Jonathan

Jonathan

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Jonathan's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Yoga
Skiing
Climbing

Jonathan's Bio

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal.

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Jonathan wrote a review of on September 15, 2014

AWESOME ROOF JUGS!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are necessary for ANY home climbing wall... They offer a nice jug rest when you need one, or can be rather challenging when placed on overhanging terrain.

I bought the Huecos (2 sets), and the blue ribbons (1 set).

You can match on both sets of holds easily, shake out for a quick rest, chalk up, etc.

Metolius offers the best of the best climbing holds for variety and though they tend to be slightly more expensive than their competitors, there's a reason for it; these holds rarely break or chip and have AMAZING texture. (In fact, at first you can expect to grind your climbing calluses down to nubbins, I assure you.)

Overall, I'm more than pleased with all my Metolius holds.

Thanks backcountry.com and Metolius for keeping me vertical and in great climbing shape when I can't make it outside! Training sessions have been more fun than ever thanks to these hold sets you carry online.

*PLEASE NOTE: the Hueco roof jugs have 3 slots each for additional screws to brace the hold, as they are extremely big and prone to shifting. The OTHER holds, blue ribbon and red DO NOT have screw spaces and are thus more liable to shift. Use caution when bouldering on other sets besides Hueco's and make sure screws are tight, but also not overtightened. Thank you!*

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Jonathan wrote a review of on September 15, 2014

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

These shoes won't last. The rubber is so thin even the gym will eat through them VERY quickly.

Mine lasted a few days on steep to overhanging granite before busting open. Even while feeling them out at the store I was worried, but now my ponderings are correct and I wish I could go back in time. Bummer, money wasted.

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Jonathan wrote a review of on September 15, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Fit: Runs large

I bought these as a gift for my girlfriend and she loves them. We originally bought a large and found they were really long and baggy. We traded them in for a size medium and though the waist fit perfectly, the legs themselves were slightly longer than she was hoping for.

These have longer legs, so the shorter the inseam on the girl, the longer the tights will appear. They tend to bunch slightly at the bottoms when we go road/trail running together, but that's her only complaint.

So other than having long legs in mind when Stoic designed these legging you can't go wrong! (Really, it isn't that bad after all.)

4 of 5 stars due to length issues. They breathe well according to the lady, are comfy yet warm, etc.

Thank you.

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Jonathan wrote a review of on September 13, 2014

For the lady...
5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

I bought this for my GF and she LOVES IT!

It's super fleecy on the inside and it hasn't lost its shape after some pretty rugged climbing in it. It can be used as a base layer relatively easy and forms well to the woman's figure.

I love The North Face products for many reasons, and now my girlfriend is a believer. Thanks BC!

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Jonathan wrote a review of on September 13, 2014

Uhm.... Really?!?!
5 5

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

I'm not sure what everyone else is complaining about... In reading simple item descriptions one can figure out what to expect from a product long before ordering; not to mention backcountry.com and The North Face guarantee outdoor gear so that there isn't much second guessing involved....

This shirt breathes well and in reading some short descriptions the others would have known this is a T-SHIRT that brandishes The North Face logo on the backside, with a much smaller logo on the front right hand side.

First off all The North Face gear, whether its clothing or recreational equipment, has their icon on it. In fact, I would bet ALL of their gear comes with some sort of North Face emblem. And why not be proud of representing one of the best companies in the vertical world while out climbing etc?!

I love mine!

The logo is fairly big and is in good style. The shirt still breathes well and I appreciate it for what it is; A friggin' T-SHIRT!

It is a professional logo and looks great while out and about... I've been complimented several times and will probably order several more now that they're on sale. Great find and awesome look.

Thank you backcountry.com!

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Jonathan wrote a review of on September 7, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

These are great shorts but if you're leaning towards the 32-33 range, order them in the large size. I'm a 32-33 waist and although the medium fits, they are quite snug.

That being said, these are snug but great to run in! They breath well and I've thoroughly enjoyed how light they are. The inner liner/compression shorts are AMAZING and keep one from "jiggling" too much while running long distances.

On the inside of the legs are these tiny rubber "stoppers," so the compression short doesn't chafe or bunch up whatsoever. I have yet to see a problem with them riding up which is wonderful for extensive periods of time on the trail.

GREAT ALL AROUND PRODUCT FROM A COMPANY I LOVE!

Thank you backcountry.com and The North Face for providing such great gear at a bargain.

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Jonathan wrote a review of on August 9, 2014

Favorite locker!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used these for several years now and they've withstood the rigors of time.

They are small and handle wonderfully. I prefer these for belaying because of their smaller size in relation to others, hence easy handling.

I use the Petzl William lockers for setting top rope achors or after leading a pitch for others to follow because they are slightly larger. This allows more rope and sling space.

These are too small for much versatility so I recommend them as belay carabiners.

(Pic-After 2+ years of use.)

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Jonathan wrote a review of on August 9, 2014

I love mine!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had my model Petzl Adjama for over two years now and even though I climb all the time, this thing is still rocking and looks new'ish.

One of the best harnesses I've owned! I recommend these to nearly everyone. Petzl is my go to for harnesses. They are super durable and comfortable to boot.

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Jonathan wrote a review of on August 9, 2014

Great quality t-shirts-LOVE IT!
5 5

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

I love the t's from backcountry.com and own 4. They are my go too shirt for climbing, belaying, hiking, camping, backpacking and you name it. I love being able to represent my love of the west coast and a company like backcountry while adventuring. The style of these shirts is great, they fit well, are very durable, and allow a person to represent the best company in the business.

Thanks backcountry.com

STOKED!

(PIC-BELAY ON !)

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