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John Oscadal

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John Oscadalwrote a review of on June 25, 2020

It's called Clarity for a reason
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For reference, I went with the Uranium Black Translucent frame and Grey/Brown/Light Silver Mirror lens. Paired with the Axion SPIN helmet from POC, the fit is seamless, just as advertised. While I can slide these into the vents on top for storage, I wouldn't recommend doing so while riding. Clarity is the perfect name for these lenses, as you can barely tell you're looking through a lens. While a bit light in the open, they're perfect for trail riding, allowing clear vision as you ride in and out of the shadows. Riding on both smooth buffed out trails and steep rooty descents, they've stayed in place quite well so far. On the real rough sections, they do bounce around a bit, but I've yet to find a pair that truly stay in place. Hence the 4-star review, though honestly, might just be the shape of my face. The only other minor complaint is due to the "frame" on the bottom of the lens, which allows for sweat to pool slightly. You might also not be keen on the price point, however, I'm a firm believer in you pay for quality, and so far, I'm impressed with the quality of these sunglasses. I took a couple of diggers and they stayed on my face and held up to the dust/dirt kicked up. If you wear a POC helmet, no reason not to pair them with the Crave sunglasses.

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John Oscadalwrote a review of on June 15, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

While I preferred the hook & loop waist adjustment on the previous model, these shorts are the best shorts I've owned. I prefer a short with a little weight to it, which these have, yet they still breathe well. They're incredibly comfortable and stretchy, making them great for the uphill slogs. I wear a medium in TLD shorts and Fox, a 32 in the Flexair Pant, and these fit true to size. The side pockets are perfect for your phone or a tool. The length is perfect, coming to the knee. Have two pair - one black, one blue - and am about to order one or two more.

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John Oscadalwrote a review of on June 14, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

While these pants may not result in you riding like a pro, you'll sure as hell look like one. Preferring a heavier-weight short, I'm not a huge fan of the Flexair shorts, however, I love the Flexair pants. Great for cool morning rides, days at the bike park, or even wandering around town. The fit is true to size, pockets fit an iPhone X comfortably, and they move easily with each pedal stroke.

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John Oscadalwrote a review of on June 13, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Exceptionally light, breathable, stylish, and comfortable. I've worn this on a few rides so far and absolutely love it. Love the adjustable brim, low profile look, and fit with the POC Crave sunglasses. The lightweight nature and breathability have been great for warm days and long rides. To help customize fit, the helmet features a boa system. Similar to the brim, you can move said boa system up and down (three settings) based on the shape of your head. I've worn the Smith Forefront and Session in the past and both fit great. Similarly, this helmet fits just as comfortably and the size is similar to both of the Smith models - I wore a medium in Smith and have a medium in the POC. While it may be the "affordable" option in POC's lineup of mountain bike helmets, you can't go wrong with the Axion Spin.

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John Oscadalwrote a review of on June 12, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Purchased the free sample pack from Amp Human directly before going for the large bottle. These are great for those on-the-go looking to take travel-size packs for a weekend trip to the desert or to a race without needing to bring a large bottle. Each packet covered both legs generously with a little bit to spare. You will not believe how well it works until you actually try it, so grab yourself some, use it on your next couple rides or runs, and tell me I'm wrong.

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John Oscadalwrote a review of on June 12, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Every pre-ride routine begins with applying Amp Human's Next Gen PR Lotion. Whether the plan is for a handful of miles or 20+, I use this on every ride. With so many products claiming greatness, it was hard to buy into the hype. However, having used this for two months now, I won't ride without it. There may be days where the first part of the ride remains a struggle, but 30 minutes in and my legs suddenly feel fresh, and I can push farther than anticipated. I typically only apply to my legs - calves, hamstrings, and quads - but it helps with arm pump as well. No matter what sort of type 2 fun you enjoy, this will make the sufferfest far more bearable.

While this may sound like every other infomercial out there, it is literally hard to believe how much of an impact using this has made. Only downside, you may find yourself more sore after rides, as you've probably gone farther than you normally would. So stretch out and apply some post-activity as well.

For reference, I use this on every ride, have been riding at least three days a week since mid-April, and the first bottle I got still has a little bit left. Apply generously, but know it'll last for some time as well.

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John Oscadalwrote a review of on September 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

A great pair of glasses for glacier crossings, time in the saddle, driving to work, skiing on the 4th, or a multi-day backpacking trip. The side shields are great for days spent on snow. While not necessary for pedaling or hiking, but still nice to have when you want them. The lenses are durable and provide incredible clarity. Adapt well to low light, yet can handle the bright rays reflecting off snow. The side shields can be a little tricky to pop off, but easy to figure out. Once you unlock the top and bottom, be sure to slide them away from the lenses vs. trying to pull them off.

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