Micah

Micah

Wasatch, Bridger, Gallatin, Teton and Uinta Range

Micah's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running
Biking
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

Micah's Bio

I love life!

Micah

Micah wrote a review of on July 13, 2013

5 5

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

I love these boots! Solid enough for crampons yet supple enough to handle some technical rock climbing, they are a great compromise for mixed alpine ascents. They generally stayed very dry. However, when I had to climb through spring runoff, they kept my feet dry for quite a while. When finally inundated by runoff, they still kept my feet warm despite being wet. The sizing is great as I have found La Sportiva fits me well and find what fits in one model runs true to size in another; these boots are no exception.

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Micah wrote a review of on July 13, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used the XTherm on a recent North Cascades trip and it reflected heat like a champ. I was not disturbed by any sound generated by the pad and found the heat reflection to be remarkable. I do think that the Pump bag is neither useful for storage or inflation. Too large to store / pack my small pad and not effective at inflating the pad, I felt as if the pump bag was nearly useless. I'd prefer a useful stuff sack and a useful pump bag to a one size fits all option that does neither very well.

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Micah wrote a review of on July 13, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have the original version of the Gregory Z pack and needed a larger version. The Z 75 fit the bill. It has plenty of room for a 4 day mountaineering trip. It carried everything that I needed quite comfortably. The only thing that I would fix is the exterior side pockets. They are too small to carry anything significant. I usually like to keep Nalgene water bottles in the exterior side pockets of my pack and the Z 75 pockets would not support this plan. I was able to make up for this by using the hydration bladder setup and putting my Nalgene bottles inside the pack.

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Micah wrote a review of on July 12, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used these on a Mt Shuksan mountaineering trip recently. They delivered what I was looking for, great eye protection. I had some fogging issues that were solvable by removing the side shields or just moving the glasses slightly. My only issue is that I wasn't able to ever quite get the fit just right, but each tweak made it a bit better. The fit issues I struggled with were a tendency to slip off my face and a bit of a hotspot above my right ear.I suspect these may work a bit better with a wider face. However, I couldn't have been happier with the sun protection and clarity.

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Micah wrote a review of on July 5, 2013

5 5

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

This jacket is the perfect insulating layer. The athletic cut makes it fit under anything and the super light weight makes it easy to carry when conditions change. From relatively stationary winter fly fishing to skinning up the Spanish Peaks to kicking around town, this jacket covers it all.

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