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Marumm Name Marumm
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Gender: Male
Age: 114
Languages: English
Experience  
Years Riding: 4
Average Days/Year: 25
Skill Level: picking up speed
Riding Style: all mountain
Area of Expertise: view all expertise
Preferred Terrain: powder, groomers
Sizing Info  
Height/Weight: 5'11, 190 lbs
Board Size: 160
Boot Size: 12
Clothing Size: L
Jacket Size: L
Pants Size: L
Thermal Size: L
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Region: North West
Location: Oregon
Resort: Mt. Hood Meadows
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"Great reasonably-priced boot" 12/29/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Hail Snowboard Boots
  • Pros:  Flexy, comfortable,
  • Cons:  not as waterproof as I'd like, can cut your laceholders easily, not too responsive for carving
  • Fit:  stiff
  • Flex:  soft
  • Shoe Size:  12
  • Boot Size:  12

Experience:   This is a great park-oriented boot, definitely on the flexy side of things, which makes it quite comfortable. Heck, I'd wear these around town if it was snowy. However, after a full day boarding, I'll notice that they do tend to let in moisture a bit more than I would like. Also, the way the lace holders are built in, if you have the bad habit of resting your board on your feet on the lift you'll cut them in a hurry. Personally, I prefer a slightly-stiffer boot (Vans Aura) as it seemed I could never get these tight/firm enough to get the level of control I wanted.
"Love it, but not for riding" 12/29/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Tech Burton L/S TShirt Men's
  • Pros:  Ultra-comfortable material, Durable, seriously stink-proof
  • Cons:  doesn't wick moisture as well as I'd like,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Almost a tall size, but not quite.

Experience:   For casual around-the-house or going around town, it's a 5-star garment, no question. For the mountain, I've got to knock off a star because while amazingly comfortable, it just doesn't wick moisture as well as some of the other dedicated base layers, such as my favorite, the Burton Silkweight. The fit is longish, but not tall tee skier long. I've got long monkey arms, and these fit me perfectly. For reference, I'm 5'11 and wear a large. Also, the stinkproofing in this garment is noteworthy; it really, really works. You can wear this thing for days and it still smells fresh unless you have some serious glandular problem.
"Nice for spring, but they're gonna get soggy." 4/19/2010
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  • Name: 2010 686 Summit Insulated
  • Pros:  comfortable fit, mostly waterproof, great grip
  • Cons:  gets soggy after a few hours,

Experience:   I took these up on a 54-degree (at base) day at Meadows this weekend, and they certainly served their purpose. They kept my hands dry pretty well for the first part of the day, and didn't leave me feeling overheated (as I'm certain my Burton gore mitts would have). But by about 2-3pm, the waterproofing had finally been breeched, and they were just soggy from then on out. The textured grippy material is also pretty thick. Good for durability, bad for dexterity. I couldn't really hit buttons on my iPod shuffle as well with these as I could with my mitts, believe it or not. I do like them (especially at 70% off) but they certainly would have benefited from the addition of Gore-Tex.
"Not too impressed with this one" 4/13/2010
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  • Name: 2007 Analog Sequence
  • Pros:  Material texture is very comfortable, Cut is flattering, garment quality
  • Cons:  annoying metal emblem on the sleeve, the sticky, sticky zipper,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  True to size, a bit short.

Experience:   This Analog hoodie runs true-to-size. I'm 5'11 180lbs with monkey arms, and the Large fits me perfectly, even a bit on the relaxed side, and covers my monkey arms perfectly. Unfortunately, it's got a couple annoying flaws that have convinced me to return it. First- the zipper. I've never seen a zipper stick on metal as much. It's cool-looking, but the thing just doesn't want to go up or down. And when it does, it leaves metal dust all over the hoodie. Not cool. Second- one of the sleeves has this little metal emblem, about 3/4 square that goes all the way through the material. So if it's cold out (and it probably would be -since you're wearing a hoodie-) the little metal thing will conduct the cold temperature right against your bare skin. But if you can live with those two flaws, it looks great and has a very flattering cut.
"Great base layer, a little tight on the neck" 4/5/2010
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Midweight Thermal Crew
  • Pros:  Breathable & comfortable material, wicks moisture very well, dries quickly
  • Cons:  neck is a little tight,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Fitted and true to size

Experience:   Out of all companies, Burton makes my favorite base layers. The cut is generally perfect, and this is no exception- with one small comment: the neck hole on this tends to be a bit snug, and I don't have a very big neck. The fit is true-to-size. I'm 5'11 185, and this has a slightly fitted form that is very comfortable to wear, aside from the neck issue. Although, for an even more comfortable base layer, check out their silk weight line.

Comments & Questions

Marumm
Whoops- my size is actually L. Typo.



"My go-to mid layer" 3/17/2010
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Ak Expedition Thermal Top Men's
  • Pros:  warm, breathes well, comfortable texture
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  neither baggy nor tight; just right.

Experience:   I love it when it's cold enough to justify breaking this out. It's so damn comfortable. It even has material on the underside of the zipper, so you won't have the chilly metal feeling against your skin. Looks good zipped up like a turtleneck, or folded down. I have a similar Spyder fleece, and it hasn't been worn once since I've gotten this one.
"Great boot for those with wider feet" 1/20/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Vans Aura
  • Pros:  Very warm!, BOA allows quick & easy adjustments,
  • Cons:  Very warm!, Typical BOA concerns,
  • Fit:  stiff
  • Flex:  mid
  • Shoe Size:  12
  • Boot Size:  12

Experience:   This is my second pair of boots, coming from a pair of 2009 Burton Hails for context. I was looking for something a bit stiffer, but not crazy stiff, for my wide feet and these definitely fit the bill. The dual-zone BOA works great, and allows you to adjust the tightness on-the-go quickly and easily. I can adjust these with mitts on, through my pants liner. Very convenient. Unfortunately, Vans doesn't include a replacement wire like 32 and some other BOA boot manufacturers. They're also quite warm, much moreso than my old Hails, but I think that might be due to a better fit promoting superior blood circulation.

Comments & Questions

intrasonic
Would these be the same size as your Burton Hails? Im looking to move from burtons to these, just wondering if sizing is the same.



"Slim Fit my ass, but awesome nonetheless" 12/9/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Slick Rain
  • Pros:  water resistance, light, so light, like a wafer, pit zips
  • Cons:  pockets are placed for T-Rex arms, no mesh on pit zips,
  • Fit:  Too big
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  XL
  • Description:  Moderately baggy

Experience:   This is a great jacket, but Burton is smoking crack rocks when they describe this as a 'slim fit' garment. I'm 5' 11 180 with monkey arms, and the L fits my arms OK but is kind of baggy on the torso. The material is decently water-resistant and super-thin. I got it in white for the ultimate keep-from-overheating spring snowboarding shell. Not in the Sierra description: it has pit zips! Downside: They're not meshed in like more expensive jackets. Also, most other sites list the breathability of this as 10,000k, not 5,000k like it says here. The one big negative on this for me is the chest pockets in lieu of regular pockets, but they double as added vents, and there's a little interior mp3 pocket.
"Comfy but fruity-looking, and the strap clasp is terrible" 6/26/2009
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  • Name: 2008 Smith Phenom
  • Pros:  Lens is great quality, and they're a very comfortable pair of goggles to wear HOWEVER
  • Cons:  The strap clasp in the back is a deal-killer, it makes it difficult if not impossible to wear with a helmet, and offers no advantage over a non-clasp system.

Experience:   That black/silver combo actually has some very prominent rhinestones on the band when you see it in person. Very Liberace which is great if you're into that, but I imagine most guys will want to avoid it.
"Awesome but baggy" 5/8/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Analog Chapel
  • Description:  WEATHER: Spring Day, Blue Bird Powder Day, Cloudy and Cold, Cold and Blustery Day, Snow and Rain Mixed, Sleet, CHEST: Feels too small, BODY: Feels true to length, INSEAM: Feels too long,

Experience:   I'm normally a L/XL with orangutan arms, but the Large Chapel fit me super-baggy, with sleeves a bit longer than I'd prefer. If you want to look like the dude in the picture, order a size smaller than you'd expect. The print is great though, they did a great job on that.
"Fun board that's great for more than powder" 3/21/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Capita Charlie Slasher FK Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Powder,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Rides like a smaller board, great float in pow, fun on groomers too
  • Cons:  big size gap (158 to 164),

Experience:   I've been eyeballing this for some time, and finally had a chance to demo it out for a few hours this weekend. Surprisingly, it surpassed my expectations. The 164 Charlie was quick edge-to-edge and remarkably fun on groomers. The rockered front and flat back actually make it remarkably buttery for a 'powder' board, and it held it's own on ice as well. But no one buys a powder board for that. As far as the pow goes, it was great. It was a dream to be able to ride pow without having back leg-burn. I've also got a cambered 163 Bataleon Undisputed, which is ostensibly their powder board with taper and setback, but there was no comparison. Even with the bindings set back all the way on the Bat, the Charlie kills it in regards to float.
"Great helmet! Wouldn't wear anything else." 1/31/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Red Mutiny 2 Snowboard Helmet - Men's
  • Pros:  comfy, warm, REDphone compatible
  • Cons:  clip on the back not compatible with all goggles,

Experience:   I've had this helmet for the past year, and have been more than satisfied with it. It fits well, the chinstrap is comfortable, and it keeps me warm even when the temperature drops down to single-digits. The one major caveat I have is that the goggle clip in the back doesn't play nice with goggles that have a clasp, such as the Smith Phenoms. For those, and other Smith goggles, you can buy a cheap goggle strap extender from Smith called the Helmet Helper will make it compatible. Also, the brim venting doesn't really do anything regardless of position.
"Most comfortable binding I've ridden" 1/26/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton P1.1 Snowboard Bindings
  • Pros:  comfortable, toe caps lock in easily and securely, stays secure and locked all day
  • Cons:  adjustments can be time-consuming,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I rode these bindings with my 159 Reverse Crew, and I am immensely impressed with them. I don't know if it was all the bindings, or the bindings and the board comboing up together, but after my first run, I have a new favorite binding. The highback is a bit stiff, allowing for easy carving, while the baseplate has a good amount of flex to it, really letting you feel in touch with the board when you ollie or press. No pressure points to speak of, and landing off jumps felt smooth. My one gripe with them is that any adjustments you want to make (gaspedal, highback, stance, etcetera) is much more time-consuming than on the comparable Union equivalents. Also, they fit my Vans Auras perfectly.
"Great but not completely impenetrable" 1/24/2011
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  • Name: 2009 Burton GoreTex Gloves
  • Pros:  warm, comfortable, qutie waterproof
  • Cons:  Sizing can be wonky from year-to-year, dexterity-limiting,

Experience:   I'm mainly a mitt person, but I picked up a pair of these on sale because I thought the individual fingers would afford a bit more dexterity. It didn't quite work out like that; most of the tasks that I would have to remove mitts for, I'd have to take these off for as well. The GoreTex material means that they'll stand up to most days while keeping your hands bone dry (assuming you don't put your wet hands into the gloves) but on rainy / sleety days, they will eventually give way.
"A 5-star snowboarding pant" 1/21/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton AK 2L Stagger Snowboard Pant Men's
  • Pros:  Waterproof, Comfortable, Amazing venting system
  • Cons:  A little spendy,
  • Pant Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Sig fit: relaxed but not super-baggy

Experience:   I've got a three pairs of snow pants right now, but these are the only ones that ever get worn. Burton AK quality coupled with Gore-Tex protection pretty much means the ultimate snowboarding pant for me. You could step it up to the 3L GoreTex (on the Hover, for example) and gain a bit more durability/breathability, but these have an amazing venting system, and are incredibly comfortable. There's lots of pockets everywhere if you're a packrat-type, and the waist adjustments ensure a perfect fit for everyone. The zip-in system is worth its weight in gold, ensuring onesie-like protection without the drawback of looking like an oompa-loompa. I was fortunate to pick these pants up on clearance last year, but if I had to replace them, I'd definitely look for another pair. For sizing reference, I'm 5'11, 190 and usually wear a 34-35 waist, and have a lot of wiggle room both ways with the Large.
"Warm and soft, but snug on larger feet." 1/21/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Emblem Socks
  • Pros:  Material is very comfortable, Wicks sweat very well, Odor-proof
  • Cons:  Designed for people without calf muscles, A bit snug for larger feet,
  • Fit:  Too small
  • My Size:  XL
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Snug, perhaps a bit overly-so

Experience:   I do like Burton socks, but I feel that their sizing of the Large sock at 9.5 - 13 may be a bit too ambitious. I've got size 12s with a bit of calf muscle, and these are a bit too snug on both my feet and calves. One trick that can balance this out is to wash them, and then stretch them out by hand before drying. The actual material, however, is top-notch. It keeps my feet warm and comfortable, wicks sweat away amazingly well, and no matter how long I spend in them, I never seem to develop stinkfoot.
"Basic but solid bombproof binding" 1/20/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Union Force
  • Pros:  durable, great-looking,
  • Cons:  needs frequent retightening, toe cap takes some getting used to,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   Great binding and feels very solid. The adjust ability is outstanding but it takes some tweaking to get it just right. The toecap can have issues with some boots, so be wary of that. I have the white bindings and the paint on the heel started chipping off a bit. Probably just a cosmetic issue. Other than that, the binding is a solid choice. I've since switched to the Burton P1.1s, which I find more comfortable.
"Spherical Lens, great fit!" 1/20/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Anon Hawkeye Painted Goggles
  • Pros:  Spherical lens means great visibility, Fits RED helmets great,
  • Cons:  replacement lenses a bit spendy,

Experience:   I pair these with my RED Mutiny helmet, and the fit is fantastic. I have a medium/large face, and these fit great. No gaper gap, and the lenses are nice and long, but still low profile enough so that you don't notice the nosepiece sticking out. I only have the uber-dark lenses, so these only come out when the sun is making an appearance. Unfortunately, the replacement lenses are a bit spendy.
"Possibly the most comfortable garment ever" 1/19/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Expedition First Layer Pant Men's
  • Pros:  Soft, Warm, Did I mention comfortable
  • Cons:  a bit spendy,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Form-fitting but not compressing. Very comfortable.

Experience:   I was fortunate enough to get a pair of these on sale, but if I lost mine, I would definitely pay MSRP for another. They're immensely comfortable; after it was too late in the season to wear them as a base layer, I wore them as pajama bottoms. The material is uber-comfy, they're quite warm, and have the magic stinkproofing ability of most of Burton's base layering. You won't be wearing them for spring riding, but if the temp is going to be 30 or lower, these are my default choice.
"Great mitts!" 1/18/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Gore
  • Pros:  so warm, never used liners, quite waterproof, durable
  • Cons:  not completely impervious to water,

Experience:   It might sound odd, but these mitts are among my favorite snowboard purchases of all time. I had chronically cold hands, whether I used a liner or not. I bought a box of hotties from CostCo. Once I got these, I didn't need them. I wear this without the liner, and I've been warm down to single-degree temps with wind blowing. They did fail me once; after riding in pouring rain for about 3 hours, I had to go to the lodge and wring them out. Other than that, they're great. A quick tip for drying them out: Plork an empty toilet paper tube in the wrist and chuck them in the dryer. The tube will ensure that the hot air makes it inside the mitt.
"Uber waterproof and tough, but some caveats" 1/18/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton AK 3L Hover Snowboard Pants Men's
  • Pros:  Durable, Waterproof,
  • Cons:  3L Material isn't the most comfortable, Unlined, completely open vents
  • Pant Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Typical sig fit: relaxed but not super-baggy

Experience:   Like the Hover Jacket, the 3L Goretex membrane is durable, resistant to snags, and quite waterproof and breathable. It's also a bit firm and uncomfortable, but not quite as much as the jacket material, for some reason. Due to the 3L Goretex material, the pants are completely unlined, which means no mesh covering over the vents. So when you're venting, you're REALLY venting. That means riding around with your vents open is a guaranteed recipe for wetbutt, completely negating the superior waterproofing. It doesn't matter if you have a million mm of waterproofing if you've got completely open bits on your pants. Overall, I prefer the 2L GoreTex Staggers. I don't hang out in the trees much, so snagging isn't that much of an issue. They're more comfortable, but slightly less breathable, but this is offset by the ability to keep your vents open.
"Fantastic waterproofing, rough texture" 1/17/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton AK 3L Hover Snowboard Jacket Men's
  • Pros:  uber-waterproof, more breathable than 2L GoreTex, lots of pockets
  • Cons:  jacket is unlined- texture is roughish, open pit zips, not mesh-lined, spendy
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Typical Sig Fit: baggy but not gangsta

Experience:   I found the material to be somewhat stiff and uncomfortable, and the 3L GoreTex process means that no liner can be added to the jacket. This also means no mesh-covered pit zips; they're completely open. Normally I'll have my pit zips opened if I start warming up, but with the Hover, doing that means you're going to get snow all over you pretty easily, thereby negating the utility of the 3L GoreTex waterproofing. On the plus side, the additional breathability of 3L GoreTex means that you're somewhat less likely to need to vent. Additionally, the material is a good bit stronger, and much more resistant to snags if you ride through the trees. Since I'm in Portland and also wear my riding jacket as my daily jacket, I put more of a premium on comfort and opted for the 2L Stagger instead.
"good value for nice-looking goggles" 1/17/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Smith Scope Graphic
  • Pros:  Matches RED Mutiny perfectly, Fits medium/large faces, replaceable lenses
  • Cons:  Not spherical lenses, band is really tight on helmets,

Experience:   I've since replaced these with Smith Phenoms (thanks, Trusnow!) but I was also happy with the lesser-priced Scopes. Both the RC36 and Ignitor leses are great for all-purpose lenses, but I favor the RC36s now. Both are a bit too dark for night riding. The one major caveat I have with these goggles is the strap. Even stretched out to the maximum, it doesn't work well with helmets- it's just too tight! I literally had these stretched around the top of a conga drum at my house for a week so they'd fit without leaving red lines around my eyes. But after that, they fit great. Just something to keep in mind if you're a bighead rider that wears a helmet.
"Great edgehold, a bit sketchy on flats" 1/14/2011
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  • Name: 2008 Bataleon The Jam
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Powder,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Great edgehold, Quick like a bunny, Smooth edge-to-edge transitions
  • Cons:  sketchy in the flats,

Experience:   I had the Bataleon Jam 161.5w board. Due to the TBT, it rides a bit differently than most traditional snowboards, both cambered and reverse camber. The triple-base technology makes edge-to-edge transitions smooth and seamless, as opposed to the traditional on-edge, flat, on-edge feel of a regular snowboard. I actually prefer the latter, so decided to get rid of this board. Despite some harping I've heard, this board was great on ice and steeps, able to hold an edge under bulletproof ice conditions. It was also great in the pow, with tons of float. One notable downside is it's performance in the flats. You really, really need have your edge engaged, and deeply, or this board will buck and send you on your ass in a hurry.
"More Apres Ski, but still great" 1/13/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Camp Hoodie
  • Pros:  Build quality is very solid, Dryride fabric, Nice long sleeves
  • Cons:  none to speak of,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Generous; loose but not overly baggy

Experience:   The Burton hoodies that I've owned typically have amazing build quality, and this is no exception to that. It's easy to pick up a cruddy $20 Old Navy hoodie, but that will leave you soaking wet and cold with a falling-apart garment a year later. These are built to last, and hold up amazingly well year-after-year. The dryride fabric feels comfortable like cotton, but is able to wick away moisture. It's not great at it, and I wouldn't wear this out on the hill (but you could) but for an around-the-town hoodie, it'll keep you looking stylish and dry, never swampy.
"Great loose shell with AK performance" 1/12/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton AK 2L Cyclic Snowboard Jacket Men's
  • Pros:  uber-waterproof, breathable, comfortable
  • Cons:  could use a few more pockets,
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Sig Fit- baggy but not gangsta

Experience:   As the most affordable member of the Burton AK Goretex jacket line, this represents a great value if their fit works for you. It works for me; I'm 5' 11 with long arms, and a L in this jacket feels like it was tailored for me. I do like the plain style, but overall I prefer the Stagger for the pockets.
"Great helmet, problematic audio" 1/10/2011
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  • Name: 2009 Red Mutiny Audio Snowboard Helmet Men's
  • Pros:  Warm, Relatively low-profile, Good sound
  • Cons:  audio cord is wonky, REDphone pads a bit uncomfortable,

Experience:   I have this helmet with, the REDphone earpads, and the regular ones. With the regular pads, this is easily a 4-5 star helmet. Super-comfortable, warm etc. But the audio earpads leave a bit to be desired. 1) they're not as warm, since you're sacrificing insulation for speaker bits. They're also not nearly as comfortable as the default pads. 2) The cord is a bit fussy, and tends to sporadically lose audio connection during any type of precipitation, or if you turn your head sometimes. It's also a bit unwieldy having a cord tethered from your ear to your jacket. Wireless would own in this scenario. 3) The audio earpads seem to flare out a little more than the standard ones in the front, meaning that in windy situations, your ears will be more exposed. Having ice blown into your helmet between the speakers and your ears is no fun. On the plus side, while the audio is by no means audiophile quality, it does sound pretty decent, especially if you have the capability of EQing your source appropriately.
"Great helmet! Wouldn't wear anything else." 1/7/2011
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  • Name: 2009 Red Mutiny Snowboard Helmet
  • Pros:  Comfortable, Warm, REDphone compatible
  • Cons:  goggle clip in the back can be iffy,

Experience:   I've had this helmet for the past year, and have been more than satisfied with it. It fits well, the chinstrap is comfortable, and it keeps me warm even when the temperature drops down to single-digits. The one major caveat I have is that the goggle clip in the back doesn't play nice with goggles that have a clasp, such as the Smith Phenoms. For those, and other Smith goggles, you can buy a cheap goggle strap extender from Smith called the Helmet Helper will make it compatible. Also, the brim venting doesn't really do anything regardless of position.
"Un-ergonomic pain to use" 1/6/2011
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  • Name: 2008 Dakine Mega Blaster Snowboard Tool
  • Pros:  lots of bits, lots of storage for said bits,
  • Cons:  Too big to bring riding, too small to use comfortably, a gun-style screwdriver? Really?

Experience:   The Dakine Blaster is an OK value if you're near the threshold of getting free shipping, making it essentially free. Other than that, it's godawful. The gun-style racheting screwdriver is decidedly un-ergonomic. A regular ratcheting screwdriver is much, much easier to use. It's definitely got a lot of bits, split between the radial storage, and the clip-style storage, but actually using the thing is such a pain.
"Good, not great beginner bindings" 1/5/2011
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  • Name: 2008 Burton Freestyle
  • Pros:  Affordable, easy to adjust,
  • Cons:  pressure points on toes,
  • Flex:  soft

Experience:   This was my first set of bindings, and while I was quite happy with them at the time, I've since moved on to the Burton P1.1s, which are decidedly more comfortable. The biggest issue I had with the Freestyles was the toestrap; it seems as though I was always getting pressure points with it. They were used exclusively with Burton boots, so ill fittage shouldn't have been an issue.
"Decent Entry-level goggles " 1/4/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Dragon D1.XT Goggles
  • Pros:  large fit, helmet compatible,
  • Cons:  large profile, lenses replacable,

Experience:   These goggles are a fairly decent value for the beginner, but more active riders may want to seek out a set with a more robust set of features. They're not low-profile, and obstructed my peripheral vision a bit; in the same price range I prefer the Smith Fuses, although they tend to be a little snugger where helmets are involved.
"Good, but for the money, try on the Auras" 1/3/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Vans Matlock
  • Pros:  Warm, Comfortable,
  • Cons:  Power cuff for top of boot, A little more flexy than I'd like,
  • Fit:  stiff
  • Flex:  mid
  • Shoe Size:  12
  • Boot Size:  12

Experience:   I had an opportunity to demo these boots, and while I enjoyed the fit and style, I wouldn't recommend them for the mountain. The velcro 'power-cuff' at the top of the boot is difficult to fasten down tightly, contributing to a much looser feel than I would feel comfortable riding all-mountain with. They have a nice fat toebox, which fits my wide feet well. The price differential between this and the dual-BOA Vans Aura is negligible. The fit on Vans tends to be wide, and these are no exception.
"My go-to layering for legs" 12/30/2010
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Ak Silk Weight Thermal Bottoms
  • Pros:  Very good wicking abilitiy, Breathes extremely well, quite thin
  • Cons:  not very warm, hard to find,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Form-fitting but not compressing. Very comfortable.

Experience:   These have been my go-to base layer for two years now. They're not very warm, but their main purpose is to wick away moisture from your skin, which they do amazingly well. Get your warmth from a fleece layer if necessary, and you'll be in great shape. Because of this versatility, I'm able to wear these all season long. In winter, with a fleece layer they're excellent, and in spring, they're light enough to wear without feeling overly hot, and they'll keep the sweat and stink off your expensive snowpants.
"Great spherical goggle for those with larger heads" 12/28/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Smith Phenom Goggles Men's
  • Pros:  Spherical, distortion-free lenses, no problem with fogging, easy switching of lenses
  • Cons:  not compatible with all helmets by default,

Experience:   I'm quite happy with these goggles. I've got a somewhat larger head, and these goggles accommodate me well. I use them with a RED Mutiny helmet, and the fit in front is seamless, HOWEVER, the back of the goggles comes together with a clasp which is incompatible by default with this helmet. Smith does have a little adapter called the Helmet Helper for about $5, which makes the band a little easier to fit on a helmet, and eliminates the issues caused by having a clasp in back. It also adds a bit more grippy/tacky material to ensure the goggles won't slide off easily.
"Great convenience for those with wider feet" 12/27/2010
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  • Name: 2011 Vans Aura
  • Pros:  Wide fit, warm, waterproof
  • Cons:  BOA can stick sometimes, no BOA repair tool included,
  • Fit:  stiff
  • Flex:  mid
  • Shoe Size:  12
  • Boot Size:  12

Experience:   I'm very fond of these boots, to the point that if I saw a pair on clearance in my size I'd snatch them up to have as a spare without thinking twice. They have a widish fit, which fits me perfectly, especially after adding in a pair of red superfeet. The BOA gets you set up quickly while others are still fiddling with their laces, and you can make small adjustments through your pants, with mittens on. It's very convenient and especially nice when it's dumping out. I do wish they would have supplied the BOA repair tool with this as other manufacturers do; I've had mine jam twice, and the tool was necessary to get it put back together. The repair itself was easy and quick, but you need the tool to open them up.
"Buy these if you want warm, dry hands" 12/27/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Gore Snowboard Mitts Men's
  • Pros:  Comfortable inner material, Ultra-waterproof, Warm even without liners
  • Cons:  too warm for spring riding,

Experience:   I've always had a problem with cold hands while out riding, but since getting these, it hasn't been an issue. Not once, regardless of how cold and windy it is. And that's with the liners out. With the liners in, I couldn't imagine how toasty these would be. I definitely prefer these over gloves- I think the dexterity penalty of mitts is overrated. I can strap/unstrap bindings, adjust my boots, and even change tracks on my iPod shuffle without taking my hands out.
"My precious" 12/27/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton AK 2L Stagger Snowboard Jacket Men's
  • Pros:  Waterproof, Breathable, Comfortable
  • Cons:  A little spendy,
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Relaxed, but not gangsta-baggy

Experience:   I literally cannot think of any cons to this jacket. It's a little spendy, but the value you get out of it more than justifies it. I wear this in the PNW where it gets put through its paces on a daily basis (mountain + city), and it has yet to disappoint me. On the mountain: It's a shell, so be sure to pack a fleece layer if the temps are low. It's windproof, but that only helps so much. Sleeves are nice and long and fit over my mittens. Pit zips are easy to open/close. Aqua zippers keep the seepage out, and it's comfortable to wear zipped up all the way; it doesn't give you a constricting turtleneck effect due to the way it's stitched. The zip-in feature to Stagger pants is awesome. You get onesie-style protection without looking like an Oompa-Loompa, and once again, it's not constricting at all, although if you're wearing a longish tee it can get bunched up in the back. For all the work it puts in on the mountain though, it does a lot more in the city. Portland in the winter means nonstop rain, but this jacket means I can walk several blocks to the carts and back for lunch every day, and at least have my torso dry when I get back. One caveat on sizing: I've noticed the black colorway seems about a 1/2 to a full size larger than the others. A Large fits me perfectly in all of them, but when I try on the blacks, they're way too big.
"Not GoreTex level dryness, but super-comfortable" 12/26/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Cargo Snowboard Pants Men's
  • Pros:  Sooo comfortable, myriad pockets, great look
  • Cons:  only 10k mm waterproofing is a bit light for PNW,
  • Pant Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Just right

Experience:   These pants are great, but I wish they had the exact same cut with GoreTex material. In the PNW, only try to wear them on a day where you're not going to be doing a lot of sitting, or you could easily fall victim to wetbutt syndrome. But you can't really hold that against the pants; for the price level that they're at, I'd be quite happy with them.
"Terrible, worse than nothing" 4/20/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Red Impact Short
  • Pros:  very breathable, comfortable fit,
  • Cons:  pads are woefully thin, material is fragile,

Experience:   These are abysmal. The padding is so incredibly thin, I doubt they would afford even the smallest amount of protection. Seriously, it's like two gauze pads glued together. I like Burton stuff, but stay away from their impact shorts (d30 ones included). Look for Crash Pads 2500, Demon Skin, or Skeletools to get actual protection.
"Outstanding snow pants at any price" 4/19/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton AK 2L Stagger
  • Pros:  m-m-m-monster waterproofing, excellent venting for warm days, excellent build quality
  • Cons:  a bit spendy,
  • Pant Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  As advertised. A bit baggy, but not hammer-pants style

Experience:   I wore these on a very warm and sunny day at Meadows: 54 degrees at base, so everything was super-slushy. Despite those conditions, I didn't develop wet-butt even after an entire day of riding. And even though the pants I was wearing are black, and soaked up the sun a bit, the amazing vent system (front & back on each leg) helped keep me cool. These have a nice soft liner in them as well, and the vents are meshed up, so if you wanted to wear them without a base layer, you could get away with it. Although the rear vents could create a bit of a Prince effect. Minor detail that's nice: the pass clip latch is on the left pocket, not the right, which makes it easier to use if you ride regular. I wish they were a touch less baggy, but that's my personal preference. As they are, they're excellent, and I would recommend them at any level of discount.
"As soft as it looks, and a great fit" 4/14/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Roxy Light Speed Sweater Womens
  • Pros:  material is amazingly soft, the cut is fitted, yet comfortable, Long sleeves
  • Cons:  material is a bit thin, cats are going to tear it up,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  true-to-size, but form-fitting

Experience:   I'm adding this review on behalf of my GF, who is loving this hoodie. When they say super-soft, they mean it. It's amazingly soft. Although, it is a bit thin, so if you were going to wear it out, don't expect it to provide -too- much warmth. But it looks great, and the attention to detail really helps it stand out against your typical Old Navy hoodie (which costs the same or more). The sleeves are a bit extra-long, which is great to roll over your hands, or roll them back to create little cuffs.
"Identical in fit to Euro Board Supreme sock" 4/14/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Euro Silver Board Supreme
  • Pros:  Great fit - doesn't squeeze calves, Uses actual silver for antimicrobial effect,
  • Cons:  Material is a little scratchy,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Just right, maybe a little loose

Experience:   Like the standard Euro Board Supreme socks, these come in four sizes, which is great for the larger-footed riders out there tired of squeezing into 'Large' socks designed to fit anywhere from size 9-14. These socks also see the addition of antimicrobial silver to the sock fabric, which Euro claims will reduce odor. I'm generally not a stinky-footed rider, so I wasn't able to tell any difference between these and the regular Euro Board Supremes. Also, the material is a little scratchy compared to Burton socks. Not noticeable uncomfortable while you're out and about, but you sure won't mind taking them off at the end of the day. They're also a bit longer than they appear in the graphic.
"Great hoodie, but Analog sizing is schizo" 4/13/2010
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  • Name: 2008 Analog Reset
  • Pros:  Great attention to detail, stylish touches like zipper, Analog logo on pocket, I'm gonna knock you out
  • Cons:  sizing is unusually slim for Analog, hood flops over the eyes a little bit, mama said knock you out
  • Fit:  Too small
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  M
  • Description:  Very snug, and runs a bit short

Experience:   Most of the time, getting an Analog garment in my size means I'm going to look like a kid trying on his father's clothes. This hoodie is quite the opposite. I ordered a Large, but got that AND an XL by mistake. The mistake turned out to be quite fortunate; the XL fits me perfectly, and the Large is uncomfortably snug. The sleeve length on both is about the same for my monkey arms, but the L snugs up the waist & midsection considerably. If you're on the cusp of two sizes, definitely size up on this unless you're going for an emo look. The garment quality itself is quite high, and the design is nice and striking. The one snag is that the hood tends to sort of droop a little to low over your eyes. Not that it's a bad look- it worked for LL Cool J in the Mama Gonna Knock You Out video.
"Fits all sizes comfortably, soft" 4/13/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Spacecraft Sherpa
  • Pros:  Covers ears perfectly, material is non-itchy,
  • Cons:  colors are a little off from the site,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  all sizes. It stretches to fit my big noggin, but could

Experience:   When I first took this beanie out of the bag, I thought there was no way I'd be able to get it on. But I figured I'd stretch it over my 7 1/4 head anyway. Sure enough, it fit perfectly and comfortably, without feeling like it was squeezing on me. The material is decidedly soft and non-itchy, unlike the cheapo $1.99ers you'll find in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart. The one caveat is that the blue in the black/white/blue is a little more turquoise than it appears in the photo.
"Inexpensive GoreTex, but you get what you pay for..." 4/12/2010
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  • Name: 2008 Special Blend Signature Snowboard Jacket
  • Pros:  inexpensive Goretex will keep you dry, great for layering up,
  • Cons:  the zipper sticks on the material, cut isn't too great,
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  XL
  • Description:  Baggy

Experience:   I normally wear a large, and got this in a medium thinking they were going to bag it out. I was right- the medium fit like a charm. I'm 5' 11, 185lbs with monkey arms. This is a nice basic GoreTex jacket at a good price, but there is a fatal flaw in the design- the zipper sticks to the inside fabric, going up or down! I can't imagine the hassle this would be trying to zip up in a rainstorm, or trying to unzip to get your season pass out of an interior pocket. I couldn't even open the zipper to try it on when I first got it- I had to pull it over my head like a sweater. Were it not for that, it would probably be my normal go-to jacket.
"True Black = Gray" 4/12/2010
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  • Name: 2009 Analog Suburb Cardigan
  • Pros:  soft, comfy material, distinct style, sleeves fit my monkey arms
  • Cons:  snaps seem ready to tear the material,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  true to size, surprisingly

Experience:   When I ordered this in a Large, I anticipated the typical Analog sizing, and that I'd be swimming in it. Surprisingly, it fits very true-to-size. Downsizing this would land you in emo wardrobe territory for sure. It is really comfy, but the snaps are kind of troublesome; they should have made them less 'snappy'- others have mentioned trouble with that, and I can see it brewing too. It's a pretty thin material, and the snaps have a lot of hold. Still, the look is solid and it's a unique take on the cardie. I mean hoodiegan.
"Decent mid-thick sock for bigger feet" 4/12/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Euro Board Supreme Sock Men's
  • Pros:  larger size fits bigger feet well, comfy after a full day of spring riding,
  • Cons:  material not as soft as burton socks, kind of homely looking,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  XL
  • Fits Like:  XL
  • Description:  Just right, maybe even a taaad large on the XLs

Experience:   First off, I love how Burton socks feel, with one exception: the sizing. They are TIGHT on my size 12s. Most socks have a ridiculous size range like 8-14; clearly at the higher end, they're going to be stretched to capacity. These have a very specific size range. XL is 11-14, L is 9-11, and fit my big feet quite nicely. Where most socks are tight on my calves, these simply fit. The only strike against them is that the material is pretty coarse compared to offerings from other manufacturers. Also, they do look like you just raided your grandfather's ski socks from the 70's, but I consider that a plus. Also, they're not 'thin', but they're certainly not thick. When I wear Burton's thinnest snowboarding socks, I'm swimming in my boots; I had no such problem with these.
"Most comfortable binding I've ridden" 4/11/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton P1.1
  • Pros:  comfortable, toe caps lock in easily and securely, balanced
  • Cons:  latches stick sometimes, gaspedal adjustments are cumbersome,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I rode these bindings with my 159 Reverse Crew, and I am immensely impressed with them. I don't know if it was all the bindings, or the bindings and the board comboing up together, but after my first run, I have a new favorite binding. The highback is a bit stiff, allowing for easy carving, while the baseplate has a good amount of flex to it, really letting you feel in touch with the board when you ollie or press. No pressure points to speak of, and landing off jumps felt smooth. I'm keeping my Union Forces paired with my cambered board, but these are going to stay on my reverse crew for a long time.
"Great take on reverse camber" 4/11/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Sierra Reverse Crew Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,Powder,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Great flex, surprising amounts of pop, design looks much better in person
  • Cons:  just the usual reverse camber cons, topsheet shows marks easily,

Experience:   I got a chance to take my 159 RC out today, and I had a great time with it. A very forgiving board, it saved my butt a few times that my normal cambered board would have gotten me a facefull of snow. It rides kind of like a firmer Sierrascope; if you're a bigger dude who just can't squeeze the 156, this is an awesome surrogate, and gets you a lot more all-mountain versatility at the cost of a little flex. I think I'm going to a 2-board quiver with this, and my Palmer Timeless.
"Comfy Sig Fit Flannel" 4/6/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Tech Flannel
  • Pros:  comfortable, durable, wicking
  • Cons:  n/a,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  XL
  • Description:  About the same as typical Burton sig fit

Experience:   The sizing on these is a little off. It's similar to the Burton jackets- they tend to run large. I normally wear a L, or even XL in shirts, but with this one a Medium fit me perfectly. If you're on the border of two different sizes, be sure to size down for a more fitted look. It is comfy as heck, and warm. I'm buying a second one now in a different color after having worn one for a year.

Comments & Questions

Marumm
Just want to add that the 2010 shirts fit a tiny bit smaller than the 2009 ones.



"Comfy but revealing workout shirt" 4/5/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Patagonia Cap 2 T Shirt Thermal Top
  • Pros:  soft, light, breathable
  • Cons:  they'll see your nips, and everything else,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Soft, incredibly light and breathable

Experience:   Great cool shirt, ideal for summer running or working out, assuming you're not too self-conscious that you don't mind wearing a shirt that's about 20% see-thru. They'll see your nips. They'll see your chest hair (if you have it), which will also poke through the widely-spaced fibers. Size is about true. I'm 5' 11 185, and a large fits me perfectly. The cut is fitted, but not too much so, and the seams are comfortable. But they will see your nips.
"Great goggle for those with medium-large heads" 3/30/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Anon Hawkeye Painted
  • Pros:  excellent visibility / coverage,

Experience:   Coming from a pair of Anon Figments, I'm loving the additional lens area on these goggles. The fit is perfect with my RED helmet, and there's enough strap to fit around the helmet without pulling the goggles into my face. I'm not too fond of the dark smoke color in terms of versatility, but it's great for bright sunny conditions.
"Great versatile board" 3/28/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Palmer Timeless
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Smooth carving, Great edge hold - speedy & stable,
  • Cons:  FLF wasn't very noticeable,

Experience:   I got a chance to take this board (160) out today for a few hours today, and I'm very happy with it. I was looking for a versatile board I can take all over the resort, and the Timeless delivers. It was solid on ice, steeps, and never chattered at speed. The Palmer FLF Rocker wasn't very noticeable to me- if you're expecting it to feel like a Sierrascope-style FlatKick: don't. It's fairly firm; I'd rate it maybe a 7/10 in terms of flex. Bottom line: I'm pretty sure this is my new go-to board. It makes feel like I'm riding above my level.
"Girlfriend loves it" 3/24/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton North Star Womens
  • Pros:  Texture - nice and soft, Color,
  • Cons:  n/a,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  XL
  • Fits Like:  XL
  • Description:  Just right

Experience:   Got this for my girlfriend for Christmas; she absolutely loves wearing it. She's used it as a mid-layer on colder days, and as a jacket on a spring cross-country skiing day.

Comments & Questions

Elijofu
is this jacket waterproof/water resistant?

Marumm
Not very much if at all. Save it for when it's not raining.



"Burton made too many peg legs." 3/17/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Party
  • Pros:  warm, wicks sweat well, durable
  • Cons:  two, fricking, peg legs
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  M
  • Description:  They're a little snug, but they fit

Experience:   The pirate sock is supposed to have one pirate leg (pictured), and one peg leg. Apparently Burton produced too many of the peg legs, or too few of the pirate legs. I ordered a second, and instead of a seam being slightly off, it was two peg legs. It looks fairly ridiculous. Back to the Sierra warehouse, ye loathsome scalawags.
"Great fit, feels like it was tailor-made for me" 3/17/2010
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Ak Silk Weight Top
  • Pros:  fabric feels great, breathes amazingly well, long fit won't come untucked
  • Cons:  tag is scratchy, until you yoink it,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  fitted and long, just right

Experience:   Whether it's a hot day or a cold one, I almost always choose this for my base layer. It has a great comfortable texture, much softer than the mid-weight Burton stuff. A nice, long cut so it won't come untucked and give you a draft. I wish it was tagless though, but it's not much trouble to pull it off; but the only trouble then is figuring out which side is the front.
"Playful, versatile board" 2/23/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Capita Sierrascope FK
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,Low Speeds,Park,Powder,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Very forgiving of mistakes, Easy to ollie,
  • Cons:  edgehold on steep / ice,

Experience:   I've had this for a few months now, and it's been my consistent go-to board on all but the iciest days. The flat camber is excellent for riding flats; I've also got a Bataleon TBT, and even that gets hucked around much more than this. Turning is effortless, and despite it's shortness, it is a speedy little board.
"Simple and Tough" 1/21/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Union Force
  • Pros:  Reliable, Tough, Comfortable (when situated properly)
  • Cons:  screws can come loose after a few trips, toecap can be confusing at first,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I got these to replace my entry-level Burton Freestyles, and man, it was a world of difference! No more pressure points and toes falling asleep, they're great. Very responsive, configurable as much as they need to be, and nice and comfortable. The screws do come loose after a few trips, so be sure to give them a tightening pass before you ride so you don't have to look for your ankle strap in the snow. The toecap can also be confusing, check Spenser's posts in this thread set them properly: http://www.sierrasnowboard.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=22865
"Comfiest pants, ever." 12/31/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Expedition Thermal Pants
  • Pros:  Texture, Warmth,
  • Cons:  Spendy at full price,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Just right. Like the silkweight, but slightly looser.

Experience:   Undoubtedly the most comfortable pants I've ever worn. I never want to take them off. Ever. I loathe the coming of spring and summer, because it means I won't be able to wear them anymore. Every moment spent not wearing these is a precious moment lost forever. Also, they're fairly warm but not overly so.
"Inexpensive Plain Jane Gore-Tex." 6/16/2009
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  • Name: 2009 The North Face Liberation
  • Pros:  Breathable, Durable, Lightweight, Waterproof
  • Cons:  Not Enough Pockets or Features
  • Description:  WEATHER: Blue Bird Powder Day, Cloudy and Cold, Cold and Blustery Day, Snow and Rain Mixed, Sleet, Storming and White Out, LEG: Slim, WAIST: Feels true to size, INSEAM: Feels true to length,

Experience:   Nothing fancy here, just Gore-Tex protection at a reasonable price by a marquee name. Analog horror prints might look pretty, but for the same price this will keep your ass dry long after they soak through. One caveat: Sizing is pretty accurate. M is 32-34, and as a 34 I figured there would be some wiggle room for me. There wasn't. They "fit" like wearing Dockers to the office, but I'd like to loosen it up another inch on the slopes.
"Thin, comfortable, but not that warm at all." 6/16/2009
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  • Name: 2008 Burton AK Silk Weight
  • Pros:  Makes a great base layer for wicking sweat on less-frigid days. Comfortable against the skin, and fitting is accurate.
  • Cons:  Not too warm, but that's the idea.

Experience:   Burton has a warmth rating of 1-13 on clothing, 13 being the warmest, and 1 being the least heat-retaining. This is rated a 1.
"My #1 sock for upcoming cold days." 6/16/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Ultra Wool
  • Pros:  Warm, yet significantly thinner than typical wool socks.

Experience:   These will be 1st in my rotation on a cold day. Slightly warmer than the Buffers.
"Soft & comfy, hood looks great" 6/16/2009
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  • Name: 2008 Burton Rancher Puffy Womens Vest
  • Pros:  Soft, comfortable liner. (Fake) furred hood looks great, and is detachable. Quite warm. Has buttons & zipper.

Experience:   Runs ever-so-slightly over size.
"Regular old t-shirt" 6/8/2009
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  • Name: 2010 Sierra Overlay
  • Pros:  Sizing is pretty spot-on. No American Apparel upsizing necessary here to avoid looking like you're wearing a bodysuit.
  • Cons:  uh, it has a tag I guess? but not after you yoink it off.

Experience:  
"Nice thin breathable sock" 6/8/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Ultralight
  • Pros:  Nice and thin, great for spring skiing. My regular ones are wayyy too hot for May/June stuff, and regular breathable running socks are too short. They also look pretty snazzy.
  • Cons:  If you have really big feet (13+) I could see these being a little snug even at the Large size. They're pretty taut on my size 12s.

Experience:  
"Accurate sizing, comfy as heck" 6/2/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Yukon Sherpa Lined
  • Pros:  Lining is incredibly plush and comfy. It's sized accurately, so order what you normally wear, or size up for a baggy look. The red is not as vibrant as the picture suggest, it's just a little bit duller. I actually like it. Very warm. I could see wearing this with a t-shirt underneath and being quite comfortable in the 40's.
  • Cons:  None that I can think of. It's really an excellent hoodie.

Experience:   I've got long monkey arms and would prefer another cm on the sleeve length, but it works fine as is even with my arms stretched all the way out int front.
"Comfiest mittens I've tried on yet" 6/2/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Dakine Titan
  • Pros:  Mittens sans liner feel great- super plush. I want to wear them all the time like Curley from Of Mice and Men. Sizing is accurate- I wear a L with these, and have to wear an XL with Burton.
  • Cons:  As someone mentioned previously, the liners are mitten-style as well, which seems a bit silly, since you're probably taking your mittens off to fiddle with things. Also, the powder guard seems a bit loose on mine, much moreso than my burtons.

Experience:  
"Good goggles for medium-to-large head" 6/2/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Von Zipper Feenom
  • Pros:  Great fit for larger heads, and interfaces well with my helmet (RED mutiny), leaving zero gap. No fogging, but have only used in warm spring conditions.
  • Cons:  Didn't fit my nose particularly well, but that can vary from face-to face.

Experience:   The default bronze chrome lenses that shipped with this gave me a headache after wearing them in bright sunlight for a few hours, which is what they're supposed to be optimal for. But a lot of people love them so I'm hesitant to mark them down based on that.
"Warm, baggy. Pinstripes look great in person." 5/28/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Bonfire Baker
  • Pros:  Breathable, Warm, Waterproof
  • Description:  WEATHER: Cold and Blustery Day, Snow and Rain Mixed, Sleet, Storming and White Out, LEG: Baggy, WAIST: Feels too big, INSEAM: Feels true to length,

Experience:   I usually go between M & L on pants, and wear an L in Burton pants, but these have a very loose fit. A Large is listed as 34-36, but I'd say it's more 35-37. And the lower range is with the external waist adjustments cinched down as far as they'll go. But cinched down, they feel great. Leg length fits well, and they're nice and relaxed overall. Fairly warm although I'd still want to mix in some leggings on a colder day. They do feel a little heavy compared to my other pants, but that comes from the thickness of the material, so that's not necessarily a bad thing.
"Warm and comfy" 5/21/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Emblem
  • Pros:  Nice, non-itchy material. Kept my feet warm, a little too warm for spring snowboarding actually, but overall great
  • Cons:  none. they're a little pricey, but they're way better than boarding in costco wool socks.

Experience:  
"I love this jacket. " 5/21/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton TWC Ice Wizard
  • Pros:  Breathable, Durable, Warm, Waterproof
  • Description:  CHEST: Feels too big, BODY: Feels too long, INSEAM: Feels too long,

Experience:   The SierraSnowboard specs on this jacket are incorrect. It's better than advertised: 10000MM and 5000G waterproofing & breathability. Also, Shawn White requested that his stuff be a half-size smaller than the usual Burton sig fit, so my L is about halfway between a usual Burton M & L. Fits AMAZING: Loose but not baggy. Also, it's a warm one; probably not going to get much use out of this one for spring snowboarding.
"Great cut, amazing hoodie for the money" 5/21/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Nomad Hoodie
  • Pros:  sleeves on the longer side, great for monkey-arms. warm, comfy inner material.
  • Cons:  It says reversible, but the red kind of looks a bit cheezmo with the black side out.

Experience:   Fits true-to-size.
"Great hat." 5/21/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Absolut
  • Pros:  warm, fits my size L head.
  • Cons:  none

Experience:   yarny on the outside, fleecy on the inside so you don't get itchy. the best of both worlds.
"Great product with some caveats" 5/21/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Gore Softshell
  • Pros:  Amazingly comfortable Fabric surface is quite waterproof Detachable Hood Very fitted cut
  • Cons:  seams not taped pit zips not mesh-lined or anything - just straight up open to inside so if you bail, you're getting some snow. pit zippers also kind of rough-feeling, and while the material is windproof, the zipper metal sure gets cold if you're wearing short sleeves

Experience:   I love the cut. Usually I have to order a size under with Burton gear, but this fits very true-to-size. Also be aware that this is Gore Windstopper material, not Gore-Tex. The material itself is quite waterproof, but doesn't take to seam-taping, so if you're in a deluge, it's gonna seep through eventually.
"You get a lot for the price, but runs a bit large" 5/13/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Dakine Sequoia Snowboard Mitts Women's
  • Pros:  Internal liners are like a second set of grippy mittens for free, good quality construction overall

Experience:   Runs a bit large. if you're on the border between two sizes, order the smaller. The sizing is actually about the same as Burton's 2009 Men's glove sizing.
"Tight Strap" 5/11/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Smith Scope Air
  • Pros:  Good lens, comes with cleaning cloth/bag. Graphics on static camo are great.
  • Cons:  Barely fits around my helmet! I've got the band stretching out around a conga drum at the moment to hopefully loosen it up a bit.

Experience:  
"Great fit, comfy as all hell" 5/9/2009
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  • Name: 2008 Burton Idiom 3L
  • Pros:  Breathable, Durable, Lightweight, Warm, Waterproof
  • Description:  WEATHER: Spring Day, Cloudy and Cold, Cold and Blustery Day, Snow and Rain Mixed, Sleet, LEG: Relaxed, WAIST: Feels true to size, INSEAM: Feels true to length,

Experience:   Adjustable inner waistband guarantees a perfect fit for nearly everyone. I'm a 34-35 and the Large fit without any adjustments. I spend a lot of time on my ass and these keep me dry every time. They're not very warm, but that's really a great thing; you can wear them in spring skiing, or layer up for biting January wind.
"Simple, won't murder you" 5/7/2009
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  • Name: 2008 Burton AL 1 Tool
  • Pros:  Relatively compact, won't stab you in the chest/butt/leg if you keep it in your pocket while boarding
  • Cons:  Changing bindings with a non-ratcheting screwdriver takes forever-ever

Experience:  
"Nice boot for relatively wide feet" 5/6/2009
Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2008 Burton Hail
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  Comfortable, Traction, Good quality, Warm
  • Fit:  wide

Experience:   Great comfy boot, but cloth lace holders can get cut easily if you rest your board on your foot on the lift, and are not easily replaced.
"Great mitt, order a size larger than normal" 5/6/2009
Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2009 Burton Gore Tex
  • Pros:  I love these mitts! Very waterproof, durable, and warm. I normally have very cold hands, but I've been wearing these without the liners and often found my hands very toasty. Also the liners! It's like getting a great pair of gloves for free.
  • Cons:  Sizing issues...I'm normally a large, but the liners for XL were 'comfortably snug' on me.

Experience:  
"RED Mutiny Review" 5/6/2009
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  • Name: 2009 RED Mutiny
  • Pros:  Comfy and warm. Fits very well, and removable ear flaps do a good job keeping the wind off your ears on the lift.
  • Cons:  The vents don't seem to do much in either position.

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