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Justin C.

Justin C.

Live in Telluride and typically recreate in San Juan Mts, east Utah desert, other parts of Colorado, northern New Mexico in that order

Justin C.'s Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Climbing

Justin C.'s Bio

6'0", 155 pounds without gear.

Justin C.

Justin C.wrote a review of on August 31, 2017

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 158 lbs
Size Purchased: 32x9

I ended up returning these as they were too short for my taste. I ordered the appropriate waist size but these came a couple inches short of my knees, despite that I wear my shorts/pants on my hips instead of at my waist. I like my shorts to be at or near my knees.
I wish I could leave a written review without the star rating because the quality and feel were promising. Just too small. I've had other shorts and pants by Mountain Hardwear and they've always been good quality. These felt like they would also be a good quality product. They had a very comfortable feel and are probably very durable. And my wife said my butt looked good in them! But too short for me.
If you're one of those (gross) men that like really short shorts then these are for you. But if you like shorts that get close to your knees than these won't work for you.

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Justin C.

Justin C.wrote a review of on June 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 158 lbs
Size Purchased: M/32

Update two months later: Loving these shorts. Use them for casual around town and bikes/hikes. Quick dry is great. Previously said I wouldn't spend $50 for these but now that I've had them a while I changed my mind. Just to come back and buy a second pair in a different color but they're out

I bought these a couple weeks ago so I can't speak to the durability but I like the feel, look, and cut/fit. I'm a skinny, tall guy at 6' and just under 160 lbs. I usually wear a 32" or 33" waist and the 32" size of these shirts fits perfect in both width and length. The material feels good. I like that I can wear these on a bike ride or hike but then go straight to the brewpub or concert, too.

The price is right at $35. I liked the khaki shorts enough I was going to buy a pair of the charcoal version but for some reason the price is $48 and that is too much for shorts.

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Justin C.wrote a review of on October 8, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great, lightweight boot. The range of motion in walk mode is awesome and the boot is really light for how stiff it is. I ski on a 107mm underfoot and this boot drives the ski just fine with a Dynafit binding. It's my first AT boot so I don't have a whole lot of comparison but my more experienced friends love the weight, features, and design. If you're looking for a side-country boot I'd go stiffer ie Mobe or Snookum. But this is a great boot for full-day or multi-day tours.

My only issue is a comfort one that might not affect other people. I had these boots custom fit but this issue isn't a liner/footbeed issue I don't think. I just can't seem to get the buckle above my arch to a comfortable setting, even with the micro-adjust. It's either too tight and hurts my feet or it's too loose and doesn't feel very secure. I seem to remember it on both uphill and downhill. I'll continue tweaking and try to remember to update this come winter. I have a higher than average arch but nothing crazy. Just a little higher than average.

Used with Volkl Nunataq and Dynafit bindings. 6'tall, 160-5 pounds with gear, and ski in the San Juans around Telluride

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Justin C.wrote a review of on September 11, 2012

5 5

I've had great luck with my pair of Nunataqs. They are super lightweight (great for uphill) but on the hardpack they still hold their edge like Volkl's always do (great for downhill). The moderate rocker keeps you afloat but still gives you enough edge contact to feel great in harder conditions. I even took these on a few groomers when I first got them and they seriously carve like the Mantra I've been on the last few years. Without metal and with a hollowed out core these are super light. Not sure how long they'll last without much backbone but I didn't feel any loss of snap/response throughout 25 days on them last season.

Not sure why BC.com says they're twin tips because they certainly are not. There is some rocker on both tip and tail, but again, not a twin tip by any means. You can easily bury the tail for an anchor

I did not get the Volkl skin but these work fine with the BCA skins I bought and cut. I'm using this ski with a Dynafit binding. It's a great set-up; super light weight and people drool when I take them out.

I ski in San Juan's outside Telluride and this ski has been great (too bad I can't say the same thing about our snowpack last year) for the winter I've put them through.

I got the 178 and I weight 160-5 with gear and am 6' tall. This was definintely the proper size for me

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Justin C.

Justin C.wrote a review of on September 11, 2012

5 5

I bought these sandals last spring. I was a little hesitant to pay so much for sandals but a girlfriend of mine at the time swore by hers so I tried these out. They're wonderful. They are pricey but worth the money because they're so sturdy and you can use them so often. I use mine to walk around town as an every day shoe and on easier approaches to the rock. I also used them on a three week backpacking trip in the Carribean, even when carrying my 40 pound pack. Very solid, very comfortable, and no signs of breaking down after the backpacking and a full summer of regular use.

I was a little hesitant about the strap going around the big toe because I don't normally like that kind of thing but I don't even notice it except that it really holds my foot in place on hills/talus slopes. I would highly recommend this product. Thank you Chaco!

I wear a 10-11 depending on brand and got these in a 10. Definitely recommend going down the half size if you're wondering.

Also, these did have a break-in period of a couple days where they weren't as comfortable. They rubbed my big toe and the bottom of the side of my foot under my ankle bone. I put some mole skin on the sandal for a few days and never had issues again

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