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Cody Townsend

Cody Townsend

California, somewhere in the mountains, rivers and ocean

Cody Townsend's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing
Surfing

Cody Townsend's Bio

Skiing pow, shredding with friends, seeing new places, finding challenges and being outdoors is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

Cody Townsend

Cody Townsendwrote a review of on June 7, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got the 90cm and cut it in half to be practical to actually carry. 45cm's is plenty to build an adequate snow anchor. Otherwise, if you want something that is easier to rig than a pair of skis, more secure than a big stick and still cheap enough to get rid of in a situation that demands it, the picket will do the job. Don't find myself using it too frequently, but when I do, it does the job.

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Cody Townsendwrote a review of on May 9, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Depending on the pad, the bag or even the night, I often can't settle on sleeping on my side, stomach or back, because this is easily inflatable and deflatable, I can adjust it to my desires for the night super easily. The micro-towel-ish exterior liner is comfy and absorbs moisture. The foam between the air pocket makes it not as stiff as a simple air pillow. Overall, love it.

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Cody Townsendwrote a review of on May 9, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A great ATC with extra stopping power for those narrow diameter ropes that are used so often on glaciers and ski mountaineering objectives. But I honestly would just go with a Petzl Reverso or BD similar offering for the added versatility of auto-locking and top belaying. It's useful, but I want as many uses out of my rack with as little pieces, so this XP isn't quite there personally. But overall, if it's what you're looking for, it's a good product I think

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Cody Townsendwrote a review of on May 9, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: L

So damn comfy for camp living, as arctic socks in arctic boots and generally just keeping your feet warm and toasty. They did a great job absorbing moisture and staying generally clean. Only went through two pair wearing them everyday during a 10 day winter camping span.

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Cody Townsendwrote a review of on May 9, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

These lightweight, very packable and incredibly warm down pants accompanied me to a recent winter trip to the Arctic. Initially thinking they were overkill, the were absolute lifesavers while travelling through the arctic wilderness. They zipped on and off easily over my goretex and were perfect for the times in between climbing and skiing. I know pack them in my emergency kit to help keep a potential injured victim warm while waiting for or during transport. They are simply amazing. My only gripe is that the material, though necessarily light, is very sensitive to cuts and nicks. A stuck zipper actually punctured the material and needed patching. A little tight on the ankles as well.

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Cody Townsendwrote a review of on March 11, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For skiing in glaciated terrain, ski mountaineering or just even the quick ski cut, this is the best harness there is. So dang light and extremely packable making it easy to throw in your pack for when you don't need it and quick and comfortable to put on when you do. Skiing's best harness.

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Cody Townsendwrote a review of on March 11, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

I'm a 10.5 and find the 10 fitted just perfect. They're incredibly lightweight boots for what they are and fit absolutely perfectly. The cinch-cord gaiters keep out powder and so far I absolutely dig them. Better than sorels for arctic temps, snowmobiling and just shoveling the driveway.

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Cody Townsendwrote a review of on August 31, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The details and usefulness of the bag are amazing. DaKine knows how to make a pack. But this pack was way too big and bulky for my tastes. You would need multiple bodies and 4-5 lenses to make the size worthwhile.

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Cody Townsendwrote a review of on July 3, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Like the compact size for plenty of tools. Feels like a quality build with good materials. Only complaint would be the stiff rubber band like thing that holds it all together. Once you lose that the tools will be loose and all over the place. Overall though, quality little tool

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Cody Townsendwrote a review of on July 3, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

In the loose Tahoe moondust and sand these tires seem to rip. Quick stopping power and solid grip through the loose stuff. And despite the heavy tread, they still roll uphill quite fast. Upon the first ride I even managed to get some PR's on some uphills. So they ain't too slow. A great tire.

(Update) They wear out! After only about a dozen rides my back tire is nearly bald. The worst longevity of a tire I've ever experienced. They ride great, last a month.

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Cody Townsendwrote a review of on July 3, 2014

5 5

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

Seems like a waste to spend a boat load of cash on shoes when you could save those benjamins for actual bike upgrades, that's why I got these bike kicks and they seem to work great. Stiff enough, light enough, comfortable and hold me in. Essentially they do what they're supposed to do for a great price.

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