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Peter Tew

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Peter Tew

Peter Tewwrote a review of on February 17, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Nice light bindings and easy to get in and out of. I ski powder on these and they feel great. I haven't had any issues with getting in or out of the bindings.

I haven't taken a bad enough fall on them to say if there are any valid concerns with them turning instead of my knee, but having had these same style bindings from Look in the past I'm not worried about it. These things will twist before your knee does.

they are pretty light as well. Coming from an integrated marker binding setup on my old K2 Recons these things feel incredibly light.

They're expensive, and they are worth it. I'm happy to pay for a good quality binding that keeps me in when I need it and let's me go when holding on will result in a pricey ER visit :).

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on January 17, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Quality
No question these are a well-built boot. They are as solid as a zombie apocalypse bunker. When they say flex 130, they aren't joking. This is a stiff boot. But it holds like it should. The grip sole on the bottom is great when walking on ice or packing up to a nice little drop. Buckles are pretty standard but definitely of sound quality. Liner is smooth and supple, helpful in wrenching these Iron Man stiff boots off your feet.

Durability
Taking the obvious stiffness out of the equation, this seems to be a rock-solid boot. The liner is plush but well-crafted, I don't see that wearing out any time soon. I would argue these are build more with durability in mind than comfort, seeing as it is a race-quality boot. The foot pads may wear more quickly than your average boot due to the softness the rubber, but they are replaceable.

Value
This is a high-quality boot that performs its function well. Being arguably the most important part of your whole setup, they will keep you in place like they are supposed to. The one thing they are not is cheap, so some might argue that they are not a value buy. While that may be true, these are a boot that means business and is made well so they are worth the money.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on January 17, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Quality
The one thing I didn't like on my previous set was the hinge cap on the heel piece. Once it got smashed up it basically fell off where my heels clicked together. This appears to have been improved on the newer model and is a more solid piece. Other than that they remain the same, and there was nothing to improve on. These bindings will keep you in through a hurricane and will definitely outlast the skis.

Durability
Bullet proof. I have a set that I put through the ringer and have never had a failure. They are as snug and sound as ever.

Value
Having had a previous model of these and seeing they have changed little, this is the best value I have had in a binding. The most talked about binding by Rossignol doesn't quite measure up to the Jester's in terms of overall value when considering durability. I have yet to wear out my previous set that were ridden hard and put away wet.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on January 17, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Quality
These are excellently built, good-looking skis. If you love the feel of the Soul 7 but wanted more float on fresh, this is it. Great skis for powder, crud, and soft pack. For their size, they are lightweight skis, and well balanced.
With the k2 Obsethed (09), the top sheet peeled like a moldy banana any time the skis crossed. I learned the old way of "parallel" skiing so I tend to kick my skis together a fair amount. I have not had issues with top sheet peel on the Super 7.

Durability
With as much rocker as they have, if you are used to shorter tails you may consider mounting at -2. I switched from the 09 Obsethed and feel I could use a touch more in the front end of the ski. Despite the 188 length they ski much like the 179 k2 I was on before. These are a stiffer ski than what I'm used to on All Mountain, but the stiffness lends to a better experience on the hard pack.

Value
Considered a big mountain/powder ski but is closer to all-mountain, in my experience.
Few would dare argue that the ski of the last few years has been the Soul 7. I feel this packs even more value than that ski, offering better ride experience in the deep. With high build quality and such a smooth and playful ride on a big ski, you can't go wrong.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on August 29, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Overall the bag is great. I recommend it for hiking and mountain biking, but I recommend you stay away from the bag for any sort of use that will put a lot of strain the bag.

It's incredibly lightweight, it's water resistant, and the straps are awesome for holding a helmet. Its light materials don't stand up to strenuous (read: abrasive) situations, so buy it for the right reasons.

Quality
The bag is great quality overall. The materials are very light, and the bag is comfortable. I feel like in the right use conditions (hiking and biking primarily) the bag would last a long time.

Durability
The bag isn't particularly durable, so make sure you buy this for the right uses. I took this on a canyoneering trip in Zion and the bag ended the trip with 3 big holes that I need to patch. Dumb on my part, so make sure you realize this isn't a bag that can stand up to a lot of abuse.

Comfort
The straps on the bag aren't padded at all, so if you plan on wearing this without a shirt, it gets a bit rough on your shoulders. However, the bag is very comfortable overall and the weight makes it really easy to wear over long periods of time.

Value
I think the bag is an overall great value. It's not a lot of money and gives you a decent amount of space and keeps things dry.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on August 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Not a ton to say about this except that it is lightweight, and it provides a bit more piece of mind when winding your way through a canyon where you might get stranded for a night by a flash flood. The big thing here is that this weighs and costs almost nothing, so it's a no-brainer in my mind.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on August 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I picked up three of these for my friends for a canyoneering trip we are taking in Zion in a few days. I've had great experiences with this harness in the past and don't see any reason I won't continue to have them this time around.

The harness is comfortable, fits as described, and is a great value for the price charged. I've never had any comfort issues with this harness, and it is well constructed. If you're looking for an inexpensive starter harness, this is a great choice.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 3' 1"
Weight: 40 lbs

The hat is cute and my daughter loves it.

The brim is pretty big on this thing (check out others' photos) so you get good protection from the sun. It seems like it'd do ok in the rain as well.

I give it a 4 because it's a little overpriced...like all kids clothing. If it was more reasonably priced at $15 or so I'd give it a 5 star.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: irrelevant

I bought this for an outdoor concert at a high elevation in the rockies. worked like a charm. The blanket is warm and pretty comfy. I think it's a little scratchy at first, but the more we've used it the softer it's gotten. Give it a bit of time to break in, and you'll love it.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: large

This jacket seemed great when I pulled it out. High quality material, nice bright yellow, and well constructed.

It is MASSIVE. I felt like I was 6 years old and trying my dad's jacket on. I followed the sizing guide above and when I pulled the jacket out the shoulders went down to almost mid bicep and the arms came in at the middle of my ribs. I can't overstate just how large a large was. I should have gone a small probably.

Still, seems like a nice jacket, but their sizing is just awful.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Not too much to write here. This little ATC works great and is a bargain price. I like the blue color simply because it's easier to see and find amongst all my my other gear.

Light weight as well. You almost can't feel the thing in hand.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

You know those chairs that give you a sleeve as a carrier? They suck. I hate trying to fidget with those sleeves and then all the inevitable dirt and sand that gets trapped in them and you have to flip the bag inside out to clean it out. Ugh, the worst.

Instead these have a roll up carry system that is WAY easier to use. You lay the chairs on a flat mat with a couple clips on them and roll it up and clip it shut. Much easier and much cleaner.

They're comfortable chairs to boot. Nice cup holders. Just great all around. For a 5'10" guy these sit reasonably high up. Had the pleasure of watching the sun set on a beach in Costa Rica with one of these and it was great. Definitely recommend the chair.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this as a gift for a friend. She had this to say about it:
This is a great product for any outdoor adventure. Holds plenty of water for a full day or biking, hiking, climbing, etc.... Lots of space for snacks, extra clothes or whatever you may want to bring with you.
Sizing is great and flexible. We have three of these packs, one for me (adult female), and two for my daughters (ages 9 & 11). A little big for my 9 year old, but I know it will last her many years to come!

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 24, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Bought these as a gift for a close friend, and he loves them.

The gloves provide great protection and aren't too heavy. They are durable, and the build quality is solid.

They seem a little pricey to me as I think our backcountry branded gloves are a better value, but these are still solid.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 17, 2016

Finally convinced her and she's in love
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 34D

After years of prodding my wife to buy this bra in place of doubling or tripling up on sports bras I finally got her to give it a try, and she couldn't be happier. The wife has always struggled with compression style sports bras, but this bra provides maximum comfort and support. Here are her thoughts:

As soon as I wore this for the first time, I placed an order for a second and started telling all my friends about it. Best sports bra I'€™ve ever owned.
Incredibly well constructed. I machine wash them and air dry them and they look like new every time
I can wear this bra all day and my shoulders and neck aren'€™t strained. They didn't quite come in my size so I went down and cup size and there'€™s enough of a give to where the bra feels a little tight but not too bad
This sports bra is awesome. No jiggle, no neck strain, just allows me to be active while holding everything in
These are definitely pricey but worth it. I've had to double up on sports bras before I bought this one.

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