Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson

Salt Lake City, Utah

Daniel Wilson's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Climbing

Daniel Wilson's Bio

I camp, I hike, I ride, I climb, I wear clothes. Backcountry.com is all that I am.

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Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson wrote a review of on August 16, 2009

4 5

This is a great rope for people getting started climbing on their own gear. At 10.5 it's very durable as far as climbing ropes go. It can take the abuse you're bound to give when learning to lead climb. It will last for a long time if you're just using it as a toprope (assuming you're avoiding bad karma by using 'biners, and not doing laps through the chains).

It feeds nicely through belay devices and I haven't had any problems with it getting tangled up. Really, the only con I've found with it is the weight. When you're 60 feet up a lead route, you can feel the difference from a skinny line when pulling up line to clip, but I'll take the extra weight and not have to worry if my rope will catch me or not.

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Daniel Wilson wrote a review of on August 16, 2009

5 5

I originally bought the un-hooded version, but I returned in favor of this one. The reason being that, if it's cold enough for me to want to wear a down jacket, it's cold enough for me to want to have a hood too. There was nothing wrong with the other jacket, but having the hood adds that extra warmth I was looking for and eliminates the draft down the neck on windy days. Definitely worth the extra cash. Besides, it looks way better with the hood on.

It's a bomber jacket. Everything is perfect. The fit isn't too long. Comes right below my waist, about mid-buttocks. I'm 6'2" about 200lbs and I have the large. These jackets tend to run a little bigger because they are designed to have layers underneath. But unless you're standing around in subzero temps, this jacket is plenty warm on it's own.

I've also worn it in temps as warm as 45deg or so, and was equally comfortable. The power of down!

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Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson wrote a review of on August 16, 2009

5 5

I originally bought the un-hooded version, but I returned in favor of this one. The reason being that, if it's cold enough for me to want to wear a down jacket, it's cold enough for me to want to have a hood too. There was nothing wrong with the other jacket, but having the hood adds that extra warmth I was looking for and eliminates the draft down the neck on windy days. Definitely worth the extra cash. Besides, it looks way better with the hood on.

It's a bomber jacket. Everything is perfect. The fit isn't too long. Comes right below my waist, about mid-buttocks. I'm 6'2" about 200lbs and I have the large. These jackets tend to run a little bigger because they are designed to have layers underneath. But unless you're standing around in subzero temps, this jacket is plenty warm on it's own.

I've also worn it in temps as warm as 45deg or so, and was equally comfortable. The power of down!

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Daniel Wilson wrote a review of on January 24, 2007

5 5

I had my doubts about buying this jacket. Everyone was raving about soft shells and I knew I wanted one, but I didn't know if it was really worth the $. Now that I own one, I understand what all the hype is about. This jacket is awesome. It's super comfy and you can wear it anywhere. I mostly wear it around town, but I have used it snowboarding and it performs great. I've also used it a layering piece in >10 deg. weather. It's just a super piece. I'd buy it again.

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