Sumner Ohye

Sumner Ohye

Hawaii, Seattle, Portland, & Bay Area

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Sumner's Passions

Backpacking
Camping
Road Cycling
Sport Climbing

Sumner's Bio

www.BCGearGuru.com more questions at a time!

It is all about becoming to continuously rediscover my mental and physical limits.

Live to climb. Love to ski.
Recently got bit by this marathon bug. Now I'm training for tri season.

I'm a gear junkie. If you ever need to find a piece of gear or have a question let me know. If I don't know the answer, I will find it for you.

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Sumner Ohye wrote an answer about on June 24, 2009

Petzl makes great harnesses and I have had very good luck with them. If you have larger legs, GO WITH ADJUSTABLE leg loops. I know it is on sale and a great deal, but you will end up having to get another harness.

As far how the leg loops, they will fall somewhere on your upper side and below your butt on the back side. I keep the loops a little looser when belaying and climbing moderate stuff. If I'm really working something or know there is a chance I could take a whipper I keep it a little more snug.

Check out the Petzl Adjama $89.90 and has adjustable leg loops

Mahalo,

Sumo

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Sumner Ohye wrote an answer about on February 20, 2009

Peter,These poles are fully adjustable and will work well for someone who is 5'2" or 6'2". Check out http://www.bdel.com/gear/trail.php to get a better idea of the flip lock. My first pair of trekking poles were the BD Contour and they have been amazing. The compact size is unavailable, only standard/regular is left. The height difference between compact and regular will not really make a difference, the advantage would be in narrower grips for your sister's hands. Mahalo, Sumo

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Sumner Ohye wrote an answer about on February 20, 2009

Karen,It is unlikely BC is going to get any more of these in, they are on sale as a discontinued color. When I searched other sites for the Adrianne II I was unsuccessful in locating any stock, specifically a 6.5 Perhaps there is another TNF boot or Ugg you would consider as a substitute. http://www.backcountry.com/store/TNF3271/The-North-Face-Hailey-Winter-Boot-Womens.html?Mahalo, Sumo

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Sumner Ohye wrote an answer about on February 20, 2009

Lee,The Newport only comes with a velcro strap in the Kid's model. Keen does have a massive collection I'm sure you will find something that will give you the comfort you know and can quickly be slipped on. Please take a look at a few other Keen styles that may work for you.#1 choiceKeen Ormond - Similar to the Newport without a back, just slide and go!http://www.backcountry.com/store/KEN0245/KEEN-Ormond-Slide-Sandal-Womens.html?Keen Mystic - A little more rugged with a cliphttp://www.backcountry.com/store/KEN0127/KEEN-Mystic-Sandal-Womens.html? Hermosa - Sporty shoe with velcro straps http://www.backcountry.com/store/KEN0250/KEEN-Hermosa-Shoe-Womens.html? Zerraport - Imagine Teva and Chaco have a kid built on a Newport solehttp://www.backcountry.com/store/KEN0068/KEEN-Zerraport-Sandal-Womens.html? Erin Mary Jane - just throwing it in for comparison, cute Keen version of a Mary Jane http://www.backcountry.com/store/KEN0281/KEEN-Erin-Mary-Jane-Shoe-Womens.html? Naples - a fun earthy looking sandal with a cliphttp://www.backcountry.com/store/KEN0180/KEEN-Naples-Sandal-Womens.html? Mahalo, Sumo

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Sumner Ohye wrote an answer about on February 20, 2009

Bryan,These will word in a swimming pool. The P-1 is more like a wetsuit/sock for your foot, than a water shoe. Ideally the fit should be snug enough so that the water doesn't flow through them as you walk in the water. Mahalo, Sumo

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Sumner Ohye wrote an answer about on February 20, 2009

George,These boots would not be ideal for hiking 70 miles not in, or in, snow. The reason for this is the Glacier is a very stiff boot that doesn't flex in the toe that easily. A similar Sportiva mountaineering boot (hybrid crampon compatible , stiffer, sportiva fit) is the Trango S Evo. http://www.backcountry.com/store/LSP0021/La-Sportiva-Trango-S-EVO-GTX-Mountaineering-Boot-Mens.html This boot is still pretty stiff but the break in time will be a lot less and in comparison springs forward when walking. Here are two additional options to look at as well Asolo Powermatichttp://www.backcountry.com/store/ASO0014/Asolo-Power-Matic-200-GV-Backpacking-Boot-Mens.html This boot is very comfortable, stable, and performs well as a workhorse boot. Another boot that would be suitable is the Salmon 3D Fastpackerhttp://www.salomonsports.com/us/#/footwear/footwear/trekking/3d-fastpacker-mid-gtxIt provides support (not as much as the heavier Sportiva or Asolo) and is great if you are more of a light packer or like to cover a lot of miles (say 70) and at a brisk pace. Best of luck.Mahalo, Sumo

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Sumner Ohye wrote an answer about on February 19, 2009

Hello,Wash them with like colors just as you would with other laundry. I usually wash my Smartwool socks inside out (if the outside of the sock is dirty do not turn it inside out), this helps reduce pilling or snags. You can either throw them in the dryer (don't leave them in for a long time they dry fast)or air dry them. Mahalo, Sumo

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Sumner Ohye wrote an answer about on February 19, 2009

Chris,If you find a pair of sunglasses you like, wait until you can afford / justify spending the money. I can think of several instances where I wish I would have bought the model I really wanted. While I can't think of any incidences where I regret getting the top of the line watch of jacket. Basically what it comes down to is, they are polarized, stylish, and fit well. Buy nice or buy twice. Mahalo, Sumo

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Sumner Ohye wrote an answer about on February 17, 2009

Vern,If you just have a pair of regular hiking boots you will need a crampon that uses straps on the front and heel. Like such http://www.backcountry.com/store/BLD1048/Black-Diamond-Contact-Strap-Crampon.htmlThe Contact will probably work well for you. Because you are wearing regular boots you probably aren't attempting anything too technical. Mahalo, Sumo

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Sumner Ohye wrote an answer about on February 17, 2009

Hello,I would go with the ATC XP over the guide for your sister. Yes, the Guide can do more, they are practically the same price, and she might use those additional features down the road.Right now she is starting out and probably won't be belaying you from above. The XP is simple and there is no confusion about clipping or feeding the rope through the wrong hole. Mahalo, Sumo

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Sumner Ohye wrote an answer about on February 17, 2009

Bob,The Keen sandals are made off of a medium width last. They are pretty versatile in fitting a little narrower as well as wider due to the elastic sides. If you are a C width I would suggest trying a Keen Newport H2 http://www.backcountry.com/store/KEN0002/KEEN-Newport-H2-Sandal-Mens.html (the Newport is a little more closed off). If your foot is really narrow B/A range these sandals will not fit your foot securely. Mahalo, Sumo

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