Scott Swallow

Scott Swallow

Salt Lake City, Utah

Scott Swallow's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Scott Swallow's Bio

Anything outside is good for me!!!

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Scott Swallow

Scott Swallow wrote a review of on August 17, 2010

5 5

I love these shorts. They are easily the best short I have for those warm days hiking, climbing or even under my waders on those hot summer evenings on the river. I wear them all the time. They dry quick and are very soft. I love the waistband too, "at first it is constrictive but after a while it becomes a part of you". Garth Algar - Wayne's World

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Scott Swallow wrote a review of on August 16, 2010

5 5

Bought the 1 liter (I think that's around 34 oz) one and have been totally satisfied. Since it is summer right now, I haven't used it too much. However, last week I was up the canyon with my lady and decided to bring it along to make some Three Berry Mountain House Cobbler. Prior to leaving, I boiled up some water and put it in the vacuum bottle. 5 hours later, the water was still burning hot. Later that night I checked it again and noticed that is was still extremely hot. I had an REI bottle prior to this one. It was good but it didn't seem to work as well as this does.

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Scott Swallow wrote a review of on April 26, 2010

4 5

This Jacket is incredible don't get me wrong. I love everything about it other than that it felt really long on my body. I hate jackets that are really long because they always end up bunching up around my waist. If it weren't for that, I would of held on to it.
As far as quality goes, the jacket seemed very well designed. EVent fabric is for real and the high zippers are a must for anyone using a harness.

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Scott Swallow wrote a review of on April 23, 2010

5 5

I love these bags. I have the Summerlite which is very similar to this bag but not as wide. WM uses the best down available, their testing of down usually exceeds a 900 and sometimes 930 fill rating. They base the warmth of their sleeping bags on an 850 fill which is why their bags are always warmer than what they say. My bag is rated at 32 degrees but it feels more like a 25 degree bag. If you haven't experienced a WM bag, then you haven't experienced a good nights rest in the BC.

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Scott Swallow wrote a review of on April 15, 2010

5 5

I was wanting a super lightweight rain jacket made out of eVent. I looked all over and even bought a different jacket before I knew of this one. The second I found out Rab had made a pull-over I was convinced that it was for me. Rab pays extreme attention to detail. I love the half zip which maximizes airflow. Rab also excels at putting seams is areas that aren't prone to heavy abuse from rain and snow. The hood is superb and eVent 3 layer fabric is the best breathable fabric on the market. I put this stuff above and beyond Gore-tex Pac-lite. Don't get me wrong, I think Gore-tex is excellent but the eVENT fabrics have a tricot-faced inner lining (a typical "3-layer construction" that protects the eVENT membrane. In contrast, Pac-Lite fabrics have a very thin carbon coating to protect the Pac-Lite (Gore-Tex) membrane (what you might call a "2.5-layer construction"). The carbon coating poses breathing problems which makes the Pac-lite less effective whereas as the Tricot lining disperses moisture and promotes a moisture vapor flux through the membrane. EVent also feels a little more durable than the Pac-lite because of the 3layer design vs. 2.5 layer constructions.

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Scott Swallow wrote a review of on April 8, 2010

5 5

This is my third pair of Smith's now. I bought the Slider series over ten years ago then upgraded to the Interlock when they came out. Now I just made the move for a set of Polarchromics. I have not had a chance to use these in many diverse conditions yet so I can't give a detailed review yet. But what I can tell so far is that these are by far the best shade I have had. The Techlite glass lens is far and away more clear than any plastic based lens on the market. The ultimate test for me will be when I'm on the river fishing until dark. If these shades can still be effective in the late evening then they'll forever be shade quiver. As far as construction and detail are concerned, these are probably the prettiest/cleanest pair of shades I've ever owned. Then again, for $179.00...they should be.

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Scott Swallow wrote a review of on March 17, 2010

5 5

The design of the Talon is very good and promotes stability. I'm not an aid climber so I haven't used this the same way others have. I keep this in my canyoneering pack as a back-up in case I need to aid out of a keeper hole. Luckily, I'm yet to put it to the test in an emergency but have found it to very stable in practice.

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