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Matt's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Climbing
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nyr3041543 wrote a review of on November 16, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I recently got these after using mostly looser fitting "all day" shoes for the alpine and easy trad. At first I sized it too aggressively (43.5 street, I got 42.5) and it was WAY too tight. The half size down seems to work well. They are still for gym and sport and pushing limits, but they do very well.

This is my first pair fo Scarpa footwear (I've used all LS in the past) and I am very happy.

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nyr3041543 wrote a review of on November 15, 2011

4 5

I love this harness. I use it primarily for gym climbing, but it is rated for anything (including alpine). It took me a while to get the sizing right, as it said I was a Medium but it turned out a small was what fit best. I would not use this for mountaineering since you still have to step into it.

Overall this is a great and cool looking harness and at a reasonable (kind of) price.

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nyr3041543 wrote a question about on October 16, 2011

I am looking for a mountaineering boot that can serve as my only boot essentially. I live in Colorado and climb year round. I want something that will be decent on rock, but also warm enough for winter. Some people I have talked to recommend this boot as able to get through anything in the lower 48, others say not enough insulation for winter mountaineering.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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nyr3041543 wrote a review of on August 10, 2010

4 5

I have only worn this shirt hiking once or twice but it is about to embark on a weeklong mountaineering trip in the Rockies. Material seems good. Shirt itself is awesome, ecspecially if you love mountaineering. I have good experience with Millet products. Fit is a bit baggy, I am 5'9 and 155lbs. I would not pay full price. At $25 I am happy with my purchase.

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nyr3041543 wrote a review of on August 10, 2010

5 5

I had the summer version of this pad and had used it many times before needing a cold weather pad for a high altitude trip. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the packed size of this pad was almost identical to that of the summer pad. Not only that, but I also paid a similiar price. From expereince with the other Big Agnes air pad I have found that these are very durable and reliable. I remember using the big foam pads as a kid and I am very happy to be able to fit this in my pack. I have a Big Agnes bag that has a sleeve for the pad and I only spent less than $150 for both items. I am very happy with this pad.

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nyr3041543 wrote a review of on July 12, 2010

4 5

I ordered this bag (size Large) to pack my gear (including my pack) to check on a plane for a weeklong trek in the Rockies. The bag had plenty of volume bu the shape was short enough that my 70L pack did not fit very well. I decided this bag would not suit my needs so I returned it. It seems to be built very well, seemed sturdy and I debated getting a size bigger but in the end just carrired my pack.

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nyr3041543 wrote a review of on September 30, 2009

5 5

So I would like to preface this review with 2 things. The first being that before getting the Big Agnes REM Air Core I was always used old fashioned foam sleeping pads, which though lightweight, would need to be attached to the outside of my pack. Secondly, w e live in Florida and have only tested these in Florida and on summer excursions. I am told they will not suffice for winter but I will see. OK, so these pads are AMAZING. They pack down to the size of a Nalgene bottle (a 1L bottle) and they are more comfortable than anything I have ever slept on. They barely weigh anything and I do not notice it in my pack. It takes about 1-2 minutes to blow it up and it keeps its air all night. I have yet to wake up on the ground. They are a bit slippery and if you are camped on an incline you may find yourself at the foot of the tent in the morning. All in all I am blown away by the quality and convenience of this item. At $50 we bought 2 immediately and we never hit the backcountry without them!

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nyr3041543 wrote a review of on September 30, 2009

5 5

What is there to ask? It is a Mountain hardwear logo tee. I live in this thing. Sizing was pretty normal. I have the Cocobolo color, it is kind of a purple but I like it a lot. I got this shirt for $10 on a kilelr BC sale, I don't know if I would pay $30. FYI I am 5'9 and 160lbs and the Medium fit perfect.

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nyr3041543 wrote a review of on September 30, 2009

4 5

These socks are cool. For those of us who love backcountry.com what better way to show your support? I wouldn't wear these with hiking boots but for hiking, climbing, really any sue theya re comfy, thin and styling. They do get a bit warm for their thickness but that is the only downside. Also we bought 2 pairs (3 pairs each) for $9.99 on an awesome BC sale. I would not pay $25 for 3, $10 was a good deal.

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nyr3041543 wrote a review of on August 28, 2009

Excellent for Trekking
5 5

My girlfriend and I got this tent a few weeks ago. We live in Florida and do a lot of trekking in warmer climates as well as other places in the US. This tent was icnredibly easy to set up. 1 person coudl easily do it, with 2 people it was up in less than 2 minutes. The trail weight and size was very condusive to backpacking. The tent itself is all mesh and we were able to see the stars and feel like we were sleeping outside. The dual door and vestibules are very helpful. One thing is I would suggest this tent for 2 people. We had 2 packs and 2 pads/sleeping bags and it fit but with 3 people it would be a tight squeeze.
Also the price of this tent makes it all the better. We looked at some others including a Marmot that lsited for double the price.
Bottom line...great tent for anyone looking to explore the outdoors.

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