lavalord11

lavalord11

Cleveland, OH

lavalord11's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Climbing

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lavalord11 wrote a review of on April 29, 2012

3 5

I wore these out twice and then sent em back. I got my normal climbing shoe size, after reading the conflicted reviews on this page, and found that size to be about a half size to big. I found the sole to be reasonably gripy outdoors, and somewhat lackluster for smearing in the gym. My biggest complaint was on all the extra room in the toe box. I felt like I had a lot more room there than was necessary, and I found it interfered with my edging big time.

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lavalord11 wrote a review of on March 19, 2012

4 5

I like wearing this when I travel because it gives me options than a normal hoodie. I agree that the main zipper is kinda big, but it vents well. I like the chest pocket for my wallet, and it's pretty comfy overall. I do think it weighs a bit much and feels bulky when I try to pack it, but I've also gotten some compliments on it, so it's still going strong.

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lavalord11 wrote a review of on March 19, 2012

5 5

I really like these gloves. The grip makes em good for driving, they looks cool for hanging around town, and I use em for my base layer under mitts when I'm snowboarding. I had a pair of these from 3-4 years ago and the cut has definitely changed - shorter cuff and thicker material. I did size up one level for these after reading the reviews on here, and that was the right move for me. I think these are well worth it for the price!

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lavalord11 wrote a review of on January 10, 2012

5 5

I got this hard hat 2 seasons ago, and I really like it. It's worked well through all the little and medium dives I've taken, and it doesn't look tremendous/ridiculous like some of the other helmets out there. A couple things that drew me to this model were the knit liner (easy to wash since it's removable - nice touch), the built in visor (looks cool), the nice amount of side/top vents, and the fit of the helmet (nice and snug for my head).

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lavalord11 wrote a review of on September 8, 2011

4 5

I bought this jacket at the end of last winter to be my mid-weight all conditions jacket, and to use as a shell for ice climbing. The coldest weather I’ve worn it in so far was mid 50’s with a steady downpour, and I was very comfortable (and dry!) with just a t-shirt underneath. I’ve found that I really enjoy wearing this jacket out in town because it looks so slick (no stitching is really smooth) and I’ve gotten compliments on the Kiln color. I’m 5'9", 160 lbs, and the medium was the right choice for me. The length is just below my waist, sleeves are 1-2 inches longer than I'd like (probably great for climbing though), and I really like that the collar looks good both folded down or sticking up to block the wind. The material is a little stiff, which I’m cool with, and the inside lining is a soft.

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lavalord11 wrote a review of on May 23, 2011

3 5

I recently got this in a small, and it was too close fitting for my liking. I'm 5'9", 160lbs, 38" chest. I got the small after reading from some others that this shirt was too baggy. I should have got the medium, though I think the sleeves would still fit weird. I returned the shirt but didn't get another because I ordered the 'Silver/Denim Horizon' style and found the fabric in this color to be too shear. I can only imagine how see-through it would be when I start sweating it up! The fabric did have a nice smooth feel, as others expressed, but overall this shirt was not what I was expecting.

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lavalord11 wrote a review of on December 27, 2010

5 5

Got this jacket off WM for a great price and I'm loving it! I agree that the main zipper should be 2-way, but otherwise it's been great so far. I hit the slopes with it and was surprised by how warm it is. I wore a long sleeve merino base layer and the vents zipped half up in 30 degree weather and felt great. At night I just zipped the vents up and was still good in my base layer, with no wind. I'm 5'9, 155 lbs and the Small fits me great.

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lavalord11 wrote a review of on June 8, 2010

4 5

I take this jacket with me whenever I travel. I can roll it up and stick it in the stuff sack which is a big plus over other travel jackets that have an extra flap to fold into themselves. I'm 5'9, 155 lbs, and the Medium is cut really well for me. It's not too tight, and I'm not swimming in it like I would be with a poncho. I have this in a forest green and tan combo, but I'm not sure if they have that anymore. Great for mild to moderate weather, but not made for hanging out in a full storm.

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lavalord11 posted an image about on June 7, 2010

Sleeping Bag Separator

I like to have a zip separator between my sleeping back compartment and the main area in my pack to help keep everything in place when I take the bag out at night. This nag has an alternative that seems good so far, though I haven't tried it through a full trip yet. The separator is sown into the wall on one side, and has two connection points on the opposite side. I'm pointing to one of the loops in the photo. Also worth noting, is that I weighed the pack when it was new with tags, and it was just shy of 4 lbs even.

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