Dylan Hall

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Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Road Cycling
Paddling
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

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Dylan Hall

Dylan Hall wrote a review of on December 23, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is just a great little bag. If you want to do some day hiking or climbing, this bag is for you. It may not hold alot, but all the necessary things can go inside, when I take people out guiding, i can out my harness on and put a rack on my loops and that will free up space. The ice axe clip is great to clip a helmet to, just by clipping one part through the bottom lop and the other through the clip, it doesnt move around and annoy you while your on an approach. Also works as a great multipitch bag, I love the gear loop on the side, i only wish it was on the right hand side instead of the left. can fit a days worth of food water and med kit in it. The two straps on the top to cinch it togethe work great for hanging two carabiners and attaching some map case to it, like sealine. water bottle spots don't really fit your standard nalgenes or the big silo nalgenes. those gotta go inside somewhere or you carry it. This bag makes you think on your essentials and what you really need to take with you. It doesnt really allow you to carry any backcountry luxuries with you.Trekking pole holder works great and the rain cover is awesome. I love free rain covers in bags. Works great, will keep everything dry in a downpour like in Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, NC. Which is a temperate rain forest, it rains typically everyday or every other day which is where I guide in the summer. Rain protection is great. The nylon ripston material is really abrasive resistant and you can drag it over rocks and such all day long. Would not be a good caving backpack. Overall this is a great little bag from osprey.

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Dylan Hall wrote a review of on December 23, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got my first pair of the new demons two years ago when the new style had just come out. I won them in a climbing competiton. I had them in 9.5 and it was the best shoe ive had yet. Sadly to say I just busted through the toe just this week bouldering. I had a feeling this was coming so I bought another pair last year and havent worn them. I love these shoes, except the second pair the velcro laces are way too long. The rubber is really nice and the shoe holds up to abrasion really well. the major stress points inst on the toe bottom near your big toe, but just above your toe. The rubber is just now starting to peel away from the midsole, so i think ill get them resoled. My old ones that i won fit better than the new ones i just broke in. This is a overhang boulder and sport climbing shoe. Especially for slighty overhung to big overhangs. Great for edging and snaggin small foot placements. heel cup is wonderful and you can heel things all day long with it. the heel is comfortable where it needs to be. This is a really good shoe. I only wish my new ones had a tighter feel on the velcro, the laces are just too long to make the shoe fit tight. Overall, these shoes are great for 10's and 11's on a slight overhang and overhanging boulder problems or anything else you want to put it throguh.

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Dylan Hall wrote a review of on December 19, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These's were a great purchase, bought them for 8.95 a piece. I couldn't pass up a deal on Black Diamond quickdraws. They aren't anything special but I think they look good. Still clip just as good as my bent gate and straight gate carabiners. The dogbone is nylon instead of the BD dyneema on the posiwire or positron. Not much difference in the strength. Both have the same kn rating, just a little bit of weight difference. If you are trying to build a light rack, get these. They are light, strong and cheap on price. The carabiners are easy to replace because you can just switch them out for neutrinos or something else. Great purchase!!

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Dylan Hall wrote a review of on April 26, 2012

4 5

I bought these a few months ago when it was warm enough to climb outside. I've used them a few times and I love them. I'm only about 5'10 and these 60cm ones are ideal for route cleaning. They hold firm when clipped in and there is no give in it. I paired my two 60cm ones with two BD POSITRON screwgate carabiners, which is what I recommend. The biners are 25 topdown, 8 left to right and 8 open gated. safe all around. Looking for a pair of runners? Black Diamond 60cm is your best bet.

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Dylan Hall wrote a review of on January 20, 2012

5 5

I needed a new pair of cold weather gloves. I was hunting around and I came across these. I bought and took them on an Outdoor Program staff training in Hocking Hills, Oh. I used them during a rappell site management course (not during a rappell) and I was speechless. These gloves could not have been better. My hands didn't sweat at all during the weekend. The morning temperature only rose to about 25-30 degress and was about 10-15 in the morning. The lining in them heated up very quickly once my hands were in them. They stayed warm all day long and well into the night as the temperature dropped. I would recommend these gloves to any body looking for a cold weather, rugged, wear all day long and feel comfortable glove.

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Dylan Hall wrote a review of on June 27, 2011

2 5

I would NOT recommend this product being bought from Backcountry. No disrespect from them, but I had alot of problems with this. I originally ordered one and it came in a timely manner, but with not locking biner. So I talked to there customer service (which were really nice and understanding) and I got another one shipped. So, I'm opening it and I look at it and there is no biner. Now I am a litter mad. One missing is fine, not stressed. But two? Thats aggravating. So they ship a third one, telling me it is on there. They were right, I finally got one with a locking biner. If you really want climbing gear, pay the extra and get it straigh from the company when you know that they have it instead of going through two companies. Other than that mishap, It works great. No problems, performs well.

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Dylan Hall wrote a review of on March 28, 2011

5 5

I work for a University outdoor program and I've heard quite a bit about stoic, so I figured I'd give one pair of clothing a try. I bought the overhang shorts in phantom and I couldn't be happier with them. I rock climb in them about every other day. They did great when I took them along on a week long caving trip in Alabama. They definitely hold up to any abuse you can put at through and they still perform great. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a breatheable, cost effective, Backpacking/camping/climbing/hiking/anything shorts. Nice job stoic.

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