Leki glove review (griffin S)

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Overall another amazing glove from Leki. Love the trigger system. Seriously, you need to try it.

About the glove:

The mixture of elastic soft shell and silky leather gives the grips its excellent fit. The robust leather inner hand makes for an amazingly comfortable grip. The soft and warm lining of the Griffin S makes it an irreplaceable companion in the mountains, in the halfpipe, in the park or on any terrain. The tight neoprene cuff ensures a good seal around your wrist. The integrated Trigger S system gives you the choice: either click directly into the Trigger S grip and enjoy perfect comfort, or simply use conventional poles.

Leki Trigger (griffin S gloves)!

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Photo shot at: Crystal Mountain Resort

evo NW Love Pullover Hoodie [review]

What it is: evo NW Love Pullover Hoodie

Where to buy:$49.95 evo

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My take on the hoody: Show your I heart the Northwest pride with this hoodie by evo. Evo loves the NW because the NW is where people make the most out of their summers and winters, and are always friendly, by putting on their evo NW Love Pullover Hoodie. By wearing this hoodie you are representing the core soul of the NW (“the n-dub”).

Fit: The hoodie fits as you would expect any hoodie to fit= warm, snugly, and awesome. Material is a bit thinner than some thick hoodies I have had, which I like it thinner, rather than thicker. Remember, you can never have enough hoodies!

Colors: Gray (see below), and Black (as shown above).

Features:

  • Split stitch double needle sewing on all seams
  • Twills neck tape (keeps ya neck soft and fuzzy)
  • Heavy gauge drawcord with metal eyelets
  • 1×1 Ribbing at cuffs and waistband
  • evo logo on back also

Tech Talk:

  • Material
  • 8.5 ounce
  • 80% Cotton / 20% Polyester blend fleece
  • 100% Cotton 20 singles face yarn (amazing yarn)
  • Generous fit for comfort (loose fitting)

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SWANY daffy glove 2013/2014 [review]

What it is: SWANY daffy glove [2013/2014]

Where to buy: $65 BUY now BACKCOUNTRY. COM

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The Scoop: We managed to sneak in a few glove reviews this spring! This is the Daffy. No really, it is! and it is made by Swany.
Swany has been sticking with what they do best for quite some time. And that is make gloves. Gloves done right. Their line is impressive, and for me, so is the name of this model: “The Daffy”! Cmon’, who did not enjoy throwing daffy’s in front of their buddies growing up. In fact, I still do!

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LEKI invader ski glove review [2013/2014]

What it is: LEKI invader ski glove [2013/2014]

Where to buy:  Hang on, link to follow soon!  We are searching for the best deal for you!

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The Scoop: As you know, I am a fan of the Leki Trigger system.  It really has eliminated pole straps!  And the Leki Invader S Ski Glove fits right into the system.  This glove comes equipped with a little loop on the palm that interlocks on the pole (that is the Trigger system in a nutshell).  The glove boast a trendy, relevant design and plenty of features to keep your hands feeling snug and comfortable.  Leki has designed the Invader with a super grippy silicon print pattern, causing you to have a great grip on whatever you need to take hold of.  In other words, what ever you grab, will not slip whether it be a____ (fill in the blank i.e. PBR, ski pole, skis, vitamin R, ham/bacon sandwich from the lodge etc, etc.).

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DRAGON ALLIANCE GG Sunglasses [review]

What it is: DRAGON ALLIANCE GG Sunglasses

Where to buy:  SIERRA TRADING POST  sierra-logo

Regular price: $105 | On sale now: $62

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About Dragon Alliance: Vet eyeglass maker Dragon has one of the largest lines out there! With a strong influence in the So Cal surf scene, these glasses mesh well with the beach lifestyle.

In 1993, in a garage in Capo Beach, CA, founder Will Howard aimed to build a company that encompassed his passions for surfing, snowboarding, and riding dirt bikes. Enthusiasm and knowledge of the market bore Dragon’s first and still primary product, sunglasses. The company began distributing to local surf shops before expanding to Hawaii and Florida, and later Australia and other international markets.

 Advise on these glasses: Make sure to try these on prior to buying.  They are bigger than most oversized sunglasses out there.  And may mostly be best fit for men due to face size.

Fashion or function: Fashion for sure.  However, I have worn these on the boat as my “evening shades”, and they work great to keep the wind out of my eye’s, but I would not ski or bike in these….consider these your “night on the town” shades.

FLYLOW GEAR swindler jacket review [2013/2014]

What it is: FLYLOW GEAR swindler jacket [2013/2014]

Price: msrp $160 | ON SALE $109  SIERRA TRADING POST (2012)

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About the Flylow Gear Swindler Jacket: LOVE THIS JACKET! Designed and built for the mountain lifestyle, this jacket is a true four season use jacket. One you don’t hang up. The swindler keeps you looking awesome from the mountain, to the bar, and everywhere else. Wear it under your Higgin’s shell while up on the mountain, or over your thermal layer on your boot pack up to the top of your line or over a graphic t-shirt at the bar while as you tell everyone who went the biggest today (you… of course).

To get you stoked: Below are the color samples of next years (2013/2014’s) Swindler (plus the tan as seen above)…..Click here to read the FULL REVIEW of the Flylow Gear Swindler jacket!

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FLYLOW GEAR logo pullover hoodie review

What it is: FLYLOW GEAR logo pullover hoodie

Where to buy: regular price: $49.95 | ON SALE $29.97 BACKCOUNTRY. COM

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My take on the hoody: The logo is big, the color is trendy gray. Show your support for FLYLOW GEAR and rock this logo hoodie. Made with quality American Apparel threads, this hoodie is perfect for session’s on the glacier this summer, or after your turn behind the boat on a warm summer eve! Love what these guys/gals are putting out there, get on it, and get to know this brand cause they are here to stay.

Fit: The hoodie fits as you would expect any hoodie to fit= warm, snugly, and awesome. Material is a bit thinner, similar to the evo hoodies I reviewed. I really enjoy the thin ones compared to some thick hoodies I have had.

Colors: Gray.

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SWANY X-Cell ski glove review [2013/2014]

What it is: SWANY X-Cell ski glove [2013/2014]

Where to buy: Regular price: $133 | ON SALE BUY $87 Backcountry. com

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The Scoop: The Swany Men’s X-Cell II Glove gives you unstoppable all weather protection that will last through the season, and many more to come. Read more……Click here to read FULL REVIEW!

Where to buy: Regular price: $133 | ON SALE BUY $87 Backcountry. com

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EVO nw love t-shirt [review]

What it is: EVO nw love t-Shirt

Where to buy:$24.95 evo

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My take on the T: Classic, slim fit, black t-shirt. Shows your love for the NW with this heart you wear on your shirt, and shows some heart for your fav shop: evo!

Fit: Slim. This t will make your biceps look even huger!!

Colors: black, white, grey.

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Where to buy:$24.95 evo (mens) | Womens cut: $22.95

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