Andy McNaught

Andy McNaught

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Andy McNaught wrote a review of on May 2, 2010

4 5

When I first received this shirt, I was on the fence about it. In fact, I kept in the bag for days thinking I was going to return it. I found myself in a pinch and needed something different to wear, so I put it on and headed out the door. I had a good experience wearing it for the first time, but struggled with which style of pants to wear it with. I am glad I kept it because it is comfortable and fairly stylish, but not one of my top favorites.

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Andy McNaught wrote a review of on February 12, 2010

5 5

The Pieps DSP Smart Transmitter is a sick beacon for sure. All the other reviews are spot-on. Really easy to use. Super long range. And amazingly cuts out the flux line. Haven’t played much with the multiple burial feature, however did turn it on at Alf’s and flagged the three closest transmitions w/o even getting out of my chair. Not a good test, but a great example of how powerful & easy this beacon is to use. If you can afford it, I highly recommend it. The only thing I didn’t like is the harness that comes with it. The DSP is kind of tricky to get in and out of the pocket and the zipper broke on day 1. You’d think Pieps would provide better harness considering how bad-ass the beacon is. Anyway, I’d suggest using a different harness if you got an old one lying around or use a custom one like Andrew mentioned.

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Andy McNaught wrote a review of on November 24, 2008

5 5

I originally purchased this bag with the intentions of purchasing another one for my wife after deciding whether or not I liked it. So once I got it, I started loading it up to see how much crap I could fit in it. Tally so far: 2 pairs of fat skis, 2 pairs of ski boots, 2 helmets, 2 ski jackets, 2 pairs of ski pants, 2 pairs of goggles, 2 pairs of gloves and a bunch of other shit. I guess I won't be needing to purchase another one. I highly recommend the Dakine Concourse Double Ski Bag!

Needless to say, I won't be purchasing another zin

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Andy McNaught wrote a review of on September 26, 2008

5 5

I can't say enough how much I love this tent. I'm not really into winter camping, but wanted a tent versatile enough to keep us warm and dry during the cold shoulder season's and cool enough on those hot summer days. This tent does it all. Sometimes we pitch the fly and the footprint only. Amazing Tent! You really can't go wrong with Sierra Designs, especially the Alpha 3.

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Andy McNaught wrote a review of on September 26, 2008

5 5

My girlfriend is definitely sick of hearing the angels sing every time I pull this shirt out of my drawer. The most comfortable shirt I've ever owned. Paid full price (at the time around $70) and didn't regret it even for a second. I am a huge proponent of Merino wool and own several different Merino wool products. Icebreaker Merino wool is definitely the best quality. Very stylish too. So quit complaining about how expensive Icebreaker costs and see for yourself.

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Andy McNaught wrote a review of on September 26, 2008

3 5

Of course width never came to mind while I was trying these shoes on. And because I'm totally impulsive, I purchased them and now I partially regret it. I love that they're waterproof (Gore-tex liner in the shoe) and great for scrambling and/or easy climbing. But my foot slides around in them like no other. Also, because they don't breath as well as a normal shoe, they're pretty toasty. You're feet will stay dry (provided you're standing in a 1.5" deep puddle) but will be sweaty. All in all I like the shoes, just too wide. Hope that helps.

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Andy McNaught wrote a review of on August 28, 2008

5 5

I got these pedals as a birthday present from a good buddy of mine. He saw that I was having problems with my Shimanos and was like "Try these, I think you'll have much better success." And without hesitation I slapped 'em on my bike and hit the trail. It took a little getting used too, but now I'll never go back to Shimano. I've actually talked my girlfriend into making the switch as well. Crank Bros are definitely the way to go! If I ever need to replace the Candy C, I'm going to go with the Candy Sl

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Andy McNaught wrote a review of on August 28, 2008

2 5

Some days these pedals were (and I stress were) easy to get out of. Some days I would crash at a stand still. One pedal's tension screw stripped while trying to adjust, making 3 sides fairly easy (as long as you clipped in cleanly) and one side impossible to get out of. When I'm riding, the last thing I want to worry about is if I clipped in cleanly (meaning will I get out with no problem) and if I'm clipped into the stripped side. I've heard other people having similar problems with these pedals (i.e bad crashes because they couldn't escape, not too mention how easy they get caked with mud). Since, I have made the switch to Crank Bros and will never go back to Shimano. The Crank Bros pedals are better in my opinion. More simple and more consistent.

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Andy McNaught wrote a review of on August 18, 2008

5 5

Not literally, but I've warn it while paddling and getting worked in big, cold class 5 whitewater (I attach it to my PFD) and everything still works perfect! After 2 years the watch is finally telling me that the battery needs to be replaced, but that's been going on now for a couple of months. The logo has warn off, but who cares about that sh!t anyway! Bottom-line, these watches are durable and accurate. Remember to calibrate before any serious adventure and take it off for a few minutes if you want an accurate temp reading.

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Andy McNaught wrote a review of on August 18, 2008

2 5

This watch has some really great features, such as air temp, compass, altimeter, etc... It shows you clouds when air pressure is dropping and a sunshine when air pressure is rising. It can even show you a profile of your elevation gain and decent (which was my favorite feature). Maybe it was just a string of bad luck or maybe I was too hard on it, but my first Axis' backlight quit working and my second Axis' alarm quit working (two very important features for what I was doing at the time). I finally made the switch to a different brand (which feature-wise I like less but has been tickin' away for the last couple of years). Anyway, if you're considering this watch you might read other reviews of Highgear's watches. If you purchase the Axis, calibrate before every adventure and remember to take it off for a few minutes to get an accurate temp reading.

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Andy McNaught wrote a review of on August 15, 2008

4 5

I have hiked and biked with the Cocona trail sock with no problems what so ever. I gave a pair to my girlfriend and she complained that they're hot, but she complains about everything (I think it's her bike shoes that are hot). Anyway, I love these socks. Great things is they're fairly inexpensive plus backcountry's return policy is the best in the industry. If you're concerned about the Cocona material, try backcountry's merino wool sock.

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