_REVIEWS2009-2010_SOFTGOODS

Review: 686 Smarty 2.5 Complete Ply Pants

Intended Purpose: The Smarty 2.5 complete ply pant offers a high waterproofing and breathability rating, fleece and thermal inner liner to help keep you layered on the mountain when you need it. Fit: The 2.5 complete ply pants are a 686 regular fit.  At first when I got them I didn't like the fit, I thought they were too fitted around the knees than I would have liked but a more fitted pant than the baggy fits I ...

26 Oct 6:44 AM 3 Read More...

Review: Bonfire Particle Pants

Intended Purpose: The Bonfire particle snowboard pants are designed to be waterproof, breathable and ready to roll in the snow. Fit: The particle pants have a classic fit which means not too tight, not too baggy. I really liked how they fit me, just on the baggy side but not ultra baggy and good comfort all around. Appearance: I bought the particple pants for the color. I had watched my Analog pants in the exa...

22 Oct 6:32 AM 5 Read More...

Review: Burton Dryride Tech Polo

Intended Purpose: Designed to be a lightweight first layer and with dryride ultrawick it helps repel moisture.  It's quick drying and stink proof to keep a sweaty day on snow less noticeable to your friends. Appearance: I bought the men's tech polo in the white color mostly because it was the only color they had on sale and I wanted to try it.  I use it as my under layer so it goes underneath a cotton shirt/hood...

08 May 11:02 AM 4 Read More...

Review: Ride Qi Alpha Facemask

Intended Purpose: Designed to be a lightweight facemask offering bandana inspired style coupled with the technical protection and functionality of traditional ski masks and balaclavas. Appearance: I received the black bandana with a red geometric stripe down the side of the mask.  I like the simple design of it and the red stripe gives it something extra. Best Used for: The alpha facemask is a lightweight face...

01 May 2:52 PM 3 Read More...

Goggle Review: Spy Trevor

Intended Purpose: The Trevor goggle offers a comfortable blend of features and affordability for the snow conditions on the mountain. Location: I started riding these goggles at Steamboat in the late season. Conditions: Mostly overcast, flat light and snowy conditions on the mountain.  Some rare bluebird days with them. Color: I received the Trevors in the grey-denim acid wash frame design which I find hila...

07 Apr 5:09 AM 0 Read More...

Goggle Review: Spy Bias

Intended Purpose: The Spy Bias is designed for smaller faces with a reduced frame size and feature a sleek, low profile goggle for female riders to make their snowboarding experience better fitted and more fun. Location: I started riding these goggles here in Steamboat during our snow drought. Conditions: I've spent the majority of time riding these on bluebird sunny days and some flat light overcast conditions...

11 Mar 7:19 AM 4 Read More...

Goggle Review: Airblaster Air Goggle

Intended Purpose: The Airblaster Air goggles are venitilated goggles that snowboarders can afford without losing the style on the mountain. The mirrored lens gives you unlimited staring opportunities and with a widescreen vision on the mountain, you'll be able to see lines you never saw before. Color: I picked out the Air Goggles in ocean blue which is a favorite color of mine. Can't go wrong with a solid color ...

06 Jan 7:30 AM 7 Read More...

Review: 686 KR3W Lumberjack Softshell Jacket

Intended Purpose: The 686 KR3W Lumberjack is a softshell jacket that is a limited edition collaboration between 686 and KR3W.  The softshell jacket is durable enough to be used as your main jacket and with 10,000mm and 8,000gm it holds up for most days on the mountain. Fit: The 686 KR3W jacket continues with the 686 fit that it'll run baggy on you.  I like the fit especially when it comes to mobility in jackets ...

28 Dec 8:00 AM 4 Read More...

Glove Review: 09-10 Rome The MFR

Intended Purpose: Spring pipe glove for women on the mountain (MFR's pro glove model) Sizing: I have typical women's hands.  In Rome gloves I fit a medium or large, the large is a bit easier to get into and looser but the medium is snug and ideal for a glove thats shaped perfectly around my hand.  I'm rocking the MFR gloves in medium so a bit tighter, harder to pull off but perfect with my hand shape. Feature...

07 Dec 7:40 AM 1 Read More...

Glove Review: 08-09 Drop Precious II

A women's undercuff glove/mitt with pile fleece insulation, an aquabloc ® insert and a combination soft-shell / stormguard outer, providing the ultimate in warmth, comfort, breathability and dexterity. These gloves are also 09-10 Drop Precious Gloves. Intended Purpose: Winter glove for women on the mountain. Sizing: I have typical women's hands. In drop gloves, I fit into the women's medium. The glove stret...

02 Apr 6:54 PM 0 Read More...