12/23/2017
 
Definitely did not miss the extra venting of a climbing-only helmet on this tour!
12/15/2017
 
Five Stars for a dual-cert helmet, but almost as many caveats! I procrastinated getting a dual-cert helmet for a few years (as many other skimo racers no doubt also did) given the -- compared to climbing-only helmets -- limited selection and significant weight penalty, along with decreased ventilation. But CAMP’s model finally convinced me to buy one: not because CAMP’s model is any lighter or more ventilated that the competition, but I figured that if even CAMP can’t reduce the weight penalty and/or add...
11/16/2017
 
Five Stars via the build-up rating method: - First star is because the front of the shirt makes me happy, since it says Skimo Co, which makes me think of skiing, especially with all the great gear available from Skimo Co. - Second star is for a nice fabric blend that feels kind of silky smooth and soft. - Third star is because the sizing makes me feel big and manly, as I definitely need a Medium. By contrast, all my skimo-specific clothing is a U.S. Small (although often originally labeled as Euro Medium, ...
11/14/2017
 
Five Stars for a great product, and another for affirming my sense of self-worth, plus yet another for company modesty, plus still one more star for enhancing my vocabulary, minus one for a personal conundrum, equals a maxed-out Five Star rating regardless. I’ve been a big fan for a few years now of carrying water in a soft flask inside a race suit pocket. The only drawback though was that when the flask was anything but almost entirely full, it would slide down inside my pocket thereby wasting a valuable...
11/13/2017
 
Revisiting this review a season later after using it for racing and spring/summer touring: same conclusions as before, but with the caveat to definitely use the included little carry bag when stashing the beacon in a race suit or pant pocket. The reason is that the proximity sensor might not have anything in, well, proximity even if the beacon is in a race suit or pant pocket. For example, when preparing for a race, I turned on the beacon, placed it in my race suit, and done! Or so I thought. A few moments...