Dan Papuga

Dan Papuga

Champaign, IL

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Daniel's Bio

I work full time as Tier 2 Technical Support. I travel once or twice a week an hour away to go rock climbing at a gym. I'm going to Red River Gorge for a 9 day trip at the beginning of April.

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Dan Papuga

Dan Papuga wrote a review of on May 28, 2010

5 5

I have taken this bag on many trips so far and have been quite pleased. I ran some small rope through the 4 small eyelets and used that to tie my rope to the pack. I have used both the 2L and the 3L w/ insulating pack, The 2L fits perfect, but the 3L with the insulation pack it is a bit tight. All in all, I think I would recommend this pack.

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Dan Papuga

Dan Papuga wrote a review of on March 28, 2010

4 5

It work really well, it has a very precise valve so you can either simmer something very nicely or boil something very quickly. The only thing I didn't like about it was the way it folds up. If the prongs were shorter, or if the middle section was a little taller, it would fold up great. Other than that I have used it at least a dozen times and I couldn't be happier.

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Dan Papuga

Dan Papuga wrote a review of on February 28, 2010

5 5

First things first, I love this device. It takes a little bit of getting use to with the lowering, but after some time you'll be able to lower very smoothly. It also takes a little bit of practice to belay for a leader, Petzl has a very informative video on their site that shows the best ways to do it. Petzl, keep up the good work.

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Dan Papuga

Dan Papuga wrote a review of on February 28, 2010

Good draw overall, but......
4 5

Over all, I think that this is a very nice draw. The gate action is very smooth and I found that it was pretty easy clipping the rope. The only thing I did not like is when I had to clean the route. Either the draw would catch on the bolt or the rope would catch. Also depending on the harness it would sometimes catch on that as well. After a while I got used to this, however, I am picking up the Black Diamond HotWire Draws for they are keylock on the top and wiregate on the bottom. All in all, I think that it's a great draw, especially for starting out sport climbing.

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