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Dave Siegfried

Dave Siegfried

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 Siegfriedwrote a review of on May 9, 2012

5 5

Bring this back in stock. This is the best denim pant for any type of use. Stretch for climbing, and durable enough to withstand more rock abrasion than other pants. My go to outfit for hitting up the local bouldering area, or any climbing area. Plus, since these look as great as they fit, not a skinny jean, nor is it too baggy, I can head straight to the bar for a cool down just as easily as I can pop a parking lot daddy coke.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on April 21, 2010

4 5

I'm pretty psyched on it. It is a longer fit. I am 6'0, pretty thin. I went with a medium and it fits really well. I use this as a layer for skiing, climbing, or just casual night out. The fleece is quite soft and it amazes me how many compliments I get when wearing this shirt and how few I get when I don't.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on April 21, 2010

5 5

This is not your typical button up. Okay, maybe there are similar features. Cotton is standard, and yes, it does have buttons and sleeves. But style is key for a collared shirt. I want something that looks nice without me looking like I'm trying to look nice. As you slide each arm into the sleeves effortlessly, you might as well enjoy a post coitus cigarette, cause this laid back look just feels relaxed all over. Keep the sleeves down or bring them up to the designated area to show that while this is a collar you have on, you're not afraid to roll up your sleeves and do work. I have an athletic built, 6'0, 170 and when the guns aren't on display, they're protected with style. The medium fit me well, but I would be hesitant to stick this in the dryer and risk shrinking. But if that happens, just roll'em up and you're back to party mode.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on April 21, 2010

4 5

I thought this was a great looking shirt. I love the style, and the color (I went for Ensign Blue). Unfortunately, like far too many shirts I try on, it didn't fit. I am pretty average built. 6'0, 170. The large was too baggy for what I was looking for. The medium fit much better, but the sleeves were just too short. I gave it 4 stars cause I think its pretty damn cool. It just didn't fit my lengthy body.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on July 23, 2008

4 5

This a solid shirt for a mid layer. I am 6' and a pretty average build, and the medium fits great. A little baggier than I was expecting, but works well in active mode or even better if you just want to chillax a bit. After a long day of shredding the gnar, step inside and stop by the resort's watering hole. Take off the shell to reveal this majestic piece. Grab a brew, pop the collar, and mingle with the tourists.

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