Kylewrote a review of Pajar Canada Icepick Boot - Women's on December 7, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Size 40 in the Sand/Navy
Hi my name is Kyle Brady and I’m a snowboarder. I have been struggling with this addiction since before I could drive. I have moved, quit jobs, and started a terrain park as well as a contest series in the name of snowboarding. Basically, my whole life has revolved around snowboarding since I could drive. After getting sick and tired of flat land activities and compost pile ski hills in Michigan, I relocated to Steamboat. I was in search of that classic western experience and POWDER! Well, I found it. Since then I have relocated to the beautiful Wasatch Front. I found a home at Snowbird and Backcountry.com and have decided this is the life for me. Living in Utah for over 5 years has opened so many doors to other activities. I have expanded snowboarding into the backcountry and yes I do split my own boards. I put over 100 day on my splitboard alone this season. I have fallen in love with climbing and canyoneering here in recent years. That and backpacking pretty much control the summer and keep me occupied till the flakes start falling.
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Size 40 in the Sand/Navy
I bought these as a gift. Here is the feedback.
They run a little big. We had to return the 41 and get the 40.
Extremely comfortable and warm. She can wear them with outfits and it doesn't look weird. She loves the drawstring in the back. Highly recommended if you can swallow the cost.
I just got these bad boys and man I am excited. The fit is perfect. I bought the Medium. I have a 32 waist. The legs are baggy but not huge. The stretch back on the bid is great. Keeps the snow out, fits snug and breathes well. Enough pockets to carry what you need. Soft supple feel. Couldn't be happier with the purchase.
They fit nice, don't rub and look good. They don't stink, stretch well and Look good. See a pattern here and a kick as* bear on your underwear.
32 waist bought Med
The highlight of these goggle is the actual lens performance. There is actual science behind the Happy Lens and they have great color and clarity. They lenses remove like a traditional lens, no quick change here. The Frame size is Med to Med/Lg.
This isn't a system. Its some bags and powder. This is for the person that uses a portable toilet pretty regularly. You need to supply the toilet paper. If you are looking for something more contained look at the Go Anywhere Bag Kit.
First off, I'm basically an ounce counter when I backpack. I was an ounce counter on everything but then I wised up a little and realized some comforts are worth the extra weight. That being said, it's an amazing sleeping bag that in my personal collection will be used exclusively for car camping and non-backpacking trips.
It is extremely comfortable and spacious. The design makes for easy movement within the bag and allows for you to stretch out more. It's great for stomach sleepers.
Being that the bag is a little heavier, it also is a little more durable than the 800 model. The material is a thicker because weight savings is not as big of priority in the design of the 600. It packs down reasonably small for the actual size of the bag. As stated it is quite spacious but the lack of zippers allows it to pack down fairly small.
It has lots of sleeping options for different temperatures.
Leave the top slightly open to get a little more chalk when needed. It's refillable and not to big. I've had mine for awhile with no complaints. It's worth buying a refillable and a bag of chalk.
I have never been a mitt guy. I genuinely disliked them. Then I tried the tanto trigger mitt and I love them. They are super warm, dry and comfy. I wear a large. I generally wear a large and the occasional medium in gloves. I dig the trigger finger. They add just enough dexterity to make them not annoying like mitts and much warmer than the comparable glove. I use them on and off resort. Mine were very durable until I lost one. So I bought another pair!!
I have used these to boil water and to start a fire. Seriously, I boiled water off one cube above 10000 ft in the wind rivers. You can get almost anything started on fire with one of these. Damp kindling.... No problem. The fire started is nice but I always have numerous lighters with me.
Is is too stiff for prusik, yes. However, I love it for cordelette. It is just a little stiffer than normal which I find handy for looping horns or boulders. It works just fine and is not to stiff for 3 point anchors. I have no complaints at all.
You have to know where and how to set the bad boys but if you do....Bomber. I love the Evo version. Much stiffer and easier to place. I like the option of active and passive placement. In my opinion, they are fairly easy to remove but if teaching someone on trad, they can be a little trickier than nuts. I have the Red, Pink and Black. The pink is by far the most used color and the handiest size. Bought the Pink and Black first and loved how the Pink protected the exposed boulder move in active mode on the East Ridge of Wolf's Head. If you have climbed the route, you are probably saying to yourself, oh yeah that would work well there. It was then I went home and ordered the Red as well. Really light and a great supplemental piece.
I absolutely love this nut set. They place well and remove easy. I personally like the groves but it's hard to say if it helps placing or hurts removal. Regardless, they are solid. There is only 7 in the set and you may want to add a set of micro nuts but If you are looking to grab an extra set of nuts or just don't like to carry a baker's dozen of them. This is the set for you. Camp makes solid equipment and their nut set is no different.
I have a few of the old Nano 22's and the new version is so much better. I bought a rack pack in colors in the 22's and after seeing how much better the clipping action is I have set all my alpine draws up with nano's on both ends. I have the Photon draws and honestly the Photon is awesome and light for a full size biner but the weight savings on the 22 and the new gate size and clipping action . I'm sold. Jared, one of our resident climbing experts has a great description of the biner below but I can say for sure it is light years better than the previous version.
I used these this weekend in the windrivers to boil water... well sort of. It was in the low to mid 30's and humid I used one cube under my gsi minimalist pot and just over 2 cups of water. The water came very close to boiling but never quite got there. A better rock ring might have helped. As far as starting a fire... amazing. just a few shaving and you can get anything going.
It works well for rain but don't expect it to last all day in a storm. There is enough pa k showing that it will eventually soak out but for a few hour hike in on and off or light rain it's perfect. I have his ruff wear sleeping pad hooked to the top of his pack.
Always pick up other trash
This shirt is amazing! It drys fast and keeps you cool in the hot summer heat. The collar feature is nice but my big neck makes it a little less comfortable than it should be. regardless, I love the shirt. I use it mostly for backpacking and climbing. It's extremely lightweight and dries incredibly fast.
This is the perfect meal for a pair. I struggled to put the whole thing down and I was starving. I gave half of one of breat to my dog. It's not very ideal to take out the chicken breast but it's not that hard. I put mine in my pot. It does mean you need to clean your pot in bear country if you only use it for boiling.
I tried to eat this, I really tried. I did an overnight and had over packed on food so I was good to just pass on it after a few bites. I even tried it again after a few cocktails later in the night and found it the same...not very good. I have found the basic meals like chicken and rice, noodles and chicken and chicken in mashed potatoes are the best.