Patrick McMurtry

Patrick McMurtry

Patrick McMurtry

Patrick McMurtrywrote a review of on January 12, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These pants are great for riding in cold weather. Super happy with them. But NOT recommended for rainy weather. I have found them to NOT be the least water repellent. The first time I tried them in the rain I was soaked through. The fit is perfect for cycling and easy to ride with. I use them mostly for fat tire biking in the snow and they are great for that - specially if you crash as much as I do! For wet weather - well, I'm still looking for something I really like.
I have found the fit on Norrona pants to be a bit random from style to style. At 6'3", 175 lbs I find the L in this style to fit great. Plenty long in the length and the adjustable waist feature gives a good fit in the waist.

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Patrick McMurtrywrote a review of on May 24, 2015

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

First time I used this pump, after a few pumps, the valve got stuck and I was pulling on a vacuum. I banged it around a bit and got it working, only to stick again. I walked my bike home, asked for an RMA and won't look at this brand again. Maybe it was a one-time fluke thing on this one pump, but in my whole life I never had a pump fail like this. In 55 years I've only replaced pumps because I either lost them, had them stolen, or run over them with my car! 'nuff said.

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Patrick McMurtrywrote a review of on May 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There have been a few times when I have left the house and had to reach up to make sure I put this helmet on. It's way comfortable in the best way - you literally forget you have it on. Combine that with easy adjustability for a perfect fit, and you have everything you need in a bike helmet. Great price for a really good helmet.

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Patrick McMurtrywrote a review of on May 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been a real fan of the Olympus - wide toe box, thick sole, zero drop,... It all makes for a really comfortable long distance shoe. The outsole wears incredibly well for a soft material. My only complaint with the 1.0 was that the upper material wore out VERY fast compared to the rest of the shoe - the shoe fell apart with a lot of miles left in the sole. After a couple of hundred miles in the 1.5 I am not anticipating that as a problem. The lug pattern and design is not very aggressive, but I prefer that for the vast majority of my running and I have never had any traction problems. Glad to see Altra listened to the main complaint of the 1.0. There's still some tweaking to do as other reviewers noted and we each have our own personal preferences. This isn't the only shoe I regularly wear on the trails, but I'm giving five stars because now because it's the best fitting shoe for my foot shape and I'm getting everything I've asked from this specific shoe.

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