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gregory mogle

gregory moglewrote a review of on June 28, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought a Yeti 105 several years ago and appreciate it immensely. I've found that following Yeti's advice on how to use it pays off. We chill everything before it goes into the cooler, so when packing for the trip nothing warm goes in. As the level of stuff inside goes down during a trip we fill the space with towels and maybe a blanket. This provides a barrier to keep the cold down in the cooler when opening it to fetch things, and also provides a soft surface for placing delicate fruits and veggies on top (the basket is no good for this - damages soft items like fruits, avocado, etc.). I keep the cooler out of the sun when possible, and I keep it covered with a blanket or with a piece of reflective bubble wrap insulation even when it's not in the sun. Pre-cooking and freezing some foods like stews and soups and placing them down in the bottom of the cooler really helps extend the ice. And I try to open it as few times as possible. We've used it for trips lasting two weeks and I'd say that overall I have to buy less than half the ice I had to before I bought the Yeti. I bought the vertical divider for it and find that it helps keep stuff from moving around and allows for division of contents. It's also nice to be able to put a pad lock on it, not for the bears, but for the beer thieves one may encounter at larger gatherings!

I have few complaints, but I do find that it's heavy when full, too heavy for me to lift it by myself. Guess I need to buy a 65 or 75 for times I'm traveling alone! Also, the rubber feet that come on them from Yeti are super grabby and make sliding the cooler across flat surfaces very difficult. I bought some aftermarket replacement pads that are hard plastic so I can slide it around more easily.

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gregory moglewrote a review of on June 28, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

Great boots so far. I've worn them around the house and for two short hikes and they keep getting more comfortable. I learned a few things about choosing the right size hiking boot when thinking about this purchase, and realized I have been wearing boots that were too small for my feet for years. When trying on the boot make sure, before you lace them up, that you can slide a finger down behind your heel easily. When laced up this provides some extra toe room for your toes to move forward a bit without getting jammed up as happens when going down hill. When I first tried on my size 10s I thought they might be too big, but as I've worn them I've come to understand the design and and how it benefits the toes. My heel stays in place just fine, and the rest of my feet are supported nicely. Not so many miles on them yet. I'll report back after the season with more impressions.

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gregory moglewrote a review of on June 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought one of these jackets for my special girl to keep her torso dry when playing around in the snow. This past season we used it several times and I like it. It fits well, on the tight side which I think is better than loose, so it moves with her instead of limiting her movements. She is an active girl! As for keeping her dry it does a good job. I'd buy another if this one was lost or damaged.

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gregory moglewrote a review of on March 29, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

I bought some of these as a gift for my brother in-law and tried them on before giving them to him. I liked them so much I bought myself a pair. The footbed is soft and giving, and eventually takes the shape of your foot. The sole grips well. I can walk around in these all day long and not be bothered by the strap between my toes. The all-synthetic construction is good quality and should last a long time.

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gregory moglewrote a review of on March 29, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My everyday, all mountain, all condition board. Stiff enough to bomb through the chatter but flexible and playful in the right spots. No back leg fatigue whatsoever in super deep pow. Very stable board that wants to be ridden hard and actually preforms better when pushed to the max. Is technically a directional board but rides switch just as good as a twin tip board with a bit of a more open binding position. The tail is stiff enough that it doesn’t buckle when getting thrown off balance. Top sheet is strong and bomber, can take much more abuse that the traditional top sheet on boards today. Only issue i have is the base. The base construction is not very durable and when you hit rocks large pieces chunk out. Also had an issue with a large 3 inch section peeling like a tuna can on a small rock snag. Be careful with the base in shallow snowpacks.

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gregory moglewrote a review of on March 29, 2018

5 5

Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs

Just bought a new pair after having my first pair for over 5 years. Very comfortable and long lasting material. Grip on bottom has excellent traction on wet surfaces with no slipping. More expensive that other comparable sandals but well worth the price due to great construction and durability. Put them through the ringer and very surprised they lasted so long.

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gregory moglewrote a review of on January 13, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've had several pairs of Red Wing wool socks over the years and purchased these to replace some that finally wore out. I used them during recent winter hiking and find them to be warm and comfortable in my hiking boots. They also work great in my winter muck boots while I'm out shoveling snow. If these are like previous pairs I expect to get a lot of use out of them over several years.

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gregory moglewrote a review of on January 13, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs

I purchased this base layer bottom to serve anytime I want to stay warm while out in the cold. I recently used them on a winter camping trip that involved being out in the elements for more than a week. These bottoms perform well especially when used with a air/moisture barrier outer layer such as snow pants. The fit is close enough to stay with you but not so tight that it limits motion or feels snug. Definitely a worthy step up from what I was using before.

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gregory moglewrote a review of on January 13, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought a pair of these for my wife for use during wet and frozen outdoor chores, and also for when hanging out around cold, winter camp sites. In past winters she has complained of her feet being cold while outdoors, and I thought trying a pair of Bogs boots would be worth it after reading about their design. So far she tells me they are excellent for doing outdoor winter chores, that they keep her feet warm and dry, and that they grip well in moderate snow and even on ice. We took our Bogs boots on a recent winter camping adventure and we both find they are a great boot around camp. The only thing I noticed about this particular outer sole is that the material is soft and does not hold up well to use on rough, rocky surfaces, which isn't much of an issue for us as they will mostly be used in the snow and ice. Fit was true to size.

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gregory moglewrote a review of on January 13, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these boots for use while doing wet and frozen outdoor winter chores, and also to serve as an easy-on/easy-off warm boot for when hanging out around cold winter camp sites. So far they have proven themselves as warm and dry in both settings. They are great when shoveling driveway snow. This particular outer sole pattern was developed for wet, slippery surfaces and I find they grip decently well on textured ice too. On a recent winter camping trip I found these boots performed well while walking around in 4 - 5 inches of snow, and kept my feet warm and dry while exploring a wet mine shaft. The outer sole is smaller around the edges compared to other styles, which makes operating a manual shift vehicle while wearing them much easier than when wearing boots with wider soles. I'm a mens size 10 and these fit well. When these go out I'll get some more!

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gregory moglewrote a review of on November 30, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: medium/reg

I needed a good shell for the waist down and previous reviews sold me on these pants. I haven't had them long but I can say that they are warm with a good base layer underneath. The gaiters stay put over my muck boots. I like all the pockets, and the fact that the rears have zippers under the flaps. My waist is 31" and the mediums are perfect for me, allowing plenty of adjustment to compensate for more or less layers inside. I'm looking forward to using these this season!

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gregory moglewrote a review of on November 30, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 110 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

My wife says:
My waist is 29" and we ordered a pair these pants in medium and they were way big! These pants are nicely made, and the adjustable waist offers a good amount of adjustment but not enough to make them work for me. We returned them and ordered another pair of Columbia pants in another style, this time size small. Those pants fit just right.

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gregory moglewrote a review of on November 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 11

I bought a pair of these boots for myself but they were too big, so I gave them to my best friend. I ordered a size large thinking I'd need the extra room for thick socks but that was not needed. My pal loves these boots! They've been in the mud, and are easy to clean after mucking around. Super warm in cold, damp conditions. These boots are solid and seem well made. Time will tell but they look like they'll hold up for long while.

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gregory moglewrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

I bought one of these headlamps back in 2010 and am still using it. I find it useful for lighting all kinds of tasks, from home projects to working under a car. And of course, it's an excellent tool when traveling/camping. The original head strap finally lost its elasticity but I was able to find a replacement for it online. I opted for the red light option and appreciate how it doesn't affect my night vision.

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gregory moglewrote a review of on October 9, 2017

4 5

Keeps ice all day long outside on 100 degree days. Lid doesn't leak. I have the "California Republic" bottle and like another reviewer had the graphics go gooey and come off shortly after I started using it. I use it daily and appreciate how well it's built. I prefer the steel lid because it won't crack like plastic ones will.

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