Terran Siladi

Terran Siladi

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Terran Siladi's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing

Terran Siladi's Bio

Live for each mountain lake sunset, each night spent marveling at the beauty of the stars, and each sunrise that breaks as we ready for new adventures.

Terran Siladi

Terran Siladi wrote a review of on January 10, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

These shirts are awesome, but I am not quite sure what Ibex was thinking with the sizing. I wear a medium in just about everything (6'1", 170) and the medium for this fits like a skin tight muscle shirt--wearable, but not always comfortable. Don't get me wrong, I prefer trim fitted baselayers (and I've been known to size down to a small to achieve this once or twice), but this one is a little ridiculous. I bought a large, and that fit much better, still an athletic cut and trim enough to easily layer over, but it doesn't feel restrictive like the medium can. Other then the fit these are spot on though, soft, well proportioned cut for a tall lanky person, and they look great. I use mine a bit more casually because I prefer a zip neck rather then a crew cut for keeping warm outside, but these have the technical chops for when you need it without that techy look--breaths great and wicks as well as any other wool layer. If you want something that can transition seamlessly from the sloops to the bar then this is your best bet.

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Terran Siladi wrote a review of on July 10, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought a medium in order to fit my Sierra Design 0 deg ridge runner, as well as my old camphor 20 deg bag, plus maybe some extra clothes if need be. Fits the Sierra Designs well, not any extra space though, and packs it down pretty small. Fits the Campmor bag easily, with half the space left over for other stuff. With just the Campmor bag in it, it compresses all the way down-the bag could even be compressed a bit more-but that doesn't matter to me, just gives some fluidity to the spaces it can fit into.

The eVent vent is a little slow at pushing out the air (I'm used to dry bags with screw cap nozzles) but works well. Keeps things nice and dry. Will update in the future with durability.

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Terran Siladi wrote a review of on July 10, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Does what it says, keeps rain off your bag. I obviously don't trust in this to keep my pack and all my stuff within completely dry, but it keeps most of the wet off. If I'm going out into weather that I know could be wet I'll pack most stuff in to dry bags, or line my backpack with a contractor trash bag as water always has a way of finding it's way into places you don't want it too, but this is great to keep the pack it self from getting saturated with water (heavy!) and I like to take it even if it's supposed to be dry as a backup, as it easily fends of a little unexpected shower when stuff might not be properly packed away.

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Terran Siladi wrote a review of on July 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Decent headphones for a decent price, sound is good enough though nothing to write home about. The metal construction is nice and solid, though my favorite feature was the fabric covered cable, as it tended to not tangle as much as other earphones, and it didn't produce noise when moved. Mic worked well with my iPhone, and buttons on the remote were easy to feel and use

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Terran Siladi wrote a review of on July 8, 2013

Great value filter
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great little filter. Not too big, reliable and sturdy, produces good tasting clean water, and keeps my intestines healthy.

I used this exclusively for treating water while backpacking through the superstition mountains in Arizona, this included filtering some of the scummiest most algae filled water I have ever seen, besides thought about drinking. Never once did she clog up, and the water always came out looking and tasting great.

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Terran Siladi wrote a review of on July 2, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this baby a few years ago when I wanted something light but was on a budget. Not the most comfortable pad out there, but you can not beat the value for the price you pay. Plus it's damn light as feathers. and it's indestructible. spent a week hanging off the back of my pack as I fought my way through the dessert mountains of Arizona where there are thorns on anything that grows and it barely has a scratch to show for it. Also doubles great as a seat for lounging around camp.

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Terran Siladi wrote a review of on July 2, 2013

Great for a keychain!
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I use one of these little guys for my keychain, and it's perfect! Can easily clip the keychain to things without worrying about the keys falling off because of the two separate gates. Nice and light, seems very durable. I could see them being useful in the backcountry, though I usually use regular biners for that, maybe as I loose those I'll replace them with these.

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Terran Siladi wrote a review of on July 2, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I received one of these as a gift, and even though I already have a Crank Brothers multitool, I kept this one around as a backup.

The wrenches all works well, whole thing seems to be very well constructed. Chain tool is actually better then the crank brothers one in my opinion. doesn't have quite as many wrench sizes though, so it's still relegated to backup use.

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Terran Siladi wrote a review of on July 2, 2013

3 5

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

There are pieces of velcro everywhere, zippers to hidden pockets that I never use all over the place... I guess it's useful but I am kind of a less is more person. Would rather have a piece of gear that is well thought out then just has everything thrown together in the hopes that everyone will like at least a couple features. The cargo pockets are pretty well done though, they lay very flat when not in use, but can hold a decent amount of stuff. See picture above for a close up of them.

I am a 32 waist, and these fit great in a medium. I've had issues in the past with Zoic gear feeling too baggy and relaxed, but these shorts are fairly well cut.

The liner also fits well, didn't feel too tight. Breaths well, though honestly it doesn't seem that much different then any of the other liners/padded shorts I own. I usually just grab which ever pair is on top and call it good enough.

The shorts by them selves also work well for hiking and other strenuous activities, though the blue color that I bough is a bit on the garish side.

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