I was told by Trusnow staff that the blue was supposed to be darker than the picture shows. But the colour is exactly dead on. I like that its a baggy so it doesn't restrict movements. Overall, solid pants from Sessions!
Bought this shoe in NYC last weekend cuz it was on sale was very impressed with how comfortable this shoe was. Did a lot of walking and these bad boys kept my feet pain-free. I normally wear a size 11 but it felt kinda cramped so I had to go a half size up on this one. Also, it's mostly suede so it might be best not to wear them in rainy weather. Don't really skate anymore at my age but I do notice that it does have nice traction on the bottom. Overall, it's a great pair of shoes and I recommend this to anyone looking for comfort that's affordable.
I bought a pair of these Goretex mittens at the end of last season but only got to try them out now. Absolutely love these mittens! Kept my hands warm and dry. In fact, at times it got a bit too warm and had to take my hands out just to keep it from sweating so much. Also nice that it comes with a set of liners allowing for some dexterity when you do up the straps. Definitely worth the money!
Demo'd the Burton Cartels at Whistler and was very impressed with these bindings. Super responsive and comfortable. Versatility when it comes to wearing the toe straps either over the toe or as toe caps. Both options felt solid when I strapped in. Took no time to make any adjustments. Dampening felt very comfortable with the little gel cushion under the heel of the footbed. Made landing jumps and riding the high speeds a much more comfortable ride. Overall, very impressed with the Burton Cartels. Couldn't find anything bad to say about these bindings. I'd recommend this to any intermediate to advanced rider.
Pros: Great edge hold, Great for carving groomers, Felt stable at high speeds
Cons: Pricey, Not easy to flex, Heavy board
I recently demo'd this board at Whistler and got paired up with some Cartels. First thing I noticed was the sick graphics on the board. Also tried some flat ground presses before my run and noticed that it was much harder to flex on this board. First run, I charged the mountain and it felt very stable. The only time I got nervous was flat-basing down at the bottom. Almost felt like the MTX was kinda catching a bit too much and I nearly kissed the ground. Carving was fun on this board on any kind of terrain whether you're riding regular or switch. It had great edge hold everywhere I took it except the park. The C2 tech made it a lot smoother of a ride when it came to the chunky stuff. Unfortunately, didn't get to do much powder riding that week so can't really say much there but I'll update it when I get a chance. Overall, this was a pretty sick ride if you're looking for an all-mountain freestyle board. I'd recommend this board for intermediate to advanced riders. Definitely stay away from this if you're a beginner!
Pros: Comfortable, Wide peripheral vison, Comes with a free lens
Picked up my new Spy Platoon TSL goggles and I'm lovin it. It's very comparable to Electrics EG2 with the wide peripheral vision but the TSL's came with an orange lense for the overcast days. It's a deal that you can't pass up. I recommend this to anyone looking to try the oversized goggles.
Really nice hoodie that's comfy, warm and light. However, the fit was kind of misleading. On the Rome site, it says it's a regular fit but it's more of a slim/relaxed fit. So if you're looking for something that's a bit baggier then go a size up.
Love my new blue snowboard pants! I tried it out this weekend in Whistler and it held up great with all the pow and the different weather conditions. Kept me warm and dry throughout the day. Only issue I had was there wasn't much velcro to keep the cargo pockets fully closed. Also had a manufacture defect where the ankle button just came off while I was putting it on. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for pants that's affordable, comfortable and keeps you warm.
Took it to Whistler this year and was able to hold 2 sets of boards, bindings, boots, and rest of the gear and still remain within the 50lb limit. Saves my shoulders from having to carry all that weight around. Has a lot of padding built in to protect your board(s). Great investment! I love it!
Solid helmet by Red. Helmet is very comfortable, has a low profile, and keeps my head warm. The only issue I found was that the ear warmers tends to come loose pretty easily. Other than that, it's a solid helmet for the price. Fits well with my A-frames.
Name: 2012 Thirty Two JP Walker Snowboard Boots Men's
Pros: Lightweight, Comfy, Warm
Cons: Laces are super long,
Shoe Size: 11
Boot Size: 11.5
Great boots for the price. Wore them out this past weekend in Whistler and they held up great. Very light, comfortable and kept my feet warm throughout the day. I have wide feet and it felt nice and snug. However, the 11's ran a bit smaller when I tried them on so I went a half size up. If it helps, I tried on a pair of 2012 Lashed and that felt even wider than JPW's. My feet had room to slide left and right in the Lashed boots but was more secure in JPW boots.
I chose an average fit instead of wide, even though I have wide feet, was based on the comparison to how the Lashed felt.
Pros: Responsive, Comfortable, Hard to catch an edge
Cons: A bit stiff, Heavy,
I borrowed my friend's Lib Tech T.Rice for a weekend in Tremblant and it performed flawlessly. It was a very comfortable ride from the camber underneath the feet, graphics are sick, very hard to catch an edge, and magna-traction! I had a little trouble riding this board at first. The MTX made it very responsive which kinda threw me off a bit. I noticed immediately that the board was heavier than the ones I've rocked. Also, it's a more on the stiff side. It still didn't solve the ice issue cuz the board still kinda drifted at first then locked in. This board is more for an intermediate to advance rider or this board will throw you around! Overall, awesome board!
I bought these goggles last year and they're great. Really nice looking goggles, very comfortable and most of all they don't fog up. So far I haven't come across any problems with it. Great price can't go wrong.
Name: 2010 Burton Mid Layer First Layer Pants Men's
Pros: Quick dry, Warm, Light
Cons: Inseam stitching,
Fit: Just right
My Size: L
Fits Like: L
Description: Just right
I bought this base layer and it's been great for the price I paid. It's kept me warm and dry when I'm riding. Maybe this is just me, but I find that sometimes the inseam stitching makes things a bit uncomfortable. Other than that, it's good for the price.
Great helmet! Lightweight, warm, and looks good! This is one piece of equipment that I own and would not cheap out on.
As for sizing, I tend to wear 7 1/8 New Era Caps, so the Medium fits well. But I think for those who still want to wear a beanie underneath you might want to go a size up or just take out the liner.
I've taken it out a couple times now and it's awesome! I'm 6'1 so I run the Large and it fits great. Love the baggy fit and it kept me warm and dry when I was riding in -15C to -20C. Any colder, it's a safe bet that you'll have to double up unless your a real man like me where you don't wear layers! All in all, you can't go wrong for the price.
I have the Green Comic Print jacket and haven't had much problems with it other than it's not waterproof enough. Top of Whistler/Blackcomb was fine but when you get to the base, where it's a bit warmer, it's very wet and it's not so good. I'm not quite used to the baggy fit but I guess it's better than wearing something that's tight and restrictive. Lots of room left after the layers. Good for the price!
When I first got into snowboarding, I didn't realize how much of a difference the goggles could make when riding. So after a few crappy pairs that fogged up I decided to invest in the A-Frames. Money well spent! No more fogging up while riding. I can actually see where I'm going. The only problem I have is when it comes to changing the lenses, it isn't the easiest task.
Pros: Easy to butter, Simple graphics, Solid board for beginners to intermediate
Cons: Unstable at high speeds,
I demo'd this board at the beginning of the season and it's a nice ride. Floats in pow, carving groomed runs, and very easy to butter. Graphics are nice and simple nothing over the top. This board is definitely for beginners who want to learn park riding or intermediate riders. I found it to be very unstable when it came to higher speeds. I wouldn't recommend using this board to bomb down the mountain with it unless you don't care about your body!
Name: 2009 Dakine Split Roller Small Travel Bag Men's
Pros: Good Construction, Very spacious, Durable
Cons: Doesn't stay standing up,
I bought this almost a year ago and it's held up very well over several trips. Picked it up for about $45 at the time.... great deal! Only problem that I have is that it doesn't stand like most travel luggages. So it has to be laid flat on the ground or someone needs to hold on to it. Other than that, it's well worth it.
Cons: Non-zippered liner, Bad skirt, Fabric of the shell
Jacket Fit: Too big
My Size: L
Fits Like: XL
Description: Body and arm lengths seem to be a little too long. It fits like an XL
The shell wasn't very good, in glades or powder in general, because if you fell the powder tends to stick. And the skirt was poorly setup which made the skirt and liner a complete mess. Truly, the only good thing about this jacket is that it was warm.