hot days, as it is a heavier material, but I never feel like I have baby these dungarees getting on my knees or brushing out trees like some of the more technical fabrics that are produced as hiking/climbing/work pants.

I actually enjoy the fit and appearance of the slim fit Mountain Khakis Alpine Utility Pants, in comparison to the relaxed. The relaxed makes me feel like I'm swimming in a pair of MC Hammer's jammers. My only wish was that they allowed me more wiggle room when hi-stepping.

Trying to climb in to a truck bed, step up a ladder, or swing my leg over a fence.... I encounter a great deal of resistance as the gusseting in the crotch does not provide my legs ample room to achieve such maneuvers with ease in the canvas material. The relaxed fit provides plenty of space in the thigh to not bind the material. But if I wanna swing my foot up on the flat bed of our pick up, I unfortunately end up getting my knee instead, and crawling on like an unsure toddler trying to tackle a set of stairs.... Not the most manly endeavor....

Aside from the issue of having to hike up my slim fits to swing my boots over the top...I do enjoy these pants. Rugged, well made, and have plenty of material in all the wear spots to last for good long time no matter what endeavor you undertake.

However, as I like to have the ability to be agile when working. I'm not settling my heart on these as the perfect pair of pants for my undertakings.

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WondaMunkywrote a review of on July 1, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have long been a proponent of mittens in the winter months....these are my second pair of Dakine mittens, and I have found renewed appreciation for this staple of my snow bound accessories.

After moving across country and working out of doors in the North East this past winter...I found myself in want of mittens after trying an assortment of insulated work gloves.

First off, the Gortex liner is a huge game changer! One of the main contributing factors for this purchase was how the gloves I had been using held the moisture close to my digits at sub-freezing temps. Developing ice amid the thaw and freeze experienced between my snow lined my fingers...I quickly realized that the provision of the water resistant/repellant/proof membrane made my work much more enjoyable.

In comparison to the gloves I had purchased, the warmth provided by these mittens is no contest. I have found the insulation on top of the Gore-Tex membrane to be of such high quality that amid a 1 month cold spell, where we did not see a temp above 20, I did not even feel I needed to where the additional glove liner included. It proved to be another accessory, as I have relegated the glove liner to a winter running assignment.

In essence, this product left me completely satisfied, and supplied me not only a quality pair of mittens, but a very well suited running glove as well.

I love feeling my fingers, when I'm out against the elements!

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WondaMunkywrote a review of on September 9, 2016

4 5

This beanie was a nice piece to wear under helmets. I purchased it for just such working winter construction where Hi Viz is required. Definitely an eye catcher in color, this knit cap was a low profile fit. Wasn't much for the look of it without a helmet, as I prefer a little more material for a causal winter noggin topper. This one reminded me more of a winter swim cap 😁

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WondaMunkywrote a review of on September 9, 2016

5 5

This is an awesome addition to any rack system that requires removal of the front wheel to mount your bike. I purchased this item when I was carting around several bikes and was placing the front wheel inside the vehicle. This helped move the cumbersome wheel out of the passenger space of my small sedan and keep it up on the roof with the cycles. Worked well with my road bike and mountain bike wheel sets. Was especially handy to keep it on the rack after those wet rides that leave you and your kit a lil' moist and muddy.

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WondaMunkywrote a review of on September 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Path was an easy choice, as the quality and economy of this outfit was a huge appeal. I chose the 8# rod @ 9' with intent of carrying the larger line and potentially a bigger catch. Initially the rod was heavier than anticipated, and I struggled a bit in tuning my technique to this set up which in effect made for some awkward presentations. But the responsiveness of the package was very progressive and has been a welcome addition with it's simplicity and resilience. As noted by others the line provided is a median point to start from, and gives users an opportunity to learn the sport a bit more in depth as they tune their set up. This combo is a great foundation to start from, and a welcome addition to seasoned anglers looking for a modest travel set.

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WondaMunkywrote a review of on February 23, 2015

Awesome Winter Ninja
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Black One Size

I bought two of these while working construction in this 2015 New York winter. I wore a hard hat over it, but no beanie. It was single digits, windy, driving snow, and freezing rain. Despite it's thin construction, this balaclava significantly outperformed my others. Unless it was howling wind I was plenty warm. Love the eye cut, as it easily allowed me to wear safety glasses or sunglasses while still keeping out the cold.... An added plus...it made me swift, agile, and virtually undetectable.

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