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Timothy's Passions

Camping
Backpacking
Trail Running
Hiking
Ice Climbing
Alpine Skiing
Mountaineering
Sport Climbing
Bouldering
Alpine Touring
Trad Climbing
Telemark Skiing
Nordic Skiing

Timothy's Bio

New Hampshire native, seasonal Alta resident for 7 years. Tele-Alpine-Nordic skier, rock, ice, and mountain climber. Organic gardener, permaculture enthusiast, musician. Lover of life and learning.

burleighman

burleighman wrote a review of on February 15, 2012

4 5

Weather it's due to poor circulation, low bodyfat, or excessive white-knuckling on my tools when leading, my hands get cold when I'm ice climbing. I got this glove to ensure warm paws when I'm leading on tough ice. These things do the job. They give great dexterity to grab a screw, or a pice of pro on a mixed route, and they keep the screaming barfies at bay (mostly).

My only complaint is construction, I've yet to see any glove maker come out with a pair of gloves that will last for 2 seasons if you're climbing more then 30 days a year. If you climb hard and often, your gloves will get shredded. It's like buying kinko's for skiing. If you ski 100+ days a year, I just don't see the point in buying a 100+ dollar pair of gloves. Ice climbing is a little different, the dexterity, warmth, and water-repellence of these gloves is awesome, I just wish I didn't already see stitches blowing out.

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burleighman wrote a review of on January 4, 2012

5 5

Water bottles are for suckers. Get the adapters to turn these into a camelbak-like bladder you can suck on while you hike, or just rolling them up for weightless travel, these things kill it. As durable as the un-lightweight version, they'll keep you hydrated for a while. Show me a better way to carry 6L of water for 4 oz. Water is life.

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burleighman wrote a review of on May 23, 2010

4 5

after some initial dis-coloration and warping due to excessive heat while i was too busy chiling to tend to my dinner, this set has settled in quite nicely and i expect it to last through the apocalypse. light enough for me, but if you're a wimpy vegan go-light climber type you might look into the titanium set and add some tephlon pieces to your belly. enjoy!

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