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Reed

Reed

Yosemite Valley

Reed's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Paddling
Yoga
Climbing
Surfing

Reed's Bio

I live in Yosemite Valley, climbing the world's best walls and write gear reviews on backcountry.com

It's rad for me to get the chance to test/write for BC.com, I hope you find my gear posts honest and helpful.

If you're ever in the Valley and wanna climb or slack, hmu!
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Reedwrote a review of on July 30, 2015

Trim style + Mountain protection
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Size Purchased: Medium- Dark Gray

First, many thanks to Backcountry.com and Eider for selecting me to test and review this product, so PSYCHED!

Straight from the box this softshell caught all of our attention, a synergistic effort of trim style and alpinism, you will find a thoughtful design crafted to the needs of outdoorsman.

The Power Hoodie is quickly becoming my go-to shell with it's imaginative features and sharp look. Some of my favorite things are:
-SIZE- Alpine tailored fit, I enjoy the length in arms and drop-tail hem, also the 4-Way Stretch gives ultimate flexibility and range of motion when wearing a harness or back pack.
-WEATHER- Durable water repellent outer compliments shell breathability. The hood and sleeve cuffs are Lycra-spandex, decreasing the sting of wind and rain.
-FEATURES- It doesn't stop with being lightweight and comfortable. Elastic hem adds to weather protection and ideal harness fit. There are two mesh internal pockets and the two external pockets double as air-vents. Outside pockets are accessible with a harness/waist belt.
As always, a hood and thumb loops are major pluses!
-COLOR- The Dark Gray is possibly a tad deeper then BC.com product pictures. The color is sweet and I really like the heathered finish, it transfers from mountain life to the city very well.

Eider has been making high quality and fashionable clothing for winter sports since 1962. Their outdoors Team is built of freeriders, alpinists, and extreme skiers.
At the Eider Design Center in Annecy, hand crafted prototypes are made with original motto of founder Georges Ducruet: well-fitted clothes to be comfortable and elegant.

The upcoming seasons hold good times, rad adventures, and new friends! I'm stoked to be wearing the Eider Power Hoodie and see how it fairs with changing weather and everyday abuse.

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Reedwrote a review of on July 26, 2015

A most have for your trad rack!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Keep the pace up and weight down with Mammut Dyneema slings. On long multi-pitch days, maybe keep the clunky quickdraws stashed back at base and rack up with a dozen of these!

Lightweight and strong, the Mammut slings are great for extending pieces, reducing rope drag and gear movement.
Dyneema is light, more weather resistant, and handles great.
I find the seam stitching really nice, it doesn't catch on biners or scratch my neck.

I find it best when climbing with 60cm slings:
-Use 1 biner per sling and keep those over your head and shoulder, these are very ideal for quick gear extension.
-Keep the other half of your slings in the Alpine Draw on your harness, you'll have 2 biners on the sling, this makes clipping into passive pro or fixed gear much easier and easily extendable.

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