Nothing more needs to be said.
I got these for the 12/13 season. They're a lot baggier than I thought, and it's not attractive for me. I'm not super stoked on the waterproof material, and I feel like it's not a great barrier. However, for the price I paid, I'm not too worried about it. I do love the cargo system. The thigh/knee velcro cargo pockets fit my balaclava and food, which frees up the upper zipper pockets for music and a phone and such. A decent pair of pants, but I would treat them with a waterproofer.
These are pretty standard poles. The fliplock is great, but they have a few problems.
1. When collapsed, they're still a bit long to comfortably stash on a backpack.
2. If they're extended more than normal (for a tall person, or for snowshoeing) they seem flimsy. The lower bit isn't solidly connected to the main shaft.
A decent workhorse, but not ideal.
This piece is essential to any camping trip. Though you're obviously not bringing it along for a lightweight backpacking trip, it's ideal for canoe camping and the like. These are perfect for around the campfire, and the bottom material is bomber. Being able to get off your feet after a long day in the mountains or valleys is priceless, and it's all thanks to these beautiful Crazy Creeks.
I've only used this on rock, but it's saddle shape is super comfortable. The adjustability is fast and simple, always a plus. I belay at my local wall and I can work for hours without discomfort. Just a great functional harness for whatever you need.
Good, stiff forefoot, but not a heavily aggressive shape. I've only used this indoors, but it's held up well for dozens of uses. The toebox is large enough to fit my hobbit toes, but stills has a firm hold. As per usual, great 5.10 rubber for a solid smear. The only piece of note is that the synthetic material is super thick. It's even to the point of padding. To somebody that's looking for a minimal feel, it's not for you. It's just a lot of shoe. That being said, I've enjoyed it, and it's a great all around shoe for any crag.
I've used this piece a few times on the river. Though I can't speak to it's durability yet, I can say that it kept me dry and warm. The gaskets are firm and foolproof, and the velcro around the waist is super solid. Care should be shown to the gaskets when taking this piece on and off, as with every dry-top. Good value and a great addition to the paddling collection.
The RockLock on the right, compared to a locker from the Big Air kit.
Get the job done!
I can't say anything wrong here. Just a simple system that never fails, and you'll be glad to have it.
This jacket keeps me super dry even in the wettest weather. I would recommend looking into the Parka version. The only difference is that it is longer in the torso. This way, I can sit on wet logs or rocks and still be dry. The only issue is breathability. It's not horrendous by any means, but not as good as Gore-Tex. For the price, this is a great buy! Good pick.
In this picture, I'm using it as a packable wind-shell on the top of Katahdin, the Northern terminus of the AT in Maine.
This is a great pant that does it's job. It keeps me dry in whatever the conditions I'm in. The velcro around the cuffs keep them over my boot, and the drawcord around the waist holds them where the need to be. The only issue is that I have them in the tan/biege color, and they got a bit dirty, but I've not noticed a change in performance. Great value for the price!
I have the Women's M4, a slightly different model, but the same idea. I love these because they're simple and do their job. It displays my heart rate simply and large, which is what I care about most. I never take mine off, and I get comments on it's stylish look all the time! I would recommend it.
These are great for all purposes. It's always nessasary to keep some in the back of your vehicle for unsuspecting emergencies! The 12 footers will work beautifully to go around a kayak or two! Happy Strapping. :)
Whether I'm ripping down icy eastern groomers, slaying singletrack, hitting vert ramps, or spending overnights whitewater kayaking, the Bern Baker is my go-to helmet. I've had my one helmet for 4 years. It shows moderate wear, and has taken a few hits, but it continues to save my life weekly, with no end in sight. It's safe and snazzy. I like the Baker because it doesn't have vent holes so it keeps me warm in the winter, but it's bearable in the summer. I know that when I need a new helmet, the Bern Baker is my purchase. Thanks Bern!
Whether I'm ripping down icy eastern groomers, slaying singletrack, hitting vert ramps, or spending overnights whitewater kayaking, the Bern Baker is my go-to helmet. I've had my one helmet for 4 years. It shows moderate wear, and has taken a few hits, but it continues to save my life weekly, with no end in sight. It's safe and snazzy. I like the Baker because it doesn't have vent holes so it keeps me warm in the winter, but it's bearable in the summer. I know that when I need a new helmet, the Bern Baker is my purchase. It's also great to represent Seth Wescott, as he is from my town, and I see him on the trails every weekend!