David Hanssen

David Hanssen

Minnesota, ADK, Vermont, Rhode Island

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David's Passions

Nordic Skiing
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David's Bio

Former archaeologist. Enjoy kayaking, XC skiing and hiking

David Hanssen

David Hanssen wrote a review of on February 12, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Anohter outstanding Patagonia product. It's soft, comfortable, war, all you could ask for. I use this on cool nights camping especially here in Minnesota where even in the middle of summer it can drop to be pretty cold at night. Like someone said earlier though the newer ones are cut a bit slimmer than they used to be so just be aware when ordering that your old size might not work anymore.

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David Hanssen wrote a review of on February 8, 2013

5 5

I've been looking for a replacement for my venerable ice pick hoodies from Eastern Mountain Sports since they are no longer made. I found it in these. I have two, both of the GPIW version in black and blue. It's lighter than you would expect but that isn't a bad thing. If it's cold, it's cut full enough to layer a bit underneath.

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David Hanssen wrote a review of on May 11, 2012

5 5

This will keep your feet dry and warm when it the water is cold. I use these primarily for kayaking, so I'm in the water putting in and getting out. My feet are kept dry which is especially helpful in the fall and spring here in Minnesota when the water is still fairly cold.

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David Hanssen wrote an answer about on March 4, 2012

Yes. The last time I used it was as a solo on a three night backpacking outing. Like Justin said, it would be fairly snug for two people, especially for a larger person.

Also, two of my friends last borrowed it for a canoeing trip and said it was perfect for that too, since it was light they appreciated not having weigh down their canoe with a heavier tent, which also allowed more space for other things they needed.

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David Hanssen wrote a review of on November 17, 2011

5 5

These wetshoes are awesome for colder weather water sport. There is even room to wear neoprene wetsocks underneath if you order your size or half a size up. Even though the foot is tractioned, I would switch out to regular shoes when done paddling on overnight trips.

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David Hanssen wrote a review of on May 21, 2011

4 5

I got this tent primarily for backpacking and kayak camping trips. It's very light weight and packs down small. It is a two person tent in the narrowest definition as it is just wide enough for two sleeping bags and not much else. I just got back from a hiking trip on the Superior Hiking Trail in Northern Minnesota and this tent help up to rain, wind and cold. The only caution is don't buy this unless you really want to be close to your tent partner or are using it yourself.

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David Hanssen wrote a review of on May 21, 2011

5 5

I have had this model kayak for three years (This is the fourth year). I love it. Absolutely love it. I use it primarily on salt ponds in Rhode Island but also on lakes and rivers in the Adirondacks and Minnesota. It is a good choice for calmer waters, as its short length makes it very maneuverable, yet it can and has held its own in more choppy waters. I started as a novice on this kayak and I have become a very experienced paddler on this kayak and because of this kayak. One of the best purchases of my life.

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David Hanssen wrote a review of on March 4, 2011

3 5

First off, these are extremely slim fit, so if you're layering you need to size up especially if you plan on layering. The second thing is the first time I put it on, I put my hands in the pockets and immediately the stitching on the left hand pocket ripped. I don't know about the long term durability but that wasn't a good sign. Overall I like it, but I just wanted to point out those two things and how they might detract.

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