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Jordan

Jordan

Joes Valley, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Rock Canyon

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An obessed climber

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Jordan wrote a review of on June 9, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used this pack everyday for almost 2 years. It is super light and has a ton of room for a day pack. Not once did I have any concerns about durability, it always did the job. Easily adjustable makes it convenient for anyone. Also the bag breathed fairly well. It the intense heat and humidity my back would get sweaty but this is just a good of pack as anyone one out there.

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Jordan wrote a review of on June 9, 2014

5 5

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

I have the 4 person version of this tent and it is super easy to set up! I can easily set it up and take it down by myself. Also it is probably to heavy and big to back pack with but the 2 man might be a bit better. A great tent and usually able to find it at a good price!

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Jordan wrote a review of on June 6, 2014

5 5

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

First off I am syched out of my mind to buy this shoe. I tried them on and they are comfy! The heel is fairly shallow compared to most shoes, I cant wear most fivetens cause their heels are too deep so I loved that this heel fit me! The rest of the shoe is awesome! Roomy enough to be comfy but not too much so it loses performance. The laces are good for a nice custom fit. The sole of the shoe is medium stiff so its a good all around shoe. I wear a 8 in anastazi vcs a 8.5 in teams and a 8.5 in evolvs new slipper and 7.5 in the python but I wore a 7 in the masai, so there is a wide range for sizing options. The 7's were tight but comfy I probably could go another half size smaller if I wanted to get crazy but 7s felt good and I usually like my shoes tight.

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Jordan wrote a review of on March 10, 2014

5 5

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

For the price the warmest and best fit you'll find! It is so sleek! It is very form fitting so you can wear it out on the town and you will look great and then you could wake up and go spend the day outside mid winter and you will stay pretty warm. Especially if you have a jacket underneath you will stay way warm. I was impressed with how well this jacket compacted and well it repelled water. I wore it alot during utahs rainy winter this year and I stayed dry. I love the look of this jacket and felt it was the warmest I could get for the price. And you'll be a stud in it and then all your new girl friends will want to wear it and they wont drowned in it.

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Jordan wrote a review of on March 10, 2014

5 5

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

This is my go to shoe! I have always been more favorable to la sportiva because fivetens dont tend to fit my foot well. But this shoe fits like a glove for me! I would recommend trying them on before you buy them because alot of people I know find hot spots from these shoes. Also these shoes are forgiving as far as the sizing goes. This shoe is 80% rubber, so no stretching will happen with this shoe. It softens up a little bit but other then that it feels the same as the first day I bought it. But the fact that this shoe is all rubber makes it awesome for steep climbing. Switch from a heel hook to toe hook in this shoe is almost effortless because you have good friction though out the switch. I love this shoe and would recommend it to anyone if it fits! The heel is shallower then the dragon which helps with the fit for me. It is sensitive as well which I love. Also the durability seems to be a lot better then other fiveten shoes. Moral of the story is that this is a great shoe.

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Jordan wrote a review of on August 14, 2013

5 5

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

This is a great Shoe! The edging ability is fantastic. I'm mostly a boulderer, not a sport climber. The shoe is aggressive enough,super comfy, and I heel hook better in this shoe better than most of the other shoes I've owned. In a nutshell. Comfy, fairly aggressive, edges great!, and awesome heel.

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Jordan wrote a review of on August 13, 2013

5 5

This thing is awesome and many climbers i know dont trust a catch on a normal atc. I learned on an atc and it took me a few times to get used to belaying on the gri gri but it is awesome now. It does get dirty which can sometimes cause giving slack to be kind of sticky but once you get the rope moving it usually cleans itself enough that it will be fine for the rest of the climb. But as far as i know if you are a sport climber and want to climb with others this thing is a must have.

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Jordan wrote a review of on August 13, 2013

3 5

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

I have the Sonar pack and love it but my friend has this pack and i have worn it a couple times. To me it would be worth the few extra dollars to get a bit nicer pack like the sonar but if this is at your limit then it will get the job done. It is big enough for maybe a pair of shoes or two and a chalk bag and harness. Possibly a bit more like a lunch or something. I doubt you could get a rope in the pack though. As far as other features go it has a good amount of gear loops which is nice. It isnt terribly comfortable and has nearly no back ventilation system and i dont think it sits very comfortably. Also it has a waist belt but no strap which is a bummer for longer hikes. I would definitely recommend other BD packs but probably not this one if you can afford it.

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Jordan wrote a review of on August 13, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

If i got caught having to hike 3 miles up steep terrain to the crag i would not choose these as my shoes of choice. However if it was a well traveled short path to the boulder or crag then this isnt a bad approach shoe. It is light and stylish. It is comfortable and small enough it isnt that big a deal to warm up in these, they actually climb decently well. If you want an easy approach shoe these are worth a try.

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Jordan wrote a review of on August 13, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

La Sportiva came to my gym and did a demo. I had tried on the shoes before and wasnt to impressed but i thought i would see what all the rave was about. I got them on and thought i would try the heel cause that is the most noticeable difference. Maybe it was just me but i couldnt get the heel to stick anywhere. Also the toe box is super stiff, which is something i am not super comfortable with, but i can see how that would help a ton with powerful moves from your toes. Overall i think this shoe is a good shoe just not for me.

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Jordan wrote a review of on August 13, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My climbing buddy has one of these (i have the asana chalk bucket, which rad) and they are pretty cool. It locks up the chalk pretty well with the velcro rolley clip system thing. And the small pocket is a bigger then i expected. My only complaint with this bag is that it is kind of flemsy. It is free standing but most other chalk buckets will sit open but this one you often have to pull open. Also when it is full i have seen it lose some chalk because of its lack of structure. Overall a good chalk bucket but not my favorite.

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Jordan wrote a review of on August 13, 2013

Great approach shoe!!!!!!
5 5

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

This shoe is the essence of an approach shoe. It is definitely closer to a hiking boot than the boulder x or most other approach shoes but i love it for its ruggedness. The thing is light and breathes well. It have stinkin vibram rubber so you dont slide anywhere and the la sportiva breaking system works well too. I feel super comfortable climbing all over talus fields and making long approaches to the crag. This thing is a beast. I have even climbed a 5.9 approach pitch and a couple jump starts in these things.So not bad at all!!!!!

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Jordan wrote a review of on August 13, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I boulder mainly and I just got this harness just for the times i choose to sport climb or if I have to clean a boulder problem. Considering this harness is less then $50 i think it is probably one of the best harnesses out there. It look really similar to the Sama but is usually quite a bit cheaper and the color is sweet to!!!!! It is pretty comfortable but after about 15 mins hanging your legs kinda go numb but i am pretty sure it is the same for any other harness. But overall a safe buy;)

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Jordan wrote a review of on August 13, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tire has everything!!!! It is tough and grippy. It is built to last. I rode it a ton off road and had to even ride it some on road for about about 2 months. These tires stood up to the wear and tear. Hardly showing any signs of wear. I wouldn't however recommend riding these babes on the road because you will be working extra hard due to all the tread these things have:)

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Jordan wrote a review of on August 13, 2013

4 5

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

This shoe is awesome and climbs really well. It edges like a champ and is my best smearing shoe surprisingly. The edges seem to be lasting long as well. I am mainly a boulderer and i drag my toe alot to keep body tension. This causes the rubber on top of the toe to peel. The way the rubber is designed on top of the toe is definetely flawed. It started to peel maybe after 2 weeks also one of my laces broke after a week or so as well. The leather on the toes is wearing out as well. Mine might be too small so it is causing some of this but i dont know for sure. It is a great shoe though and very high performance. It has definitely opened my eyes to scarpa.

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Jordan wrote a review of on August 13, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Taco Pads are a great convience. You can stuff so much into this pad!!!! Whether it is a big backpack, a tent, a sleeping bag, some wire brushes, dinner, i have stuffed it all, and it all fits. As far as other factors of the pad it is thin but is still a good catch. Nice and soft but firm enough. The fact that it folds in half makes it nice cause the pad fits better on rocks then other pads and can fit in awkward places preety easily too! Also the back of the pad is stickey so it wont slip all over the place. It is also nice to sleep on;) Probably the best pad for the money!

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