Jake Anderson

Jake Anderson

Michigan and Red River Gorge

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Jake's Passions

Trad Climbing
Camping
Backpacking
Snowboarding
Hiking
Paddling
Yoga
Sport Climbing
Kayaking
Bouldering

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Jake Anderson

Jake Anderson wrote a review of on April 1, 2014

I would wear it every day if I could...
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This is one of my favorite pieces from Patagonia. I currently own two of them, orange and grey, and I am always tempted to buy more! They are uber warm, soft, and comfortable. Not to mention how great they look! It's no wonder other brands such as merrel and eddie bauer have been trying to copy it.

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Jake Anderson wrote a review of on April 1, 2014

Where can't they go?
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use these pants for everything. I have two pairs now and I primarily use them for climbing. The snaps on the legs make it nice if I want to keep my pants rolled-up for more of a 3/4 pant feel. I have also used these pants backpacking and they worked great. The fit is also very nice, even though I would recommend going with a smaller inseam, unless you want a little extra at the bottom. I'm normally a 32x32 and I first got the medium 32's and they were too long. I returned them and got the medium 30's and they fit great!

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Jake Anderson wrote a review of on April 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the most comfortable harness I have every worn. I can, and have, hang in them all day. The number of gear loops is great for all your pieces and whatever else you want to bring. I also find myself using this harness while I'm setting at my local gym, which I find to be a wonderful decision. No more blood loss/tingling in the legs!

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Jake Anderson wrote a review of on April 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

The Mammut Pacific Crest Trail boot is superb. The lacing keeps my foot from sliding in the boot, while still keeping good blood flow to my feet. They also have a degree of warmth to them. I'm not sure that I would wear them in the summer, but I'm more of a shoe-hiker in the summer.

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Jake Anderson wrote a review of on April 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This sun g's are bomber. They stay tight to my face when moving around and fit snug around the eyes, allowing minimal sunlight in. I was also able to switch my dad from a Maui Jim guy to a Native one. He has had several Vigors and will not go to another sunglass.

I bought them off S&C at a fairly discounted rate, as the only thing I don't like about the glasses is the price. But compared to other brands, they are in the same ballpark.

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Jake Anderson wrote a review of on April 1, 2014

The All Around Baselayer
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I used this layer from climbing, to backpacking, to running, to rafting, to canyoneering, to whatever! This layer is very thin, yet quite warm, especially if you're actively wearing it. It dries super quick and kept me warm even when it got wet. I typically wear it without a shirt underneath, unzipping the zipper and rolling up the sleeves if it gets too hot. If you're looking for an all-around, packable layer, you butter get this one!

(I'm wearing it in the picture on the far right)

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Jake Anderson wrote a review of on April 1, 2014

Wind? What wind?
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This jacket rocks! I've had it for several years now, so my version is the one that has Gore Windstopper. If the AirShield is anything like that, you will love this jacket. The pockets are perfectly placed to where you can still access them while wearing a harness and the jacket is still rather packable, considering that it's a soft shell. If you can afford it, get it!

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Jake Anderson wrote a review of on April 1, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this jacket for a couple of years now and it has been used for a few months in the backcountry. This layer is very warm, but it is also rather bulky. I would personally recommend this piece as an around town piece and not something that I would pack.

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Jake Anderson wrote a review of on March 26, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I loved this jacket! Another great Stoic product (it's too bad the brand is being discontinued). Nonetheless, it was lightweight, very warm, and has a good design. I got the paprika and it was ORANGE. And when I say orange, I mean safety vest orange. The only other bummer was the lack of thumb holes. Either way, I would totally recommend this product.

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Jake Anderson wrote a review of on June 15, 2013

5 5

I personally would put this layer up against Patagonia's R1. It's extremely light, warm, packs small, dries fast, and did I mention that it's warm! Its also nice that its made of marino, as wool is by far the best fabric for base layers. This is also a great piece for your cold-weather layering system. Get on it (or in it)!

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Jake Anderson wrote a review of on June 15, 2013

4 5

I love this bag, especially the center-zip! As a side sleeper, its really nice to have the center zipper. It also packs small and is so light! The only down-side of this bag is that there is no neck baffle. My friend came with me on a trip where he brought a TNF Blue Kazoo and his feathers were leaking all over my tent, while my Stoic bag didn't leak at all! It also packed down smaller. I would give this bag five stars if only it had a neck baffle.

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Jake Anderson wrote a review of on June 15, 2013

5 5

While this isn't as good as the Metolius 3D Project Board, I was impressed by the amount of options that you have with this board as well as how easy it is to put up. I would buy this board again over the 3D, especially due to its compact-ness. Nonetheless, if you have the space, and the cash, you should get the 3D.

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Jake Anderson wrote a review of on June 15, 2013

4 5

Stiff, sticky, well protected and comfortable. It's a great crack shoe and is the number one shoe in Yosemite Valley. You can't go wrong with the TCs! No wonder Honnold wore them on The Phoenix. The only down side of the shoe is that (at least for me) the rubber started to peel rather quickly on the side of the toe-box.

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Jake Anderson wrote a review of on June 15, 2013

5 5

These are definitely the best pair of shorts that I've owned. I have a pair of TNFs and Marmots, but these Pranas are my favorite by far! They dry extremely fast, light, and durable (survived the last month in Yosemite). These isn't anything I wouldn't use these shorts for!

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