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Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulligan

Tahoe Backcountry, Squaw Valley, Jackson Hole and Surroundings, the Trails and peaks of the Sierra.

Patrick Mulligan's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Patrick Mulligan's Bio

27+ years experience with all my activities.

Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on December 26, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This is a great looking shirt and fits very well. However it's a better piece for a cool summer night, or for the fall or spring than a war rugged flannel. I love the shirt, but it's name and description are slightly misleading.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on December 26, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

In the Sierra and spring ranges I've not tested how weather proof it is, but I'm sure it will do just fine. It's light, but not the lightest, but it does seem far warmear than a friends OR. I normally downgrade warmth in my bag as a result. If I'm expecting nighttime temps in the 20s, I'll take my ultralight 36 degree bag and will be fine.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on December 26, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Over the last two seasons I've become a huge fan of oakleys prizm lens tech. That said, I've always carried two goggles, one set up for bright sun, one for storm due to the challenge of changing oakleys lenses. The prizm airbrake on sale remedied that for me. Having used Smith's goggles as well, I can say the airbrake system is more secure as well.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on December 26, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Lg

As a big Norring fan, this piece delivers. It's comfortable, not scratchy, and warm. True to norronas athletic fit, size could be a challenge for some, but large fits my 6"1', 170 lb frame perfectly. It looks great too but as a stand alone piece as well as a sweater.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on December 26, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recently mounted these with STH16s. I've since skied nothing but soft snow, however, I've skied one day on chalk ad two big days (20"+) on the ski. They handled both very well. They're responsive, floaty in the deep, and as yesterday proved capable of pushing around powder bumps. They ski well back on the cat track also. In conditions I would normally have grabbed my rockers or atlas these did great. They're an excellent all around ski.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on June 12, 2015

These have become my go to draw.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought a set of 5 of the large 17cm draws and they have quickly become my go to draw for all types of climbing. I used to use the Metolious Helium draws, and I still like those alot for sport climbing but the larger 17cm draws are roughly the same weight and strength and are more versatile. I love 'em.

Here are the Anges in action - clipping the chains on the FA of a New Donner classic

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on May 6, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These are what I would call a middleweight mountain bike short. They are heavier with a heavier fabric and longer than a more XC oriented short like the Specialized Atlas (best XC short I've come accross). They are not a heavy short like the Pearl Izumi Launch but have a similar just below knee length. The Launch is my go to DH oriented short (think Downieville / Whole Enchilada / etc.). These are in the middle and have a long but narrow pannel down the side and front of the short with venting fabric. They are a great short for those rides with a lot of climbing and descending. They have worn well so far, and I like the chamois (true for the Launch as well as I believe they are the same). They dry quckly if your rear gets sprayed riding through puddles and they breathe pretty well with the venting panels. They are a winner.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on May 1, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used this a handful of times as it was a replacement for an older Arc'teryx Miura 50 Pack with a blown out Zipper. I'll likely have the zipper repaired by Arcteryx and sell the pack. That said, this is very tough and well built. The fabric is very waterproof (rolled into a puddle last time out). The pack is very well thought out. The single full length zipper is a great compromise from the Miura pack. It allows full access, but unlike the Miura it stays standing straight up. I can fit all gear, water, food, a double + rack and a 70 meter rope in the main compartment. I can fit a windbreaker / storm shell, wallet, food, keys etc in the large outside pocket. and my helmet sits easily on top. I also very much like the hidden daisies on either side of the main pocket. It carries well, but is a little warm without a lot of ventilation. That said, all the packs I've had with more ventilation in the suspension wore prematurely in those areas.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on April 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Strangely enough this year, I started having issues with hand numbness this spring when on longer seated rides (long climbs). I switched from the Odi Ruffian lock ons to this grip and have not looked back. They're subtle in the ways they're different, but my hands are more comfortable, the numbness has gone away, and they're just as good when it comes to how well they grip. These things are the bomb.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on April 24, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 170 lbs

These are great, very comfortable and roomy. They'll make for an excellent light camp shoe and a great light duty hiker / clog for cragging. I see these being an excellent alternative in places wtih short approaches / downhikes like Donner Summit, Lovers Leap, and a great light duty hiker / crag clog at places like Red Rock or anywhere with shorter approaches.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on April 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used this to Mark and 80M rope that did not have a middle mark as well as remarking some of my ropes where the original marks have worn off. That said, it works very much as advertised. If you're a little more careful than the gentleman in the video posted you don't need rubber gloves. One swipe is all it really needs to mark well. Mine was dry but smelled like marker after 20 minutes and was completely dry the next morning (about 12 hours).

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