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Bob shattuck

Bob shattuck

Sierra's . . . unless you can send me to Patagonia or Chamonix . . .

Bob shattuck's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

Bob shattuck's Bio

I'm in SF, with not too much elevation, but always looking to get out into the high sierra. I've done the John Muir Trail twelve times since 1996, so if you have any questions . . .

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Bob shattuck wrote a review of on August 12, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I started out with a few pairs of the Salomon 3D fast-packers, but they don't seem to make them anymore, or this is just the next generation in that price point, but anyway, great out of the box boot. Wore the GTX's for about nine hours before getting them on the actual "trail" . . . Just came off the "Cirque Section" of the Sierra High Route and the boots not only gave me no problems, fit-wise, or blisters, but they gave me a lot of confidence in their ability to stick to the many steep granite slabs I had to run up and knife-edged boulders I had to step across.

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Bob shattuck wrote a review of on June 3, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

I bought a pair of Prana Mojo about five years ago and proceeded to wear them pretty much every day, if not for climbing, then for just hanging out and also took them on a few backcountry trips. I don't think I could have asked for a better pair of shorts, but after begging my girlfriend to deal with a few frays in the seams and the elastic starting to go, I've sort of retired them and now I am breaking in a pair of Momentum Shorts. They're like wearing nothing. Love 'em.

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Bob shattuck wrote a review of on September 6, 2011

5 5

Just finished JMT#11 and happy as hell with this summer's choice of the "fastpacker."

I would have loved to blow few more bucks on the credit card and buy the top-end Solomon's, but it just wasn't to be––so I got these instead and don't know how much happier I could have been on the trail.

I wore the boots for about five hours before I actually got on the trail; walked around the house, the 'hood, the beach, a hill or two and they felt great.

Then I got them on the JMT and fully expected hot spots on the first day, but nothing. I do have fairly tough feet, but all that uphill on day one, usually produces some sort of discomfort, but I got nothin'

And as for wear and tear, the JMT and all that sharp granite, can really chew up a boot, but after 211+ miles, there's barely a hint that I had these on the trail.

I brought along another pair of insoles, but in spite of dunking the boots a few times, the insoles stayed fresh and I never felt the need to perhaps change them out. Maybe a new pair of insoles would've "hot-rodded" 'em a little more, but I was overall very happy with the comfort.

Now if I could just find a bargain on these for less than the current price, I'd go into debt a little further and be set for the next few summers.

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Bob shattuck wrote a review of on March 23, 2009

5 5

Over the last two months I've had my U.L. on three Sierra snow-camping trips and either wore it with a light shell, or on its own and I've got to say, it's been very nice. On this last trip, it got down into the mid-twenties, with a good wind, at dinner time and I was warm and happy with just an R1 hoody and a another base under that. Anything more than sitting there, stirring the pot and this jacket would toast you and put a DAS parka over it and you might as well be wearing a tank with the heat on. can't wait to have this as part of my summer sierra morning/evening gear.

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Bob shattuck wrote a review of on March 19, 2009

5 5

I'm kind of a mule, so if this shovel is a hair heavier than others, I'm not bothered. I like the big open, wrap around handle versus the the other, T-design and it's metal, full on. As soon as I got out into the BC with with a group and had the chance to test mine against the others, I had to step away from the plastic––although I am sure it's durable––I just kept thinking that I was not in a sand box.

I doubt you can find this feature on any of the shovels, but I would have been grateful for a handle attachment that would jack right into the shovel, for close digging in snow caves. I just took the head off and used it, but it was a bit awkward. Overall a great snow shovel that I see outlasting me.

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Bob shattuck wrote a review of on November 9, 2008

5 5

Go large. I'm six feet, trim and a 40 regular or thereabouts. I bought a large and it looks and feels like it was custom cut, just for me. If you've got any girth or a long torso, I'd certainly go for the XL, as noted, in USA size.

So far I've just been running around, paring this with a Patagonia R1 hoody and it's plenty warm - too warm, which is nice to know since I'm not putting out any major effort, like I will on the trail, or just over that hot stove at 12,000 feet.

The best and oddest thing about it is the weight and feel. It's like it's not there and yet your torso is warm and the wind seems to not have a chance. odd feeling, as I am used to a heavier, bulky jacket that you're always aware of.

Yup, wish it did come with cinches on the wrists - they wouldn't add much weight to an already feather light jacket. I'll post more when I've really put it out there.

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