Reed

Reed

Yosemite Valley

Reed's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Paddling
Yoga
Climbing
Surfing

Reed's Bio

I get to climb America's top spots while living outa my van, Tin Lizzy. Currently I'm in Yosemite Valley climbing big walls and classic free climbs this Fall. I enjoy writing gear reviews on BC so others can spend their hard earned money on quality gear. I'll be on the Valley or Utah throughout the Winter, so contact me if you wanna climb.
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Reed posted an image about on December 13, 2014

Too good!

I'd have to say these pants are the most worn pair I've ever owned. Basically 12 outa 14 days I'm wearing these things.

Now that cooler weather has arrived, these are my everyday pants as much as my climbing trousers. I have flannel patches on butt and knees (thanks big walls) but they're so comfy and durable, I don't see myself retiring them anytime soon.

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Reed wrote a review of on December 11, 2014

Great Travel/School BackPack
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

A quick thanks to Backcountry.com and Herschel Supply Co. for hand-selecting me to test and review this backpack. Hopefully the pictures and review will benefit the backcountry.com community.

Okay, so what are the key features that make a piece of gear like a backpack awesome? Here are a few things that pop into mind; Comfort, Quality, and Style.
The Herschel Supply Co. Classic BackPack checks off all three.

Living in Yosemite Valley, especially during the winter, leads to always having a backpack on. Usually sporting a jacket, gloves, water bottle and laptop, I grab the Classic Pack all the time for bike rides, hikes, and life in the Park.
I just recently took a trip back home to the East Coast and this pack was great to use as my carry-on at the airports, fitting perfect under seats or above-head storage.

Some of the coolest things about the Classic Pack:
-It's simple yet very stylish, the color (both inside and out) and design makes this stand out in a crowd. Herschel Supply has the inside fully lined with their signature coated cotton-poly fabric.
-Air mesh straps provide great comfort and air flow, keeping you fresh while commuting to work or school.
-The fit is very tailored and slim. Being taller then 6 foot and having friends a head shorter, the Classic Pack lays equal on all body types.

Quality in the material, zippers, seams, shoulder straps, and simple design made this a very well liked and used backpack!

I'm very pleased with this backpack and would recommend it to someone wanting to buy for themselves or another.

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Reed wrote a review of on December 1, 2014

Great Belay Device!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used to only bring the Petzl Reverso out when climbing a multi pitch, but there's too man weird instances where a lead top belay is needed. It's permanently on my harness now.
Lightweight, smooth belay while bringing up one or two seconds, made in the UK, bright color, great friction for rappels, and easy to follow visual aid.
The Petzl Reverso 4 is my favorite belay device by far!

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