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Dave Siegfried

Dave Siegfried

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Salt Lake City, UT

Dave Siegfried's Bio

Born and raised in San Diego, Ca. I am an accomplished sand castle designer having won several awards and have been featured in over two newspaper gazettes. I took second place in a youth bowling tournament but lost my amateur status for trading my AllStar Seaworthy (the Snorks) stuffed animal for a cash prize. I have spent several years as a guide, leading groups of innocent city dwellers into the wild. I am a retired commercial driver, having spent my last excursion touring America on a bus filled with the elderly, visiting national land marks, becoming an advocate for gin rummy, and eating more butterscotch candy than any human should ingest in a lifetime. Currently, I am seeking adventures including but not limited to climbing, skiing, kayaking, hiking, and 17th century French poetry conventions. I live my life according to Mountain Dew commercials. Put simply: I shred the gnar.

I am an avid rock climber. I enjoy the feel the course granite on my callused hands. I seek out an adventure that might put a little blood on my clothes. I thrive on adrenaline and the thrill of losing yourself in the momentum, not over analyzing every little detail that might slow down life. I find peace in the exhilaration of being a thousand feet off the ground, exposing your vulnerability to the earth and finding yourself in nature.

In my taste death, live life philosophy, I rely heavily on three things. Instinct, Passion, and Gear. While the first is innate and cannot be taught, it can be focused, even harnessed to a Jedi level of awareness. I fuel my passion in several ways. A strict training method, gut wrenching desire, no less than 10 hours of sleep, large amounts of coffee, 30 minutes a week dedicated to paint by numbers, more bacon than most can handle, a pinch of insanity, a strong sexual lust, and an obsessive gambling addiction (note, I did not say problem. Problem infers weakness, I have none).

And I look to Backcountry for the third. My gear needs to be top quality I can count on. And I beat the crap out of it, so I know it won't last forever. When it's time to say goodbye to my favorite piece of gear I shed a tear of sadness as I just lost a close friend, but I find hope and even a smile in the notion that I get to dip my hand back into the cookie jar for something new. I don't take many friends with me on my journeys, but the ones I share those intimate moments with are closer than family. My gear is my kin. My approach to summit any obstacle. They are my tools into a rite of passage as an outdoor enthusiast.

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Dave Siegfried

Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on November 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs

Love walking around in these shoes. Perfect amount of cushion under my feet. Its like walking on marsh mellows. Plus, the split tongue is great for an easy on, easy off pair of everyday kicks.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on October 29, 2016

5 5

Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 8

These boots are way better than the originals in my opinion. They have a little bit more support, whereas the originals feel more like slippers. Love these boots and I am ready for winter!

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on October 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I love the feel of this shirt. Its well constructed and super soft, plus it looks great. The medium fits me well, though I do think its runs slightly larger than other mediums. Its not a slim fitting button down, but its not too loose or boxy either. Overall, I'm very happy to have a great new shirt to throw into the rotation.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on October 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs

This jacket is f'n sweet. Retro feel, retro fit, and of course old school colors. Plus, the kangaroo pocket is an added bonus. My newest gear that reminds me of a few decades ago, and is now my go to jacket for apres skiing. Not a slim fitting fleece, but I would say it still fits true to size.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on July 27, 2016

5 5

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

I have been climbing for 16 years, and I have to say the only thing constant in my climbing over that length of time, other than the chalk stains on my jeans, and the want to do one-handed pinky pull-ups like Fred Nicole (look it up if you aren't in the know), has got to be this shoe. I have gone through probably 8 pairs in that time, and re-soled a few times as well, but I can't stop climbing in the Moc. I love the fit and feel of this slipper, giving you excellent foot control and finesse for any climbing. I know people praise this as a crack shoe, and while I agree that this shoe knows crack, its been my goto for just about anything. Only downside is heel hooking as the heel can pop off on aggressive heel maneuvers if you don't angle it right. Even with that criticism, this shoe should be in your arsenal.

Tends to stretch a good amount so size down.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on June 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

Got these for my girlfriend, and she loves them. They are the perfect amount of support and flexibility for me. Some hiking shoes can be way too tight requiring days of breaking in time, but these were comfortable from day 1. Also really like the speed lacing.

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