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Peter R.

Peter R.

Peter R.

Peter R.wrote a review of on November 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just picked one of these up to use as a leash biner on fixed lines (above the ascender), and also as a quick means of clipping into anchors on multiple pitch raps. Worked brilliantly for both. Other folks with screw gates were fumbling with gloves on, and either slowed the group or didn't lock their screw gates. Auto-lock feature a real plus.

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Peter R.

Peter R.wrote a review of on March 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this bag for my AT skis, and liked the idea of the padding. It is comfortable to carry over the shoulder with the straps, and the padding means that the contents of the bag are not nailing you in the legs as you walk. I should mention that I do wrap the bindings in a towel, secured by duct tape, just in case. And from now on, I will wrap and further pad the tips, since they did get a bit roughed up, despite the padding. But that is a function of rough baggage handling, and any bag that completely protected the contents would be too thick and unwieldy.

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Peter R.

Peter R.wrote a review of on February 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: M

We shopped hard for a high-quality, warm down garment for my wife to wear to Everest base camp and on Kili. In fact, we ordered and tried about 10 different down coats, looking for the right balance of warmth and weight, features, length, etc. This one was just right - long in the back, and plenty of down in the body and hood, for someone who runs cold. Have been testing it in DC during the recent cold spells (teens, even single digits) and very happy so far. She is 5'4" and 120, bought a medium and can wear layers underneath.

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Peter R.

Peter R.wrote a review of on August 13, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I took this monster to Aconcagua and Denali - both trips this year - and it performed amazingly well. I wear a large, and am 6'2" and 195 (in reasonable shape). On Denali summit day I wore 2 base layers, a soft shell, and an Atom SV under this and was toasty warm despite very cold temps and high winds. In other words, plenty of room to layer. I suggest a compression stuff sack for this garment - it is puffy. BTW, I tried an XL and it was too big all around.I am frankly surprised that there are not more reviews of this parka here.

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Peter R.

Peter R.wrote a review of on August 1, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Standard daily upper body kit on recent Denali trip was one base layer (sometimes two, like summit day) and a soft shell, with Atom SV over that when cold or for rest stops. Tried to avoid the "big puffy" routine for rests, and the Atom SV fit the bill most of the time, especially lower on the mountain. Very comfortable, great length, hood fit nicely over helmet. Actually wore under big puffy on summit day and was toasty warm. Love this jacket. BTW, I am 6'2", 195 trim build.

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Peter R.

Peter R.wrote a review of on March 28, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought these for several trips. Worked great on Aconcagua (downright toasty on summit day, crampons all day). Taking to Denali next. Much better than my old Koflachs: lighter, more comfortable, and much less problem with liner absorbing sweat. Will take overboots to Denali but may not need. Huge fan of these boots.

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Peter R.

Peter R.wrote a review of on March 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these pants for a trip to the Mexico volcanoes: wanted something light and breathable but that could also go the distance up high. Now they are my go-to pant, although I also use the Gamma AR for colder conditions and when real flexibility is not as critical. I wear the LT for morning walks, weekend hikes, climbing - and have even biked in them. They seem indestructible, as I have been sliding on my butt over rough surfaces in rock scrambles and have banged my knees a couple of times so hard that I broke the skin and bled - but not a thread was out of place. Almost weird, but wonderful. I'd buy another pair, but don't need them. I wear XL - a 36 pant (6'2", and 195 lb, with big legs) - about the only pants that really fit me.

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Peter R.

Peter R.wrote a review of on February 9, 2012

5 5

I ordered these when all that was left was XL - but happily they fight fine except in the waist, which I had taken in (I am 6"2, and more or less athletic 200 lb.). But I love the pants: durable, good feel, and very functional. I bought them for a trip to climb the volcanoes in Mexico, and we leave Saturday, but I have worn them enough in preparation that I know they will be great.

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