Willie G

Willie G

Washington state close to the Olympics

William's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Climbing

William's Bio

Originally from Wisconsin. Moved to Washington to be on a submarine. Now out of the Navy and pursuing all the activities I was into before hand with the new addition of mountaineering.

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Willie G wrote a review of on April 19, 2011

4 5

Dakine makes great leashes whether for surf or flatwater SUP. You wouldn't want to use this one for surfing, but it's great for racing and flatwater touring. It does what it's supposed to by staying coiled on the board to reduce your drag. If you're paddling in saltwater make sure to give it a rinse after. All that salt will eventually seize up the bearing in the rail saver if you don't.

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Willie G wrote a review of on April 16, 2011

4 5

This is a great board if you're looking for versatility. I've used it for both salt and freshwater touring, downwinders, surfing head high waves, and also as a floating platform for the kids while out at the lake. It's good at doing just about everything, but doesn't quite excel so much at anything either. It's a good all around board, and if you only have the money for one board, this would be a great choice. The only real complaint I have with the Naish boards is there's no sort of protective coat over the paint, so your paint job will be messed up at some point no mater what you do. That's a pretty minor complaint though.

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Willie G wrote a review of on November 18, 2008

5 5

Bought this for my down sleeping bag. Being in the PNW we see a lot of rain and it keeps my bag completely dry. For the test before I hit the trail I submerged it(which it instructs you not to do) in the tub to see how it worked. The sack just rocketed back to the surface and when I opened it there was no moisture. Highly recommended.

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Willie G wrote a review of on November 18, 2008

5 5

The channels do a great job of keeping you head cool. The amount of weight compared to the pneumo is slightly more but for half the price who cares. When I got cut off by a car that turned left in front of me I didn't even realize I smacked my head on the pavement til I got home and saw the big rock sticking out of it. To summarize this helmet will keep your melon safe and comfortable.

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Willie G wrote a review of on November 7, 2008

5 5

This Jacket is awesome. As soon as I showed it to my brother in-law he wanted to spray me with the hose to see how well it worked. The only moisture that got in at all was when he was holding the hose on the jet setting at two inches away directly on the zipper. Other people watching said it looked like a freshly waxed car with how the water just beaded up and rolled off. I also wore it jogging and had no clamminess on the inside. eVent is far superior to Gore-tex and it only gets better with washing. Great product from backcountry.com.

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Willie G wrote a review of on August 8, 2008

5 5

I have owned the hyperflow for a close to two months now and I think it's awesome. I'm always a little skeptical of new filters but I've pumped some sketchy looking water and I didn't get sick at all. I was trying to convince my hiking partner to take water straight from the source but he refused. This filter is way faster than my old sweetwater. The only problem I've been having is not realizing my camel back was full it popped off my drinking tube and sprayed all over. Great product from MSR.

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