Fernando Octavio Brendinberger

Fernando Octavio Brendinberger

The Great P.N.W.

Fernando Octavio Brendinberger's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Snowshoeing
Climbing

Fernando Octavio Brendinberger's Bio

I enjoy the great outdoors above 2000m at -15*C.

And I'm dealing with a stalker on this website!

Fernando Octavio Brendinberger

Fernando Octavio Brendinberger wrote a review of on October 20, 2012

5 5

I got these as a base layer to wear under my Winter bibs. Due to the type of material used on this knicker it's basically a Summer bib with longer leg sections. I'm 185.5cm/102kg and the XXXL fits me well. Not tight

The biggest selling factor is, however, the sale price. After buying one and deciding to keep it I bought another one! And if they're still available in another month I'll probably buy a third so I can rotate their use as I ride all Winter long.

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Fernando Octavio Brendinberger wrote a review of on July 2, 2010

5 5

Bought two of these to replace my old Therm-a-Rest GuideLite pad after I found a slice in it during a Jan. '0-Dark-Hundred' Winter campout at Approx -15*C. I repaired the slice with their repair kit yet the pad still had a slow leak.

If the event happened in the Summer I would have just had a lumpy, semi-sleepless night. But in Winter the pad is REQUIRED when lying on the ground so that the ground doesn't suck the body heat from you and endangering you. Where, in the Summertime, it's just a comfort measure for the most part.

The experience/lesson was very well learned for me: I will never have an inflatable pad in the Winter back country again. My trusty inflatable pad kept me comfy year-round for ten years; until it sprung a leak; in the dead of Winter no-less.

What's interesting is the similarities with the two pads: weight is about the same (680g); R-value is real close (3.1/3.4). BUT; the crucial difference: one needs to be inflated and one doesn't.

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Fernando Octavio Brendinberger wrote a review of on July 1, 2010

1 5

Got this for its' designed use.

I tore the material while separating the Velcro!! The material feels like 'quilt' toilet paper, and it tears like it too!

The product wrapper states that it's suppose to be 30% stronger than it's predecessor. Wow.

I would not want to trust this flimsy material with keeping me warm or being handled in an emergency situation if it can't deal with being gently handled in the comfort of one's home.

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Fernando Octavio Brendinberger wrote a review of on June 12, 2010

5 5

I gave my Scarpa Mont Blanc its' first bath.

The cleaning involved lots of desert sand, two big blobs of mac and cheese on the right boot, and a little bit of Bells Canyon mud around the outer sole. The sponge and brush did an excellent job at applying and scrubbing the boot surface.

The boots look practically brand new again!

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Fernando Octavio Brendinberger wrote a review of on June 4, 2010

5 5

Wore these on two outings so far.

Incredibly comfortable via its' super lightweight and stretchy material.

On one part of the second outing, I was climbing a foot-trail that exceeded 25+ degrees angle for approx. 30m and was very impressed with how the pant felt like they weren't even on! There was virtually no resistance from the pant as I stepped (Like climbing a ladder; three rungs at a time).

I liked the pocket placement; Two on each quad. No rear pockets.

I also love the blousing straps/cords on the pant hem. It makes for a snag-less pant. As well as a drier water crossing, which I did on part of the trail. I stepped into a creek above boot-line with the pant hem cinched and tucked; absolutely no water penetration from either pant or boot!

Being an old-schooler, I'm concerned about durability because the material so thin. However, as long as I don't glissade down a long boulder face, I'm sure the pant will be fine!

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