I absolutely love my Katanas. I got them a couple weeks ago, and I had been looking at both these and the Solutions. The Katanas felt so much better right off the bat, and I'm glad chose them. The molded heel feels great, and I've had much better precision placing both heels and toes in these than my last pair. As others have said, sizing down wasn't bad at all in these as the break in time was pretty short. Long Live La Sportiva!
I love my Baltoro 65. Gregory is known for producing not necessarily the lightest packs on the trail, but packs that are absolutely bomber and tough. I'm a "tweener" (or in between two sizes) and I bumped down, and have had no regrets. If you have never bought a pack before, try one on first, because different brands target different people based on how the pack is composed or how it will fit different people.
I absolutely love this jacket. Unlike Chris Reid, I have not had the problem of it loosing its waterproofing. Easy to pack down small and lightweight make this jacket great for climbing, backpacking, and the like. And if the jacket does loose waterproofing, buying some solution for it wouldn't be too costly. Great jacket and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone.
Like others have said, this is a great pad for the money. I just picked one up last week, but I have used a friend's prior. Solid pad, easy to carry, light-weight, etc., etc. If you're starting to get into bouldering, this is a great buy.
These were my first pair of climbing shoes, and I absolutely love them. I was recommended them by a friend, and they did not let me down. Very comfortable, but they will loosen with time, so definitely size down when you buy them.
You'd have to kill me to get this shirt off my back. Super comfortable and great looking. Can get down and dirty in it and then turn around and wear it back in the real world. Love my white one.
In both sound quality...and price. I definitely understand the appeal of the sound from these, but Sennheiser and SkullCandy make some decent phones for a couple price categories down from the beats, without sacrificing too much sound quality.
Skull Candy came up with one sweet product with the 50/50. Sounds great and have held up nicely to wear and tear thus far. I did get these to replace a pair of Smokin' Buds, which busted on me after training with them in during wrestling season. These buds produce some pretty big sound, with both richness and volume. Definitely a solid buy.
However, given the nature of the materials used in the bowl, it does transfer a good deal of heat. Will it hold up to use with boiling water? Yes, but the heat transfers through and can burn you if youre not careful. However, it is a very intelligently designed piece of gear and with the quality that Sea-to-Summit always delivers.
I would definitely go and try them on. They can be fit weird, and if you don't get the right size, your feet will pay for it. It's definitely worth trying them on and getting the right fit.
The BD ATC-XP is an easy to use, yet very effective belay device. With this, it was much easier to belay larger climbers. Definitely would pick one of these babies up if looking at belay devices.
Love this jacket. It a great windproof jacket, but beware in calling it water proof. Though it does repel for sometime, if you stay out in snow or rain for long, you will feel it. I wear it regularly in winter weather, and with a solid layer underneath, I can easily stay out in 20º weather for a solid amount of time.
I was a long time wearer of Aasics, but I tried these on and couldn't take them off. They are extremely light weight, and comfort is not sacrificed. Great overall running shoe.
Very comfortable, breathable, and waterproof. Overall, its a great boot, especially for the price. It's held up well thus far and I intend to give them a considerable amount of abuse this summer so I'll write again on their durability then.
I had one of these for a while, but it broke within the first year. On one of the sides of the valve, the piece holding it together broke off, so the valve flopped around.Also, the CamelBak is much harder to clean than a standard water bottle like a Nalgene. After owning both, I would definitely go with a Nalgene because of their dependability and ruggedness. Throw a SplashGuard on the top and it is even better.
Great belt. I have the Patagonia Mountain one and just love it. I wear it almost everyday. Does its job and looks good too. Keeps a constant size so no need for readjusting throughout the day.
Though I do prefer clifbars, I do get tired of eating the same flavors for extended periods, so when I get tired off clifbars I usually switch to Vanilla Crisp Power Bars.They taste pretty damn good for the looks of them, and allow enough calories for a solid snack during a hike/run/etc.
I started eating these when I wrestled, then when i started kayaking and backpacking. Great tasting bar that packs the calories needed to continue on.
I've had this bag for a couple years, and it still has held up great. It gets daily use from school, and has been tossed around a lot, but still looks new. Solid construction and great for a casual backpack.
Since bombproof has described the durability of other pieces on this site, I think the only way to accurately describe it would be saying Nuclear-Apocalypse Proof. This thing is a tank. For me, medium is the perfect fit, but any way you go, this duffel will not disappoint.
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