Pros: 10k waterproofing, Leg vent zippers, Fully taped
Cons: Only 8k breathability, Ankle button comes undone,
Pant Fit: Just right
My Size: S
Fits Like: S
Description: A little wide in the legs (baggy)
I'm 5'4, bought these in Small Short and they fit pretty great length wise. Waist will fit anything from a size 28-31 with the elastic waist adjuster. Bonfire calls them regular on a scale of: skinny, regular, baggy. But I find them a little bit baggy in the legs, though not bad.
The leg vent zippers go from the lower thigh to below the knee (about 10 inches). There are two butt pockets (full length velcro - no zipper), two hand pockets (down zipper), and two cargo pockets on the thigh (full length velcro - not zipper). At first I was a little afraid of the back pockets not having zippers because I usually keep my wallet there, but the velcro is pretty heavy duty so as long as it lasts you'll be fine.
The boot gaiter is all elastic; no zipper, velcro, or button.
The shell gaiter is a single button and it comes undone often while riding, again no big deal but something I noticed.
I upgraded to these from 5K pant's and they're much more waterproof so if you have 5K's then I would highly recommend these as an upgrade especially if the price is right for you.
I wouldn't buy this if it weren't on sale but it was a gift to me so I can't complain. The dial system works well, I usually just use the dial and forget the strap and even on harsher falls it has yet to fall off. My head is also a bit small for the helmet as well to add.
Never had an issue of getting cold (with just a beanie underneath) even on chillier days. That said as others stated it is pretty massive but besides the look it feels fine and does it's job.
The bindings themselves are great, good response, straps are great, never had a problem with the ratchets, and its an overall great ride. The lower portion is metal giving it that solid feeling and it's also thin and cut out to keep it light. Highbacks are sturdy and the dampening is great.
That said despite all of the positive reviews it may just be my set but I've had a lot of smaller issues with them. Paint on the bindings started chipping away before I rode the first lift of the season, the baseplate screws are flattop which made them strip extremely easily I switched the screws out with old burton ones I had, the forward lean adjuster comes loose and falls out of place so I have to unstrap and turn it back from time to time. [Manufacturer - not consumer issues I treated these very well and yes I used the correct size phillips head]
Very miniscule things but for $230 it's dissapointing.
On the plus side I haven't had any common issues with the baseplates, baseplate not reaching the inserts, or coming loose - yet.
As others have said if you have a size 9 or 9.5 boot you may not want to get the S/M's, fortunately I was downsizing boots anyway.
Just my experience with these. I'll also add I did not purchase these from trusnow.
This is a great glove for the price. They're pretty warm, the palm side is very durable material. And they have a wrist gaiter for when you're riding the pow. Not to mention wrist straps for whenever you need to take your gloves off (especially on the lifts). The fingertips do tend to get a little cold without an underglove. But this is an extremely good choice for a cheaper buy.
Name: 2010 Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket Earbuds w/ Mic
Pros: Good Sound, Durable, Lifetime Warranty
Cons: Fall out (snowboarding),
I bought these because I needed a pair of in-the-ear headphones for riding park since I usually wear a helmet. Otherwise I wear my icons (over the head). They have great sound and fit well, even for jogging; but they don't stay in the best when snowboarding. The biggest issue is head movement. You're always turning your head when riding which slowly pulls the wire each time and within a few minutes one of them will fall out.
If it weren't for this or if you're not using them for boarding, I would recommend them, they're very durable and have great sound.
No lock is fullproof, they're just deterrents. That being said this will do it's job just be sure to put your board near other locked boards. The lock isn't the sturdiest thing in the world and the cable is rather thin. If your board is locked in a remote area I feel like someone could either break the plastic housing or use leverage to twist the cord until it snaps. It's certainly better than nothing though and it's quite cheap and easily fits in a pocket. The cord is about 2 feet in length and it's keyless.
Name: 2012 Smartwool Phd Snowboard Medium Socks Men's
Pros: Warm, Comfortable, Slight dampening?
Cons: Price, Not so dryer-safe,
Fit: Just right
My Size: S
Fits Like: S
Description: Just Right (Don't put in dryer)
I love these. They are a bit pricey but I bought a few pair and it's the only socks I wear riding, while I have a plethora of boarding socks. They are the most comfortable SB sock I have worn, I wear them with civy clothes in the winter as well. Don't put them in the dryer for too long at all or they WILL shrink. Other than that the fit is just right. They are more padded in high-impact area's though I'm not sure how much that helps, I don't notice much of a difference that's more of a binding footbed or sole insert thing.
I won a snowboard mag version of this. Works perfect for riding to classes and anything in between. The laptop compartment is really convenient if you are in college. You can fit a handful of beers in the front compartment if you're riding and I usually throw my tune kit in the laptop sleeve. It has chest clips for the shoulder straps, that slide up/down to fit your size. Note that the board carry is for skate/longboards only, it's not designed to hold a snowboard.
This board bag doubles as a body-disposal bag it's so big ha. It's a well made board bag, you can fit up to 3 boards in there (with 1 set of binders).The side pocket fits the dakine tune kit perfectly, though I wish there were a couple of more pockets on the outside. It is a carry bag so if you're flying anywhere you might want to look into a wheeled one.
I bought these as a cheap option for one of my quiver boards. I've demo'ed the 11's and have to say they've really upped their game for the 2012's. Its a functional binding and pretty well adjustable. For a lower end binding, the foam footbed is actually pretty good for dampening on landings. One of the better binders in their price range. I'd recommend this for a beginner binding or a quiver board binding.
If you're looking for a cheap pair of goggles that don't fog, these do the job. I have a smaller face so I like that they come in a large size and a size for smaller heads (in my shop anyway). If you buy the smaller one just make sure it fits over your helmet if you wear one. My only complaint is the permission lens isn't too great for low-light, dark, or whiteout conditions. I was looking to get a replacement clear lens but even for this goggle it's pricey so I bought a new pair. If you ride in those conditions I'd recommend just spending a bit more and getting a spherical goggle with an appropriate lens.
I bought this guy as a cheap spare for when my better jackets are wet the following day of riding and it's good for that. I also noticed the zipper issue but I wasn't expecting much. It's a warm jacket but not too waterproof. I wouldn't wear it on a wet, rainy day or a slushy spring day. It would be fine for an occasional rider but if you ride back to back days I'd recommend getting something with a better waterproof rating or expect to throw it in the dryer each time.
Had the buy another file after my last broke (from dropping it). It works well, but note that it's only for your side edge not your base edge. You can choose between 90 degrees and 88 degree bevels by flipping it over. I always keep it in my bag in my trunk whenever I go to the mountain in case I hit gnarly rocks which is common out east.
"Great jacket, on the loose side though" 9/29/2012
Name: 2011 Special Blend Utility Snowboard Jacket
Pros: Pockets Galore, Very waterproof, Vents
Cons: A little baggy,
Jacket Fit: Too big
My Size: S
Fits Like: M
Unfortunately I bought this online so I didn't realize exactly how loose it was. Order a size down if you're average-built. It's fine on the mountain with baggy pants but it's a little excessive for street-wear unless you're a husky person.
Plenty of pockets, you can fit all of your electronics, plus your beer for the lifts. Extremely dry, I rode for about 4 hours in rain and was still pretty damn dry after.
Nothing snazzy but it's all I need. The liner and earpads are faily warm, you can go with just the helmet to about the mid 20's. If it's any colder than that, then throw on a balaclava or beanie. Mine was easy enough to size so I can wear it with or without a beanie and it fits perfectly regardless.
You can zip up a pair of earbuds in the earpadding if you want to listen to music. Only con about the matte black color is it scuffs very easily, but I personally couldn't care.
Red helmets have the most goggle fit compatibility with Anon goggles, just so you know.
Cons: Uncomfortable after a while, Not helmet compatible (obviously),
There is a button on the wire that is attached to the earpiece. You can pause, (receive call), skip song, and skip back a song with which is real convenient especially if you have an iphone or itouch (when changing the song is a pain).
The cord isn't rubber it's a more heavy duty coated fabric.
The head band part is basically a flexible rubber/plastic so they can get thrashed around a bit and be alright. Only worry would be if the speaker portion were to have an impact, but I'm pretty sure it comes with a manufacturer lifetime warranty that covers that.
Doesn't fit under my helmet unfortunately but they are plenty loud enough to wear around your neck and still be able to hear it well.
If you wear the earpieces over a beanie you'll be fine but otherwise, after a while it may become uncomfortable.
Great headphones if you don't have much cash to spare.
I usually get the bulk of the wax off my board with a wide rectangle scraper first, but then I use this for more precision.
Also has the nice notch for getting the wax off your edge.
Pro about the shape is it's easy to grip.
Only con about the shape is throwing it in a bag, after all it's a triangle.
Works great, all of the pieces fit inside it and you screw the cap on.
Has the ratchet mechanism which makes it great for adjusting bindings. 3 Modes Loosen, tighten, and neutral.
I use this over a regular screw driver when changing anything on my bindings even if I'm at home.
I just throw it in an old goggle bag (and dry it off with it) to prevent most rusting while on the mountain.
This is great if you're riding often or have multiple boards and want to save some money in the long run rather than bringing your boards to a shop to have them tuned/waxed.
Very cheap compared to buying separately unless you already have some equipment. Comes with a case for everything and it's small so it's easy to bring with you on trips or to leave in your car (or in a locker) at the mountain.
I would highly recommend this if you are just learning to tune/wax, it has essentially everything you need except an iron which you can buy from any store. It even includes a little bit of wax and 2 sticks of ptex, one black and one clear to get you started on base repairs.
Mine included the massive plastic dakine scraper as well as the slightly smaller metal one which was real nice.
I'm glad I made this purchase, good thing to have around.
Price is real good especially if you get them on sale (or by now, used). That said, you get what you pay for.
They are good budget bindings for a beginner or for a lender/beat around board.
Pretty well adjustable, although most aren't adjustments you can do without a screwdriver, except the forward lean. (Would be too good to be true for the price)
Not too much faith in the highbacks and a little toestrap pinch.
The ratchets are also pretty meh.
I think they are solid bindings for the price tag, but I found myself replacing them after the first season (...and wanting to replace them before the first season, but they were cheap so I can't complain).
Actually picked it up when it was on sale for 150. Shes a bit heavy but its pretty good for an all mountain day, I like the pop on it. Base graphic is a little plain but the design on the top is pretty sweet, wish my size came in black/orange though.
I wouldnt buy it unless it was on sale, however.
I guess im lucky mine stays, make sure to heat the crap out of the adhesive. Mine has been on my forum for like 3 years never came off. Its a bigger size stomp pad but the striped one looks great on a white board imo.
If it does fall off just use rubbing alcohol on a napkin to remove the left over glue on your board - effortless.