Olav Johnsen

Olav Johnsen

cougar mountain, pratt lake, hoh river, mt baker, lake cushman, mt rainier, enchanted valley... i could go onr

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the outdoors, what an adrenaline rush waiting to happen. from walking, hiking, backpacking and running, there is that urge of not caring about the life in the city; it is just you and nature. the definition of relaxation to me is the pain you gain from pushing yourself further, mentally and physically.

Olav Johnsen

Olav Johnsen wrote a review of on April 2, 2014

Great concept, horrible details
2 5

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

I wanted to love these shoes, the lining on this is superb and comfy and makes you feel like you're walking on cloud 9 with the anatomical footbed.
The major flaw is the cheap construction and asain fit.
By that, I mean these shoes are narrow and have zero room in the toe box. So when your feet need to splay and naturally swell, there is no place for them to go. So much so that the shoe started to loose it's seems and glue because of which. See photo.
My trial for these shoes was two days, yes two measly days of walking around my house and doing simple tasks like chores and such. Basically standing, squatting, crouching, and crawling about.
I did my research and have tried a different pair on in a store but I will most likely never purchase this brand because of the overall construction with all of it flaws.

*update*
if someone can tell me how to upload a picture i'd love to post one !

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Olav Johnsen

Olav Johnsen wrote a review of on July 7, 2012

4 5

These shoes make me want to run !
There are subtle designs that make these shoes awesome and durable, like the rubber overlays, extra stitching and ergonomic fit (basically like a hug around your feet). I usually have to wear orthotics to help with my pronation but not with trekSta. My only gripe with these shoes is the outsole, not too sure on how long they will last and the shoelaces are just garbage.

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Olav Johnsen

Olav Johnsen wrote an answer about on December 8, 2011

i have owned this pack for over a year, i have thrown everything at it, from climbing, to backpacking, even city use and the materials hold up quite well. the only problem i have encountered through its time is the DWR finish on the inside likes to rub off on areas of high use with blunt objects, like: books, tent poles, utensils etc. this can not be replaced with any waterproofing washes or sprays because it is the material its self. i really recommend this bag for just about everything, it is stronger than tihs for its price and arc'teryx did it again !

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Olav Johnsen

Olav Johnsen wrote an answer about on December 8, 2011

it's all about quality, weight and comfort, in that order. if you want a cheap ass bicycle or a cheap ass bag, so be it, but why boast about your finances in a comment box, a comment box that is here to assist in the adventurers quest for adventuring. i own a $1,500 bicycle because i needed the reassurance of quality while i was riding 30+ some odd miles every day. while a coworker of mine bought a mountain bicycle for $100-200 from your favorite store: wally world, that got him to moan and gripe non stop because he had to keep returning it because it was falling apart, he rode roughly 20 miles a day, well tried to; he mostly had to walk more than half the way.
also, i'd love to see you trek in a 6 pound coleman sleeping bag, with your 17 pound colman tent, with your 10 pound coleman stove, along with your bulky blankets and accessories, further than a quarter mile in whatever bag you can't find to fit all of that stuff.
WE pay more because our life is on the line while we are 20+ miles out of dodge and the gear we carry will either make us or break us.....

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