Kent Mearig

Kent Mearig

Juneau, Alaska; Mendenhall Glacier

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Kent Mearig

Kent Mearig wrote a review of on July 29, 2011

4 5

The purple color is perfect on my daughter, totally adorable. The quality shows through in the fact that there's plenty of room for her to grow into this jacket, and it's still totally comfortable to wear right now. The mesh lining is nice for wearing the jacket without an insulating layer. I have made my daughter stand out in the poring rain for too long, so I probably should comment on absolute waterproof-ness, but it appears to be doing it's main job quite well in a town where it rains almost every day.

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Kent Mearig wrote a review of on July 29, 2011

4 5

I only wish I didn't know that my daughter was probably going to grow out of these before next spring. She loves them even without them having cartoon graphics. They're super functional in a wet climate where you never know when waterproof is going to be necessary. The nice brown leather even dresses up pretty well for a pair of 'hiking shoes', as we call them at our house.

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Kent Mearig wrote a review of on May 17, 2011

4 5

Thought not as low profile as I was hoping when I picked this helmet out, the Tripod is very easy to wear. It's light enough that you can take people seriously who say they barely notice having it on. It really is pretty comfortable. So far so good, and here's hoping I don't get a chance to update this review with how the helmet holds up to serious impact...

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Kent Mearig wrote a review of on April 23, 2011

5 5

I've had these out on the glacier one night, and it was a blast. I've climbed a fair amount with leashed tools, and the X Monsters lend an entirely different degree of confidence during an ascent or traverse of near vertical to overhanging ice. I've handled Nomics and Cobras, and while these tools are probably not in the same league in terms of absolute precision and certainly not in terms of weight, they compare very favorably considering the price. The price proved even more valuable to me when I dropped one tool down a crevasse too narrow to execute a rescue (or even see the tool). I didn't drop it during a climb, and wasn't holding it when it fell (the tools are very secure in the hand). Replacing an X Monster (while it's difficult to find the tool with an adze) is way less devastating than replacing tools priced upwards of three hundred dollars. Obviously I would be remiss not to recommend investing in a spring leash if you're not climbing on a rope or if dropped tools wouldn't be retrievable.

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Kent Mearig wrote a review of on March 14, 2011

5 5

This jacket is a joy to wear. When it's cold enough outside that it's cold inside too, I just have more time in the day to wear it. I wore the compressor to bike to and from work in temps ranging from -5F to 40F just by exchanging the layers underneath between light fleece or cotton t-shirt. When the temps start to rise, the jacket will probably spend more time in my pack than on me, but I'll be looking forward to next winter like never before.

I'm 6'1" and 185lbs, and I think the large is probably the perfect fit for me.

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