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telebananaswrote a review of on May 11, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The fit is great!!! (I'm 5'6" & 120#, with a waist + hips and thighs that can pedal a body uphill.) The Severs fit excellent. Baggy but not a bag, nice soft stretchy fabric. And coverage over the knee! No more gappy abyss + odd tan lines between my knee pro and short. They're made from recycled stuffs to boot!!! IXS also nails the details. Pockets are large and well placed and the zippers are high quality waterproof zips. Nice soft fabric strip around waist keeps things from chafing. I didn't know when I bought these, but the inner thighs of the shorts are actually a meshy material which is pretty subtle. Thus the shorts dump heat when one must rage uphill. They remained comfortable during recent 90+ degree desert rides. I've tried a lot of different MTB shorts by a lot of different brands, and these are far and away my faves!! Backcountry, please stock the new colors for this year!!

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telebananaswrote a review of on February 16, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

A toast to Sir Francis Bacon. I bought these mostly as a Colorado backcountry ski and had no idea what to expect since there is no opportunity to demo most skis on tele, but I went out on a limb and bought them knowing that I love my Prophet 100s. This is also my first rocker experience, so that added to the depths of the unknown. I waffled on the length. My P100s are 165s and I am a lightweight 5,6" female but am on a backcountry ski patrol and must carry a heavy pack in the backcountry. After talking with Line & other reps with recommendations all over the board from 165 Bacon Shorties to 178s I went with the 172s. I debated the mount placement too. But the Line folks said on boot center even for tele, so I went tele boot center on the mark. Mounted with BD 01s and baby, they are gorgeous! Not only do they look good, but oh do they ski beautifully! Granted, I have not taken the Bacons to an area yet but in the backcountry they are extremely lively, playful, buttery and I feel like a kid on the best playground ever! Recently we got a 2' dump and even though the Bacons are not considered a "pure" powder ski, they did just as well or better than the fattiest of fat & rockered skis of my buddies and I am glad I went with the 172s as the extra length helps keep me afloat & smiling in the bc. The center mount feels balanced. My only complaint is that Mr. Bacon is a little porky, aka heavy compared to some skis of similar size for a backcountry ski (the only reason for 4 out of 5 stars, actually I'd go 4.5 stars if I could) but they make up for the extra weight with pure enjoyment on the way down.

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