Robert

Robert

Fernley, Nevada

Robert's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Climbing

Robert's Bio

I'm a single dad of two amazing kids who loves to get outdoors. I try to get out just about every weekend that I can. Mostly in the Great Basin and the Sierras but really anywhere I can. Hiking and non-technical mountaineering / backpacking are my primary activities but I do like to kayak, and fish. I do want to get into real mountaineering but don't always have the time.

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Robert wrote a review of on November 19, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

When the weather gets chilly this shirt will keep you warm. It has an athletic fit which is good for a base layer in my opinion. I don't wear it as a normal shirt so I can't comment to that. I can comment that for layering it does the job well. It fits well under jackets and shells. It dries fast and helps remove any sweat if you are working hard.

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Robert wrote a review of on November 19, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

For me these pants are too much like sweat pants to be a base layer. Which is what I originally bought them for. They are loose fitting around the legs and a little long I'm 5'10". Even though they are fleece they have the feel of sweat pants. However, I found a another use for them. They make great pajamas. I wear them at home at night for pajamas. I also like them for camping they are comfortable to sleep in even when in a sleeping bag. They keep me warm and they don't ride up, the legs don't bunch or role, and when nature calls they keep me warm in the cool high desert night air. Even in the fall or winter. I recommend these if you are looking for comfort but suggest something else if performance is what you have in mind.

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Robert wrote a review of on November 15, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have this hanging off my pack all the time. It is on my shoulder strap and is there when I need it. It's small and it is attached to the stuff pocket so I never drop it. It does disconnect from the stuff pocket when needed to wash it.

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Robert wrote a review of on November 15, 2014

Kilowatt with flashdry is awesome
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I use this shirt for hiking and backpacking. It is comfortable and the flashdry keeps my dry even if I'm sweating with a a pack on. I like it for cool weather hiking because if I work up a set it quickly dries preventing me from getting cold. It is also light enough that I don't get hot when wearing it in the summer. This is one of my favorite shirts for outdoors excursions.

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Robert wrote a review of on November 15, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this to put my first aid, trauma, and some survival gear in. It is big enough to fit a first aid kit, Israeli bandage, mechanical assisted tourniquet, burn gel pads, a flashlight, a knife, a pocketknife, and more. It is small enough to keep packed and is always ready to grab and go. One pocket is of a size that doesn't make it very useful but the other pockets are great for storing gear.

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Robert wrote a review of on November 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great option for a GoPro to keep it safe when near water.I picked this up for snorkeling near Key West. This and a floaty hand hold gave me that extra piece of mind that I'd be able to find my GoPro if I dropped it. I tested it out and it kept my camera afloat. Since Key West I've also taken it to the Yuba River in California and jumped of rocks into the river. The Floaty Backdoor held fast to the case even after multiple jumps into the water. It works and its bright. Its nice to know I wont lose my camera.

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Robert wrote a review of on November 12, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use these as liners or light duty gloves. They keep my hands warm when it isn't bitterly cold or wet. If the temp drops or I expect them to get wet I wear thicker gloves over them. When I need to use my cell phone these things get the job done. They keep my hands warm and protected but allow me to use my phone. I've never had a problem unless my screen was wet. They are such great gloves that I promptly replaced them after I lost them a year ago.

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Robert wrote a review of on November 2, 2014

Perfect beanie
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this beanie. I tend to sweat easily so most beanies only last a little bit on me. However, this things is perfect. It keeps me warm but doesn't keep me so warm that I'm sweating. It is comfortable and looks sharp. Its thin so when I do take it off I can stuff it easily into a coat pocket without it making a giant bulge.

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Robert wrote a review of on October 22, 2014

A step above the rest
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

One of the best all around shoes I've owned. I wear these as my every day shoes and I also run in them. I used to run in minimalist shoes but they hurt my knees when I run. These on the other hand support my feet the way I need. Also the traction is fantastic. I have even taken them to Tahoe and done some rock hoping. They gripped the granite superbly and I never slipped. Some people may not like the bright colors, mine are blue but it doesn't bother me at all. Well worth the money.

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Robert wrote a review of on October 22, 2014

It's a Nalgene. Nuff said.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a vintage model. Been tricked out with a goat sticker. This bottle has seen it all. The back seat of a hot car. Crammed into a backpack. It's been up and down some mountains. It's even made an appearance on the desk at work. Through it all it has never let me down. Most reliable water bottle I've ever owned. Some day I may pass it down to my first born.

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Robert wrote a review of on October 21, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The simple top makes sealing the bladder a breeze. Never have had this bladder leak. No matter what I've done to it. Even when packing a bear canister and cramming my pack so there is no available room and putting much pressure on the bladder. The wide opening makes for easy cleaning as does the fact it comes apart easy. I've had cheap bladders, I've had one by the major competitor and nothing is as simple to use and clean as this.

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Robert wrote a review of on October 21, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Almost everything a person would need is in this kit. It's a solid small first aid kit. Not a trauma kit, but it has evening to take care of general first aid in the trail. In addition to that it has some general purpose survival equipment. Within it is a survival mirror, whistle, small headlamp, fire starting equipment, string, and many more small item to get you out of an uncomfortable situation. If course there are a few things missing like a good pocket Knife. However, this is a great start to a first aid / survival kit.

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Robert wrote a review of on October 21, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

About a miracle when there are bad blisters. However, when hiking they don't always stay put. I've found them bushed up in my socks after a day of hiking not protecting anything. If you have a bad blister check up on it and keep it clean. The soothing relief these give will get you Beck on the trail.

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Robert wrote a review of on October 21, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Good kit, it has everything to prevent or treat blisters. Just not a lot of anything. There is enough to take care of a certain type of blisters once or twice. However, if you need to treat something more than that then you are buying more. I do like the quickness of having the more skin preshaped.

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Robert wrote a review of on October 21, 2014

5 5

Fit: True to size

Love these socks. I use them for just about everything but backpacking, in which case I use the heavy ones. These socks don't get hot when on the trail all day and dry fast if wet. Blisters are virtually a thing of the past. I won't say these will prevent them but they do a superb job of minimizing the risk at getting blisters (another reason I wear heavy ones backpacking, do an even better job of stopping blisters, along with good shoes of course).

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Robert wrote a review of on October 21, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Love these socks. I use them for just about everything but backpacking, in which case I use the heavy ones. They fit superbly. I can't stand it when socks sag down around the ankle, most socks I'm constantly pulling them up. Not these, they stay put like a soldier put at attention. These socks don't get hot when on the trail all day and dry fast if wet. Blisters are virtually a thing of the past. I won't say these will prevent them but they do a superb job of minimizing the risk at getting blisters (another reason I wear heavy ones backpacking, do an even better job of stopping blisters, along with good shoes of course).

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Robert wrote a review of on September 24, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I used these pants this last weekend to hike to the top of Half Dome. There is plenty of freedom of movement. Not once did the pance restrict me. Even climbing the cables these were comfortable. They are lighter than other pairs of pants I have that are similar and they are a little cooler. All the pockets zip. This was nice because I wouldn't want to lose anything on the cables. If something fell out it would be gone. I do wish there was a rear pocket but that is just me. The weather wasn't to severe so I wasn't able to see how water resistant they are but the material feels like it would do the job. Can't wait to put these through some weather and climbing. I'm sure they will hold up and do it comfortably.

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Robert wrote a review of on September 24, 2014

Love the Goat
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is the first buff I bought. It is great. The material is comfortable. Buffs in general are very versatile and this multi use item lets me use one piece of gear instead of several. Also, it has the awesome goat on it. What isn't there to love about it?

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