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Thomaswrote a review of on July 11, 2016

Kept me dry under dripping ice
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I was initially hesitant dropping this much money on a jacket, but you do get what you pay for with technical gear.

I didn't really have a use for this until ice climbing season. Lows high in Ouray were -3/7 but once you got in the sun the ice started dripping, and as the temps came up later in the week it was like climbing in an icy rain. Started climb with puffy but nearly died of heatstroke even at -2. The ability to ventilate this jacket while you're working hard and keeping dry made climbing much more enjoyable. As I wasn't soaked while on belay I didn't freeze my ass off either.

So the jacket does exactly what it was designed for. Breathability, waterproofness, articulation, and it doesn't sneak out from under your harness. Excellent piece of gear. I bought the Lg thinking about layering and while it's fine a Med would have worked too.

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Thomaswrote a review of on November 1, 2015

This Rope is Amazing
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my first Mammut rope. I've used Sterling and Blue Water in the past for rappelling and caving and as I'm moving into sport and trad climbing I wanted a really nice dynamic rope that was thinner than I'd been using. Heard great things about Mammut so when this went on sale I grabbed it.

Been using it with friends and kids at the local crag and I've only fallen once and it was a nice soft catch. The rope feeds very smoothly through my ATC and knots are easy to tie and untie after loaded. I'd buy another of these when the time comes.

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Thomasposted an image about on April 15, 2013

Rock 32 in the desert

Durable tent. Set up on sandy ground lots of thorns everywhere. Footprint help a bunch here. Strong winds were no problem for this tent. Very sturdy and easy to set up in the dark. Being that the tent itself is all mesh that ventilation comes with a price in the desert, fine sand finds its way in and covers everything.
Highly recommended anyway.

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Thomaswrote a review of on October 10, 2012

Scouts love the jetboil
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Used it hiking in Wisconsin and here in White Sands, NM. Works well, good on fuel. Ignitor sometimes doesn't work so have another spark source just in case. My son and other scouts like these much better than hauling around cast iron dutch ovens like I did.

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Thomaswrote a review of on September 21, 2011

5 5

Was using REI MTS for years but they just didn't hold up so I spent a few extra bucks on these. Going on a year fit is great no visible wear yet. Snug enough not to crawl up your ass but still comfy. I've gone three days before I noticed any kind of odor.

I'm 5'10" 163 lbs athletic with a waist that fluctuates from 30-32 and a small fits fine.

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