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Dave(man)

Dave(man)

the Sierra Nevada High Country

David's Passions

Backpacking
Hiking
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

David's Bio

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Dave(man) wrote a review of on November 10, 2009

5 5

I purchased the white Bivuoaks with the zebra anti fog lens'....these things rock...they list as fitting medium size heads but I usually require large and these fit just fine....they are so comfortable i forget they are on my head....so far they haven't fogged up on me and with the wrap-around lens and the (detachable) side visors totally locks out the sun without cutting down on your vision...Awesome!!

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Dave(man) wrote a review of on November 9, 2009

4 5

this is great 3 person tent verses the weight.....3 good size peeps would be way too tight of a fit in my book but...for my use with an 11 yr old and a petite wife it worked just fine and we fit all our packs and boots in the vestibule with enough room to get out to pee in the middle of the night without killing yourself...one thing to know though if its a big deal to you is...this needs stakes...it is not free-standing but i'm not planning on pitching this on granite or ice so its no prob...also a way cool feature is to purchase the footprint so you can go ultra-light and just pack the footprint..2 poles...and the rain-fly and leave the tent body at home...

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Dave(man) wrote a review of on October 8, 2009

4 5

I'll write another review on these bad boys once I get them on some granite but....as far as the size goes....I would recommend buying the same size as your street shoes....I wear a 10.5 or a 11 depending on the maker and did the advised half down and ordered a 10....as soon as I took them out of the box I knew I was in trouble...I thot "crap they sent me kids shoes" but thot...ok I'll try this out....the only way I can describe the pain is....if I had the choice of my nads in a vise or wearing a size 10....I'd have to give that some thot.....I returned the 10s and got an 11....and they feel like the proper amount of uncomfortableness a climbing shoe should have considering due to the materials in this shoe they don't look like they're gonna stretch much...

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Dave(man) wrote a review of on September 30, 2009

4 5

I live in the shadows of Yosemite N.P. and spend time there so....a bear container is required for overnighters...this b.c. can be tricky to open but i've found if you hold it like you're giving your little brother a nuugie an then use your index finger to put pressure just above the latch and push counterclockwise it will scoot past without a brain hemorrhage....also using a car key or blade makes it a cinch too...and they are a good stable seat for ur butt..i easily fit plenty of food for a two nighter for two.

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Dave(man) wrote a review of on September 28, 2009

4 5

I bought two of these puppies....one for the wife and one for our daughter....they are both 5'4" ish and the regular is a good fit for them....but the most important factor is that they were warm on our last trip to 10,000 ft. with temps in the high 20's and even with some dripping tent condensation had no complaints which truly makes a husband/father smile...the woman's Ultralamina 15 has an observable amount more insulation than the mens (as that is the bag I have) I dig the little zippered storage pocket up by the neck....it fits a Blackberry and an ipod with a little room still...

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Dave(man) wrote a review of on September 28, 2009

5 5

this thing rocks....even in the dual filter set-up ( the ceramic filter in-line) this thing still pumps fast since it pumps both with the up stroke and the down stroke of the pump handle....very versatile for filling various containers...makes non-moving lake water taste great let alone moving creek water....comes fully stocked with field maintenance doo dads and all for what I think is a fair price tho....you can't put a price on staying hurricane dirty free....

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Dave(man) wrote a review of on September 17, 2009

5 5

slicker than your woman wearing nothing but cooking oil....this is one of the coolest things i've seen in a long time....you cannot find a better mix of weight size and light than this...there is plenty of light so if ur packing with weight in mind..don't pack the Apollos leave that for camping in the backyard...cudos Black Diamand!!!!

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Dave(man) wrote a review of on September 2, 2009

5 5

the Helios is like the coolest thing ever....sounds like an F-16 in afterburner mode on takeoff...it heats as promised....dig the compactness....stability....and quality....the only stove you'll need.....and for the record...i have had no problems with the ignition.
...the only thing i'm bummed about...is i dint git a free utensil set wit my purchase....but i'm still happy..

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