burleighman

burleighman

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Timothy's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Skiing
Climbing

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.

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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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