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John Baer

Sierra Nevada Range, California, USA

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John Baer

John Baer wrote a review of on July 28, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great helmet, super light weight, easy to adjust, vents well - just be careful with it...will not take a beating like some of the other plastic helmets. If any of the following apply to you, then this helmet is not for you...

If you like to strap your helmet to the outside of your pack - this helmet is not for you. If you have ever used a carabiner directly in conjunction with your helmet - this helmet is not for you. If you like to use your helmet as a seat - this helmet is not for you. If you make a habit out of getting struck by rockfall multiple times an outing - this helmet is not for you.

Withstanding all of the above exceptions - and assuming you have enough swagger to rock the exotic color options - this is the helmet you will put on and forget your wearing - perfect.

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John Baer wrote a review of on September 19, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing has been spot on accurate for me with over two years of use at least once a month (likely more) in the US and Mexico. I have used the tracking feature, but now just go with the standard subscription. Can send okay's to friends and family, and always have he SOS if I need it, though I haven't to date. If I were going to the big mountains somewhere I would make sure I or someone in my group also had a legit PLB, but for your average weekend warrior hitting the trails or climbing routes in the continental US - this thing is a great option with some more messaging options. MAKE SURE YOU USE LITHIUM BATTERIES, like it says all over the batter compartment as I can tell you from experience you get shotty performance with even the most expensive Alkaline batteries.

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John Baer wrote a review of on August 30, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Still my go to cool to cold weather puffy for mountaineering in the Sierra shoulder season into early and late winter - will want to beef up the fill weight when true winter conditions exist. Headed into its 4th consecutive fall/winter of use - looking good as new, well almost good as new.

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John Baer wrote a review of on July 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like these, but prefer the dynex as I am mostly climbing in an alpine environment. I carry two double shoulder lengths of these along with some standard unsewn webbing and have no problem leaving them behind when necessary. That said, on long ridge sections these do frequently find themselves in rotation alongside the dynema for extending protection or using natural features. Great product, cheap, trust BD's sewing abilities better than my knot tying abilities over a long day of climbing.

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John Baer wrote a review of on July 8, 2013

5 5

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

Great boot, well built, durable, light weight, narrow sole and slight flex in the toe great for edging on short rock sections. Crampon compatibility comes in handy for short glacier crossings and late season ice/snow filled couloirs. I would compare these to the La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX - but less bulky as they're more of a mid than a true boot. Great for summer/late spring/early fall in the Sierra Nevada - or even closer to winter in years like the past two with little snowfall.

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John Baer wrote a review of on April 12, 2013

5 5

I have yet to use this, but can already tell this is an ideal rope for someone looking to climb alpine routes in the Sierra Nevada. I'll likely be using just one strand as a twin in most situations class 4 to 5.7/5.9, allowing for 30m technical pitches and 30m repels. Assuming it won't be as durable as the Genesis 8.5mm, but for the weight savings it will be worth it for a weekend warrior that is not beating the hell out of it. I'll report back after I get a couple months climbing on it...cheers!

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John Baer wrote a review of on April 10, 2013

5 5

Packs down pretty small in a 16L compression sack, can't argue with the weight at just over 3lbs for the long. I've used it a handful of times in the Eastern Sierra Nevada in temps from around 10 to 30 degrees F - as it gets hotter you'll want to keep the zipper open, but it can be unpredictable in the spring so its nice to have the extra warmth when the wind picks up and the sun goes down. Bag is great for late fall, winter, and early spring Sierra Nevada - outside that i'd go with the 30 to save even more weight and space.

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John Baer wrote a review of on January 10, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

durable and functional, great for alpine climbing as they are light weight and super compact. don't need shell pants often and these spend a lot of time taking up little room in my pack, but when i do these fit the bill. full zip is very handy when wearing plastic boots and crampons.

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John Baer wrote a review of on December 15, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

i've used these for the past year, spring in the sierra nevada, early winter in mexico on a pair of volcanoes. they're are probably more durable boots out there but the warmth to weight ratio of these is unparalleled. cold feet have never been an issue. designed for technical jaunts at which they excel, but have also survived the miles of hiking i've put on them as well.

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John Baer wrote a review of on December 15, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

just got these, have yet to put them to the test, but initial impression is they will be durable, water resistant, and breathable. based on the description i thought these might be a little heavy weight for alpine climbing, but they're a good weight - the lining is just enough to make the inside of the pants soft against the skin - good for climbing in colder conditions. i'm a 32/33x34 in jeans, the mediums were a bit tight and form fitting - the larges fit pretty well, little bit of extra fabric in the butt - but with a light under layer they feel like the way to go - especially if you plan on tucking anything in. there are probably better pants out there, but for the price these will be hard to beat.

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John Baer posted an image about on December 8, 2012

Lithium 0 and Helium 15

Both in long versions in stock stuff sacks of different sizes. I've been able to compress them both down to full compression in a Granite Gear 16L compression sack. Size wise I feel like you can pretty much compress them equally, weight wise I measured the long versions at 51.20oz and 38.15oz respectively. I feel the Lithium will fit my quiver of bags better than the Helium so that will be my choice. A Lithium for winter and a Hydrogen for late spring, summer, and fall in the Sierra.

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