Monday, November 21, 2011

More Patagonia Jackets

Patagonia Insulated Outer jacket

I have to plead the fifth and say, "I don't know what model this is' but I can say it is warm and keeps the wet out. The jacket features a full time hood, H2NO material on the outside and some type of insulation on the inside. I want to say its their primaloft eco business, as it it's not very heavy. (read: that does not mean its not WARM) I've worn this a handful of times and have been thankful for the pit zips. It doesn't have a powder skirt, so if you are after the steep and deep you may want to be sporting bibs. I have gained a few inches vertically, so the fit doesn't really suit my fancy any more. Sweet jacket! Get hooked up today! $125 shipped

Patagonia Down Sweater
Really Red

We've all longed for one at some point or another right? Now you can get hooked up on a practically new (Its been worn twice) - and its damn warm). Size Large, packs down small. Awesome layer for the potentially burly la NINA. $110 shipped

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Pants - Patagonia, Mountain khaki, kavu

Patagonia Patrol Pant
34" waist

Do you need some burly pants for ragin this winter? These mildly used Patagonia Patrol Pants will fit the ticket. Traditional pockets by the waist and full zip sizes to let some air in, or do your business off trail. WAY BURLY. TOO BIG for me, skied thrice times, minor scuffage on the ankles. Inner boot cuff, suspenders (not pictured) Wish they fit me. Paid too much. $130 shipped.

Mountain Khaki
Original Mountain Pant
GREAT condition

The O.G. mountain pant from MK. Worn twice, stored too long, seem to have a mark from something in storage, but I'll give a good scrub prior to shipping. Traveled around with these more than I've worn them. $25 shipped

KAVU coveralls

Do you like to work on stuff and keep your clothes clean? Have you longed for a coverall that is styling? Look no further! Kavu canvas coveralls will do the trick. This lightly loved coveralls need a new home b/c they are just too big for their previous one. Solid force 10 type material (kavu lingo) with a smattering of pockets for all your crafty needs. Provided you shred in dry pow these could make an EPIC onesy, especially if you snow sealed the whole bit. $75 shipped

Jackets- & Patagonia

Do you need to get down with some layering this winter?
I need to clear the closet, simplify and fund raise for the 1st month of rent. Have a look, find something you like and let's make it happen.
Stoic softshell BNWT

Part of the early Stoic Line (I think this jacket is called the 'shift') I got it last winter, thinking it had a hood on it, no hood, no dice for me. * There is a price tag on this, because I tried to sell it @ a consignment shop this spring, didn't fly there (I'll cut that off prior to shipping)- $55 shipped

Patagonia Reversible Jacket

I have to plead the fifth and say I don't know what model this is. I got it a few seasons ago, it sat in the closet last winter and... needless to say, needs a new home. It is a size large, has a lighter nylon material on one side, and a pile fleece on the other ( like Patagonia's retro cardigan X Jackets). SUPER WARM! Has zipper and snaps, hand pockets and a chest pocket. It's a great layer under a shell, or on its own when its a little warmer. Great shape, there are a few smudges from hiking with the tele's, but all around STELLAR!
$70 shipped

Another Patagonia Reversible Jacket

Again, don't know the model of this jacket. Definitely lighter than the previous one. Makes an awesome later under the hard shell when its burly out, or around town in the fall or spring. Light nylon on the outside, smooth brushed fleece on the inside. $50 shipped

See something you like?

Market Place - Tele Boots

Crispi SHIVER NTN 27.5

I dabbled in the NTN world last season and it was fun... but I can't justify having two sets of bindings and boots. I guess I am a pinhead @ heart so I am going to continue to live out my days on 22 designs or bombers. This pair of CRISPI shiver's are in stellar shape (not new, but not abused) They come with SCARPA intuition liners - the (the originals were not good) which have been baked twice. These fit a little big for my taste, but I reckon that is due to a little more space in the toe box. My loss your gain. $150 shipped

Black Diamond CUSTOM
27/27.5 shell 315mm sole length

The BD CUSTOMS - SIK BOOT! Got these last season and skied them some, VERY responsive, stiff, and the ski/walk mode is RIGHTEOUS. Boots are in GREAT shape, few scuffs, scrapes, duckbills are solid, as are the soles. My feet are a tad narrow for the BD line, thus they need to migrate to a loving home. Get u some CUSTOM action today! $250 shipped

Black Diamond Push
Size 28 325mm sole length

Again, not too much to say about these boots that hasn't been said before. THEY ROCK! The tour mode is amazing and makes going up a breeze. I got these a few seasons ago, where they were 'comfortable' in the shop, but got sloppy on the hill. They haven't been used in two seasons. Everything is in BOMBER shape. Paid 688 w/ tax back then, now $250 shipped.

Market Place - Sun protection

Smith Prodigy EVOLVE goggles

Picked this up last season, then ended up needing something with a lighter lens. This actually seems more mirrored in real life. Anyhow, I would like to not travel with it back across the country. Get set up with an 'eco friendly' option for your eyes this winter! $55 shipped

Smith Vanguard EVOLVE
Matte Black
Black - polarized

Sweet Sunnies, just too big for my face. Practically new. $45 shipped

Friday, November 20, 2009

Market Place - Radom

Mion Tidewater (I think that is the model) watershoes/ sandals.  

Think of a cross between a Keen sandal and NRS bootie.  This dual footware system allows you to let your feet bask in the open air should you be meandering about town, the trail, beach etc or ad the insert and have one SOLID system for scrambling about wet surfaces etc... Seems like a killer piece of gear for rafting, sailing, kayaking (provided you've a big boat).  Made from recycled materials and the GRIP on the bottom is AWESOME.  But I digress, anyhow, I got these for that exact purpose but they were too big.  They say 11 but I am thinking it means more like 12 or 13.  My loss your gain. $35 shipped.  

Answer Mountain-bike shoes Euro size 47 w/ Shimano SPD cleats $30 shipped

*These were purchased a few autumns ago and unfortunately were a bit big for my feet (I wear a 45 euro (10.5-11US).  I think they have been on a bike all of twice, pretty basic, simple shoes.  Wanted to pass the goods along to a home where they'd actually be used.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Final Frontier

It's that time of year again...

Or rather that time of this here experience.

This morning everything was in place, the clouds, absence of waves, and 30 people on the water enjoying everything it had to offer. I feel that this picturesque scene just has to be experienced, and as the weather (just like life) changes, meaning I couldn't have captured the moment if I tried. There it is, the end of a season, an era and lifestyle, well maybe not I'll still stay crazy as ever. The experience, humbling awe-struck and inspiring. WOW!!! sums it up-

That being said this is the last shout out from the state of Alaska!!! Been a wild and crazy journey and there are many a story to tell. Until next time do what you can with what you have, where you are, and make the best of it.

Look forward to crossing paths in the future...

Friday, July 29, 2005

It's the Final Countdown

Why, hello... there...

Man alive has it been a while. The summer has blown by in whirlwind of small town life, copious amounts of manual labor and long... LONG days. In fact there is a good chance, roughly 98.% in fact, that I, currently am unaware what day it is right now. The past construct of time has molded itself into one gianormous day. Hot diggity!!!

I have noticed though that it is the 29th of July, and if it's the 29th of July that means that I have passed my "one month left" day by ten days... This means I have entered the realm of the FINAL countdown... Less than twenty days, how time does fly...

Where have I been? Out loosing my mind really, well maybe not, but it feels like it... The constant experience of work + sleep and its daily/monthly routine has seemed to consume the better part of the long days of summer... Leaving me down and away from the computer, insuring updates would be few and far between. As I try to make a break from the AK with a clean sweep I have been busting what I can to get some updates over the past many months... As the time has gone one, I may have found that photos do better justice than my words, so if and when you have a free moment, you may go back and look through the archives to see how and what's been up... Some may date as far back as February... me = lazy, I know. But rest assured upon your rainy day with nothing do to, hopefully you'll find something to smirk about here...

Until then, do what you can, with what you have, where you are..

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Off the road again

If my math skills serve me correctly it has been a whopping 17 days since the last post. In that time I have traveled from there to here and back again. Ending a 14 day jaunt down to the lower 48 to experience the azure skies and radiant warmth of Utah and Colorado; but i should probably mention it was to further my education, meaning I am not a total wanker.

Just wanted to make note that I am located in Seward Alaska, where I will remain for the summer. The last little duration of life has been a trite hectic so I apologize if your phone calls have gone unanswered, please don't take it personally, I was out of cell range for a few days and with moving in + getting acclimated to the job my time has been an endangered specie... No doubt that when I get this schedule thing figured out I will be updating these entries like mad with photos to fill you all in on what's been up.

I hope that all has been (and continues to be) well in your neck of the woods, and you are defying the odds of being both creative and productive. Until next time, do what you can, with what you have, where you are....


Friday, May 27, 2005

PS Debating whether to slide down

One last gaze over the ice into the snow, before descending to the valley below...
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PS We're sea kayak guides...really

Gotta love them glaciers... Taking a brief tromp around and around with the Exit Glacier Guides (EGG) on, you guessed it, Exit Glacier.
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PS Glaciers on the run

Exit Glacier... making its... exit? Just kidding, although it is receding, it leaves a darn good impression on the Seward area...
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