Jonathan

Jonathan

Yosemite/Bishop/High-Sierras/M.D.I.Acadia/Wanderer

Jonathan's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Skiing
Climbing

Jonathan's Bio

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
--John Muir--

Dedicated to establishing new routes/problems in Maine and beyond. I'm a West coast transplant living the dream in the East, so to speak...

Life is one big celebration... Get outside and live it!

Jonathan

Jonathanwrote a review of on July 9, 2016

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

The original shoe was far better, as the update has soft, flimsy rubber, and chintzy buckles. After one month or less of use the leather strap which houses the buckle ripped clean through, rendering the shoes worthless.

The heel pops off with aggressive hooks as well, yet another flaw from Evolv. Furthermore, they design all their shoes with sewn pieces that run up the inside of the heel, causing painful depressions in the heel of your foot after short sessions. I feel Trax rubber is not only flimsy, but isn't as sticky as others on the market as well.

Honestly, I wouldn't recommend these or any of Evolv's line of shoes. They just don't stand up against competitors like La Sportiva and Scarpa.

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Jonathanwrote a review of on February 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: large

The one pictured is a different model but in the same line of jackets, and I bought in on backcountry.com and it's the nicest coat I've ever owned. Super comfortable and could stop any storm you threw at it. It works well for skiing and winter climbing, an all around work horse with comfort and amazing material. Gore tex is simply the best IMO.

Take it from a serious skier and a rather accomplished one, it's well worth the extra coin to invest in a jacket of this caliber on backcountry.com.

Talk to a gear rep and they'll say the same thing folks. Happy winter!

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Jonathanwrote a review of on February 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These are great pants and well worth the extra coin in our opinion. They handle Northeastern backcountry with no problem... Couldn't be happier and the orange color looks rad!

We ski hard out here and they handle everything I abuse them with... Really stoked and highly recommend these to anyone looking for a serious mountaineering, alpine ski pant. And comfortable to boot!

Thanks all!

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Jonathanwrote a review of on October 16, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

These pants are the real deal, for serious skiers and alpinists only. I say that, because if I see some rich kid with a go pro snow plowing with these on, I may just lose my shit. Seriously though, these pants are tough, for the true adventurers.

They are backed with Gore Tex lifetime satisfaction guarantee, so really you have nothing to lose in giving them a try. The color is true to what's pictured on the website and sizing is spot on.

TNF got the zippers on these pants perfect. I feel like I could wade through water without getting wet. Great bottoms; highly recommend these!

Thanks to Geoff Conner and the gang at B.C. mine came before one flake of snow dropped, and now it's almost GO TIME!

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Jonathanposted an image about on October 16, 2015

Post send!

This was taken after my two year project was sent. This harness is wonderful!

It's lightweight and definitely worth the extra flow. It has copious gear loops for trad climbing, yet remains slim fitting enough for tough red points while sport climbing as well.

I highly recommend this piece of gear for any serious climber. Awesome! While the reviews suggest its not great for "hanging in," I assure you I have spent hours in it without any serious issues. Great harness from the best in the business, Petzl.

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Jonathanposted an image about on October 16, 2015

Lifetime satisfaction guarantee!

Gore Tex products are the best! Don't skimp and pay the extra dime if you take getting outside seriously. These are the real deal.

Pictured with Millet Gore Tex Mens Jacket and Volkl "Shiro" sticks. Amazing combo and yes, those are giant cams in my gear closet. Get out there and send it, whether it be snow, skate, cycle, run, water, rock, etc!

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