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.

Dave Siegfried

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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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on February 24, 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
Size Purchased: M

I'll start this review by stating that I am not really a vest guy, but holy wow, I tried this on and absolutely love it. Its great for a mid layer under my ski shell, or just throwing on over a shirt for some extra insulation. I ordered the Medium and that was just right for a non bulky, slim fitting vest.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on February 24, 2016

4 5

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

I ordered this for myself initially, but after trying it on, it was just too big. I'm 6'0, 170 lbs. I have some older capilene from Patagonia and the Large fit great. I ordered a Large with this one and ended up giving this to my brother who is 6'2, 215. The large was a great fit for him, and he loves it. Seems to fit more true to size than previous years. Great base layer for any occasion.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on February 24, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: m

Really nice lightweight bib. I'm 6'0, 170 lbs and typically wear a 32 pant. I ordered the 32. I really like the chill color, however they were too tight in the butt for my liking. While my girlfriend admired them on me, I decided to return for a looser fitting pant.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on February 24, 2016

4 5

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

I was in need of a new mid weight layer for cold ski days, but also wanted something for early spring climbing. BD had the answer. The polartec has the right amount of warmth without being being bulky. I'm 6'0, 170 lbs, and for a trim fit that was still long enough in the arms and torso, Medium fit well.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on January 29, 2016

4 5

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

Got this as a gift for my sister in law, and she pretty much wears it every day. Her thoughts: A little longer fit and thumb holes make this the perfect sweat shirt for relaxing in. Higher neck line keeps the breeze out and zippers on the front pocket keep things from falling out.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on January 29, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 171 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Classy enough for a dive bar in a mountain town. This flannel is moderately thick, so it makes for a great shirt on brisk days. The fit isn't overly boxy either. I really like it and would love some other color options.

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