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Dan Steinbeigle

Dan Steinbeigle

The mountains of Utah. The mountains of Oregon.

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I am basically a rock climber stuck in a college student's life. I mountain bike when my fingers hurt. I play guitar when my legs and my hands are too hashed.

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Dan Steinbeigle

Dan Steinbeigle wrote a review of on October 3, 2009

5 5

This shoe is super comfortable, and excels on technical climbs. I was worried that it wouldn't edge as well after the sharp lip wore off the sole, but They are still edging like brand new after several months of regular climbing. The heel is a bit baggy, but it still hooks really well. I have never slipped off a heel hook in these shoes. Love 'em.

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Dan Steinbeigle wrote a review of on September 22, 2009

It works
5 5

I can personally attest to the effectiveness of this belay. My friends and I have climbed on it quite a bit and it catches any fall easily. I personally think that lowering is easier with the Smart than with a Grigri or Cinch. Also, I prefer lead belaying with the Smart. I have some friends who prefer GriGri, but...just a matter of preference. I feel this device feeds rope easier for clipping. This is most noticeable when the climber is pulling for a clip. Overall, I like using the Smart. It is light, small and has no moving parts to worry about.

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Dan Steinbeigle wrote a review of on September 15, 2009

5 5

For the price, I am very satisfied with this pad. Let me first say that I can pretty much sleep anywhere and I almost never get cold. Having said that, I think this pad is great for its purpose. Its light weight and basically indestructable due to being made from closed cell foam. I feel like it gives plenty of padding for sleeping all night. I have used it in both on desert dirt and bumpy grassland. I was comfortable both places. I haven't used it in cold weather so I don't know how it insulates yet. But you can't beat the price.

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Dan Steinbeigle wrote a review of on August 16, 2009

5 5

I love this bag. I am a person who detests being cold so I never camp in winter. Because of that, I don't need a bag that goes lower than about freezing. This bag does it. I am sort of a warm sleeper anyway, but I have never even had to zip this bag all the way up, even without a sleeping pad. And it packs into the tiniest little package and weighs almost nothing. I am 5'6" and the bag doesn't feel confining. It allows me a comfortable amount of room to move in. A perfect warm weather camping bag.

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