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Anyone tried the icebreaker ski socks ?
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Icebreaker started this thread and now we come full circle

having missed the HH Freeze half zip (one of you lot probably had it in your trolley when i was trying to buy it) I'm now considering the Icebreaker Sprint long sleeve zip.

anybody tried one, are they properly warm (that's what I'm after).

Ill post my link again for anyone thinking of joining as i haven't for a while http://www.sportpursuit.com/join/Carl_Edmondson_95444 and a big thanks to those who've used it, as if i go for the Sprint it won't cost me much at all Very Happy
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I'm fan of the site, got some great trainers substantially cheaper than I could else where. Out of interest does anyone know how their business model works? Knowing exactly how many of a product you're going to sell, possibly even before the product has been produced, removes the risk and thus some of the normal costs, but 50% seems like a lot for removal of the risk to save.
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nickH, Yes, they're good. I prefer the Smartwool ones but there's not much difference really.
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glp9 cheers - any idea how they compare with, say, the falke ones ? I'm in need of some more socks & these look interesting
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I'm gagging for some K2's.

Do the Kung Fujas still rock - so to speak?
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Fifespud, Not as good as the earlier 95mm waist version apparently, its the earlier one that was fallline ski of the year

review from real skiers of the current one

"OK. nothing special," according to some, although others found it "playful."

Not rated as highly as its predecessor. The current Pontoon and ObSETHed may be better choices, along with the 2010 version of this ski.


the one they did like was the recoil

"Excellent crossover and all mountain twin."

"Loved it! Fun everywhere I took it. Great pop off the kickers. Super springy in frontside steeps. Confident that not matter where I went, the ski would be there!"

"Anyone would love this ski. Could take it anywhere. Trees, bumps, park, pow. Ireally enjpoyed it."

"Stable for skier in park; awesome skiing switch!"

http://tinyurl.com/sportpursuit

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Carroz - cheers.

Park is not really my bag but bloody good ski for 250 notes.

Obsethed just a bit too wide for me.

Grrrrr.
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I'm fan of the site, got some great trainers substantially cheaper than I could else where. Out of interest does anyone know how their business model works? Knowing exactly how many of a product you're going to sell, possibly even before the product has been produced, removes the risk and thus some of the normal costs, but 50% seems like a lot for removal of the risk to save.


I assumed it was all discontinued stock. They don't seem to be getting to the level of buying power of TKMaxx and Go-Outdoors who now get stuff made for them at a lower spec to meet the price points their customers demand. I thought Sports pursuit is basically an out of season sale.
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I assumed it was all discontinued stock. They don't seem to be getting to the level of buying power of TKMaxx and Go-Outdoors who now get stuff made for them at a lower spec to meet the price points their customers demand. I thought Sports pursuit is basically an out of season sale.

That and possibly production overruns / cancelled orders.

I think that some of the smaller brands just discount as an alternative to the cost of advertising.
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With a smaller, specialist manufacturer it's also often the case that once they've covered their costs on a run of a product with sales at RRP, then everything that's sold after that, even at below the original per-item cost-price is pure profit. Add that to the cost of storing 'old' stock when they need space for new stock, and dumping large volumes at low prices is quite an attractive proposition, especially if the likes of SportPursuit are going to do it en-masse for you so you don't need to faff about with drips and drabs of individual orders from your 'factory shop'
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Bad Sportspursuits! Just ordered some more Icebreaker, must resist more skis!
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davkt, I can resist the skis as I'm not a fan of K2s or Elans but if they turn up with something I fancy, oh the temptation!!!
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Love my Elans hence the temptation!
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midgetbiker wrote:
Icebreaker started this thread and now we come full circle

having missed the HH Freeze half zip (one of you lot probably had it in your trolley when i was trying to buy it) I'm now considering the Icebreaker Sprint long sleeve zip.

anybody tried one, are they properly warm (that's what I'm after).

Ill post my link again for anyone thinking of joining as i haven't for a while http://www.sportpursuit.com/join/Carl_Edmondson_95444 and a big thanks to those who've used it, as if i go for the Sprint it won't cost me much at all Very Happy


Finally succumbed and bought the Sprint, all my credit gone and a month to wait to see if it fits. Ah well.
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midgetbiker, based on my existing top I'd say they have got the size chart about right for the Icebreaker stuff
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Just got 2 Dare2Be softshells for miss briand and racerboy - £27 for both result considering they are e39 each in my local sports shop.
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I've taken a bit of a chance and bought a Dainese helmet, well it does match my trousers! Icebreaker socks for my daughter. I was going to get her some K2 carbon poles too but she decided she doesn't like carbon (although she's never skied with them).
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Just bought a set of Hellbents to replace the Volkl Sumos I totalled last season - 195 pounds!! I am still trying to find the catch!! Am I missing something?
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Santa Cruz boards and clothes on the site today!
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Their business model is to take outdated or otherwise unwanted stock from the manufactuers or wholesale dealers at discounted wholesale prices, hold stock in a warehouse not a shop and have no standing inventory other than what's on sale (when it's gone, it's gone!). It works for the manufactuers/wholesale dealers to provide cash flow when they need it and then can write-off the loss against tax - i.e. they end up 'flat(ish) (and can make a small profit sometimes through accounting magic) in terms of cost/profit. SportPursuit keep the costs to an absolute minimum and run the risk that they cannot off load the stock they acquire (although a twist on this is a 'put' back to the original manufactuers/wholesale dealers suppliers on unsold stock so you can even get rid of that risk)
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they seem to have dynastar skis today and dakine back packs etc

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Mountain Hardware on Sport Pursuit today! Very Happy

Anyone know how their jackets fit in comparison to Arc'teryx or Norrona?
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glp9, Volkl float your boat 'cos some just came in .....
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shoogly, slightly more aimed at fat americans than skinny scandies IME
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L will do then...

right, do I ask for permission first before buying yet another jacket that I don't really need? Twisted Evil

The snowtastic jacket is calling me, although i'd prefer a different colour.
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shoogly, slightly more aimed at fat americans than skinny scandies IME



Toofy Grin Toofy Grin Found just the opposite, one of the few jackets that actually have long enough arms for me without excessive large fitting around the body. Arc'teyx arms dont tend to be quite long enough Madeye-Smiley
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Usually loads of Mountain Hardware gear in Cotswold if you have one nearby to get a feel for sizing.
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Icebreaker top arrived quickly and sizing is as the chart. For anyone worrying about using SportPursuit then i can say my experience of delivery and quality of goods is fine, no experience of returns yet but I'm sure someone will have. It is a pain waiting sometimes a very long time for delivery, but you are told in advance and there has to be some payback for the prices.

Just bought a Mountain Hardwear top and it is due mid December.

Not sure if i should thank or curse those who use my link as it keeps enticing me to spend more. On balance I think thank as so far for less than £50 I've had a softshell, merino & now a straetch base/mid layer!

So once again, if anyone is dithering, here is my link: http://www.sportpursuit.com/join/Carl_Edmondson_95444

Not fancy, shrunk and renamed, you just get what you see snowHead
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Arno wrote:
shoogly, slightly more aimed at fat americans than skinny scandies IME


They are about the only jackets I've seen recently that would fit me. I was very tempted by the Drystein. I bought my current jacket in Canada. I think they stock big ones over there for their larger cousins.
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I recently received my socks from SP.

I think this is the first time, since May, that I've not had SOMETHING in the order queue :S
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Vokl Matras and Katamas on there for 300GBP today Shocked No bindings but still great price!
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here's my link if anyone hasn't signed up yet and wants to bung a fiver my way Smile

http://www.sportpursuit.com/join/lynsey_fairbairn_36555
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midgetbiker wrote:

no experience of returns yet but I'm sure someone will have

It wasn't a return, but I had something not arrive (long after it should have done), owing to my company name being omitted from the address (actually caused by Paypal). I contacted SportPursuit and (after asking me to check with the local post office) they were very good at giving me a refund. I'd actually have rather had the top I'd ordered, but by then it was about 3 months since they'd sold them so fair enough.

Was initially a bit worried about how they might react (I had no proof the thing didn't arrive), but overall I was very happy with their service.

Oh, and since it seems acceptable to pimp your link, feel free to sign up using this link (midgetbiker seems to have had enough credit already Twisted Evil )

http://www.sportpursuit.com/join/ChrisWo
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Anyone have any experience with the Pyua gear they have on at the moment? Waterproof/breathable numbers look good but as the Goretex debate always proves they don't always live up to expectations.
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Have done a return and it worked fine.
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davkt, I think another SnowHead returned something (she ordered in 2 sizes) and had a similar experience.
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I've had to do a minor warranty claim (hole in a sock) and I though the customer service was very good. Fast response to email and no fuss replacement of the item.
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I had to return some salopettes as, despite measuring and using the sizing guide, they were just far too tight on my thighs.

It was handled very well, and a refund given without question. They even checked in case anyone had returned a larger size as I'd have been happy with an exchange. A decent common sense and very communicative approach.
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Giro Helmets at good prices at the moment
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