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Review: 686 Smarty Original Cargo Pants

Intended Purpose: A popular pant in the 686 line, the Smarty Original Cargo snowboard pants offer a pant with tons of pockets and layering that's highly waterproof and breathable. Fit:  Definitely a more baggy fit on the original cargo pant but I like them a bit baggier and looser on the mountain. Appearance: In previous years I chose more bright colors but this year I ended up rocking the original cargo pan...

25 Sep 5:17 AM 2 Read More...

Review: Burton AK 2L Cyclic Jacket

Intended Purpose: The Burton AK 2L Cyclic Jacket delivers a lightweight shell with Gore-Tex to stay protected from the elements. Fit: The 2L Cyclic Jacket is designed to mimic the body's natural movements so it's not as loose fitting as other models in the Burton line. I found the fit fine if I didn't need any layering underneath but on the tight side if I did layer up on the colder days. I probably should have si...

13 Aug 8:28 AM 1 Read More...

Review: Bonfire Banked Fleece Jacket

Intended Purpose: The Bonfire Banked Fleece is essential for the mountains. The jacket is designed with a fleece lining for snowboarding (or around town) and an accented hood. It's a great collection for layering on the mountain during the cold winter or warm spring conditions. Fit: It was designed to be a layering piece in the Bonfire line so the fit hugs the body without being overly loose. It features a longer ...

22 Dec 10:40 AM 0 Read More...

Glove Review: 686 Fracture

Intended Purpose: These women's gloves are designed to be a pipe glove for spring conditions. But I disagree, they offer a warmer fit than I think pipe gloves should be. I consider them an all around glove that could be used on cold days and warmer days. Location: I've been wearing these gloves during the early season at Mammoth Mountain and on my Colorado and Utah trips. Conditions: I used these gloves on cold...

20 Dec 9:14 AM 0 Read More...

Review: DC Amo Jacket

Intended Purpose: The DC Amo Jacket is an insulated snowboard jacket with 5k/5k and critically taped seams.  It's a great option for drier snowboard climates while still protecting you from wind and snow conditions. Fit: The DC Amo comes in standard fit which I thought still offered a baggy loose fitting fit to the jacket.  It was definitely a box fitting kind of shape but I liked that it fit my hips and curves....

04 Oct 6:48 AM 0 Read More...

Glove Review: POW Verlot GTX

Intended Purpose: Women's glove designed for cold weather days and guaranteed to keep you dry with Gore-Tex. Location: I wore these gloves at the SIA On-Snow in Winter Park and throughout most of the winter at Mammoth and June Mountain. Conditions: I used these gloves in very cold temperature days (-20 in Winter Park) and anytime it was snowing at Mammoth or June Mountain. They are meant for cold winter days so...

17 Aug 7:00 AM 2 Read More...

Review: Ride Messiah Backpack

Intended Purpose: The Messiah Backpack is designed to carry everything, go anywhere and pack everything kind of bag.  It's simplistic in design, functional without too many bells and whistles. Size: The Messiah backpack is 23L which makes it a good enough size for packing what you need.  I've used the pack to carry my spring gear to the mountain and for my mtn bike gear this summer. Appearance: I received th...

07 Aug 6:33 PM 0 Read More...

Review: 686 Smarty Original Cargo Pants

Intended Purpose: The Smarty Original Cargo snowboard pant started it all with the smarty series.  Highly waterproof and breathable with a ton of pockets to store everything you need on the mountain. Fit: The original cargo pants have the baggy fit to them in usual 686 standard sizing.  Baggier all around feel and super comfortable if you like baggy. Appearance: I really liked the bright cayan colorway on the...

10 Apr 6:16 PM 3 Read More...

Review: 686 Plexus Sonar Softshell Jacket

Intended Purpose: The 686 Plexus collection is all about the minimalist, lightweight, shell jackets that go above your standard shell jackets.  The Sonar softshell jacket continues with the minimalist features in a shell jacket but also offers 15,000k waterproofing and 10,000gm breathability. Fit: The 686 Sonar continues with the 686 fit so it will run baggy on you.  I like the fit of the 686 softshell jackets b...

31 Mar 6:51 AM 2 Read More...