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Tuesday January 23, 2018 @ 07:11:37 AM mt

Great Protection. Some Chafing



I figured this was an appropriate time to write a review since I recently wiped out on my MTB while wearing these guards. First and foremost, it offered great protection. I chose a poor line on a turn and ended up falling on my side. Not the worst crash, but I smacked my knee on the way down and slid enough to earn some nice road rash through two layers of shirts. My knee, however, was perfectly fine. The guard has a hard casing around the entire knee cap, and firm padding covering most of my shin (some shin remains exposed on the bottom). The guard did the job: it absorbed the impact and my knee was not bruised or scratched. I was able to finish the rest of my ride just fine. That said, I do experience chafing behind my knee from the top strap on the guard if I pedal for prolonged periods, mainly on climbs. The guard features three Velcro straps, one at the lower calf, one at the upper calf, and the last, which is bigger but thinner material (like a fine mesh netting) above the knee. I usually wear compression socks under the guards, but the socks aren't long enough to cover the top strap. This hasn't been a big issue. If I'm doing a big climb and then a descent, I just keep the top strap undone until I reach the summit. I haven't experienced any chafing while descending. On rolling single track, I tend to use the top strap as long as I know I will be out of my seat a good portion of the ride. The only area where I've had an issue with the chafing is at the local bike park, where the climbs are short enough that it becomes burdensome to strap and unstrap. I just deal with the discomfort. Nonetheless, after a couple of hours of going up and down runs, it gets pretty irritating. Another work around could be just to wear leggings under the guards. I haven't tried it, but I bet it would do the trick. Despite the chafing issue, I purchased these guards for protection, and they have done a superb job so far. I intend to keep you using them out on the trail.

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Tuesday January 23, 2018 @ 07:11:36 AM mt

Awesome boot



Yeah. They're awesome. I was never into Burton products but I tried a dozen boots and these took the cake easily. My hands are aging faster than the rest of me and they appreciate the Boa dials.

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Tuesday January 23, 2018 @ 07:11:36 AM mt

Murse Time



Very lightweight, very capable. Got it for traveling for day hikes and adventures on vacation where I didn't have room to deal with a proper pack. Now I carry it everywhere. I carry it to work daily, snowboarding with the kids, hiking and so forth. I bike commute with it to get the pack and sweat off my back. It's really exceeded my expectations.

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Tuesday January 23, 2018 @ 07:11:36 AM mt

Love it



Honestly it's one of my favorite things. Not favorite fleece but favorite thing period. I use it for everything... hiking, mountain biking, commuting, snowboarding, backpacking. I was on the fence about buying it and now I only regret not buying it sooner.

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Tuesday January 23, 2018 @ 07:11:35 AM mt

No vents



Look like solid pants, no vents is a deal breaker though the specs say so.

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Tuesday January 23, 2018 @ 07:11:35 AM mt

Great Big Pack



It is not that easy to find a pack that fits short/small women and still holds a lot. This pack delivers! It is very comfortable, and can easily hold as much as you could possibly want or need, it is perfect for winter backpacking! So easy to pack up, no hassle with trying to cram everything into a small pack in the cold. Even with a 55 lb load I had no discomfort or bruising anywhere, and the load did not shift or throw me off balance while snowshoeing on steep trails and ducking under blow-downs. Make sure you get the right size for your torso length, and get the correct size hip-belt and shoulder harness. Everything swaps out so you can custom fit; I ended up with a size WS pack and shoulder harness but a size large hipbelt. I highly recommend this pack if you want a comfortable load hauler, which can also be compressed down for smaller summer loads.

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Tuesday January 23, 2018 @ 07:11:35 AM mt

Love at first sight



Exactly as it appears in the photos, this jacket is perfection. I am actually looking forward to the colder temps now that I have this jacket! :)

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Tuesday January 23, 2018 @ 07:11:34 AM mt

Work shoes



I have these in multiple colors and styles but the all black looks nice and i use them a work shoes. They fit well and dont need to worry to much about damage to them.

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Tuesday January 23, 2018 @ 07:11:34 AM mt

Multiple styles



I have these shoes in multiple styles and have used them for work and leisure. Im sure i will get more of these in the future.

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Tuesday January 23, 2018 @ 07:11:33 AM mt

Excellent pack



This bag has been extremely good over the last six months. It's best for all day excursions as it's got a ton of room and features. The spine protection is a big plus and a nice confidence booster, haven't 'used' it yet but nice to have it. Only wish it had taken advantage of the large waist strap and added some small pockets up front, also could use a bit more ventilation for the back. That said, I love this pack!

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