Salt Lake City, UT
I haven't used this tent in any extreme conditions, but it is easy to set up and its definitely an oven to sleep in. Aside from the condensation being pretty bad, which was expected, the only concern I've had is the floor design. The edges are raised, so it feels like the seams will break down with a decent amount of use.
These are alright comfort wise but the quality isn't quite what I expected. I don't really expect them to last very long and I only use them around town and at the office. I've used other flipflops for approaches to climbs and I don't think these would stand up to the abuse.
I bought this pack to use mostly for sport climbing. It has plenty of room to carry all of my gear including a 70m rope. I just picked this up recently, so I can't comment on the durability, but it is a very comfortable and versatile pack.
These shoes are great. I've been using them for about two months now on rock from slickrock to granite and everything in between. The comfort is unbeatable, even when you really tighten them down for more rigorous ascents and descents. I've used them for some light climbing and they performed really well, once these are worn out I'll definitely be going with another pair from Scarpa.
I have used a few different styles of ear buds from Skullcandy and other brands. I had issues with the Smokin Ear Buds falling out when running or climbing but these 50/50's have worked great. The sound is awesome and having the microphone and quick answer option is very convenient when snowboarding or running.
I just picked up my second pair, about 6 months after my previous review. I started using them heavily indoors throughout the winter and the rubber wore down quick and the toes blew out. With the amount of use I put on them, they definitely exceeded my expectations and after checking out a few new options, these still were the best option for me.
This was my first purchase of a Petzl headlamp and I am very impressed so far. It's extremely bright and after having the Core system demo'd by the Petzl reps, I am definitely interested in getting that additional feature set up. The strap has stayed on a helmet fine and the batteries have lasted through a few weekends out camping. Will post again when the core is set up
Bought this for my 30 lb Brittany, a small fit her perfectly. It hasn't seemed to bug her at all and with the days and hikes that we have spent in the mountains, she has not had the same chafing problem as listed below. Its got plenty of space for the pup to carry any necessities and it tightens down so it doesn't flop all over the place or slide around.
Expected a thinner material when I purchased these, love the shorts regardless. They are very comfortable and they work well for climbing and hiking and they are nice enough to wear out casually any time.
Conditions haven't really been spectacular in testing out all of the specs for the jacket, but it has kept me dry and the ventilation is decent. There is a decent amount of material in the jacket which provides some warmth. Design is nice and the Hyvent 2L has worked well for some heavy snow storms, hiking backcountry and in the resort. Paired with a Patagonia Nano Puff and a nice base layer, there is plenty of warmth in single digit temps and a little below.
The Maze is a nice helmet, it is comfortable and there is definitely plenty of warmth without a hat. The venting isn't the best, but not a huge issue. The helmet is very light and Oakley Goggles fit it nicely
I've been using this rope fairly consistently for the last year, 3-4 days a week. I haven't had issues with it gathering dirt too bad and it feeds real nicely through the GriGri2. I also have not seen any considerable signs of wear/tear. Easily noticeable mid mark is a nice feature
Sick Designs, amazing visibility, comfort is awesome and you can change the lenses easily. These goggles are the nicest goggles I have used!
This pack is fairly light, has plenty of space for a multi-day trip, and is very comfortable. Only issue that I have found is a squeaking that occurs when the waist strap is fastened. BDEL just said to apply some dry lube to the swivel to get rid of this annoying squeak.
Set up took 3 or 4 minutes tops. Although pricey, packs down more compact than a tarp and sets up much easier. Wish it came with stakes, but had enough laying around to not have to buy extra.
ENO Hammocks have become the go to source for comfort when sleeping among my friends and I. It is usually easy to find trees far enough apart or close enough together to set up the hammock and get a great nights rest. When car camping, we have set the hammock up between a car and a tree, or two cars.
This is by far the most comfortable sleeping pad that I have ever used. The only reason I don't give it five stars is because after several months of heavy use, I woke up in the middle of the night to it mostly deflated. After that trip I tried finding a leak to patch with no success and ended up exchanging the pad. No problems with the new one.
Did not have a problem inflating this pad whether it was after a long day climbing or 15 miles of hiking.
I was skeptical about the life expectancy with the thin material, but we will see how the second pad holds up.
I've been using these shoes fairly heavily for the last several months and have not looked back at any other shoes. The performance of the rubber combined with the comfort of the shoes over time beats any other shoes that I have tried. For the amount of use that I have put on the shoes, I would expect the rubber to be nearing replacement, but these shoes still have more than enough life in them.
Love the harness! Super light weight and comfortable. Can take falls sport climbing all day with no discomfort. Only downside is the lack of a haul loop, not a deal breaker though. Awesome colors aswell!
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