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Hiking & Camping
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unrootedwrote a review of on December 8, 2015

4 5

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

Just received mine last night, was pleasantly surprised that mine (10' 3wt) came with a full well handle with a fighting butt, like those shown on the wetfly website. The rod is a nice looking aqua blue color with dark blue wraps. I put my 4wt reel/line on the rod and did a few practice casts in the yard, thankfully it didn't break, even though my cat caught the yarn I had on the end and I really pulled on it. . .so far I'm happy with the price, and the rod should at the very least help me reach a little farther for some tightline french nymphing.

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unrootedwrote a review of on August 28, 2015

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 195 lbs
Size Purchased: l/xl

I try to leave my merino socks from other companies out of the dryer, but if I forget it doesn't matter, with these they will shrink to a very small size, then rip if you try to put them on. I only buy merino wool socks because I think synthetics feel horrible and I have socks I love from Darn Tough, Giro, Pearl Izumi and Chromag, I suggest getting those unless you do not have a dryer at your house.

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unrootedwrote a review of on April 14, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 195 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I purchased a size large and it fits much like most size large shirts fit me (6'4" tall 195 lbs, 41" chest). The colors look great, but compared to my Troy Lee Skyline Jersey this feels like plastic, it just does not breathe well. I will only be wearing this on short rides, or on days that the temp is in the 60's, otherwise I feel very clammy.

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unrootedwrote a review of on July 18, 2014

3 5

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

Bought these for my wife, who wears a size xs in the Yeti Caddoa Shorts, she ended up fitting a size small in these. She says the liners are still really tight, but hopefully they will stretch enough to be comfortable.

The quality is good, which it should be for the price, my wife says they are comfortable and they don't look overly baggy or tight on her.

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unrootedwrote a review of on June 9, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this when it first came out in 2012, since then the geometry of the newer 29er All Mountain Bikes has become much better. The Tallboy LT Carbon still has a really steep-XC-ish headtube and seattube, the chainstays are much longer than most other All Mountain 29ers out now.

I wish I would have waited a year, I've recently test ridden the Yeti SB95C and The Specialized Enduro 29 Carbon, both bikes feel much more agile, especially on switch backs. I could never get behind my size Medium Tallboy LT Carbon to manual through bumps, and I definately can't get the bike into the air very easily, especially compared to the Specialized Enduro. I think it has a lot to do with the steeper headtube and shorter chainstays on that bike.

The Santa Cruz Tallboy LT needs some major improvements if they want to compete with the other All Mountain 29ers that have come out in the last year.

The only place the Tallboy LT shines is on really long rides, but I have to put in more air than necessary to keep the back end from bobbing constantly, even with the trail mode switched on.

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unrootedwrote a review of on January 28, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

To "cheaply" convert my current roof-top rack this is the best thing going, not terribly expensive considering it comes with the lock. I just ordered a second one. <br /><br />This one is a lot easier to use than the typical fork ups where you have to hold the bike just right while putting the thru axle on, with this you already have the axle in place and just set the vice/clamp. <br /><br />Remember to either remove the mount, or at the very least re-lock the clamp. I have lost both the 15mm adapter and the t-bolt because of my ineptitude! (thankfully I now have a track rack, which is worlds easier and allows my wife to mess with the bikes without me.)

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unrootedwrote a review of on June 19, 2012

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Initially I really liked this harness, mostly due to it's bomber construction, but after a few months of use and very little wear I replaced it. The harness was very uncomfortable for me, I wear a size 33 pant and have relatively big thighs but the leg loops were still too big and allowed part of my body to get squished.

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unrootedwrote a review of on March 11, 2012

4 5

I was happy to find a trail runner that came in a 48 (I wear a 13 or 14 depending on the brand/shoe) these fit really well for me. The sole is not as stiff as other trail runners, and not barefoot soft, so if you need a stiff shoe look at some of the others (I think the Epic has a stiffer plate despite having the same outsole).

Pros: Very airy (great summer shoe)
Fit Narrower feet
Good looking (IMO)
Good trail running traction

Cons: Not stiff enough to hike long distance with a heavy pack
Lots of mesh lets water or dust inside easily

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unrootedwrote a review of on March 2, 2012

1 5

I love the shape of the old and new hotwires, too bad the new ones are made with a softer aluminum. I climbed regularly with the original hotwires for five years after replacing them with the new ones which are now half as worn in one year. My rope gets black much faster than ever before . Now I'm looking for wire gate DMM's, they have a much better reputation for not compromising on quality.

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