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It's a nice looking, durable watch, but has some major drawbacks.
1. It's huge and heavy. I knew the circumference of face would be rather large, but I expected it to be much thiner. The watch face protrudes so far that it makes it cumbersome to use the watch while wearing a jacket or even many long sleeved shirts.
2. The compass is horribly inaccurate. I use analog compass' all the time and know how sensitive they can be to pitch and tilt, but this one is simply worthless. Maybe mine is a dud?
3. No backlight or illumination of any kind. I should have paid more attention to how Backcountry.com classifies illumination because when I saw there was no backlight I assumed the hands would have some sort of luminescence, but alas there is none.
Huge goggles with a huge field of vision; exactly what I was looking for. The fire iridium lens isn't great for low light and shadows, but stellar on bluebird days.
I have used these about half a dozen time this season and have yet to find something about these pants that I don't like.
Pockets are plentiful and well placed, vents keep you from overheating without letting in a massive rush of air when bombing a hill and the fit from the waist down is great. The bib part is a bit roomy on me and I wish there was some way to cinch up the top of the bib, but that is more for style, not functionality.
I love Frogskins. Great fit, lightweight, super durable and fantastic optical quality. They are great for any activity, but I particularly love them for snowboarding since they reduce glare without blocking out too much light. Perfect for tree runs on a sunny day or any situation where you are transitioning rapidly between bright sun and shade.
If you are looking for a high mirror finish go with the irradium lenses, the standard gray polarized lenses ar not as mirrored and seem to be a bit more translucent.