Noah Gostout

Noah Gostout

COLORADO and western USA

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noah's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

noah's Bio

I spend a great deal of time thinking about rocks.

Noah Gostout

Noah Gostout wrote a review of on March 8, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This watch is not actually water resistant and the manufacturer says it is only designed to withstand splashing. "This watch is designed to withstand light splashing as in washing hands, getting caught in the rain, etc. However it is not going to last if exposed to water, or submersed in water for long periods of time." I cannot even shower with mine without the watch fogging and the occasional full lock up requiring drying it near my water heater.
That said, it does always come back to life, and is otherwise very reliable. Just have to remember to take it off before a swim.

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Noah Gostout wrote a review of on April 2, 2013

5 5

Got these socks just before an extended backcountry trip with the intention of throwing them away at the end. After wearing them for a month and a half, with a few rinses in streams, they were still good as new when out of the wash. I run in them all the time and am stunned how well they continue to hold up. They might be magic, because they just don't wear out.

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Noah Gostout wrote a review of on April 2, 2013

5 5

The 12cm ones are my favorite draws to rack up, they are light and easy to clip and clean, which is a must have when you are dangling upside down form the second bolt to clean the first bolt in the Red. I'm not sure how long the thin dog bones will hold up, but so far it has been a great draw. I also swapped the bottom carabiner on my 18cm ones with a revolver so the anchor draws have a little less drag and don't blacken the rope too much, and I am very pleased with this mod.

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Noah Gostout wrote a review of on March 13, 2013

2 5

Have been taping my fingers up for years crack climbing, and have tried dozens of tapes. This stuff is better than the generic brand from Walgreens but it has a few drawbacks:
The adhesive is thickly applied, but gets gummy/tacky as it wears from a few jams. This new exposed sticky layer makes it roll up and even feel slippery under pressure.
For the price, in my opinion, go for the quality J&J sports tape, it's cheaper (marginally), more pliable, and doesn't gum up.

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Noah Gostout wrote a review of on March 13, 2013

4 5

Pros:
-Harness is light and fits snug and smooth which is great for gymnastic sport climbing and chimney climbing alike
-Adjustable leg loops fit over extra layers
-Warranty replacement program is outstanding
Cons
- overloading gear loops with trad gear can create permanent folds that pinch skin
-Thin material needs to be washed delicately and regularly by hand to maintain suppleness
- material on harness waist strap eventually wore through after extensive chimney climbing/off width

Would be 5 stars if it wasn't for all 3 of mine developing folds that pinch and are uncomfortable.

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