Michael Nies

Michael Nies

Michael Nies

Michael Nieswrote a review of on December 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this for Christmas last year, and it has become my favorite outdoor shirt. It's tough (survived multiple rock climbing trips), it's incredibly lightweight, and it packs down to next to nothing. I'm 6'1", 185 lbs., and the medium fits surprisingly well. It's also long enough that I can tuck it in without difficulty, which is usually what puts me into a large in t-shirts.

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Michael Nies

Michael Nieswrote a review of on December 22, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My first pair of Oakleys were a set of Flak Jackets with the XLJ style lenses. For my face, I prefer these over the plain Flak Jacket lenses, but the frames are identical and will take either lens.

The Good:
--Every color of lens you could ever want.
--More open and naturally vented design than Radars or the other wrap-arounds, but still plenty of face coverage for wind and projectile blocking.

The Bad:
--Expensive, and they never seem to go on sale.
--They sit closer to my eyes than my Radars. This may be a function of the nosepads I'm using, but it feels weird on my eyelashes sometimes.

If you don't want wrap-arounds, or you want something a bit more stylish for everyday wear, these are a solid choice. Now if only I could stop losing them...

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Michael Nieswrote a review of on December 20, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you're on a tight budget but still want some decent handling, the Rubinos are a solid choice. They corner well, though not as well as the Diamantes and Corsas, but they three times as long as Corsas and half again as long as Diamantes. The tread pattern deals with wet conditions reasonably well, too. If you want a training tire and don't care about handling, the Rubino is a solid option. If you want something you can corner on a bit better, but still lasts and won't break the bank, check out the Diamantes.

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