Scott Angus

Scott Angus

Sierra Nevadas

Scott Angus's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Snowshoeing
Climbing

Scott Angus's Bio

I'm a tech ninja ;) that loves climbing peaks and all the tech and planning that goes into the accent. Like I have heard so many times, "it's not the destination but the journey." I am always dreaming of the next peak to summit.

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Scott Angus wrote a review of on November 14, 2014

Hybrid tool FTW!
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really like this tool. It works great for small mixed climbs and is light enough that it there is a chance i'll need two tools i'll grab this one. The only reason I didn't give it five starts is because I think it needs a finger grib like the Petzl Sum'Tec. Other then that this is my go to hybrid tool. I would recommend it for anyone seeking a hybrid tool

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Scott Angus wrote a review of on November 14, 2014

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When I first bought this lantern I loved it. However, the lantern will not stay on. I press the power button and 2 secs later it shuts off. I have tried new batteries. I have returned it and purchased one more from SAC and one form REI. The last one I purchase did it right out of the box. This thing just sucks! Which is crazy coming from BD who usually has awesome products. I am really disappointed in this product so much awesome potential. BD FAIL!

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Scott Angus wrote a review of on November 14, 2014

Breathes, Sun Protection & doesn't stink
5 5

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

Even though this is design for runners. I has been super nice as a base layer for alpine climbing. It provides protection from the sun and breathes as the same time so I don't need sunscreen on my arms. It can get pretty hot on a glacier with the sun reflecting off the snow and this shirt does well to help me regulator my body temp. Then afterwards when I grab a bite at In-n-Out I don't smell like I have showered for 10 days. I really like how light it is too. It is just a great product all around.

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Scott Angus wrote a review of on November 14, 2014

Seeing doubles
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tent is light. Never mind that is wrong, this tent is UltraLight!
I was trying to figure out whether I should get a bivy or a light 2-man tent and when I saw this tent's spec it made up my mind. Why purchase a bivy that weight the same as a 2-man tent with less room? Every time I pull this tent out I am impressed how light it is. I really like that when I am backpacking with my kids I can carry the whole tent without sacrificing a lot of room or taking on a lot of extra weight in my pack, even better if I can split it with someone else.
On a multiday backpacking trip a buddy of mine and I fit nicely into this tent. There wasn’t a lot of extra room but we did not hit each other at night. I am 6’2” 190lbs and my buddy is similar. I would fully recommend this tent to any backpacker looking to go lighter. Also I would get a footprint, why not? It is already super light what a few more oz.?

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Scott Angus wrote a review of on November 14, 2014

Warm and Light
5 5

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

There is so much that I love about this jacket. It functional in the backcountry yet nice enough to wear everyday, it is light and packs into it own pocket, and it keeps me as warm as my large NF Catalyst down jacket but half the size. It is now my go to jacket. Also I love the colors. I get tons of compliments every time I wear my Thermoball jacket.

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Scott Angus wrote a review of on November 14, 2014

Kids packs? Yes, Technical Pack? Yes,
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After a long search for a technical pack that fits my daughter we settles on the MW Via Rapida 35 in an XS. Even this pack is a little big for her the straps on it cinch down enough that it actually fits her. We have done a bunch of backpacking and peak-bagging trips and she still love this pack. She hasn't gotten any sore or hot spots even when we attempted Mt Whitney. She has used this pack for hiking to the crag, mix climbs, backpacking, peak-bagging, etc... Very versatile pack that will last a long time.

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Scott Angus wrote a review of on November 14, 2014

Sweet Mountaineering Camera bag
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I do a lot mountaineering with a club and this my go to camera bag. I carry 3 GoPros and a Canon T3i DSLR camera for taking photos of the club. I use to carry a second lens but that is just too much weight for something that didn't get used a lot. The pack counters nicely with my main pack and the strap are comfortable. Though when I am climbing steep terrain I'll strap the bag to my main pack so it doesn't catch. Also the bag is well craft and appears that it will last for a long time. I am super happy with this purchase.

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Scott Angus wrote a review of on November 14, 2014

20+ Pairs later
5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift
Fit: True to size

After spending 3+ hours trying on shoes at the backcountry store front in SLC my Father decided on these. He is 6'2" ~200lbs with wide feet size 11. Shortly after acquiring these we hike Mt Whitney. He said that he didn't get any hot spots or blisters the whole time in the backcountry and those are the best boots he has even owned. He wears a liner with medium weight hiking socks. They are slightly heavy then other options we were looking at but they are well constructed and appear that they will last a long time.

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Scott Angus wrote a review of on November 14, 2014

5 5

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

I initial got this balaclava for my morning commute on my motorcycle. For that task it works greats. With wind-chill it gets into the single digits on my bike and keeps my face stays nice and toasty. Since it worked so well on my bike I have taken it into that backcountry. There is work just as well. Not too hot for me or too cold. I usually like thing a little on the cold side and this balaclava does well not to overheat. The best part is being able to push down the face part or even push down the whole clava without taking it off. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a balaclava. OR makes great products and this is no exception.

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Scott Angus wrote a review of on March 21, 2013

Sweet boots
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I took these out of the box, put them on and day hiked Mt Whitney - 20+ miles. No blisters! Since then I have done tons of other hikes, both winter and summer. They performed just as well and are super comfortable. Money well spent. I wear a medium weight hiking sock and sock liners with these.

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Scott Angus wrote a review of on September 18, 2012

Boundary Peak Winter Blizzard Ascent
5 5

It was below zero at the beginning of the hike with windchill and the Catalyst performed excellently, couldn't be happier with it. It's so light that I don't mind taking it on other hikes with there is a slight chance that I will need it. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a light/warm jacket that can stuff into its own pocket.

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