Pros: Quality construction, Good warranty, Customization
Very comfortable mid flexing binding. Ability to customize and really dial in the binding to your preference is a plus; however, I was a little annoyed that Rome didn't include any directions on binding adjustments. Instead they refer you to their website to watch their how-to videos. Not a huge deal though.
Compared to other bindings I've tried these are still a bit on the heavier side but are definitely lighter than the Rome S90's I owned. Plenty of cushioning underfoot to keep the ride smooth and damp. No pressure points from the straps. Ratchets are high quality and smooth to operate. I've never had a problem with any of Rome's toe/cap straps slipping. Overall very solid build quality.
Very comfortable binding. Quick and responsive. Turning is smooth and precise. I'd recommend this binding for a board that isn't soft as it is a medium to stiff binding. Easy to butter.
I wear a women's size 6 32 Lashed boot and got the size medium bindings. I like the heelcup hammock, which really locks in your boot and allows you to run the ankle strap loose. I didn't like the toe strap as it would sometimes come loose even when I cranked it down. May just not be a good fit with my boots. Not sure how well the bindings will hold up over time as mine are already showing signs of wear after minimal usage. Ratchets are easy and smooth to buckle. Overall not a bad binding. I bought the re:flex model.
Pros: Warm and well insulated, Lots of pockets , Cheaper than adult sized pants
Pant Fit: Just right
My Size: L
Fits Like: L
Description: Relaxed fit
I'm only 4'11, 105 lbs so all the women sized snowboarding pants were way too long. These pants in large were a perfect fit and gave me enough room to wear my butt pad shorts underneath. They are very warm pants and have multiple generously sized pockets to safely stash away all your belongings. I love these pants so much that I bought them in 5 different colors!
Frame size is similar to the Smith Transit but the Virtue fits more tightly around the bridge of the nose area, which began to bother me with prolonged usage. Fit well with a women's Pret helmet with no gaps. I love Smith lens and these are no exception. Didn't experience any fog issues. Spherical lens offer good field of vision; however, the Smith I/OS goggle would be a much better choice if you're looking for a goggle with the best peripheral vision and don't mind the larger frame and price tag of the I/OS.
I demo'd this goggle in the Magenta frame with the rose lens. I have a small/medium face and these fit well and looked very cute. Rose lens performed well in most conditions. I'd recommend these if you're looking for a very inexpensive goggle without the frills of a spherical or interchangeable lens.
Pros: Good fit for small faces, Quality materials,
I demo'd this goggle, which was a good fit on my small/medium face and fit well with a women's Pret helmet with no gaps between the two. I really like the quality materials Oakley uses especially their face foam and strap, which seemed more robust and luxurious than other brands. Wide field of vision. My only complaint is that Oakley's lens/tint choices tend to confuse me. I think Smith offers a more versatile selection of lens; however, the optical properties of Oakley's lens is always impressive.
Pros: Wide field of vision, Quick lens changing, Fog-free
Cons: No silicone bead on strap,
I own the WM1. Mine came with the red solex mirror and blue lagoon lens. I almost bought the Smith I/OS goggles, which proportionally looked better on me; however, the Anon goggles although slightly larger looking fit the contours of my face better and just felt more comfortable.
Great peripheral vision. It comes with 2 lens. I found the Red Solex to be adequate for most conditions except when it was cloudy or snowing. While it's not necessary, I may buy a third lens for partly cloudy days. Changing the lens is SO fast and easy. I swapped them out multiple times a day while on the hill or riding the lift.
My only complaint is they didn't put a bead of silicone on the strap. But it wasn't a deal breaker. I just bought some silicone from Advance Auto Parts and added it myself. Perfect now!! I wore a beanie under them and didn't experience any fogging issues. Highly recommend these goggles!!
I'm a petite female, 5 foot, women's size 6 snowboard boots and these bindings in a size small was a perfect fit. Binding construction seems solid and durable, albeit slightly on the heavier side. Very easy to adjust and get them dialed in to your stance/riding preference. Super comfortable. No pressure points even with the straps cranked down. Ratchet mechanism is smooth and fluid. Easy on easy off. Overall I'd recommend these bindings!
"The Only Bag You'll Need for a Ski Trip" 5/14/2012
Name: 2012 Burton Wheelie Double Deck Travel Bag Men's
Pros: Spacious, High Quality, Durability
Cons: Lack of Color Choices, Pricey,
For my most recent ski trip I decided to purchase a larger piece of luggage better suited for a 6 day trip. This bag fit the bill perfectly and provided sufficient room for my clothing, snowboard boots, etc...Another great feature is that the bag has cram zones, which basically allow the bag to be unzipped to expand it's carrying capacity. The wheels were high quality and rolled smoothly on any type of surface. Because the color was nothing special I made sure to attach colored velcro ties to the handle to help me spot out my bag on the airport conveyor belt.
Pros: Fits smaller faces, Not big and bulky, Cheap
Not sure if these are unisex goggles but I'm a female with a smaller face and these fit me perfect. I also own the Smith Anthem goggles, which are also for smaller faces but were actually too small so I bought the Smith Transit Pro's. I love them! Even though they don't feature a spherical lens like the Anthems, I couldn't even tell the difference in all honesty. Best of all is that these goggles are offered at a competitive price for such a quality product. My goggles have the reflective mirror lens and offered great visibility when it was sunny as well as when it was overcast and snowing. Two thumbs up!!
Name: 2011 Thirty Two Prion Fasttrack Snowboard Boots Men's
Pros: Small footprint, Cute design, Good ground feel
Cons: Uncomfortable heel area,
Shoe Size: 6.5
Boot Size: 6
This boot feels light as a feather and has a soft flex. I usually have trouble finding a boot that fits me in the toe area because of my wide feet. The boot felt awesome everywhere except in the heel area inside the liner, which lead me to not buy these boots. Other than that I have no real complaints. The outer sole was very responsive in terms of ground feel/sensation.
Pros: Spherical lens, Good visibility, Reasonably priced
Cons: Felt too small, Strap latch,
I got these on sale at a good price but wish I had went with a slightly larger goggle as these eventually began to bother the bridge of my nose since they are quite small.
They offer great visibility and never fogged up. Although the goggles never fell off or anything, I was concerned that the strap latch design could be more secure.
Good for those looking for a non-bulky small narrow fitting goggle.
My feet seem to like the cut of Ride boots. However, this particular model seemed to run narrower than other Ride boots. Normally in Ride I'm either a 6 or 6.5. I actually had to get a size 7 for these to fit comfortably in the toe area. I had too much heel lift in these. I did like the boots minimal footprint as it never felt bulky. They would of been great boots had I been able to get the sizing dialed in correctly.
This boot is very cute with subtle detailing. When it arrived it was pretty stiff out of the box even though it's rated as having medium flex. It has the option to attach a heater pack, which can be purchased separately but I think the boot is quite warm already due to plenty of padding. The only thing I'm still on the fence about is the two pads inside the boot that are situated on both sides of your ankle. It takes some time getting used to.
Pros: Warm, Fast drying material, Good fit and feel
Fit: Just right
My Size: S
Fits Like: S
Description: Perfect fit, adequate cushioning, not too bulky
Great sock but a little on the expensive side. I actually wore the socks while walking back to my hotel on wet melted snow and I was very surprised that my feet never got cold and the sock only became minimally damp. These socks dry extremely fast. They fit good and I'd definitely recommend getting yourself a pair.
Pros: Tailored fit, Lots of pockets, Warm and insulated
Cons: Offered in colors that can be difficult to match,
Pant Fit: Just right
My Size: M
Fits Like: M
Description: Comfortable with a female specific fit
I tried on so many different brands of pants. I'm a short female so all the women's sizes were way too long. I ended up buying these in a kid's size as they were a perfect fit. My only complaint is I found it difficult to find a jacket to match the color of the pants I bought (Galaxy). My next purchase will be black. Overall I highly recommend this item!
This boot should be perfect for someone looking for lightweight boot with a medium stiffness. It was a little too stiff for my liking but still seemed comfortable nonetheless. Compared to some Burton boots it definitely felt way less bulky while still providing adequate cushioning.
I wanted to like this boot but I really could not get past the speed lacing system. I'd rather have traditional laces or the BOA system. The speed laces seemed like a good concept to make it easier and faster to tie your laces but it actually seemed more complicated to me and made it difficult to get the boot tight.