wasatch, sierras, cascades, anywhere with sun, snow and any combination thereof
I'm a huge fan of Icebreaker pieces, and this is no exception. It's soft, smooth and fits extremely well. Just skied the Pfeifferhorn and now you've gotta meet that cutie in the Tram Club for a drink? Forgot another shirt? No problem! This shirt's got you covered! Form-flattering and anti-microbial (that's anti-funk to the laymen), this shirt will keep you looking good and have her leaning in to feel how soft it is. Highly recommended.
I'm roughly 6'2" and about 170 pounds. I usually wear a large in Icebreaker and the large in this fits like a dream.
These socks are great. They're really low and hide inside most shoes. I'm a fan.
I'm normally a size 12 street shoe and that could explain why they hide out of sigh so much. But either way, they fit well.
just one pair. two socks, one pair.
I do like this shirt. It's just ever so slightly more boxy than I would like. It seems to be very well-made and of high quality. I've had it for a couple months and it is still in great shape. Like I said, it would be 5-stars were it not for that ever so slight boxiness that I'm just not looking for in my shirts.
I'm about 6'2" and 175 lbs. I'm normally a large in shirts and this is the same.
I enjoyed this dessert. It's quite rich. I think I may have been impatient and eaten it just a bit too early. I would make sure to let it sit for possibly a little longer than the recommended time, to give it ample time to really become set. Other than that it's great, if you really like chocolate.
I like these shoes. I was looking for something I could wear that wasn't a running shoe or a flip-flop but not too fancy either. These fit the bill quite nicely. I've only had them about a month but they seem to be holding up pretty well. I would say they're on the high end of the middle as far as durability goes. At least so far. They're not built with athletic activities in mind necessarily, but I've certainly played some heated games of ping-pong in these.
I'm a 12 most of the time, and these are no exception. They fit very, very well so far.
This thing is amazing. Keeps you hydrated in a convenient way. One thing to note, make sure to put your empties back in the sleeve. Not only are you sure to haul out your trash, it'll help the Beeracuda to keep its shape while you're rompin' around.
This is a great update on a classic piece. Makes setting up crevasse-rescue much easier, as well as any number of other uses. Being able to release the clamp in the middle of a closed system comes in handy too.
Used this recently with an 8.1 Beal rope and it worked perfectly. Highly recommend this little guy.
Let me start out by saying that I have had many of these over the years and have been almost entirely satisfied with their quality. However, my most recent experience was much less stellar. Halfway through a long trip one of my two water bottles started leaking. I noticed this when I woke up to the contents of said bottle all over the inside of my sleeping bag. For the rest of the trip I had to wrap duct tape around the threads at the top. Turns out, duct tape does not taste great. All this being said, I will admit that these water bottles are generally great. I do think that my experience with the one bottle was the exception that proves the rule.
I love the snag-free keylock on this carabiner. It makes it really easy to manipulate the rope when your hands aren't feeling so great.
I was using this recently on a trip where my hands were mostly gloved and I really appreciated how easy it is to manipulate with the lack of dexterity. The action on the gate is superb as well.
Right out of the bag this rope felt fantastic. It handles really smoothly and is nice and lightweight. I've mostly used it for less-than-vertical glacier-travel and I couldn't be happier. Even when it's time to unrope, it's light enough that it doesn't become a fight over who has to carry the rope on their back. Highly recommend this rope.
I love how thin this harness is. I was using it with a large backpack and any other harness I tried tended to be much more noticeable and rub uncomfortably.
I generally wear size 32 or 33 inch pants and the medium fits me well. It's just on the tight side but it's quite comfortable.
The only downside is that I've been having trouble with the plastic parts of the gear loops. A few of them have broken off. Not really a big deal though, the webbing part still functions fine as the loop.
This hat is fantastic. I used it nearly every day for my last trip. It works really well even under a helmet, provided your helmet has an easily-adjustable circumference. I like that the rear flap can be pulled up easily so you can access the strap to your sunglasses or anything else.
I usually wear a medium/large size in helmets and hats. I got this hat in size large and it worked well.
I'm a little conflicted as to how to review this product. It worked perfectly for me. However, on the same days, with almost identical skins, it was practically non-functional for my touring partner. He would put it on multiple times per day in some instances, with little to no success. Every time I used it, it worked almost perfectly. I should note that we were both using it on G3 skins which were a mohair/synthetic blend. I would still recommend this as just as good as anything else on the market.
I'm a huge fan of these gloves. I purchased them for a recent trip and used them as my go-to gloves for the entirety. The only problems I had were my hands getting too warm on sunnier days. I'm normally a size large in BD gloves and these are no exception. They seem just a tad longer in the fingers than some other larges for BD. Overall though the dexterity is plenty. I was mostly able to manipulate my rope and gear with these on, though I did take them off sometimes in order to get things done a littler more quickly. The leather seems like it is starting to wear a bit. That tends to happen with all gloves after a time though, so it's not particularly an issue.
I'm a big fan of this headlamp. It's a vast improvement from the one that it replaced. I'm a fan of the ability to set the brightness level by holding down the button. If you need a relatively lightweight headlamp, can't go wrong with this puppy.
This crampon bag is great. It fit my BD Sabretooths just fine. I like the loops on the back so that you can clip it just about anywhere. I unfortunately lost mine on my last trip and will be picking up another shortly.
That should work just fine. You'll want to use those plates still. I've actually skied a bunch without the plates, forgot 'em, and didn't notice anything. I've been told that's a bad idea though. Enjoy!
I just got this tent for a trip planned a few months from now. We took it into the mountains this past weekend to try it out. My initial impression is great. We were able to set it up in the dark, in a snowstorm and without even using the instructions. It's an incredibly intuitive setup and seems bomber so far.
During the night it probably snowed 8 inches to a foot and the tent shed everything with ease. There were only three of us for the night so we had plenty of room. I really like the interior height since i'm not particularly short. All in all i'm a huge fan of this tent so far.
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