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Wasatch, Colorado Plateau, Uintas, Winds

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Dan wrote a review of on March 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These are the perfect complement to an ultralight sleeping system. I carry these when temperatures will dip just below freezing to help extend my quilt at night, but also for wearing around camp or out shooting photos. Just be careful if you sit down on them, they are not particularly durable.

Fit is roomy enough to be able to pull them over a base layer or even hiking pants, but still trim enough to be efficient.

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Dan wrote a review of on March 1, 2014

5 5

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

I'm a huge fan of Salomon trail runners, and this boot takes the best from the XT and XR and gives you some additional ankle support, but still stays lightweight and quick drying. When my pack is above 40 pounds, this is the shoe of choice.

The tread could stand to be a bit more aggressive, but overall it's a sweet shoe.

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Dan wrote a review of on March 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Only two tiny flaws - when it gets really cold it can be difficult to loosen the clamps enough to free the semi-rigid strap and move them. Above freezing, they go on and off in a matter of 90 seconds.

Second, occasionally have small issues getting the keys to properly spin the locks, takes a bit of fiddling.

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Dan wrote a review of on August 4, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

I picked these up for use on the JMT, both as a wind shell and an ultralight pant to keep the bugs at bay. They are somewhat fragile, not designed for wearing around camp or sitting in. But for cold weather hiking when you are on the move, they are brilliant. Cuts the wind and breathes well. I'm on my 2nd pair of now, managed about 60 nights on my first pair.

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Dan wrote a review of on May 2, 2013

5 5

There's a reason these shorts are so popular - they kick ass. My go to shorts when I have a backpack on, because the waist belt always lays flat, with no seams, reduces chafing on big multi-day trips.

Only negative is the elastic waistband doesn't dry as quick as the rest of the shorts. But they are super comfortable, and worth the trade-off.

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Dan wrote a review of on May 2, 2013

4 5

Snagged these hoping they'd be the ideal shoes for wet canyoneering. They have a synthetic upper that drains water fairly well. Biggest concern was the durability of the lacing system in tight slots. From the image above, it looks like the top eyelets are not reinforced, but they actually are. So the laces hold up pretty well, even when jammed with sand.

The soles are pretty stiff to start, definitely worth breaking them in. Also, the fit is pretty narrow, so if you are used to wider shoes like 5.10's, it might take some time to adjust. The fit can be tight when worn with neo socks.

Compared to the old exums, it seems the rubber is a bit stickier, and overall an improvement. If you like the narrow fit of Sportiva's, you'll dig this shoe.

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Dan wrote a review of on May 1, 2013

2 5

3 different cameras, and all 3 had different bugs. One had random issues with completely overexposed images in timelapse mode, another would lock up when used with the wireless app, and the third would completely brick randomly, requiring complete removal of the battery. Picked them up very early in the product cycle, so hope the firmware upgrades will fix the issues. Too unreliable at this point.

Video is impressive when it works, and the exposure ramping in the timelapse mode has huge potential.

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