Paxton

Paxton

Black Hills SD, Bighorn Mountains WY

Paxton's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Running
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Climbing

Paxton's Bio

24 years old, I started my outdoor adventures in the BSA way back when. Have previously worked for BSA as a climbing instructor and canoe guide. Been living and going to school in Rapid City SD for about five years, camping, climbing, hiking, and doing everything else fun in the Black Hills and elsewhere when the opportunity presents itself.

Paxton

Paxton wrote a review of on August 23, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this headlamp, it's always in my pack. It's definitely bright enough for working and navigating at night and it dims down for close-in work or inside of a tent. It has a red LED mode, which is a life-saver when you need it. I've used it for everything from car camping to SAR work, and it stands out. I recently upgraded to the Icon for my SAR kit, but that just means that the Storm lives in my climbing pack now.

For me, this hits the perfect sweet spot where it's bright and beefy enough that I depend on it without thinking twice, but it's small and light enough that I never notice it and I'm never tempted to leave it behind. It's in my pack no matter when or where I'm climbing. Your headlamp doesn't do you any good in the car, and I've hiked out in the dark more than once when I didn't plan to, so for me a headlamp that's always in your pack and always works is a must-have. I've never been disappointed by this headlamp.

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Paxton wrote a question about on January 25, 2010

I'm looking for a duffel to strap on top of my car for road trips. Something relatively waterproof so I don't have to worry about my gear getting wet if I drive through a rainstorm. I don't want a roll-top dry bag, but rather a zipper type duffel. Something like the North Face Base Camp duffel but with a good water resistant zipper. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Paxton wrote a question about on November 5, 2009

Are these gloves suitable for rappelling or belaying? I picked up a pair of BD gloves that are apparently discontinued because I can't find them anywhere online, but they look very similar to these. I was going to use them for ice climbing and I'm concerned that the synthetic material on either side of the leather palm might melt while rappelling or lowering.

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