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Nick Schlegel

Nick Schlegel

Wasatch, Gunnison river, Southern Utah

n's Passions

Backpacking
Snowboarding
Sport Climbing

n's Bio

Likes: Powder at the bird, Salmon Fly hook sets, clipping chains in Big Cottonwood, traveling, the permanent film of southern Utah red dust in my car, Bulliet bourbon.

Dislikes: Utah Alcohol laws

Nick Schlegel

Nick Schlegel wrote a review of on October 28, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Jenney has the process covered in a review below. Start with gink and some shake, once it starts sinking apply shake. Repeat as necessary.

Solid tool in the pack. Bottle is big enough to accommodate larger flies like stimulators and salmon flies.

http://www.backcountry.com/anglers-accessories-gehrkes-gink

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Nick Schlegel

Nick Schlegel wrote a review of on December 8, 2011

2 5

I wanted a rope bag with a tarp to keep my rope clean and hold my gear. While the bag works fine for that 2 design flaws have bothered me since I bought this pack. First the strap is super uncomfortable. I sport climb along the Wasatch front where the approach is often less than ten minutes so I thought the shoulder strap would work but I was wrong. Even on ten minute hikes I am constantly shifting the bag to get a more comfortable position and adjusting the strap for more control. Forget about any scrambling with the pack on.

The other thing I would like is some kind of internal pocket for keys, sunglasses etc. Once the tarp is rolled out I have nowhere for my extra quickdraws, biner, shoes, sunglasses, hat etc with worrying about that stuff catching on the rope. Instead I end up laying my stuff all over rocks or on the ground at the local crag. Since lots of my summer/fall climbing is post work, that means I have to find everything in the dark with my headlamp when we pack up to go. A small extra pocket would alleviate this issue.

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Nick Schlegel

Nick Schlegel wrote a review of on December 8, 2011

5 5

The SAR's are surprisingly sticky, making downclimbing a breeze. These shoes will tempt you to downclimb an obstacle you really should be rapping over. Buckle/strap system seems flimsy but shoe is well constructed other than that. Plan on wearing a thick wool or neoprene sock with these shoes or deal with wicked blisters.

Overall not super comfy but tough, warm and supportive.

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Nick Schlegel

Nick Schlegel wrote a review of on December 8, 2011

4 5

I did a few canyons in zion renting shoes and socks. By the end of each day my feet smelled like the last 15 euro tourists whose sweat had pooled in the socks. So I decided if i was going to hike all day in sweaty socks it might as well be my own sweat. These socks keep you warm even in late fall weather pooled in Spry and Pine Creek canyons and are just think enough to provide some cushion for long days rappelling/stemming/scrambling etc.

Good socks for canyoneering. I would imagine they would work well for kayaking as well.

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