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Ryan Roeber

Ryan Roeber

Delaware Water Gap, PA. Gunks NY, Catskills, NY, and everywhere else in between!

Ryan Roeber's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Paddling
Yoga
Snowshoeing
Climbing

Ryan Roeber's Bio

I'm an avid climber, and love the outdoors. I'm also an ESU student, and PA Native.

Ryan Roeber

Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on March 7, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Semesters of abuse through college, and still use it on a regular basis when I travel. Enough room for all my work stuff, and still have some room for other necessities through the day. The strap does slip a bit, but when everything's adjust I've not found it to be an issue. Other than that, it's a great bag, and super burly. I don't really baby my bag, but it's taken a beating and still looks new.

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Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on March 7, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 6"

Absolutely amazing shoe. I wound up downsizing quite a bit (43 Solution, 45.5 Street) and yet they are still comfortable enough for projecting (when broken in). They're incredibly sensitive, and hands down the best heel I've had on a climbing shoe. Sketchy heel hook? These eat them for breakfast. These are my go to secret weapon for hard routes, and hard bouldering. Super sticky rubber, and the amazing fit makes this shoe one of my favorite in my arsenal of climbing shoes.

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Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on February 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Absolutely awesome harness. I use it for my all day trad harness at the Gunks. Super comfortable to hang in and for rapping. I can fit my entire rack on it, with space to spare, and makes organizing things a breeze. 2 belay loops are awesome for at the Gunks, allows you to keep your belay organized. Everything is super padded on this harness, so even at long hanging belays I'm able to prevent losing feeling in my legs, which is a bonus!

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Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on November 6, 2014

5 5

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

Awesome pants, super comfortable and stretchy. They fit me snugly, mainly because of my quads. However with the stretchy material, they don't bind at all, and move with me. Absolutely amazing ice climbing, and for alpine climbing. They shed snow and water decently, and work well with a light baselayer underneath in order to climb into colder temperatures.

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Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on November 6, 2014

5 5

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

Make sure you have your sunglasses for these, they're that bright! Awesome colors, and look even better with some dirt on them. Keep my feet super dry in thick mud, and are super comfortable. Love the speed lacing, which is awesome to get them on and off.

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Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on November 6, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bright, light, and super powerful. This headlamp does it all. Love the red LED features, because of the ability to switch it on without having to cycle through the other settings. Great idea for early alpine starts where you don't want to wake up everyone in the hut.

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Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on August 22, 2014

4 5

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

Just got them, and in the process of breaking them in. Compared to my Miuras, they are amazingly comfortable even sized for a bit more of a precise fit. I wear a 43.5 in the Miura, and a 44.5 in my TC Pro, and a 45.5 in my Sportiva approach shoes. They edge amazingly well, which is amazing. However, with how stiff they are, sensitivity is lacking during my initial break in, and I think will take some getting used to.

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Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on July 19, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love Osprey's pack. From big mountains, to trad climbing in the Gunks, to Alpine, theres a pack from them in my quiver. I love the Kestrel, because it's super comfortable, loads easily, and has tons of ways to organize my gear. I use it primarily for backpacking, but also for cragging. I can fit a 60m rope, rack, draws, harness, 2 pairs of shoes, water, food and the kitchen sink, and still have some room left over. Great packs, and I highly recommend them!

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Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on April 5, 2014

5 5

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

The switch 8 is a really awesome tool for using in the backcountry, or even in town. It's flexibility in its uses make it awesome. I can charge it from my USB on my computer to use it every day to charge my iphone, or charge it via solar when I'm not able to plug in. It is efficient, and charges my phone well. I'm going to be putting it through its paces backpacking in Utah this summer, and backpacking back in the East.

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Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on May 18, 2013

5 5

These are awesome gaiters. Super thick, burly, and actually do help keep my legs a bit warmer. I have the XL, and fit over my 46.5 Nepal EVO's no problem. Build quality is excellent, along with reinforcement in the right spots to prevent shredding your legs with an errant crampon point! They also kept my feet and calves nice and dry when up to waist deep in sugar snow!

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Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on April 3, 2013

4 5

Good small and light kit, no excuse to not carry it! Enough room in it to add what you want to, such as quickclot, or a SAM splint. Good spread of stuff, and the things it comes with are pretty good, some medical kits come with really lousy band-aids and gauze, but the items in this kit are of good quality.

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Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on April 3, 2013

5 5

Used on my La Sportiva Nepals. Water beads up nicely and rolls right off! It does darken the leather slightly, but I think my Nepals actually look better waxed! Doesn't smell terrible, and SUPER easy to apply. Just apply, and gently buff with a cloth. I gave mine a quick brushing, to help restore the slightly rough nap of the leather, and they are good to go!

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Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on March 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are as close to perfect for me as a boot can be. I've been using them for the last couple weeks, and fit is fantastic. I wear a 45.5 in Sportiva trail runners, and sized to a 46.5. No toe bang, and fit super well, and even climb decently. The flexible cuff on top helps to keep snow out, and also the 3d flex in the ankle gives you tons of support for edging in the boots, providing a stiff lockout when you're using crampons, but still helps to prevent shin bang on hikes in and out. I'll be using these boots on Rainier this summer, so I'll be able to report back as to how well they worked on my summit attempt. Fit is also good with crampons (using BD Sabretooth Pros). Haven't had an issue with crampon fit. After using these on Rainier, I'm still extremely happy with them. Climbing in the summer, they were warm enough for me (20's up high). Performance was great, and no issues with crampon fit. The welts on the boot fit with the Sabretooth Pros no problem. Lacing of the boots is excellent, allowing you to adjust them throughout the day. After all was said and done, I did have a small blister on one of my toes, but considering what I went through on Rainier, it was a minor setback. My feet were better off than a few of my teammates!

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Ryan Roeberwrote a review of on March 21, 2013

4 5

Just used them for the first time in the Catskills on Friday Mt. Friday is a bushwhack peak, and these held up like a champ. These pants are super burly, and VERY easy to get on and off. The full side zips are absolutely necessary especially when wearing crampons or snowshoes. They fit me well, (I'm a 32x36) and wear a large. Only thing I didn't like was the zipper pulls on the lower section were nonexistent, which makes the bottom zippers (necessary for splitting the pants in half to put on over crampons) extremely hard to maneuver with liner gloves on. I made zipper pulls for these, and things are golden. They kept me SUPER dry, even in fresh powder snow, and getting covered because of dropping snow on me from the spruce trees.

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