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matt

matt

Wasatch, Moab, Zion, Uintas

matt's Bio

Snowboarding. Mtn Biking. Backpacking. Hiking. intro to fishing.

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mattwrote a review of on March 22, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I wear an 11 and the size 11 fit.
I'm new to trail running. I'm trying it as continuing rehab for a broken foot. Doc says I need to run and I'm not too stoked to run on a road or treadmill. So I tried a few times in regular hiking shoes and I could tell that they were not meant for that purpose. I bought these and I've only been a handful of times (3 miles max each time). They fit true to size . They are light and have great grip/traction.
The sockliner feels good on my foot where I need great support. I haven't had any variable terrain or weather, dry conditions on packed and loose rock foothill trails. But so far so good.

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mattwrote a review of on January 4, 2017

5 5

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

I wanted a night riding light for some basic trail riding. This light seems very sufficient for an easy to moderate trail and lights up the whole area around me so I can cruise at a very good pace. I have not gone longer than 1 hour so I don't know if the battery cuts out at 1.5hrs on high. I recharge after every use.

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mattwrote a review of on January 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have roof racks for almost every activity. I needed a cargo box since the family is growing and it's nice to have extra space in the car instead of packing everything to the brim. Stores a lot of gear and can handle some board's/ski's depending on their length. I have this on an '04 Cherokee with yakima round bars and the Timberline tower on the factory runners. The set up is pretty easy to install and switch out to bike and my old board rack. I like that I can get into this on either side. I do notice that it is noisier with this on and probably lose some gas mileage, but it's worth having more space. Don't forget the locks!

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mattwrote a review of on August 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

We switched from a Mazda3 to Jeep Grand Cherokee. I wanted to easily bring over all my roof top carriers. Since I couldn't use the same towers that the Mazda used I needed to buy these. I didn't want to buy factory cross bars from Jeep because I have longer cross bars to fit multiple carriers at once. These were super easy to install and I've adjusted them once already. Easy to do in about 30minutes or less. They look good and are very durable.

If you are using round bars, be sure to buy the adapters. http://www.backcountry.com/yakima-roundbar-sl-adapter#wall-solicitations

I took my locks out of my old towers and put them in these, that way I didn't need to buy new locks.

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mattwrote a review of on August 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My wife bought this and loves it. She's bought others as gifts. It's easier for her than using the standard mouth to drink from. It does leak and I've accidentally tipped it over and learned the hard way. If you leave it sideways in a bag, on the bed, couch, or anywhere you will get a nice puddle. So I give it 4 stars. Also, curious if it effects the length of time that it keeps liquid cool/hot? My wife says her water doesn't stay cool as long and thinks it's a defective bottle, but I think it's the leaky lid since it's not sealed?? Maybe we need to do some science.

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mattwrote a review of on February 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

dries quick. is very light. and fits greats. its a simple, basic biking shirt. could be worn around and not just on the trail .

Would agree that this is a baggier fit. size down if you want something more fitted. I could have worn an L while biking, but prefer XL for everything else. So I bought the XL knowing I'll be wearing this for more than just biking.

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mattwrote a review of on February 29, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I've worn out my old pair of rangers. Last season I mostly wore the Sergeant shorts, but I really wanted something lighter again. With the Sergeant shorts I wear a 34, but with these I needed to go back to a 36. My old Rangers were 36's too. Not sure what that's all about. These are a good material with a perfect amount of stretch, but the 36's just didn't fit how I wanted. The waist was spot on, but the length and leg opening just didn't feel right

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mattwrote a review of on February 29, 2016

5 5

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

You need this if you're running a x-12 rear axle
buy it now before you realize you need it after you've assembled your child carrier and can't figure out why the included axle doesn't fit your bike.
Assembling the chariot was simple and after I pumped up the tires I wanted to test it out. So I'm glad I bought this adapter at the same time as my chariot.

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